UNLIMITED Audiobooks and eBooks

Over 40,000 books & works on all major devices

Get ALL YOU CAN for FREE for 30 days!

The Romance of a Christmas Card

Kate Douglas Wiggin

Book Overview: 

The story of the mission of two Christmas cards written by a minister’s wife. These cards find their way to two straying sheep from the village fold, who hear through the message in the words, and the little scenes on the cards, the compelling voice of home. There was inspiration and good cheer in the cards, and from them came, in one case reformation, in the other romance.

How does All You Can Books work?

All You Can Books gives you UNLIMITED access to over 40,000 Audiobooks, eBooks, and Foreign Language courses. Download as many audiobooks, ebooks, language audio courses, and language e-workbooks as you want during the FREE trial and it's all yours to keep even if you cancel during the FREE trial. The service works on any major device including computers, smartphones, music players, e-readers, and tablets. You can try the service for FREE for 30 days then it's just $19.99 per month after that. So for the price everyone else charges for just 1 book, we offer you UNLIMITED audio books, e-books and language courses to download and enjoy as you please. No restrictions.

Book Excerpt: 
. . .Christ Child as he walks through the dark streets on the Eve of Mary."

"Yes, I thought of that," said Letty, flushing a little. "I put the candle there first so that the house shouldn't be all dark when the Pophams went by to choir-meeting, and just then I—I remembered, and was glad I did it!"

"These are my verses, Letty." And Reba's voice was soft as she turned her face away and looked at the flames mounting upward in the chimney:—

My door is on the latch to-night,
The hearth fire is aglow.
I seem to hear swift passing feet,—
The Christ Child in the snow.
My heart is open wide to-night
For stranger, kith or kin.
I would not bar a single door
Where Love might enter in!

[23]

There was a moment's silence and Letty broke it. "It means the sort of love the Christ Child brings, with peace and good-will in it. I'm glad to be a part of that card, Reba, so long as nob. . . Read More

Community Reviews

The Romance of a Christmas Card is a quick, sweet holiday read that makes it hard for the reader not to feel festive and appreciative for all the gifts in their life. Taking the reader to a tiny village in New Hampshire sometime in the early 1900s, this story is one of forgiveness, redemption and...more

Sweet story that has a classic feel to it. I reaally wanted more to the ending though instead of just eluding to what happened. But otherwise a quick endearing Christmas read.

This was such a sweet and delightful story! I loved the small town feel, the nosy, gossipy neighbors who think everything that happens is there business, the pastor's wife, and Letty. And Dick and David, though I had to think to remember which was the pastor's son, and which was not, pulled at my...more

A sweet story of forgiveness at Christmas which all started with a Christmas card.
I enjoyed seeing some of the characters from the movie, "Summer Magic."

2018 A book of my choice

I came across this 1916 Christmas-themed novella while on the search for online short stories about Christmas and the holidays, for the Retro Reads December group read.

Highly recommended if you like sentimental, nostalgic stories about bygone days, but it has a few fun sprinkles of spice along wi...more

Aw so sweet! I loved the parallel story lines of Dick and David, and the pastor's wife reminded me so much of myself that it was awesome reading it!

In Beulah, New Hampshire, one Christmas Eve, Reba Larabee, the minister's wife, is struck with inspiration seeing her friend Letty sitting by an open window keeping watch over her twin nephews. Reba intends to draw a picture of Letty's quaint sitting room and sell it to a greeting card company. L...more

This was such a fun twist on a Christmas story. It's a short little story yet great fun to read.

This was a great story about a minister's wife who made two Christmas cards that brought her son and her friend's brother home for Christmas in this great tale of forgiveness.

I wanted to read something Christmasy and this definitely filled the bill. It wasn't terrible, but it was too sweet for my taste. I'll take a little grit and gore, or even swash and buckle with my syrup, please!

View More Reviews