Gifts From the Heart: 500 Simple Ways to Make Your Family's Christmas More Meaningful by Virginia BruckerGifts From the Heart: 500 Simple Ways to Make Your Family's Christmas More Meaningful by Virginia Brucker

Gifts From the Heart: 500 Simple Ways to Make Your Family's Christmas More Meaningful

byVirginia Brucker

Paperback | September 1, 2006

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Are you overwhelmed by the frantic commercialism of our modern Christmas? Do you long for a more meaningful celebration? Gifts from the Heart contains hundreds of simple ideas that will help you create a warmer, more loving celebration focused on sharing and giving. Parents, grandparents, early childhood educators, teachers, and youth group leaders will love the imaginative ideas in this book.
A primary teacher for more than twenty-five years, Virginia Brucker is the recipient of the National Council of the Canadian Cancer Society's Community Champion Award for her support of cancer research. She lives and works in beautiful Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island.
Title:Gifts From the Heart: 500 Simple Ways to Make Your Family's Christmas More MeaningfulFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.76 inPublished:September 1, 2006Publisher:Insomniac PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897178301

ISBN - 13:9781897178300

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Gift I Got This Year! Words cannot adequately describe how much this book touched my heart. I'm a busy new wife with 4 small children, grown children and grandchildren, so you can imagine how busy and hectic our Christmases are. We try to do things for others, have fun ourselves and all while pinching pennies. Even for us, this book was a blessing! It's packed with ideas of things to do, recipes and crafts to make, and thoughts about the true spirit of giving and receiving. I had heard before that it's about giving of yourself but this book gives practical ideas on many sensitive topics like how to be sensitive to those who are divorced, widowed, single, struggling in different ways and how to practically show them you care. Our kids have loved the craft ideas and are making most of their Christmas gift this year. They even had a lively debate about supporting local farmers and the environment by buying a locally grown tree. This book keeps you thinking and encourages you to examine why and how you do the things you do at Christmas. This year I'm looking forward with joy (not dread) to the time we'll have as a family for shopping and making presents, doing our usual traditions and just spending time together making memories. Buy This Book! You'll Never Regret It!
Date published: 2008-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Christmas Resource Christmas arrives in a rush, and before I have time to think about meaningful family activities it is New Year and the opportunity has flown. Not so this year, because during the summer holidays I found myself reading Virginia's fabulous book while we were at the cottage. So many great ideas to run with this Christmas! Virginia covers it all, and brings the focus back to giving, caring, helping, and nurturing, not to mention a whole pile of fun. I have already ordered copies as pre-Christmas gifts for my friends. Thank you Virginia! Syd Birrell Author of "Ya Can't Let Cancer Ruin Your Day"
Date published: 2006-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Gifts From the Heart" a true gift to everyone. I cannot tell you how much I love this book. But I am going to try. Everyone should own this book. If you have ever wondered about helping the people who are alone or ill at Christmas or just wanted to make a difference at this sometimes painful time of year, you should have this book. If you just want to make Christmas more meaningful for you and yours, you should have this book. This book will give you ideas to have a wondewrful holiday and truly make a difference. The author did! And don't forget to include your kids. Kids were involved in the making of this book, involve your kids by reading it with them. Oh, and try the Lemon Bar recipe on page 210. Way to go Virginia! The world needs more loving hearts like yours.
Date published: 2006-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WONDERFULLY HEARTWARMING! This is a beautiful book about love, family and giving, written by a beautiful person that represents all of these characteristics, all of the time. Great recipes and darling pictures. Makes a lovely, cherished gift for a friend, family member or yourself! And .... you're making a donation to help fight cancer too!
Date published: 2006-09-16