Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts for your last Christmas stress

Note from Christa: This is one of the loveliest book covers I’ve seen on Christmas books; it’s holiday without the garish, over-tinsled, over-garlanded themes. The pages are equally appealing…each looking like it’s from an actual scrapbook. Inside are recipes, stories, Scripture quotes…all-in-all, it’s a perfect book for gift-giving. Of course, you’ll want to gift one to yourself first!

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Take six women who have never all been in the same place at one time, add an online mentoring group and a love for the Christmas season and what do you have? A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts!

If your idea of a joyfilled Christmas season seems less than attainable, look no further! Cathy Messacar, Trish Berg, Leslie Wilson, Terra Hangen and Karen Robbins compiled a one stop resource book for all your Christmas concerns and delights. Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts highlights ideas, inspirational stories, tips and hints for making this coming Christmas season one filled with Christ-centered memories and joy.

About the Book:

Is your Christmas cluttered? Does it leave you fretting instead of singing “Joy to the World”? In A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts, discover how to bring harmony to this busy season. As you turn the pages of this practical book, you’ll find tips for family traditions, children, gift giving, how to grow myrrh and much more. Try the scrumptious “Cookie Canister” recipes, read heart-warming stories about families who experienced Christmas firsts and enjoy the feelings of nostalgia and home. This is a book to help you uncomplicate Christmas, rediscover the real source of joy and usher in the celebration of faith, family and a Savior. The eye-catching scrapbooking designs used throughout the colorful book make this an ideal gift as well as coffee table book.

The first time something happens in your life is usually a significant moment and often a transforming event. Who doesn’t remember their first kiss? Christmas is a time of year when events become even more significant because of the importance we place on the holiday. The First Christmas truly changed lives–and this compilation of “Christmas Firsts” show families enriched by the holiday, the beginning of new traditions, and a fond remembrance of why we continue to celebrate that First Christmas.

A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts invites you to enjoy the true meaning of Christmas. Laugh with the light quotes and quips, learn about the origins of many Christmas traditions, and enjoy holiday tips to make your celebrations complete.

About the Authors:

These women have never all been together at one time, they haven’t even all met each other in person! If you are looking for a great interview…schedule them all for an informative interview that’s sure to be sprinkled with a family reunion feel.

You can find out more about each of the contributing authors at their blog or at their personal websites:


Brenda Nixon:

Cathy Messacar:

Karen Robbins:

Leslie Wilson:

Terra Hangen:

Trish Berg:

A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts is a heartfelt book of inspirational stories, fun family traditions, yummy recipes and so much more! This book is the perfect holiday gift for that very special someone on your list, a gift they will treasure for a lifetime.

Dahlynn McKowen, Co-author-Chicken Soup for the Soul series

The Word Quilters behind A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts understand that we can’t create Christmas. However, we can create space for Christ to share Himself with us as we celebrate His birth.  The stories, recipes and various activities are invitations to experience the love, joy and wonder of the season with family, friends, strangers, and, most of all, Jesus. Don’t wait for someone you love to put this book on their Christmas list. Give them a copy before Advent begins. And while you’re at it, buy yourself a copy too!

Lynne Ford- Christian Radio Talk Show Host/Producer


2 thoughts on “Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts for your last Christmas stress

  1. I am so delighted to read your kind words about our book, and I agree with you about the lovely cover.
    Leafwood Publishers showed us some possible covers and we 6 gals agreed on the blue tree with silver stars.
    One more plus is that this book is full of no cost and low cost ideas for celebrating the birth of Jesus, and sharing with others (some in need).
    Terra Hangen, co-author

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