Look what arrived at the Ballpark this week! It's Christmas in July!
An e-book I've been working on for four years was completed this weekend. It's now available here: THE 12 DAYS.
I had a crash course on e-publishing this past week, and by the grace of God and unending support from our technology wiz daughter, the story I've been encouraged to share for a long time now has a venue. For someone who still has trouble working her cell phone, this is a colossal feat. Thank you, thank you to all who heard me talk about this endeavor for years.
A bit about this baby: Over twenty years ago, our family was anonymously given 12 days of surprises over the holiday season. The daily gifts were small, but precious. The following year, we gave the 12 Days project to someone else. We have been doing this every year since.
The book explains how the project is executed and offers over 100 gift ideas (homemade, baked and purchased), based on the lyrics to "The Twelve Days of Christmas" song. It also shares how receiving this gift so long ago changed my heart about holiday giving.
If you are tired of and frazzled by the holiday chaos that accompanies Christmas (I was) and are looking for a way to create a different atmosphere in your home during the month of December, this book is for you. If you want to teach your children in a very hands-on way that Christmas is about giving, not consuming, this book is for you. If you want a fun, sneaky, holiday adventure, this book is for you. If you want to learn how to make Octopus bread, this book is for you.
Thanks to everyone who visits the Ballpark now and again. You are the peeps I most want to share this with.