Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Family Christmas Book, by Traditions Press

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, can we officially talk about Christmas?  Good!  Because as I've told you already, I like to start early.  There's nothing like pre-Christmas anticipation.

On a recent re-post of "Cwismas Memowies" (which originally appeared on this blog two years ago), I got a comment from a reader I'd never "met" before, who wanted to know if I had any recommendations for Christmas memory-keeping books.  Ours, a gift from my mother-in-law, had room to record the events of 11 Christmases.
That sweet little hardcover journal called Deck the Hall actually came in a special boxed set of books titled collectively "Christmas at Our House."  These books are filled with the most lovely artwork and I treasure them.  I have no idea where my mother-in-law found this unique gift (although I'd hazard a guess that it was at T.J. Maxx).  So far, I haven't been able to locate this set of books on-line, so it may be out of print.
There are other great Christmas memory books out there, however.  After their marriage, I gave my son and his wife a book I'd heard about through a friend.  It's called "The Family Christmas Book" and it has space to record the special memories of 25 Christmases.
This hardcover gem, destined to become a family heirloom, has a vintage look about it and has been around for quite a while.  (I know this because my friend had recorded almost 20 Christmases in it already by the time she told me about it a few years back.)   It was written by Nancy Simms Taylor and is published by Traditions Press.  If you'd like to check it out, just head on over to

I may just have to get myself a copy of this one, record memories made with my grandchildren!

(P.S.: This is the last day to enter the giveaway contest. If you want a chance to win a signed copy of Finding Grace, leave me a comment before midnight.  I'll announce the winner tomorrow.)


  1. Thank you so much for answering my question. I ordered a copy immediately!