Ages & Stages

Ornaments of Love

October 27
by Sharlin Craig
Genres: children's books, seasonal

It’s less than two months until Christmas.  It’s time to bring out the Christmas books and movies. I have a new story to add to my collection. It’s called Ornaments of Love.  It is a heartfelt reminder of the importance of spending time together. It is also a prompt to parents to put aside being busy to create special moments with their children.  The sadness the young girl in one part of this story reminds me of how I hurt my own children by using the word ‘too busy’ way too often. I’m learning, as a mom, to put relationships over tasks. If you are a task-oriented person like me, You know how hard that is.

Read more about the book (and the related coloring book) below. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of the ebook mentioned in this post. Affiliate links are included.

Ornaments of Love Picture Book Book Cover Ornaments of Love Picture Book
Sharlin Craig

About the Book:
A touching Christmas story with glowing illustrations, Ornaments of Love is a story to cherish for years to come. A beautiful tale of Ayana, an endearing ten-year-old who excitedly anticipates that special time of year when the entire family joins together to decorate and admire the Christmas tree.
But sadly this year is different. Ayana realizes that her mom and dad are far too busy with everything else to enjoy the tree with Ayana. Then, something unexpected happens and the family is brought together with tenderness and joy.

Filled to the brim and overflowing with charming moments, gentle humor, and timeless illustrations, this beautiful story is a wonderful reminder of what’s important not only during the Christmas season, but every day of our lives. +Ornaments of Love is destined to become one of your favorite holiday stories. One that will remain in your heart forever.

About the Author:
Sharlin Craig, a Detroit native who now resides in southern California with her husband and daughter, is dedicated to writing inspirational children’s books that touch the spirit of her readers. A graduate of Oakland University, she’s taught music to children for several years while also writing music and lyrics. She’s combined her love for children and writing into authoring her debut children’s Christmas picture book, ‘Ornaments of Love’.

Sharlin believes that with the right surroundings and daily encouragement, children are boundless. She’s passionate about helping children feel understood and empowered through her books and hopes that her stories make them smile

The author has a coloring book that goes along with this book. Ornaments of Love Coloring Book - Slowing Down with Family at Christmas Time includes the “Ornaments of Love” picture book in black and white, along with 21 original full-page coloring illustrations tying in with the story that range from easy to difficult. Family members of all ages can enjoy coloring together during Christmas time. Additional coloring pages are available.

Visit the Author:
Ornaments of Love Book Blog Tour
Be sure to visit all the bloggers offering their review, along with guest posts by the author:
Thursday, Oct. 27th: This Mom's Delight (Review)
Tuesday, Nov. 1st: K&A’s Childrens’ Book Reviews (Review & Giveaway)
Thursday, Nov. 3rd: Amanda’s Books and More (Review & Giveaway)
Friday, Nov. 4th: Mamitales (Review & Giveaway)
Saturday, Nov. 5th: Christy’s Cozy Corners (Review, Guest Post-
‘My Favorite Ornament Memories’ & Giveaway)
Sunday, November 6th:: Unleashing Readers (Guest Post-‘Integrating Ornaments of Love into the Classroom Setting’ & Giveaway)
Monday, November 7th: The Write Chris (Author Interview & Giveaway)
Wednesday, November 9th: This Mom's Delight (Guest Post-‘Affirm Your Child’s Worth by Spending Time with Them’
& Giveaway)
Friday, November 11th: All Done Monkey (Post-‘10 Ways to Make the
Holidays Special’, Review & Giveaway)
Monday, November 14th: Connie M. Huddleston
(Monday Morning Indie: Review & Interview)
Grab a copy:


  • Reply
    Carol Cassara
    November 1 at 8:24 am

    That picture book would make a lovely Christmas tradition. It really sounds wonderful.

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    November 1 at 9:24 am

    Sounds sweet! I love a good book 🙂

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    Chelsea White
    November 1 at 11:56 am

    That is so sweet, I can not wait for the holidays!! Xo

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    Jacqui Odell
    November 1 at 1:23 pm

    This sounds like such a great book! I would love it for my daughter. She loves to color!

  • Reply
    November 1 at 3:56 pm

    This looks like it would be a lovely book 🙂

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    Amy Hagerup
    November 1 at 7:45 pm

    This does sound delightful. Thanks for sharing this.

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    Jasmine Watts
    November 3 at 12:27 am

    It really sounds so good. I would love it for myself!

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    Taria Shondell
    November 3 at 4:52 am

    The book seems like a beautiful reminder of just how important family time together is. I too am guilty of telling my kids I am to busy, I am going to make a conscious effort to make sure my husband and I make mandatory family time!

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    6 Tips to Keep the Holidays Special - All Done Monkey
    December 20 at 12:40 pm

    […] Oct. 27th: This Mom’s Delight (Review) Tuesday, Nov. 1st: K&A’s Childrens’ Book Reviews (Review & Giveaway) Thursday, Nov. […]

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