This is What Your Christmas is Missing! (guest post by Stacey Lozano)

Stacey Lozano from STACEY'S DAZE shared her thoughts about my holiday craft/project ebook this week. I had trouble linking her post to facebook, so I transferred her post to my blog to see if the kinks are on my end as well. TESTING!
She's giving away a FREE copy of my ebook, so check it out! Winner announced Friday the 20th! To enter the contest, leave your comment on STACEY'S BLOG HERE.

From Stacey...

This is what your Christmas is missing!

It's coming up on Christmas, my friends. And those that are parents are wondering what to do this year. Three gifts, or Santa gifts? Elf on a shelf or one of the many alternatives. And those without children are wondering if there is any magic in the season. Have I got a treat for all of you!

My friend wrote a book sharing a Christmas tradition her family did and she still does. The twist is it's about doing for someone else rather than simply receiving. It's called the "12 Days of Christmas Adventure." 

Marianne and I came to know one another during a Blog from A-Z campaign. On her blog, she writes about "grown-up babies, seasoned parents, chasing wellness, chasing God, and dropping the meatloaf in the dish water." And now she's written an ebook about their own Christmas tradition someone once shared with her family, but they carried on and she still does.

Based on the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, the idea behind the tradition is that you give a daily gift and card to someone for the 12 days leading up to Christmas. Each day you give something fun, practical, creative, or crazy that is closely or loosely based on each day of the song.

Now, you might be thinking. "Stacey, that sounds great. But I'm not that creative, and I don't have that much time." I get it! And so does Marianne! She has given a wealth of ideas in the book for you to use. And she gives you ideas on what the fun cards should say as well. And she gives you alternatives on how you can do the entire tradition. Generally I always say to do what fits you best. She helps you find what fits you best.

Here are some benefits of this book:

  1. Your children learn that it truly is better to give than to receive. 
  2. Someone feels remembered and loved through the season.
  3. Relationships are formed or tightened.
  4. You have an activity to do with your children.
  5. You don't need children to do this for someone!
You need to go pick this book up. I do not receive anything for suggesting this book to you, nor am I paid for this post. I thought it was a really good idea, and am deciding who should be the recipient for my 12 days as I type. THAT might be he hardest part of this entire thing, as there are always people who are hurting.

You can read what Marianne says about the ebook at her blog. You can purchase "The 12 Days of Christmas Adventure" HERE at Smashwords or HERE at Barnes and Noble (who gives you a sneak peek) right now.

I am SO thrilled to be able to give away one copy of the book to one of my friends here on the blog. All you need to do is leave a comment telling me your favorite Christmas tradition growing up. How easy, right? I'll draw a name out of the hat and announce the winner this Friday, the 20th, which will leave you plenty of time, as well. The 12 days starts on Dec 13th. Get ready to start what will surely become your favorite Christmas tradition for years to come. 



Mari said...

She is a great writer - I love her review!
She said everything I felt about it. :)

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Loved this post

Rita said...

This would be a great book for my son and DIL to start a tradition with their 2 year old. :)