Baby it's cold outside...Mmmmm Christmas is coming!

Every year, at this time, I start thinking about Christmas. I'm a list shopper and I've already started making my Christmas list. (I usually do 90% of my shopping on Black Friday! I love crazy crowds and getting a lot done in a short amount of time.) As my kids get older I want to create a balance between teaching them about the true meaning of Christmas but, still reveling in the anticipation leading up to Christmas morning. i love giving and receiving gifts. Who doesn't? I have so many incredible memories of this as a child. I want to have yearly traditions some from my childhood, some from my husbands and some new ones.

One of my dear friends has written an incredible book for Advent.

It's a small treasure filled with 25 entries of creative ways for families to learn about Christmas. Carol has an amazing way taking hard questions and making the answers tangible for kids and adults. Her desire is that families learn and grow together...and I love that. I want every home to have this book! Seriously, it's that good. So, I'm going to give away 2 copies! All you have to do is leave a comment at the end of this post with a memory or tradition you do every year with  your family at Christmas. I'll randomly draw two names from everyone who posts and send you a copy of this book. (CONTEST CLOSES at midnight on Sunday November 7th, 2010...only 2 days to leave a comment!)

The book is available on and it's a great price $4.99. Click here to view and purchase the book as a gift!

FUN FACT: My daughter (Adriah) was one of kids who "proofed" the book in its beginning, her name is mentioned in the thank-you's.

Carol, thank you for writing this book and for loving kids the way you do. You inspire me to keep asking questions for myself and think of creative ways to answer Adriah's never-ending questions about God and life.

Noemi Hedrick

Noemi Hedrick is a passionate wedding and portrait photographer based in Minneapolis. Noemi loves capturing the beauty inside every person. Her vibrant energy for life, love and family are grounded in her own values and loved ones. Noemi has been proudly serving as a wedding photographer for over 15 years and also offers a wide range of photography workshops for professional and amateur photographers.