When life gives you books . . . make a book tree! We certainly aren’t in short supply of books, and we’re not complaining. During the Christmas season, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make a tree of books we’ve campaigned during the last few years. Thanks to all the authors who helped make our book tree possible, and even more so, giving us the gift of story!
My favorite is Christmas! I’ve always decorated the whole house with Christmas houses, all kinds of little figurines, and a really big tree. I bake a lot of Christmas cookies and give them to people, which is so much fun. Now, Christmas means that my kids will be coming home, so it’s even more special.
What is your favorite holiday tradition? When and how did it begin?
From traditions to treats, Cynthia Ruchti shares some of her Christmas favorites! Keep reading to get a glimpse at Christmas in the Ruchti household and listen to Cynthia’s holiday music playlist below. Don’t forget to grab a copy of Cynthia’s novella, An Endless Christmas—a perfect stocking stuffer!
What is your favorite Christmas tradition? When and how did it begin?
I could mention our tradition of wrapping a decades-old fruitcake as a surprise gift that makes the rounds through the family. Or the tradition of making at least one gift to one member a complete sabotage—like freezing silver dollars in an oil drum of ice, or attaching the gift to the aerator in the middle of the frozen pond, or burying a gift card in a bucket of slime.
But I’ll go with a tradition that made its way into An Endless Christmas. The Christmas after my father died—1993—we established what we called the… read more »
It’s no secret: we are all unashamed book nerds here at Litfuse. We have a few items on our Christmas wish list we thought you might like for yourself or for the reader in your life. Check out our Guide Guide for Readers Pinterest board for more gift ideas.
This time of year, parents and grandparents are looking for gifts that offer a little bit more meaning and lasting value than the latest video game or noisy toy. Author and medical missionary J.A. Myhre authored a set of whimsical stories for her children one Christmas with just such a desire.
Myhre has served alongside her husband as a doctor in East Africa for more than two decades. While living in a very remote area on the Uganda-Congo border, Myhre realized that although her children loved to read, they couldn’t identify with the children portrayed in their books.
“I have always been a writer at heart — letters, journals, blogs,” Myhre explains. “I wanted to come up with a Christmas gift for my four kids. They were all avid readers, but I noticed none of their books had any relationship to their world.”