Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Books



today is the day

throughout the year i have been collecting
books
one for each grandchild
15

i hope they love books as much as i do
photo of grammy and grandpa
a personal note in each

when they are all grown up
each will have a collection
a reminder
encouragement and love

carefully selected
to suit each child
i am smiling while i work

now they are ready to wrap
a piece of my heart
some will go far far away
Chicago

done!


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8 comments:

Melissa: said...

I always love the Christmas books, you pick the perfect ones! My grandma gave out Christmas books, too.

My kids treasure them.

I love that you put your picture inside, what a great idea!

Grandma Honey said...

Why didn't I think of this?? I love it! I guess it's not too late for me. What memories you are creating.

Yolanda said...

I think this a neat idea. I know they will love it and look back on it with fond memories.

S. Etole said...

They look like they would be so much fun to open ...

alison said...

I love this tradition! Just today Mitchell found one of his books and reminded me it was his from you! love you.

deb said...

oh... I want to do this.
you are such an inspiration.

and the post above... you are so intentional , so wonderful.

sigh....

( and could you email me again.. I've been having trouble with the silly acct I have. I need to switch to gmail. )

Cath said...

What a wonderful idea/tradition! Your grandkids will treasure these. You guys are such cute grandparents. And I love how well you know those kids!

Katie said...

My kids love getting books from grammy! I just hope they last until adulthood - they are so well loved that some get quite tattered.

Hondo and Fabian is still one of my favorited.