Thursday, August 08, 2019

A Wonderful New Christmas Book!

When my friend, Heather LeFebvre, told me she was writing a Christmas book, I knew it would be good.  When I found out the illustrator was her mother, artist Laura Winslow, I couldn't wait to read it.  I follow Laura on Instagram (Heather, too, of course).

This is a jewel of a book, one to bring out every Holiday season.  There is so much history about Christmas that I didn't know plus she provides discussion questions and a project (or a list of projects) that corresponds with each chapter.  This visually beautiful book would make a fun study leading up to Christmas or just an enjoyable read aloud for the family.

Some of the chapters include:
  • An Ordinary Day in Bethlehem (Christ's Birth)
  • A Date for Christ's Nativity (Early Church)
  • St. Francis and the Live Nativity (Early Church)
  • Luther's Protestant Christmas (Reformers and Puritans)
  • Christmas and America (Reformers and Puritans)
  • Christmas Reinvented (Victorians to Modern Day)
  • From St. Nicholas to Santa Claus (Victorians to Modern Day)
  • ... and many more!

I enjoyed reading all of the book but especially "Christmas and America", since I have a special place in my heart for Colonial Williamsburg.  The suggested projects at the end of this chapter include "24 Ways to Celebrate a Williamsburg Christmas". 

Written from a faith perspective, beautifully put together and illustrated, this is a book to enjoy and give as a gift this Christmas.

I was provided a copy of The History of Christmas, 2000 Years of Faith, Fable, and Festivity to review but the opinions are my own.

Further information can be found... here.

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Heather LeFebvre said...

Thanks Brenda! That Christmas in America chapter is just for you! My mom got her chapter with her childhood in Bayside, NY and my MIL got the Oklahoma Christmas chapter and you get Williamsburg!!!!!

Jenny said...

Can you post a link to the Instagram accounts you mentioned? There are quite a few Heather LeFebvre & Laura Winslows, I couldn't figure out which was the correct ones.

Vee said...

My first thought was ...what could possibly be new about Christmas? ☺️ Very intriguing!

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Heather is a fantastic artist and her mother is too! I love. Christmas and books about it, too!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wonderful book! I miss her old blog!
~ Laura C.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

I probably have too many books about Christmas but this one sounds delightful and it's arriving today. Thank you, Brenda!

Homemaker' said...

I'm going to put this on my Christmas list this year!!!! Thanks for sharing it, Brenda. Mary S.