Day Two: Toys on the Doorstep
This story is a part of Martin & Sylvia's Twelve Days of Christmas Story Collection. In these stories, Martin and Sylvia explore what it means to celebrate the traditional "Twelve Days of Christmas," inspired by twelve delightful tales from 18th century Maine. Each story contains a "story-within-the-story" — about the colonial town of Tullyport as the founding families create Christmas traditions and celebrations that are unique, delightful and rich with community connection.
This story is Day Two: Toys on the Doorstep. It is the second day of Christmas, and Sylvia is blue. She feels like Christmas is over, and there is no more fun to be had. But when they listen to the next Tullyport story, brother and sister are inspired to bring more Christmas joy and delight to Laura, the Brown's granddaughter.
"Twelve Tales of a Tullyport Christmas:Toys on the Doorstep". Francis Tully and Alistair Breen grew up together in Ballyclare, Ireland. Though they were opposites in many ways — one jolly and the other serious — they were the best of friends. And eventually, Francis was able to bring his old friend to the new town of Tullyport Maine. During a particularly difficult Christmas season, they work together to bring some joy to children of their new town.
This story honors all of the feelings that come with Christmas, both happy and sad.