But will it work?
Bea put light jars at every window so her mom could see them on her way home. She hung up all the stick elves. And there was the music concert. And clove oranges! And cookies!
But what if it’s not enough?
But it turns out, it is.
“YOU are the present, Bea! Every time I come home, it’s Christmas. All your making - every thing you touch, all the merry magic - that just adds twinkle. But I already have my Christmas right here.”
The Legend of the Poinsettia - Tomie dePaola
The Wish Tree - Kyo McClear, Chris Turnham
Bear's First Christmas - Robert Kinerk, Jim La Marche
How Six Found Christmas - Trina Schart Hyman
Christmas Tapestry - Patricia Polacco
Who is Coming to Our House? - Joseph Slate, Ashley Wolff
The Little Drummer Boy - Ezra Jack Keats
The Nativity - ill. by Julie Vivas