This year I’m expanding my collection of Christmas books including ordering The Christmas Letters by Bret Nicholaus. The storyline caught my eye as the Grandpa is central to the story.
Today has found me recalling the vivid imagery of the black & white photo my “Papa” snail-mailed me while I was in grade school. In the photograph, all those years ago, there he is standing next to his empty mailbox waiting for a letter from me!
The Christmas Letters: A Timeless Story for Every Generation
“In the heartwarming tradition of Richard Paul Evans’s The Christmas Box, this timeless story will inspire all generations.
With the whole family convened for holiday festivities, Grandpa speaks from his heart to his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild. “This may be the last Christmas I get to spend with each of you, so I want to give each of you a letter.” The nine envelopes Grandpa hands to his family each contain a personal story of how they brought joy to him, and a life lesson that not only speaks to them but moves readers to reflect on the ways their lives have been touched by their loved ones.”
Have you already read this book? One of the reviews said it is a quick 15-minute read, “but very rewarding.” The Paperback was published in 2000, Audio CD in 2003, Hardback in 2006, and ebook in 2008.
With the month of December getting into full swing I’m looking for the right pecans to use in a pecan bread recipe I’m trying out. It is being baked with my nod of recognition to my “Papa” who could bake the most delicious pecan bread! Although I don’t have his recipe I continue to audition them in search of finding the perfect one. Stay tuned!
The Christmas Letters by Bret Nicholaus Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today
Image above cover and excerpt goodreads.com: The Christmas Letters by Bret Nicholaus.
Image above Amazon.com The Christmas Letters: A Timeless Story for Every Generation Paperback, Autographed Edition
Review November 6, 2010 Christianbook.com The Christmas Letters: A Timeless Story for Every Generation. Book available in eBook format.