Growing up my parents would always give me a book for Christmas and other special holidays. Inside the front cover they would write a message, the date and the occasion the book was given. (My mother also did this for Christmas ornaments she gave me and my brothers every year. I have every ornament from birth until I was 18).
Now, my husband and I read these same books to my children each night before bed that my parents passed on to me. I smile when I see the messages written inside the covers left by my parents.
I have done the same for my children. Each birthday and special holiday I give them a book with a message that I hope they will enjoy reading as much as I do as an adult now.
Give the gift of imagination this season and surprise your little ones with a special book- they will love it!