Merry Christmas!

A Nativity painting by American artist N.C. Wyeth

Our wish for you this Christmas season is that of peace, prosperity, good health and joy. Thank you for sharing the season with us and we sincerely hope you find spiritual enlightenment, creativity, fulfillment and little ways to increase your happiness.

Our church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shared this video about the birth of Christ, we hope you will take a few minutes and remember His beautiful life and that He is the Reason for the Season.

Best wishes!

Newell and Pam McMurtry

Merry Christmas 2023!

All finished! This fun guide to homemade treats and treasures is finally wrapped up. Here are a few of the adorable projects you will find inside:

Easy decorating and entertaining ideas.

A Christmas quiet book for your favorite busy little person.

Wool felt advent stockings to count down the days.

Treats and sweets to celebrate the birth of the Savior.

Little gifties for your favorite people.

Heritage gifts that highlight family history in fun and creative ways.

Stories and media to enrich your family’s enjoyment of Christmas.

Creative table settings for memorable meals.

Handmade crafts and gifts from the heart.

Decorating ideas to help us remember the Reason for the Season.

From our home to yours – warmest wishes for your merriest Christmas ever!

Other books in the artisan series:

A Harvest and Halloween Handbook 2nd Edition a book of fun and alternative activities, recipes and parties to create your happiest autumn and Halloween ever.

A Mermade’s Tale: The Adventures of Shell and Pearl , a quiet chapter book filled with stories of the lives of mermaid children, crafts and creative fun.

Unto Us a Son is Given…

Christmas comes to Missouri. McMurtry Creative Media has relocated to the beautiful state of Missouri; it is home and we are grateful. Almost settled in, we are preparing to celebrate our favorite holiday – Christmas. A Christmas Handicraft Handbook: Thinking of You is well under way and nearly complete. Filled with sweet and special ideas for gift-giving, decorating, entertaining family and friends and focusing on the Savior, it has been a joy to work on these many years. A few new additions to the manuscript and illustrations this year include this beautiful print purchased at Hobby Lobby.

Old World in style, I love the tender rendering and focus on the Babe of Bethlehem. Christmas is a holiday celebrated by over 2 billion people worldwide. As we celebrate the precious gift of God’s Son let us remember why He came and how we can follow Him.