Want, Need, Wear, Read

Ah, Christmastime…
That wonderful season of joy, smiles, and giving.

You know it.

It’s not about the carols and cookies,
the cyber sales and Santa,
the Hallmark movies and holiday mania.
It’s not about the things you want to GET.
It’s more about the things you want to GIVE.

Wanting to give is one thing…
I want to give my husband more time. Less stress. Reduce his fear of flying. And maybe then an all inclusive ten day trip to Europe.


If wants and wishes were candy fishes…






I’ve seen the Christmas Gift Rule of 4 floating around social media.
It recommends:
Give them something they WANT,
Something they NEED,
Something to WEAR,
and Something to READ.

Not only does it make sense, but it RHYMES!
(I’ve found the best advice often does.)

Of course, when you’re an author, ALL of the gifts are books…
The book they WANT, the book they NEED, the book they’ll WEAR
















(just kidding)
But this you could do:







Or simpler yet:

(How cute are those?!)
And finally,
the book(s) they’ll READ…

Baker’s Dozen and Kinder Garden are Kindle only, but Pocket Money can be ordered digital or in print!

Of course, everyone on my shopping list already has these books…
But that’s the beauty of BOOKS–there’s ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW TO READ!

Wishing you all a Merry Literary Christmas.


About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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