Stacks of Books on Christmas Morning

by | Mar 7, 2015 | Books, Christmas 2014, Christmas Picture Books, Picture Books, Stacks of Books for Christmas | 6 comments

I realized, while putting together this year’s Baskets of Books for Easter, that I never did share the list of books our children received for Christmas. Since I already had this post almost completed in my drafts folder, I decided to finish it up and share it with you all now. Hmmm… I also need to finish the post with the rest of the boys’ books/bookshelves… and many others!
Anyway, in 2013 I was inspired by Charlotte to give each of our children a “Stack of Books” as one of their Christmas gifts. Our children loved the stacks of books (at least most of them!) and we ended up giving them more this last Christmas! Here are the books they unwrapped: 
.: Captain – Age 14 :.


.: Ranger – Age 13 :. 
(he was still 12 when he received these for Christmas)

.: Twinkle Toes – Age 11 :. 
.: Chiquita – Age 9 :.
.: Snuggles – Age 7 :. 

Ambrose and the Cathedral Dream is currently listed at a great discount! 
.: Rose – Age 5 :. 

.: Bud – Age 3 :. 


6 Comments

  1. Debbie McL

    Jessica these are such precious faces of very happy children ready for so many adventures as these delightful books take them to so many wonderful places! I admire you for the time you take to choose special books for each of your children. The written word is so much a part of a wonderful childhood. Our three children loved spending time reading books and we have been passing some of their much loved books unto our two adorable grandsons now. Each time I read to my grandsons it takes me back to the special snuggly moments my husband and I read to our own children. I truly do believe that books are the perfect gift for every child as they continue to give joy for many years. God Bless you and your dear family.

    2015-03-07 19:12:04

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  2. Minoska

    I really enjoy reading your post. Thank you for sharing!

    2015-03-09 15:09:00

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  3. astablebeginning

    I LOVE this idea, thanks for sharing! I am definitely going to make this one of our new Christmas traditions.

    2015-03-26 01:51:49

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  4. Christine

    I love this idea! Do you have any tips on how to get so many books on a tight budget? Most of the books I have searched from your blog are older classics (which I love!) but they do come with a higher price tag usually.

    2015-11-11 20:07:38

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  5. Jessica Gordon

    Thanks, Christine! I will have to try and compile and share a little list of some of the ways I save on books. That would be a great topic for a blog post!

    2015-11-15 05:04:52

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  6. Jen

    Please tell me where you got those lovely nightgowns! We only gave books for Christmas this year and our kids were so happy. Thanks for all these great ideas. Always looking for more.

    2016-01-29 05:22:41

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