Children’s Christmas story book?

A few years ago, I remember having a children’s Christmas book, that had a compilation of stories. I remember there was one that started off with a princess at the park on a snowy day when she was young with her nurse, and she met a boy. They found an injured blue bird, and nursed it back to health. Then I remember it skipping forward a few years, and there was a contest to win the princess’s hand in marriage. They had to fashion a beautiful dress. There was one man who could afford the most beautiful silks and threads, while the boy from the park (now grown) wasn’t one of money. But the blue bird flew in the window, and threaded the needle for him, cutting the thread shorter than what the richer man was using. When the dresses were made, the blue bird had helped him create the most stunning dress, and he got the princess’s hand in marriage, happily ever after. I can remember all that, but I can’t seem to remember the name of the story, or even of the book itself! I seem to have lost it, and I wish I could find it again to read to my little one as it gets older. Any help is greatly appreciated. :)

The story seems to be called "The Christmas Bluebird" but I can’t locate an author. It was included in this anthology of illustrated stories, along with "The Mason Jar"

http://books.google.com/books?id=knEaAGx4KT0C&pg=PA32&lpg=PA32&dq=christmas+bluebird+dress+thread+story&source=bl&ots=M6CPY39Amx&sig=ym4iRnyjbFPZMQOq5BVL_x84hYw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=AzwDUM2EN–42gXJ2_yuCw&ved=0CGAQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=christmas%20bluebird%20dress%20thread%20story&f=false

Another re-telling by an amateur author (but pretty good, from the portions I read)

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3292558/1/The_Christmas_Bluebird

One Response to “Children’s Christmas story book?”

  1. dougeebear says:

    The story seems to be called "The Christmas Bluebird" but I can’t locate an author. It was included in this anthology of illustrated stories, along with "The Mason Jar"
    http://books.google.com/books?id=knEaAGx4KT0C&pg=PA32&lpg=PA32&dq=christmas+bluebird+dress+thread+story&source=bl&ots=M6CPY39Amx&sig=ym4iRnyjbFPZMQOq5BVL_x84hYw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=AzwDUM2EN–42gXJ2_yuCw&ved=0CGAQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=christmas%20bluebird%20dress%20thread%20story&f=false

    Another re-telling by an amateur author (but pretty good, from the portions I read)
    http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3292558/1/The_Christmas_Bluebird
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