Friday, December 10, 2010

Tradition #5: Christmas Coffee Table Books

Every year i put all of our Christmas season pictures in a small 7" x 7" hard back coffee table book. Each book tells the story from a different person (or people) in the Bible and when they realized who Jesus was. Also, there are lyrics to Christmas songs in the book that go along with the story.


Christmas 2007: Mary sees Jesus

Luke 1:26-56

Songs: Mary Did You Know, What Child is this, Silent Night

Christmas 2008:The shepherds see Jesus

Luke 2:1-20

Songs: Hark the Herald Angels Sing, While the Shepherd Watched their Flocks by Night, The First Noel

Christmas 2009: The wise men and herod see Jesus

Matthew 2

Songs: Oh Holy Night, We Three Kings, Away in a Manger, The little drummer boy

How do you make a book? Making books is cheaper than printing your pictures and the book lasts till the end of time or at least past your lifetime for sure. :) Plus if the kids get their cute little gooey fingers all over it you can (most of the time) just wipe it off. You can find great sales at inkubook. i like blurb for my baby books but there are a ton of book companies out there. My sister in law uses shutterfly. Also, if you are more of a scrapbooker then I have an aunt whose aunt was the lady who started Creative Memories, so what kind of niece would I be if i didn't put a plug in for their books.

Will i run out of material for the books? Why of course not, there are plenty of people in the Bible who realized who Jesus was... even before He was born... so i have a feeling i will have enough stories for the years to come. Though we may run out of Christmas songs... i will have to get my talented friends to make up some for me. It is great having the lyrics on hand because we like singin' and dancin'... even though we can't carry a tune. He just said to make a joyful noise anyway right?

Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise! For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. Psalm 95:1-3

Will you make me one? Of course i will ....for baby money... that is money to bring our precious Ethiopian baby home. These books are a great way to remember your family celebrations. If you get me your pics i can make you one, a baby book, wedding album, or a book for any occasion.

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