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A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts: Stories to Warm Your Heart and Tips to Simplify Your Holiday

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Is your December cluttered? Does Christmas leave you fretting instead of singing quot;Joy to the Worldquot;? In A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts, discover how to bring harmony to this busy month. Tips for family traditions, connecting generations, children, gift giving, how to grow myrrh and much more. Try the scrumptious quot;Cookie Canisterquot; recipes. Read about families who experienced Christmas firsts. This is a book to help you un-complicate Christmas, rediscover the real source of joy and usher in the ...
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Is your December cluttered? Does Christmas leave you fretting instead of singing quot;Joy to the Worldquot;? In A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts, discover how to bring harmony to this busy month. Tips for family traditions, connecting generations, children, gift giving, how to grow myrrh and much more. Try the scrumptious quot;Cookie Canisterquot; recipes. Read about families who experienced Christmas firsts. This is a book to help you un-complicate Christmas, rediscover the real source of joy and usher in the celebration of faith, family and a Savior. This book is written by six well-known authors: Cathy Messecar, Trish Berg, Terra Hangen, Brenda Nixon, Karen Robbins and Leslie Wilson.

Trish Berg is a national speaker and author of Rattled and The Great American Supper Swap.
She has been a featured speaker for MOPS International and Hearts at Home and interviewed
on ABC, Focus on the Family and Midday Connection. Trish lives in Ohio with her husband,
Mike and their four children. www.TrishBerg.com.

Terra Hangens articles appear in dozens of magazines on subjects including Bible
gardening, penguins, flowers and herbs, bicycle soldiers and prayer. A contributing author
to Rainy Day Book and the garden columnist for www.positivelyfeminine.org, she and her
husband live in coastal California, where she enjoys gardening while her cats nap in the sun.
http:terragarden.blogspot.com

Cathy Messecar is a newspaper columnist, author of The Stained Glass Pickup and speaker.
She lives on Leaning Tree Acres Farm with her husband, David, in Montgomery, Texas.
www.CathyMessecar.com http:stainedglasspickup.blogspot.com

Brenda Nixon,M.A.as the former parenting expert for Kansas City's Fox4 Noon News,
she speaks to issues affecting today's families, helping parents and professionals understand
child development and parenting issues. She is the author of The Birth to Five Book: Confident
Childrearing Right from the Start RevellSpring '09, a speaker, media personality and educator
and offers free discipline tips at www.BrendaNixon.com.

Karen Robbins, freelance writer and speaker, is also a world traveler, SCUBA diver,
Mother of five and the grandmother of six. She writes regularly for Positively Feminine.org and
Lake Erie Living Magazine and has contributed to several compilation books. Karen lives with
her husband, Bob, in Independence, Ohio. www.KarenRobbins.com

Leslie Wilson pens a weekly humor column, Reality Motherhood and makes
thousands laugh each year through Hearts at Home, MOPS and Early Childhood PTAs. Shes
a contributing author to the Groovy Chicks Road Trip series, Chicken Soup for the Mother of
Preschoolers Soul and dozens of parenting magazines. Visit www.RealityMotherhood.com.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780891125648
  • Publisher: Abilene Christian University Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2008
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Cathy Messecar is a newspaper columnist, author of The Stained Glass Pickup, and speaker.
She lives on Leaning Tree Acres Farm with her husband, David, in Montgomery, Texas.
www.CathyMessecar.com httpstainedglasspickup.blogspot.com.
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  • Posted December 30, 2008

    Not Just Another Little Christmas Book

    With shopping, cooking, recitals, and services all piled on top of our daily chores and tasks, how many of us lose sight of what's meaningful, for days at a time, every Christmas? What if you could have one tool to keep that from happening?<BR/>A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts is only ten chapters long, each themed with a verse of the Christmas story from Matthew and Luke. Chapters are then stuffed with categorized features like Family Snapshot, Gingerbread Genealogy, Vintage Poetry and Lyrics, Peppermints for Little Ones, Stocking Stuffer Tradition, Gift for You, Evergreen Thumb, A Few of Our Favorite Things, Trivia Treasures, Bethlehem Star, Morning Star Light, and Word Quilter's Wisdom. <BR/>Every reader will be inspired¿in each chapter, learn things, enjoy memories, and consider new family traditions. Consider new ways to help the needy with their holiday. I'm not a guy who will be trying out the new recipes, but I hope to be eating them.<BR/>A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts should be as much a part of your holiday as the family Christmas-fying their home with wreaths and decorations. If ever there was a book printed for seasonal bathroom reading, this is it; pack it away in that first box you open every year, and then annually, drop it in the reading basket. Young, old, and everyone between will find something memorable in this little Christmas book.<BR/><BR/>By Frank Creed, novelist and manuscript critiquer for thefinishers.biz

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  • Posted December 20, 2008

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    A Christmas treasure!

    It is a compilation project by 6 different women -<BR/><BR/>Trish Berg<BR/>Terra Hangen<BR/>Cathy Messecar<BR/>Karen Robbins<BR/>Brenda Nixon<BR/>Leslie Wilson<BR/><BR/>What makes this book so charming you might ask? It is full of sweet stories, recipes, trivia, lyrics, poetry, Bible verses and even questions that all 6 ladies answer from their individual viewpoint and all of these things relate to Christmas. Its a beautiful book that would make a lovely present or display nicely where guests can flip through it.<BR/><BR/>I loved the story of the grade school girl selling Christmas cards door-to-door after her daddy died and my eyes welled up at Trish's story of her Little Angel Girl Ornament. There are recipes I want to try and thoughts that make me think. Overall this is a beautiful book that would be treasured by anyone who loves Christmas.

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  • Posted October 21, 2008

    A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts

    I tried hard to find something I could rate down on this book ... but couldn't. This is a beautiful book. It has full color on every page. The cover is designed like a scrapbook with silver snowflakes falling on it. The snowflakes glisten in the light. It is full of original "Christmas firsts" stories that uplifted and inspired me. It also has tips, traditions, lyrics, recipes, Christmas gardening ideas, trivia, etc. I can't wait to try the recipes. I went on the book's website: christmas-scrapbook [dot] info and read about the six writers. I plan on giving A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts to nearly everyone on my list. I give it an A+.

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