Wednesday, November 19, 2014

new traditions and a gift



Last week I got the most wondrously lovely surprise in the mail. 
A dear friend of mine had sent our family this nativity book as a little  pre-holiday treat! 

On christmas eve we always snuggle up close around the fire, clothed in our freshly unwrapped matching jammies and read the story of Jesus' birth together. So I could not be more overjoyed for this new addition!



The illustrations (by Julie Vivas) are some of the best I've ever seen- completely unexpected, creative, and vivid. It's paired with text from the King James Bible and somehow it all comes together in the most enchanting and heartwarming way. 

I have yet to read it, and not be moved to tears by the beauty it portrays.



It's a perfect read to start forming traditions around. One the littles will remember and love, and you can pass on for generations to come. 

I wanted to share it with you, in case you were on the hunt. You can purchase it here or -Kaleb and I would like to gift a couple as a way to kick of the holiday seasons. Just leave a comment below, including a way for us to contact you, and we will send them to the lucky ones next week.

19 comments :

  1. Oh, it looks so lovely! Am so going to include your post in my KCF post on Friday! [It's *so kind* of you to gift some!]......

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  2. oh my word, that looks incredible! We are looking for some new Christmas traditions, as we only have a two year old right now and haven't built up our solid family traditions yet :) would love this. kaylanbuteyn@gmail.com

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  3. P.S. knew I recognised the illustrator! She did 'Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge' (one of my son's favourites) and Possum Magic (which my daughter loves!)

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  4. I'd love to receive something like that too. perfect for Christmas dear :)

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  5. This looks so lovely. Would love to read it to my girls.

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  6. This likes a lovely book. Thank you for sharing it.

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  7. Our Christmas eve is similar. :) We don't do matching, but we do new pjs! This looks like such a sweet book!!

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  8. I love making new traditions! x

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  9. love family traditions, love mugs brimming with marshmallows, love the nativity story, and LOVE that picture of you reading to your daughter (i just put in my Tumblr page!!)

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  10. Such a lovely tradition- and I just LOVE that photo of you two reading the book. So sweet!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  11. Lovely book! I was looking for a present like this for my niece so this has made my decision easier :)
    x

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  12. I just found your blog and I love it. I would love to homeschool my kids one day when I have a family and have similar ideas like you about reading and exploring nature. As long as they love reading and learning, you don't have to worry about their education. I think those are prerequisites to all in life! Wish the best to you in all you do!

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  13. What a beautiful tradition! I would love to create such a lovely tradition in my home and therefore would love a copy as a gift! I feel it would be so much more special coming from a family so beautiful. xo

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  14. You guys are seriously the most adorable family- I mean, matching jamies?! Snuggling by a fire? You have won life right there. You've done it, that's it, haha. And how thoughtful is your friend for sending that book? That's such a lovely tradition that she helped you start!

    PS: I'm now buying my whole family matching jammies for christmas. We're all in/past college age, but I'm forcing us to do it. Game on!

    xo marlen
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  15. What a great book! When I was a kid I had a bible with pictures on every page. It was obviously a really short version of the Bible but it still had all the stories and it was great... I loved reading it and it was one of my favorite books to read! This one looks like another great read for the kids :)

    Jessica
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  16. That is lovely :) One of my favourite Christmas traditions with my family was every year on the coffee table, several beautiful Nativity Christmas books would appear. Although we didn't read them as a family, it was so nice to sit on the couches, flicking through them all one-by-one and on our own, and remember the Christmas memories associated with reading them in the previous years!

    Love your tradition :) I'd like to take that one up with my future children :)

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  17. the illustrations *are* beatuiful! our little family is relatively new, so THIS is the year to begin the traditions that give true meaning to the holiday season. what a wonderful addition this book would be! xo
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  18. that's a beautiful book and a lovely story. that mug of hot chocolate looks so good.
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  19. I love this! What a sweet little book! I am definitely going to have to check it out! :)

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