It’s almost time for Jólabókaflóðið! If you’re not familiar with it, Jólabókaflóðið roughly translates to Christmas book flood. It refers to the tradition in Iceland of exchanging books on Christmas Eve. This tradition makes books the most popular gift for Christmas in this country.
If you’re looking for a new holiday tradition, you can start a book gift exchange tomorrow and then every December 24th. You don’t have to exchange Icelandic books in order to do your own version of Jólabókaflóðið. Any book will do!
Happy Jólabókaflóðið! And happy reading!
National parks visitor numbers continue to rise as more people discover our nation’s treasures. As the season of gift-giving starts, national parks can provide some unique gifts for all the fans in your lives. With many options out there, it can be hard deciding on the perfect gift.
I have searched and rounded up these unique ideas for your friends and families who love the national parks suited for a variety of ages and at reasonable prices:
1. Yahtzee: National Parks Edition game
It’s just like the original Yahtzee game, but has unique, colorful dice and a barrel-themed cup. A portion of the proceeds for this game benefit the National Parks Foundation.
2. Uncommon Ground’s Redwood & Saguaro Crystal Growing Kit
Kids will love this science fun of crystals forming on paper in this cool kit.
3. Turtle Tube: An Erutuf National Park Novel by Kathy Arnold Cherry
In this new children’s book, siblings Reese and Dean’s wild adventure at Erutuf National Park is sure to expand the reader’s imagination and, likely, a curiosity about animals and the world through a magical national park.
4. Swiftwick National Parks socks
Instead of giving boring black socks, add some splash to someone’s wardrobe with one of the 11 national parks.
5. Park Project’s National Parks Candles
Why not bring the scent of a certain national park to someone’s home? Give the unique scents of redwoods or lodgepole pines to a friend or family to enjoy.
Happy gift shopping for your national park fans!