Author David Alan Hoag reveals ‘Sharing Christmas’

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New book captures true spirit of Christmas through collection of cards, songs, poetry

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Aiming to combat boring Christmas newsletters, author David Alan Hoag blurred the lines between the reality people experience and the dramatic fiction they often feel to be overwhelming them around the Holidays. “Sharing Christmas” (published by Xlibris) is his collection of original Christmas-themed writings, Christmas songs, Christmas cards, and Christmas-themed poetry that took form over the years.

The book is about Christmas, but that subject encompasses everything from the commercial to the holy, the historic to the hysterical, and the presents humans give to the presence of God they can receive. Hoag started out with simple notes that he enclosed in commercial Christmas cards to his closest friends. Eventually, it evolved over the years into self-designed cards, which became very popular. The cards were printed in such a way that produces a Christmas card after two successive folds of the paper. For the most part, there was usually a picture or graphic on the front accompanied by the author’s song or poem in the middle with a blessing.

“In today’s society, Christmas is rapidly being perceived as a commercial or retail buying and selling season,” Hoag says. “Now, more than ever, the world needs to hear the message of love, peace, joy, forgiveness, and salvation… that is the real message of Christmas.”

“Sharing Christmas” perfectly captures the spirit of the Yuletide Season through original poetry, songs, cards and a labor of love.

“Sharing Christmas”
By David Alan Hoag
Hardcover | 8.5x8.5in | 58 pages | ISBN 9781503514584
Softcover | 8.5x8.5in | 58 pages | ISBN 9781503514591
E-Book | 58 pages | ISBN 9781503514607
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Though currently employed in nuclear engineering, David Alan Hoag is not one’s typical technical geek. He is also a poet, writes a Christian blog (Alive In The Spirit), has been a performing member of The Magic Castle in Hollywood, a sculptor of mobile art and business owner. He lives in Orange County, California where his wife, daughters and grandchildren are a constant source of joy and blessings. “Sharing Christmas” is his first book.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.
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