While attending the MOPS convention in Dallas this past Oct, a few of us from our group purchased this advent book from a couple at one of the booths at the resource fair. I think we are all looking forward to beginning a new tradition with this beautiful book in our families. It was a little pricey, but I think it will be well worth it. It is more than just a book, it is a keepsake. It was so interesting and touching to speak with the illustrator and hear their story about how they began the tradition in their family. The book will be something that can be passed on as our children start their own families.
A new door is opened each day beginning December 1st through Christmas in the manner of an Advent calendar. The illustrations are so rich and detailed. Each day you are to re-read the previous days and open the next door to reveal a new piece of the Christmas story. I am looking forward to using this book at bedtime and beginning a new Christmas time tradition.