Winner of the $500 gift certificate {and our favorite Christmas reads}

Thank you to everyone that continues to share the Coming Home Collection!

Thank you for all of your support through word of  mouth, praise, encouragement and sales.

I love that so many people are getting things for Christmas from our new line.

I wanted to announce the winner of the $500 gift certificate to the shop.

Thank you to everyone that entered.

The winner is……

#28 is Chasity at The Road Less Traveled.

So happy for you Chasity.  Please contact me and we can talk about all the details!!!!


Thank you for everyone that visited us from the Virtual Holiday House Walk!

Thank you Jen for putting together such a fun event.

I loved peeking into so many beautifully decorated homes.

To see all of the houses from the beginning click HERE.

I am #5 of the tour.


One of the questions that was asked again and again while you were all looking at our home all dressed up for Christmas was about our advent book.

I wanted to share that title and some of our other favorite Christmas picks.

Our favorite advent book is “The 25 Days of Christmas-Family Readings, Scriptures, and Activities for the Advent Season”.

You can find it HERE.

You will not regret getting it.  Every year the kids get more and more out of it (the adults too).

Every Christmas Eve my children open up two gifts…their Christmas pajamas and a new book.

Everything else waits until Christmas morning.

It makes Christmas Eve simple and my favorite part about the season.

Here are some of our favorite books that the children have been given over the years.

The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado

The Real Mother Goose Book of Christmas Carols 

The First Christmas by Carol Heyer

Memories of the Manger by Michelle Medlock Adams

The Visit by Mark Kimball Moulton

Ding Dong Merrily on High by Francesca Crespi (fun pop-up book of carols)

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski

The Night Before Christmas by Jan Brett (any book by Jan Brett is pure perfection)

What are some of your favorite Christmas books?

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  1. Sabrina

    I love the idea of opening pajamas and a book on Christmas Eve! Even though my only child is 7 months old, I want to start establishing some traditions now. 🙂

    Thanks also for the book recommendations!

  2. mgriffin

    I want to read every book on your favorites list! Can’t wait to see you and yours!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. chasity

    I am so happy that I could cry. Literally.
    That’s only happened to me one other time~ at my sister’s wedding!!

    This is going to be fun!

    Thank you so much Jeanne for this amazing giveaway.

    I am so so happy for all the success you have had~
    you are talented and creative…

    and most important of all…. a really nice person.

    Talk to you soon~


  4. Lolo

    Congrats Chasity! I am neon green with envy 🙂

    One of my favorite traditions is the PJ gift opening on Christmas Eve…but I would LOVE to add the book gift idea too ! Even though my kiddos are too old for it now, I think I will have to hang on to your idea until I have *gasp* grandkids one day 😉 At least they still dig the Christmas PJ’s….

  5. Jennifer

    One of my favorite Christmas books that I would read to my kids is The Angel Doll by Jerry Bledsoe. Its a wonderful book!


  6. Susanna

    Thank you soooooo much for the book recommendations. We have a large collection of Christmas books and it is fun to add a few more every year. I agree with you – Jan Brett books are wonderful!

  7. Jennifer

    Thanks for all the book recommendations…I have never heard of “The 25 Days of Christmas”. I’ll have to go check that one out.

    Happy Holidays…

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