Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Shameless self promotion of our Christmas book


Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts: Stories to Warm Your Heart and Tips to Simplify Your Holiday

Yes, the book I co-authored has loads of tips to simplify your holiday. In our book we share easy to make or inexpensive to buy gifts, recipes, and ideas for celebrating the birth of Jesus.

One neat idea in our book is to carry a roll of quarters and when you see a Salvation Army bell ringer, give each of your children a quarter to put in their collection pot. That encourages children in the idea of giving during this holiday.

Another idea in our book is to create a Santa chair for busy households and hectic moments. Put a red blanket or Santa hat on a comfy chair and set it in an out of the way spot. The rule is that for 15 minutes if anyone needs a quiet time, they can sit in the chair and and enjoy some peaceful time when no one is allowed to bother them.

Those are just two of many tips in the book.

Also there are engaging two page stories in our book, like the one where a prodigal son returns home for Christmas, or when two siblings are adopted and have their first Christmas with their new forever family. My story of our family driving from Wisconsin to camp in the Everglades at Christmas is included too. Oh, and did I mention my baklava recipe? When I took my baklava to a program at church years ago, a man yelled out "I want to marry the woman who made this baklava." What a compliment; I told him I am married though.




22 comments:

Inger said...

It sounds like a great book. Before I got diabetes baklava was my absolute favorite sweet. And it wouldn't be Christmas without dropping quarters into the Salvation Army kettles.

donna baker said...

What good pointers. My daughter uses the Elf On The Shelf with her kids in very funny ways. They search high and low for him daily in December and has been such a beloved tradition for them.

Marie C said...

How exciting! It sounds like a lovely book! My best wishes on your sales.

JoAnn said...

This sounds wonderful - congratulations!!

Sparky said...

The book sounds very nice. I like the ideas. I pray it sells like hot cakes.
Hope your day is blessed. ~:)

Denise said...

the book sounds awesome my friend.

Linda Kay said...

What a great idea for a book! Best of luck to you in promoting it.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Sounds an interesting book. Sure hope it sells well...but I expect it was fun doing it with a pleasing end result.

Debbie said...

it does sound like a wonderful book!!! self promoting is great, congrats!!!!

Linda said...

I am so impressed! How do we buy a copy?

Holly Lefevre said...

I love the roll of quarters idea. My daughter will think that is brilliant.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Terra,
Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave such a sweet comment about my Dollar Tree Re-purposed houses!! I will be doing a post on your book some time next week and i will email you a link when i do so......

Hugs,
Deb

BumbleVee said...

hahahha....the baklava store is pretty funny Terra..... it's one of the things I've never tried but, will some day....

bj said...

Thank you for coming by...love to see you visit.
Your book sounds just delightful..

Red Rose Alley said...

hahaha, that's a funny story about the baklava, Terra. I love baklava too. You co-authored a book, that is great!! It is the girls' dream to write a children's book someday. You have some nice tips in your book, especially the one about the quarters, love that.

I know how you feel wanting a bit of snow living here in California, but we get to see more of it up north, so travel that way sometime. :) I didn't realize you lived in Wisconsin. My father-in-law was born there, and I heard it was beautiful.

love, ~Sheri

Pom Pom said...

Your book sounds very cool, Terra!

Lark said...

Sounds like a fun book! I'm excited to check it out. :)

Carol Z said...

Can I send you some snow when it arrives here? Today is the day I remember why I bought a hat a craft fair last May. Getting nippy in NY!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Thanks so much for coming by and this book of yours sounds Fabulous! Loved the man who wanted to marry you for your Baklava....!

Lady Jane said...

Those are two good ideas Terra. Love the Baklava story also. Hugs, LJ

Susan Clayton said...

I read Debbie's great review of your book. How can I get a signed copy? Is that possible?
Susan - Susie's Christmas Cottage@blogspot.com

PS - I'm adding a link to your post about the book to my blog.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

If you aren't going to talk about your book, who will. Looks great.