The Little Book of Families makes the perfect gift with a built in greeting card that allows you to pen your own little message inside if you wish. Your own special message along with the uplifting words of others, will bring a smile to someone’s face and create fond memories each time they open up their book.
This book is a beautiful gift for:
- a special family member in your life – mum, dad, brother, sister, child, husband, wife, father in law, mother in law
- an overseas family member – small and easy to post
- a family member who is celebrating a special occasion such as a birthday, milestone, new job
- someone who might be sick and needs a good dose of cheering up
- just saying ‘I’m thinking of you’
- showing you care to someone special
- showing your appreciation to someone in your life
- saying ‘thank you’ for a special someone for helping you out or being there for you
- your family members as a special Christmas gift
Features of The Little Book of Families
- The front book cover folds out to a special built in greeting card that allows you to write a special message if you wish to the person you are giving it to.
- The cover of the book has a soft and special feel to the touch that is felt immediately upon holding it in your hands.
- It is filled with stunning full colour photographs of beautiful cats and kittens combined with heartfelt and inspirational quotes.
- The quotes in The Little Book of Families are words that we all can relate to at times in our lives and fill us with warmth and joy when we read them.
Introduction of book reads:
Families. They come in all shapes, colours and sizes and what constituted a family a hundred years ago may look very different to what it may look like today. The nuclear family has always been an anachronism in our modern society and is even more so today where a family may be as diverse as a one parent family, to grandparents who look after their grandchildren, to friends who become of and are treated like family.
Families have more to do with familiarity than blood. That is, it is the intimate ties that we create with others that makes family. A family really is a group of people who come together to learn and grow. They may live together or be scattered throughout the world, but it is that sense of kinship that bonds them together and that distance often fails to break.
These ties can be a source of strength in difficult times, in others they may be shackles and can strangle our hopes and dreams. Familiarity can breed contempt and bitterness in families. We have all experienced or heard of feuding siblings and family members. But they can also be breeding grounds for unconditional love, sacrifice, compassion and support. In fact, many of us may not always treat our family members every day with respect, but would gladly give up our own lives to save theirs.
You may have heard the proverb that we should treat family like friends and friends like family. We need to keep this mind when we relate to our family and remember to never take them for granted. We should treat people we don’t know as family because if you think about it – they are. How many of us have heard stories of
great courage and bravery, where total strangers have risked their life to save the life of another. Why is it that in a world where many of us feel alone and separate, that in times of crises and tragedy, we act instinctively to help others as if they were our brother or sister?
The reason is that in reality everyone living today, everyone who has ever walked this earth before us and those who will come after us, are intimately connected. We all belong to the family of humanity. We all share a common ancestry, a common heritage, a common blood. Blood is thicker than water and it is this blood that binds us. The blood pulsing through your veins contains in its DNA the great stream of history going back to our very first ancestors. Whether you believe in Adam and Eve or evolution, we all related. It is this family we need to remember at times when we feel alone. It is this family we need consider, this family that makes us all one.
Remember to treat each other with respect. Let familiarity with your fellow brothers and sisters breed love. And remember that it is our connection and compassion for each other that makes us human. Relatively speaking.
To families everywhere
David and Heidi
DID YOU KNOW?
When you purchase this book, you plant 2 trees in Madagascar. That’s right, for every book you purchase you are helping to make a dramatic impact in the lives of the beautiful wildlife and the people that call this magical island home. Madagascar is the fourth largest island on Earth and over 80% of it’s wildlife are found nowhere else, including all of the world’s lemurs, most of which are critically endangered. Approximately 95% of Madagascar’s forests have been destroyed and many of the people that live there are very poor. Planting trees restores the environment and helps protect the wildlife, but it also gives the people an income and allows them to put food on their plates and send their children to school.
The Little Book of Families is printed using Earth-friendly soy and vegetable inks on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Certified paper. This means that our books only using paper from managed forests specifically grown for paper production.