A collection of poems, graces, toasts, and traditions that celebrate and nurture family togetherness.
Family Celebrations offers over 240 inspiring and uplifting selections for everyday occasions as well as special events, including holidays, weddings, graduations, housewarmings, and more. The diverse toasts, poems, and rituals offered here cultivate a sense of gratitude while enriching the family bond.
June Cotner---author, anthologist, and speaker---hails from Poulsbo, WA. She has appeared on national radio programs, and her books have been featured in many national publications including USA TODAY, Better Homes and Gardens, Woman's Day, and Family Circle. Collectively, her books have sold nearly one million copies.
Nancy Tupper Ling is an author, poet, and librarian whose children’s picture books have been published by Lee and Low Books (The Story I’ll Tell), Chronicle Books (Double Happiness), and Penguin Young Readers (The Yin-Yang Sisters and the Dragon Frightful, forthcoming in 2018). Her books have received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly. In 2005, she won the Writer’s Digest Grand Prize for her poem, “White Birch.” Chosen from over 18,000 submissions, hers was the first poem to win over all other categories including screenplays, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, short stories, children’s stories, and young adult fiction.
"Lots of great ideas in this book! Always good to find new ways to strengthen our bonds with family and friends . . . the pieces are short, accessible, suitable for reading aloud, appropriate for all kinds of families and not restricted to any one faith." (Jama Kim Rattigan, author of the award-winning children's book Dumpling Soup)