The decorations, the food, the gifts, and most of all the times spent with loved ones--these are the special times and sentiments shared in Celebrating Christmas. The eighth book in the Celebrating gift book series reminds us all to slow down and enjoy the moments that make the holiday so special. Including contributions from customers and employees of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and Celebrations.com, the beautifully illustrated book is filled with tender family moments, laugh-out-loud stories, and ruminations on the meaning of the season. Celebrating Christmas will strike a universal chord among those who cherish the specialness of the holiday.
* I love parties, but even more, I love getting ready for parties. To deck my house for Christmas means that soon it will be filled with family and friends. It means that soon it will be filled with love." --Candace G.
* The best yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles. --Anonymous
* "Over the years, my children have questioned whether Santa Claus is real, and each time they doubt, I remind them, 'If you don't believe, you don't receive.'" --Judy M.
Additionally, Celebrating Christmas opens with a short introduction by 1-800-FLOWERS.COM president Jim McCann about his own memories of Christmas. This intimate account sets the tone for the book and creates a personal bond between McCann and his readers.