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A Christmas Party

A Christmas Party

A CHRISTMAS PARTY AT BELINDA'S BARN An Advent Calendar Day! Belinda was getting a little bit worried. She still hadn’t figured out... What Is It That Makes It Christmas? If it’s not the tree and it’s not the snow and it’s not the reindeer or Santa or stockings, what...

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Remembering the Magic

Remembering the Magic

REMEMBERING THE MAGIC An Advent Calendar Day! Remembering the magic of Christmas in New York! It's still early morning back in the farmhouse, and Belinda loves quiet cocoa and happy memories. And picturing what she will draw for her mom and Gramps. She can’t wait to...

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Believe in the Magic of Christmas

Believe in the Magic of Christmas

BELIEVE IN THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS An Advent Calendar Day! Believe in the Magic of Christmas -- YES!! December 13 is a SPECIAL day on Belinda's Advent Calendar! A train ride with her dad to New York City, a visit to see her grandmother, and a building all lit up with...

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Special Christmas Gifts

Special Christmas Gifts

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS GIFTS Where is My Kitty? Special Christmas Gifts aren't always wrapped! Custard didn't have a ribbon or a bow, but he came home safe after a very scary day in the snow! First My Kitty, Then My Friend It was a difficult day for Belinda. First her...

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Find My Missing Cat!

Find My Missing Cat!

FIND MY MISSING CAT! Where did Custard go? Find My Missing Cat! Belinda looked for paw prints in the snow, but there was nothing to see. Where was Custard? She needed help in a hurry! This is a tough chapter for Belinda! She's very worried about her kitty, and she...

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A Christmas Tree for the Family

A Christmas Tree for the Family

A CHRISTMAS  TREE FOR THE FAMILY Another Christmas Memory Do you put up a Christmas Tree for the Family? Is your tree full of special memories? Like ornaments you made when you were REALLY little? Do you get a tree from a tree farm or a tree lot or, maybe, you like...

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Christmas Cookies and Family Stories

Christmas Cookies and Family Stories

CHRISTMAS COOKIES AND FAMILY STORIES Make a Memory with Cookies Christmas Cookies and Family Stories! Belinda loves thumbprints with jam! Last year, mom had to guess which "thumbs" were hers. Or dads. Or... Well, she probably didn't let her cat, Custard, make any...

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Grandmother’s  Christmas Gift

Grandmother’s Christmas Gift

GRANDMOTHER'S CHRISTMAS GIFT What Did Grandmother Send?? "Grandmother's Christmas gift was too big to be a book or a cookie, so I had to shake it just a little bit," Belinda said. "It made a soft noise!" Who's Howard? Belinda, the hero of the story, talks to someone...

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The Girl Who Found Christmas

The Girl Who Found Christmas

THE GIRL WHO FOUND CHRISTMAS Start Reading Today! The Girl Who Found Christmas begins today! Just like an Advent Calendar with 25 doors, there are 25 bedtime stories for families to share, starting December 1. The Storyteller My name is Barbara Escher, known to my...

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Christmas Storytelling Time!

Christmas Storytelling Time!

CHRISTMAS STORYTELLING TIME! What stories do you remember? Some of our fondest memories are often tied to Christmas storytelling. Could be the time a child first heard about Rudolph's red nose. Or the laughter that followed a family memory! Stories become an important...

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