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Everyday Confetti: Celebrating Holidays and Special Occasions

February 22

Which holidays and special occasions do you celebrate?  Do you celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day?   Do you know the history behind the holiday?  I didn’t before I read the book Everyday Confetti.  I read through the book looking ideas for Valentine’s Day, upcoming birthdays, and maybe even Christmas.  So, why am I asking you about St. Patrick’s Day? – Because I found out that Saint Patrick was real – a Christian man, not a fictional leprechaun, as I had thought.  You’d think I would’ve researched the holiday before now, but I just always went along with the tradition to wear green or be pinched.   

What makes a holiday or special occasion spectacular?  Food, loved ones and fun, right?  If you’re looking for ideas for celebrating holidays, this book will give you ideas for celebrating holidays and special occasions with food {recipes included} and activities, as well as the Christian background (history) that you can pass on to your family as a reminder as to why we celebrate these holidays.

One story shared reflected the truth of “train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it [Proverbs 22:6] .”  A specific act of service that a mother used to do with her children for their neighbors was carried on by her children once they became teens without her prompting.   That is definitely a way a mother is blessed!  These testimonies of family holidays have inspired me to do more on holidays, especially the little ones, like Presidents Day.   I don’t mean make myself busy; I mean to get the family interacting and celebrating life in itself through these special days.

I received a copy from Revell Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

 

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About Everyday Confetti

Got a calendar packed with reasons to celebrate but a brain that lacks ideas? Special people you want to love on but limited time to do it? Relax. We’ve got you covered.

Everyday Confetti is your go-to guide to making holidays, birthdays, special events, and even the everyday special. Inside you’ll find more than two hundred ways to make memories with your family, including easy recipes, fun activities, and inexpensive decorating ideas–all simple, doable, and stress-free.
“As much as I want to be an imaginative and spontaneous person, I’m much better at tackling a task than creatively coming up with ideas myself. Everyday Confetti is going to make me look like Superwoman–if there ever were such a thing!”–Candace Cameron Bure, actress; coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Reshaping It All
“This book should be a required fun celebration book for every family. I love that the ideas are realistic and doable, even for a cooking- and craft-challenged gal like me.”–Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author; president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
“I just love a book that does the thinking for me! If you are looking for ways to let your friends and family know they are special to you, you’ll find all you need on the pages of this inspirational yet practical book!”–Jill Savage, CEO of Hearts at Home; author of No More Perfect Moms; mom of five
“Karen and Glynnis have done the creative planning, organizing, and simplifying for me! This beautiful book will ensure our family has a regular dose of celebration and confetti on the big and little occasions that fill our calendar!”–Renee Swope, Proverbs 31 Ministries radio cohost; bestselling author of A Confident Heart

About the Authors

Karen Ehman is a national speaker, an online devotion writer, an author for Proverbs 31 Ministries, and a contributor at TheBetterMom.com. Her latest book and Bible study is Let. It. Go. She has been a guest on Focus on the Family, Moody Mid-day Connection, and The 700 Club. She and her husband, Todd, live in Michigan with their three children. Connect with her at www.karenehman.com.

Glynnis Whitwer
, executive director of communications for Proverbs 31 Ministries, is one of the writers of Encouragement for Today, the Proverbs 31 Ministries online devotional. She is the author of several books, including I Used to Be So Organized. Glynnis and her husband, Tod, live in Arizona with their five children. She blogs regularly at www.glynniswhitwer.com.

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