Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Our Family Christmas by Christine Gardiner (Blog Tour + Giveaway)

Product Details

Our Family  Christmas by Christie Gardiner
Genre: Inspirational Christmas
Source: Received from Publisher 
Page Count: 189
Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Description:  Draw closer to the Savior as you set aside a few minutes each day to celebrate the season with your family using this inspiring, fun-filled countdown to Christmas as your guide. From Christmas songs to holiday stories to activities for old and young alike, this compilation of Christ-centered ideas is designed with one goal in mind: to bring families closer together and closer to Christ this holiday season. Whether you're taking a quick moment to connect or are engaging in a longer opportunity to create memories, the stories, recipes, activities, and music on these pages are just the beginning of faith-affirming togetherness for families of all ages and stages during the Christmas season.

My thoughts:  This is a book that starts December 1st and runs through December 25th.  The goal is to read an uplifting story, write in your journal, have meaningful family time to lead us to loo to the Savior.

As I was reading through the first chapter I was reminded of the traditions that I started with my children when they were small.  I would wrap up books that dealt with Christmas, or inspiring and uplifting picture books and place them in a basket.  My children would pick one book from the basket each night before going to bed and we would read the story.  My favorite book (the one that always makes me cry) would be in special wrapping paper and would be saved for Christmas Eve.  That book is "The Littlest Angel".

This book follows the same concept, but works for families with a little older children.  Instead of a picture book, there is a story every day.  This can become a family activity to read and discuss, or if someone wanted to seek personal inspirational time, this would work for that as well.  There is a recipe, journal prompts, and a song in each chapter.

This book is beautifully bound and illustrated.  I can see this becoming a family treasure.  I'm thinking it may be a great gift for my newlywed daughter.  I think it would be perfect for anyone at any stage in life.

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About the Author: (Taken from Goodreads)
Christie Gardiner
Christie has enjoyed participating in speaking engagements across the country where she loves reminding groups of women that with God, they are not alone and are enough. Christie's heartfelt and quick-witted writing was first enjoyed in blog form on behalf of the Utah Jazz and Illume Gallery of Fine Art. Her performing career has spanned three decades in theater, television, film, commercials, podcasting and voiceover work. She is a longtime faculty member at the Utah Conservatory of Performing Arts where she inspires young people to increase their self-esteem through participation in the arts. She enjoys serving in her church's youth program. In her spare time you will find Christie with her husband and children, in nature or in the yoga studio teaching a class. She makes her home in Utah and occasionally, the Oregon coast.

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