Have you ever gazed up at a beautiful display of Christmas lights and wondered, “How did they do that?”
Each year, for about the past six years, I’ve bought a box of Christmas lights with the idea of creating a Christmas lights display on my home. And every year I’ve chickened out from figuring out how to string the lights and design the display because I just don’t feel like I could do anything that would look amazing and special. But, I have a lot of lights in boxes…
That’s probably a big part of where our latest P.I. Penguin adventure came from.
When Kaylie, Joshua, and I were brainstorming the story at Sizzler, we were thinking about our own Christmas traditions. The one that created our story came from our annual tradition of visiting the best Christmas light displays in Perth on Christmas Eve. But in the back of my mind, there was always that question, “How do they make their lights so special?” And it fuelled the idea.
When the kids and I sought the answer with P.I. Penguin we had no idea where the question would take us. The answer we came to was such a delightful surprise. It proved to be beautifully touching, inspiring, and joyous. Exactly what Christmas should be. And maybe, if I take a leaf out of P.I. Penguin’s book, I’ll have the courage to actually put up some lights of our own, with our friends.
Want to read P.I. Penguin and the Case of the Christmas Lights? We’re giving away the digital version to our Little Owls this year ahead of the paperback release next year! So join the Little Owls for free today and share the story with the children in your life!