During this holiday season, I am reminded constantly of families who have lost loved ones during the year and find the first holidays without them very difficult. Many times, there are children in our lives who would benefit from beautiful thoughts about heaven. When I saw this adorable book from one of my favorite young, talented illustrators, Angela Pullen Atherton, I wanted to share it with you. After her sister’s death, Angela wrote her first book, When I Get to Heaven, in memory of her sister.
I first met Angela when she graduated from Auburn University with her bachelor of fine arts degree with a major in design and illustration. She began her career right here at Hoffman Media. Even after a move to Huntsville, she still works for us today as a freelance artist. At first, she designed counted cross-stitch, and I always loved her whimsical designs. She had the touch that would make you smile. Today, she works on Classic Sewing, sharing her beautiful illustrations and designs with sewists everywhere.
Not only do I celebrate this beautiful young woman, but I love the message of hope she delivers in such a colorful, happy way. Perhaps there is a child in your life who would benefit from this message of hope during this time of year.
Angela’s books are available through her Etsy store, Small Favorites, or online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million.
She has graciously provided us with three copies of her new book that we will be giving away to three lucky Ribbon readers. To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is comment on this post!
This giveaway ends Thursday, December 21, at 5 p.m. (Central Standard Time).