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Christmas Reading

This year I haven’t spent much time decorating and (other than my Gingerbread Lane cross stitch project) I’ve spent next to no time at all crafting.  For everything there is a season, right?  And this season just didn’t involve a lot of fluff.  My beloved Christmas books are back out in the living room.  I love my carefully cultivated collection and look forward to seeing the same books every year, with one or two new additions if I find something special.  I may not have made the time for lots of crafting this year, but I have in past years!  I thought I’d round up all my Christmas crafts and reading into one place.  I hope you enjoy!

Christmas Reading

Big Susan, written and illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones

The Christmas Cat, written by Efner Tudor Holmes and illustrated by Tasha Tudor

Christmas in July, written by Arthur Yorinks and illustrated by Richard Egielski

The Christmas Magic, written by Lauren Thompson and illustrated by Jon Muth

A Christmas Memory, One Christmas, and The Thanksgiving Visitor, by Truman Capote

A Family Christmas, edited by Caroline Kennedy

The Friendly Beasts, illustrated by Tomie dePaola

Guess Who’s Coming to Santa’s for Dinner?, written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola

The Jolly Christmas Postman, written and illustrated by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

Santa Calls, written and illustrated by William Joyce

The Story of the Snow Children, written and illustrated by Sibylle Von Olfers

The Twelve Days of Christmas, illustrated by Jan Brett

The Twenty-Four Days Before Christmas, written by Madeleine L’Engle and illustrated by Carl Cassler

What-a-Mess and the Cat Next Door, written by Frank Muir and illustrated by Joseph Wright

Christmas Crafts

Birds of Peace Ornaments

Doily Wrapping Paper

Greeting Card Ornament

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Ornament Garland

Quick Christmas Centerpiece

Snowflake Garland

Space-Saving Card Display

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Stamped Penny Ornaments

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Stamped Paper Bag Wrapping

Wonky Tree Ornaments

As always, you can click over to the Holidays page or Musings under Book Chat… but it’s nice to have it all in one post, too.  Happy reading and crafting!

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