A Very Merry Christmas
captures the magic of Christmas by highlighting some of the warmest and merriest traditions practiced through the centuries. From Christmas images--emotionally rendered by artist Robyn Officer-and favorite stories to delicious recipes and treasured poems, this diminutive volume delivers the season in a package that's perfect for gifts, mantel-hung stockings, or any yuletide occasion.
Nearly anyone can sketch a recognizable holiday icon: a star-topped tree, a gingerbread man, or Santa Claus. But only the finest artists can accurately re-create the warm Christmas images we hold within our hearts. Robyn Officer is one of these gifted illustrators, and her work in A Very Merry Christmas magically renews and enhances all the traditional and treasured Christmas memories we hold dear.
Reading through this lovely holiday keepsake, you can almost smell the pine needles and freshly baked cookies. Family get-togethers, Christmas carols, and special gifts flow from Robyn's pens and brushes. This spirit of Christmas joy-experienced in everything from children eager to visit Santa to strangers going out of their way to be kind to others-also comes through in the quotations and writings of Charles Dickens, Martin Luther, Edmund Sears, and others throughout the book.
This heartwarming volume has found a special place for many holiday-celebrating families and friends. The spirit of A Very Merry Christmas abounds!