In Believe: Mary Engelbreit's Christmas Treasury, the most wonderful illustrations and thoughts about this marvelous holiday are gathered together in one keepsake collection. Mary has collected her favorite Christmas poetry, prose, and songs, and liberally illustrated them with her bestloved seasonal images.
Among the classic Christmas literature are O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" and Clement C. Moore's "A Visit from St.Nicholas"; poems from noted writers such as Langston Hughes, Christina Rossetti, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Christmas quotes from the likes of Dylan Thomas, George Eliot, and Washington Irving; lyrics to such timeless Christmas carols as "Silent Night" and "The First Noel"; the famous "Dear Virginia" letter from the New York Sun. The cherished Christmas customs from countries as diverse as Finland and Germany, in addition to many traditions from the United States, are also included.
Mary's stunning artwork graces every page of Believe. In addition to her famous seasonal images, there are a dozen newly drawn illustrations, and each page is decorated with elaborate borders and spot art drawn especially for this book. Furthermore, the pages have gilded edges, and a ribbon marker helps readers keep their place. Lastly, the book features a richly embossed case with original artwork. Believe will become the must-have Christmas treasury: an ideal gift and a lasting memento that families will cherish forever.