Note: This giveaway is over. The winner was Caution.
A couple of years ago, I "met" a blogger with whom I connected so well, I felt like we were sisters separated at birth. Jana Winters Parkin, "Charette," writes at Divergent Pathways, and if you've never read her blog, you really should, because she writes some very moving stuff. She's not only a talented writer, though; she's also a very gifted artist, which, of course, I figured out seeing works like this on her business site (which I found while stalking her a couple of years ago).
How gifted Jana was, I had no idea, until I read her bio (WOW), written especially for a new book that she illustrated with original watercolor paintings, What Think Ye of Christmas?
When Jana asked if I would review the book, I was honored to accept. She sent a copy of the book for me to keep and one to give away on Half-Past Kissin' Time!
What Think Ye of Christmas, written by Ester Rasband, is the second edition of a book she originally wrote 30 years ago, as a way to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas:
The star, the lights, the feasting...if we forget the symbolism behind them, we lose out on the richest, most valuable message of the holiday:
THERE IS CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS.
Ms. Rasband's and Jana's partnership bears fruit in this treasure, which calls us all to fit some quiet time into the holiday, to remember why we're doing all the rushing around. (I don't know about you, but I could use the reminder.) To see Jana's heartwarming artwork that's in the book, visit this link.
One person will win a copy of What Think Ye of Christmas. To enter, just leave a comment here, telling me the Christmas symbol that has the most meaning for you. That's it. (Giveaway ends Sunday night, November 14th, at 11:59pm.)
*This hard-cover, picture book has about 30 pages and sells for about $10. Discounts are offered for multiple copies, and gift wrapping is available.