Thursday, December 22, 2011
Review: The Christmas Letters by Bret Nicholas
This is a very quick read. I picked it up at the local bookstore and was intrigued by a quote on the back of the book.
"Don't let the size of this book mislead you, because it contains a huge reminder of what Christmas is all about. Keep it close by to read year after year." -Donna Vanliere
This quote was absolutely correct, small book but a huge message.
Grandpa doubts he will live to have another Christmas. He gives each of his family, a velvet letter that represents one of the letters in world Christmas. As all the family members ponder what the letters represents, he carefully explains what each letter means to him. Each letters makes his Christmas whole and without one letter (family member) his Christmas would not be fulfilled. He reminds us of the small things in life. Such as putting the angel on the Christmas tree, reminiscing about old stories, and having someone bake you cookies. Although, things may seem small to you to another it may mean the world. This book puts Christmas into perspective, and I would love to read it again next year.