This is more than just a Christmas craft, recipe and decorating book. Intertwined are glimpses into family's homes during the holidays and memories of Christmases past. Also a history of Christmas customs and traditions, ornaments and decorations from the past. This is all in addition to recipes, crafts and decorations you and your family can do. A very interesting and pleasurable book to read and use. I found it unusual in that it covered everything in one book.