Do you love a good Christmas book? I do! And most of my favorites are children's books. I'm sure that has everything to do with the fact that I taught first grade for five years, and I have three little boys of my own now.
I've put together a collage of a few (I could have easily put at least twenty on my list) of my favorites. A lot of them are old ones from when I was young. Christmas is all about the feelings and memories, isn't it? I love how reading many of these books to my boys takes me back to my childhood.
Just click on the numbers to find more information on each book.
Puzzles. Do you love a good Christmas puzzle? I do! I'm guessing most of you don't get quite as excited about Christmas puzzles as you do about Christmas books. But hey, maybe there are more of you out there like me than I think. Once again, it all goes back to Christmas memories. We always did puzzles in my family- especially during the holidays. I mentioned my dream world/home library in my post here. Well, I have the same wish for a game/puzzle nook someday. I would love to have a permanent spot just for puzzles. I imagine a cozy corner with a cute table, lamps, chairs, treats, music, blankets, and whatever else would invite you to sit down, stay awhile, and put a piece or two in.
Here are a few favorite Christmas puzzles of mine. I also found some new ones I can't wait to try!
(Once again, just click on the numbers to find out more information on each puzzle.)
I also love puzzles and books because they make fantastic gifts. I always try to get my boys at least one book and one puzzle at Christmastime. I usually ask for one book and puzzle myself. :)
So, what are your favorites? I'm always on the lookout for new ones. Let me know what I'm missing!