The Christmas Web
Every family has Christmas traditions (if they celebrate Christmas that is) and we are no exception!! Both hubby and I grew up opening at least 1 gift on Christmas Eve, however hubby’s gift was just anything, whereas mine were always PJ’s!! We have carried on this tradition with our kids only we have combined them both and now our kids get 2 gifts on Christmas Eve, PJ’s and a regular present! It’s is usually something small that will not (hopefully) keep them from going to sleep!
The next tradition has always been that daddy reads the kids Twas the Night Before Christmas before they go to bed! That has been their favorite one of all! The cuddle up to daddy and listen to the story as they start to drift off! Even still with our daughter who is 13 years old.
We have other traditions, such as making cookies and hot chocolate for Santa and the most recent one, The Elf on the Shelf, our own personal mischievous Bernie!!
This year, we are trying a new tradition! The Christmas Web!
The Christmas Web is a children’s storybook about one family’s tradition of using “magic wands”. The magic wands are spools of yarn that lead the children on a hunt to find their special gift at the end of the “Christmas Web”.
Written by Kerry Grinkmeyer, The Christmas Web tells a tale of elves who look over the children during the year (in our case, Bernie) and the know what the kids want most for Christmas. Then the
parents elves weave a web throughout the house leading them to their special gift. I really love this idea and cannot wait to read the story to the kids! It is still a little early now to read it to them, but once the house is decorated and Bernie is up to no good again, I will finally introduce The Christmas Web to them!
Not only is the tale such a sweet one, the illustrations by Diana McManus Whitman are so beautiful colorful and is sure to capture the hearts of many children!
In order to carry out this new family tradition, the makers of The Christmas Web sent me the book in sturdy hardcover and 4 “magic wands” of brightly colored yarn!! There is green, red, yellow and blue!! I know, you are wondering, hey Lena, you have 2 kids, what are you going to do with 4? Well that’s because hubby and I also get special presents from “Santa” each year! This way he can hide mine using the yarn and I can do the same for his!!
The Christmas Web is a great gift to give families so that they too can start a new and fun tradition!! It comes in a beautiful box set that is easy to wrap and give to the special families in your life!!
If you want to learn more about The Christmas Web, head on over to their website, the gift set is $39.99 and comes with 3 “magic wands”! Don’t worry, you can buy extra wands for $10 each!! You can also watch the video below!
Want to win your very own The Christmas Web?? Enter the giveaway below for a chance to start this new tradition with your family!! Giveaway ends 11/15/13 at 11:59PM and is open to US residents! Good Luck and Happy Holidays!!