Authors: Yvonne Jeffrey
Family Christmas Book
When I think of Christmas, I think of family, and the traditions that I grew up with. When I was quite small, my Auntie Joy sent a gift of money for Christmas, and my mother and I found a lovely fairy doll—a beautiful, blonde girl dressed in white and silver, bearing a wand with a little star on top—in a local shop. She became the fairy that, each December, topped our Christmas tree. When I moved away from home, Mum asked me if I’d like to take the Christmas fairy with me.
I’m so glad that I said no, that she belonged on my parents’ tree —our family tree. Today, my two amazing, energetic, and totally loved nephews open presents under the watchful eye of that very same fairy, a tradition that I’m so grateful to be a part of. And now my own tree bears a beautiful Christmas angel of its own, handmade by Mum.
It’s memories like these that always make me smile when Christmas comes to mind. I hope that this book brings memories that will make you smile, too, at any time of the year—but especially at Christmas.
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