By Jim McCann

The 8th reward ebook in our profitable sequence, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM celebrates Christmas with significant charges, attention-grabbing proof, and inspirational advice­—the ideal souvenir to mark the season of peace and giving.

The undefined, the meals, the presents, and such a lot of all of the occasions spent with enjoyed ones--these are the distinctive instances and sentiments shared in Celebrating Christmas. The 8th publication within the Celebrating present ebook sequence reminds us all to decelerate and luxuriate in the moments that make the vacation so designated. together with contributions from buyers and staff of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and Celebrations.com, the fantastically illustrated ebook is full of gentle relatives moments, laugh-out-loud tales, and ruminations at the that means of the season. Celebrating Christmas will strike a common chord between those that cherish the specialness of the holiday.

Entries include:

* i admire events, yet much more, i admire preparing for events. To deck my residence for Christmas signifies that quickly it will likely be jam-packed with friends and family. It signifies that quickly it is going to be full of love." --Candace G.

* the simplest xmas ornament is being wreathed in smiles. --Anonymous

* "Over the years, my youngsters have wondered even if Santa Claus is genuine, and every time they doubt, I remind them, 'If you don't think, you don't receive.'" --Judy M.

Additionally, Celebrating Christmas opens with a brief creation through 1-800-FLOWERS.COM president Jim McCann approximately his personal

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