A New Tradition of Giving

  "...quiet prose and airy artwork carry the message about letting go and moving forward."      – Publisher's Weekly   “This touching story will bring the true meaning of Christmas to every heart.”     – Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author   “The Angels on My Tree is a truly touching story, and so beautifully rendered.”     – Emily Rafferty, President, The Metropolitan Museum of Art   “This story reminds us all that Christmas is a season of great hope. ... discover anew the gift we truly receive when we give to others.”     – Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York   “The theme is universal. It will resonate with families facing loss of a loved one, divorce, or even just being apart at the holiday season.”     – Lauren Arbolino, Ph.D. Nationwide Children's Hospital   “The Angels on My Tree has a mythic quality that speaks to the human soul.”      – Reverend Jean Campbell, Trinity Episcopal Church, Fishkill, NY   "Reading the book with two students who lost their mother gently opened up an opportunity for a discussion of feelings of grief; and more importantly they heard a strong and beautiful message of hope and resiliency."      – Joanne Shaffer, LCSW, certified school social worker   Inspiring story about ... a new and meaningful Christmas tradition. ... recommended for congregational and school libraries.      – Congregational Libraries Today  

 

"...quiet prose and airy artwork carry the message about letting go and moving forward."

     – Publisher's Weekly

 

“This touching story will bring the true meaning of Christmas to every heart.”

    – Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author

 

The Angels on My Tree is a truly touching story, and so beautifully rendered.”

    – Emily Rafferty, President, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

“This story reminds us all that Christmas is a season of great hope. ... discover anew the gift we truly receive when we give to others.”

    – Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York

 

“The theme is universal. It will resonate with families facing loss of a loved one, divorce, or even just being apart at the holiday season.”

    – Lauren Arbolino, Ph.D. Nationwide Children's Hospital

 

The Angels on My Tree has a mythic quality that speaks to the human soul.”

     – Reverend Jean Campbell, Trinity Episcopal Church, Fishkill, NY

 

"Reading the book with two students who lost their mother gently opened up an opportunity for a discussion of feelings of grief; and more importantly they heard a strong and beautiful message of hope and resiliency."

     – Joanne Shaffer, LCSW, certified school social worker

 

Inspiring story about ... a new and meaningful Christmas tradition. ... recommended for congregational and school libraries.

     – Congregational Libraries Today

 

The Angels on My Tree is the story of my first Christmas without my father. It is a story of healing and triumphant new beginnings. Inspired by a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, my mother changed the focus of the season from getting to giving. By thinking of ways to make the miracle of Christmas visible to all, we started a tradition that has passed on to the next generation.

This is our story; we hope it becomes your family's tradition.

- Lu Ann

Kindness Journal included             in the book!