Long after the gifts are opened, the wrapping paper discarded, the toys forgotten, it is our memories of Christmas that remain.
“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
― Dr. Seuss,
Do you feel like the holidays are more of a whirlwind of shipping and spending than on having quality family time? It’s easy to get wrapped up in the season of giving but it’s not a competition, it’s the memories of the special season of being with family and friends that are the real gifts of Christmas. My daughter, Brooke, is more excited about making gingerbread houses together than anything else this season and it’s because we’ve made this a tradition of having fun creating. If you can build the holidays around family activities that you all enjoy, it makes for a much more meaningful and happy experience.
In the new holiday book The 12 Joys of Christmas (available in hardcover, paperback, and as a mini gift book) by Thomas Seibold, illustrated by Sheri McCulley Seibold, readers from ages one to ninety-two will enjoy thoughtful words and classic imagery of the very best the season has to offer. From holiday cookie baking to outdoor fun to hanging favorite ornaments on a freshly cut tree, hearts are warmed and memories evoked as readers ponder the time-honored traditions, experiences, and simple pleasures that families have enjoyed for generations. Celebrate the timeless sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feelings of a holiday that brings families and friends together in a season of shared ideals, traditions, and lasting joys. This sturdy hardcover version will become a permanent addition to your Christmas supply stash, a delight for children to rediscover each year, and an annual tradition to read together throughout the holiday season. Love!
About the Author and Illustrator: Author Thomas Seibold and Illustrator Sheri McCulley Seibold are the creative husband and wife team behind The 12 Joys of Christmas. Sheri is the founder and principal of Sheri McCulley Studio, a Kansas City-based design practice that develops original characters, patterns, and product concepts for a variety of manufacturers in numerous product categories. Thomas is a technology marketing specialist and manager of Sheri McCulley Studio. Each was inspired to create The 12 Joys of Christmas by their own fond and vivid childhood memories of the holiday season. Learn more about The 12 Joys of Christmas and Sheri McCulley’s designs at www.sherimcculley.com.
List Price: $ 20.00 (Hardcover) $8.00 (Paperback)