Happy Halloween

posted by Karen Hood
Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween from Karen Jean Matsko Hood and the Hood family!

Happy Halloween from the Hood family

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An Assortment of Christmas Goodies

posted by Karen Hood
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

An Assortment of Christmas Goodies

     Appreciating the holiday gift basket

Christmas Gift Basket
Christmas is the one time of the year when it’s the norm to go on a shopping spree for gifts for your loved ones. The holiday is all about spreading warmth and joy; and for many folks, gift-giving is one of the best ways of going about it.

That said, unless you’re Donald Trump, it isn’t realistic for you to get everyone on your Christmas list a PlayStation 4. Good thing there’s a less expensive – but no less meaningful – present you can give during the holiday season: a gift basket.

Many people consider gift baskets analogous to flowers, in that they can be used to convey a variety of meanings and emotions to the recipients. These hampers can be used to say thank you to that nice neighbor who helped you move your couch that one time. They can be made into peace offerings for someone you may have wronged, or who may have wronged you. And yes, gift baskets can also simply be used to say “I love you.”

A lot of retailers have seen the potential of these gift baskets as expressive presents. To that end, they have concocted basket sets of their own, with a lot of variety to boot. The M&S lineup of bestselling hampers show that these offerings can range from a simple Italian Duo wine package, to a full-blown Ultimate Christmas Hamper with nearly everything in it. If you are thinking of a personalized basket for someone like your gamer brother, you can check out this suggestion from Adverts.ie.

Of course, it’s not how big the present is, but what the present means for the one receiving it. It isn’t important if the Christmas gift hamper you’re giving contains a dozen boxes of Godiva chocolates or a loofah, soap, and candles. You’ve got to admit, though, there’s just something about gifts being handed in a basket that makes them more heartfelt.

My Holiday Memories Scrapbook Brings Christmas Memories to Life!

posted by Karen Hood
Friday, December 13, 2013
This is the fifth scrapbook in Whispering Pine Press‘s Children’s Scrapbook Series and is especially designed for children to help them to remember their unique and joyful adventures through life. Scrapbooking provides an outlet of expression that may not be available in any other form. Families get involved and show their children how much they love them by helping them fill in the pages of this book to preserve family memories. When I was young, I had a baby book.

My Holiday Memories Scrapbook for Kids by author Karen Jean Matsko Hood is a wonderful way to document enjoyable past and present experiences, a storehouse of unique recollections, as family’s journey through their lives. You will share many pleasant memories with your child browsing together through this special scrapbook as they grow and mature through their individual times and accomplishments. Encourage your child to record moments, holidays, and special family events, with written thoughts and their own hand drawn pictures, as well as photographs, along the way. So often, we lose some parts of our child’s events because of no singular place to keep them. Here is the answer to that situation, in this memorable scrapbook. You will want one for each of your children so they can protect their personal holiday memories.

Please visit our websites at www.WhisperingPinePress.com, www.WhisperingPinePressBookstore.com, www.WhisperingPinePressKidsBooks.com. Featuring a full-color cover in a variety of bindings. Whispering Pine Press International, Inc., Your Northwest Book Publishing Company.

Inside You Will Find a Place For:

  • Adopted Children’s Themes
  • Record Favorite Activities
  • Add Photos, other Memorabilia
  • Add Thoughts, Drawings, Ideas
  • Document Important Events
  • Record Family Events


LCCN: 2014 pending BISAC 1 JNF015000 BISAC 2 CRA043000 BISAC 3 FAM000000 BISAC AUD 02

ISBN: 978-1-59210-620-2 case bound $29.95 plus shipping
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About the Children’s Author and Poet: Karen Jean Matsko Hood is the author of children’s books, fiction and nonfiction, poetry, and more. A woman of wide interests, she, her husband, many of her seventeen children, and foster children make their home in Greenacres, Washington. Ms. Hood is currently working to complete research toward her Ph.D. in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University.

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