I received a wonderful Christmas gift last year from my sister-in-law, Kristin: a book called Treasuring God in Our Traditions, written by Noel Piper, wife of John. The chapters are filled with inspiring ideas for establishing what she calls "everyday" and "especially" traditions that are focused on Christian faith. The book includes lots of examples and stories from the Pipers', poems by John, and even some of their family's favorite recipes.
In one of my favorite quotes, Noel writes, "May our decorations, gifts and festivities--or lack of them--never block our view of Him but always point us toward Him."
After enjoying this book so much, I passed it on to Monica, and hope to read it again sometime this fall. With the holidays quickly approaching, and "everydays" all around us, this is an excellent book to add to your gift lists.