Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A time of giving, hope and joy...





A thrifted find on my son's very first Christmas two years ago...this year he understands the magic.
 It's simply perfect, sweet and warms the heart.
 At night we take an evening walk...the fairy lights are twinkling, we light little candles and listen to carols as we play. A little Santa bell hangs by his bed...sometimes the Santa bell joins us on our walks. 

Christmas is a time for giving, hope and joy. 
Christmas is the time above all others, when peace may visit earth and find a dwelling place in every heart. 
Let's hope so anyway!

ps. Find a copy if you can... the author is Joan Walsh Anglund
 and i am back from a bloggy rest...and delighted to be back. 
x

11 comments:

Amanda said...

That looks like a really sweet book - will have to hunt down a copy for Grace. Your nighttime walks sound lovely. I love reading about what you and your gorgeous little boy have been up to, I like to picture doing similar things with Grace when she gets older. I'm always so inspired as a mummy when I read your posts xx

Jess said...

Beautiful book! I have been looking for a nice Christmas book for Isobel as I think this is the first year she will really 'get it'...Isn't it fun seeing Xmas through our kids eyes :)

JANE said...

Oh, thanks for the tip, Sarah - I'll have to hunt it down. The pixies are getting excited here as we get out the Christmas decorations. It's funny seeing them pull out the felt Advent Calendar I made at Brownies 30 years ago! J x

denise said...

Just perfect. The history of that book just makes Christmas magic even more magical - a real aura about it! Very exciting! X

Emma said...

I missed you! So glad you are back!!! The book looks so sweet, will have to try and hunt a copy out. xx

laura said...

hi there sarah, glad you enjoyed your break. I just love visiting your blog and seeing your header pic each time.. just love that image!!
hugs from laura xx

A Room For Everyone said...

The book looks really lovely, I'll see if I can find a copy..Glad you're back, your trip looked wonderful. I love small towns..Rachaelxx

Sarah said...

That dear little book looks sooo sweet, what a lucky thrifty find. And I love your words about peace visiting earth and finding a dwelling place... yes... that IS what Christmas should be about. I'm going to try to remember that as we draw nearer to the big day. Peace dwelling in my heart. Not stress, peace. And peace to you Sarah!

Flotsam Friends said...

Hi Sarah, so glad you're back. This is a stunning little book. So cute and you've just made me stop and think about the true meaning of Christmas. So easy to get caught up in the commercial world and not think any further. Reminds me I need to explain this to my boys more. It's not just taking it's 'giving, hope and joy'. Pruxxx

Signe said...

Naaaw, that is such a cute post! Love the pictures with the vintage book and thos sweet little hands :)

Have a great weekend Sarah!

Catherine said...

What a beautiful Christmas book. It's so special getting them out each year to read together. Have a wonderful week.xo