Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Creche and Blog Award

Viewing the creche has always been a magical Christmas event for children... the baby Jesus lying in a manger, Mary and Joseph attend to him followed by angels, shepherds, animals and then the wise kings bearing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. All are bathed in golden light.
This picture is from and old Tasha Tudor Christmas card and shows the way children experience the creche, with awe, wonder and serenity. Another way children may experience the nativity is at a Christmas play. I know we all see this every year... but the scene from Charlie Brown Christmas where Linus tells Charlie Brown what Christmas is really all about gets me smiling every time. Happy Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays Everyone!!!

And in the spirit of the season which we hope will last all year, we thank you Holly and Cari at BookScoops for this lovely Butterfly Blog Award award that recognizes some of the coolest blogs I know. We get to pass it on to some really cool blogs (which of course there are soooo many cool blogs, but here are some goodies.)

www.vintagechildrensbooksmykidloves.com *because not only does she post and sell cool vintage picture books but she also gives them away for free!
www.weheartbooks.com *always has great picture book reviews and other fun ideas for kids.... and they sell books too.
www.book-by-its-cover.com *has the most amazing and unusual book finds, not too many kids picture books but more art, illustration and design which I love.
http://www.momandkiddo.blogspot.com *What Do We Do All Day is funny and I always need new ideas for entertaining little ones with books- great links on this blog too.
http://jeanlittlelibrary.blogspot.com *wonderful and interesting book choices and resources from a librarian who writes this delightful journal
http://www.unplugyourkids.com * organized blog with ideas for things to do with your kids ...
http://kiddosandbooks.blogspot.com* good books, links, resources and good opinions!

Congratulations and here's how it works.

1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Award up to 10 other blogs.
4. Add links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message for your awardees on their blogs.


  1. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



  2. Hi Susan, Thanks for writing to say hello! I'm glad you enjoy our blog:) Kim and I update it nearly every day so we hope you will find many new fun and interesting posts here. Enjoy the holiday season!

  3. Thank you so much for the lovely award! Sorry it has taken me so long to stop by, but I haven't been online much this past week. I am honored and will add it to my "Thank You" page!

  4. Unplug Your Kids is truly a great resource and a great reminder. Thanks again Mom Unplugged. Happy New Year!

  5. Congrats on the award and I can't wait to visit the blogs you awarded. Headed to unplugged now... ;)

  6. Thanks Lindsay, we'll have a New Year's post up soon and that will be the 175th post since we started so it was really nice to get that award from our fellow kidslit bloggers.

  7. It is long after Christmas but I loved this picture and your comments about the creche. Happy new year!

  8. Hi Camille, I often comment on older posts too: ) I adore Tasha Tudor and the sweet simplicity of her drawings. Quite a few of her books are out of print now and I come across them sometimes in vintage bookstores.


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