Many years ago, I was introduced to something called The Advent Book.  It’s a beautiful book that tells the Christmas story in both story and pictures.  Because it requires the reader to open windows, it’s a storybook that our children loved.

Every Christmas season The Advent Book sits prominently on our coffee table.  It features 25 unique doors, each opening to reveal a picture and a segment of the Christmas story. The story is told in simple concise language so that even young children can understand.

A new door is opened each day from Dec. 1st through Christmas just like an Advent calendar. Because the doors are reopened and added to every day, family members enjoy the anticipation of remembering or revealing what is behind each door and learn by heart the Biblical story of Jesus’ birth.

Jack and Kathy Stockman who both wrote and illustrated the book have been workshop speakers at Hearts at Home conferences in the past.  Their workshops on holiday traditions are always very popular.

Today the Stockman’s are offering a giveaway to the Hearts at Home Blog readers! They are giving away one of these beautiful heirloom books (a $49.95 value)!

To enter your name in the drawing for this beautiful book that will surely be passed along from generation to generation, you just need to leave a comment by midnight tonight sharing your favorite family Christmas tradition.  I’ll draw a winner from all the entries and announce the winner Thursday morning.

The Stockman’s place an order every Fall for books to be delivered in November.  If you don’t win the giveaway, but you’d like one of these unique books to help your family keep the Christ in Christmas, now would be the time to order.  They are usually $49.95 but this month they are on sale for $44.95.  PLUS they are offering an additional $5.00 discount to Hearts at Home blog readers through this Sunday!

You can find more info at  If you want the special Hearts at Home discount, you need to place your order by Sunday, September 18.

  • Coupon 1: $5.00 off individual pre-order copies (that’s $5.00 off the already discounted price which makes it $10 off).  Use coupon code: HeartsatHome1 for this discount.
  • Coupon 2: $20 off case of 8 pre-ordered books.  This would be great if you’re interested in giving them as gifts.  Use coupon code: HeartsatHome2 for this discount.

Now I want to hear your favorite family Christmas tradition!

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