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Best of Us Introduces a Unique Christmas Family Tradition

(December 06, 2013)

Birmingham, AL, December 06, 2013 --( Kerry Grinkmeyer the founder of The Best of Us wrote a children's book about his families 21 year Christmas family tradition and now like to share it with other families who would like to put more magic into Christmas morning.

Christmas has always been a family celebration in the Grinkmeyer home, but as their children grew older they found that their interest in Christmas morning waned and the sparkle in their eyes were gone. The day after Thanksgiving, 1992, they introduced the Christmas Web in their home with the placement of Magic Wands into their children's socks that had for years been hung at the fireplace mantel. Attached to each Magic Wand was a piece of yarn (a 70 yard piece of yarn). When our two teen-aged children came down Christmas morning, they found that the yarn was wound through the house - around window latches, door knobs, chairs and doors. It ended in a closet or cabinet which held their special Christmas gift from one of Santa’s elves, an elf that had been looking out for them for the past year and knew of their desire for this special Christmas gift.

The Christmas Web continued as each of their children got married and as they had children. Each of their grandchildren have an Elf On The Shelf or Elf Magic elf who is now the elf that hides their special Christmas gift each year and leads them to it with their individual Magic Wand. They now have seven Magic Wands each with 70 yards of yarn winding through their house every Christmas morning, making getting a cup of coffee an acrobatic achievement before the winding hunt begins.

Three years ago, Kerry's daughter encouraged him to write The Christmas Web.

"You see how kids love The Elf On The Shelf, it's done by a mother and daughters from here in Atlanta; we need to tell the Christmas Web story. It's a perfect tie-in to Elf On The Shelf; the poor guy has nothing to do on Christmas morning."

The Christmas Web is published by Best of Us and comes in a gift set containing a beautifully illustrated children’s book, a log to keep record of each Christmas morning for generations to come, complete instructions and three magic wands each with 70 yards of colorful yarn.

For more information contact Kerry Grinkmeyer at 205 957 5599

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The Best of the U.S.
Kerry J Grinkmeyer
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