We loved these Ideal books when we were kids! full of stories and poems and wonderful holiday imagery, we always looked forward to when Mom would pull them out of storage and we'd get to explore their pages and revel in the season!
This is for two of them, one cover features a gorgeous, snowy winter setting of a country mailbox, wooden fence and antique wagon wheel; the mailbox is filled to over-flowing with beautifully wrapped presents!
This is numbered 1056-7
Volume 44, NO. 8 December 1987
This one even includes a pattern for an appliqued tea cozy, so it has gift ideas, too!
The second book has a dark holly leaf green cover, and features a magical treasure box filled with lovely holiday ornaments, and has a gorgeous wooden creche (nativity scene) to the left of the cover. It, too, is filled with poems, stories, photos and drawings.
It is numbered Volume 33, No. 6 and is dated November 1976
Happy early holiday shopping! Begin new traditions with your kids and grandkids!