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I love Christmas-time. It isn’t about the gifts anymore to me, like it used to be, but is more about what goes on during this time of year. People are giving more to others who have less than themselves. Families are thinking more of each other. Christians are looking UP more than before, as they remember the ‘Reason for the Season’.
My family had a break from celebrating Christmas the way the world did a couple of years ago. It was a good break, because I never realized how greedy I, personally, had become. I didn’t see Christmas as Christ’s birthday, as much as I did “The day we get tons of presents!” Those few years away from getting gifts helped me realize all that I had and should be thankful for.
It became our tradition to read Luke 2 every Christmas morning, as we gave thanks to God for sending His Son. It was nice.
Last year, we bought our first gifts for one another in a while. It was strange, but we knew it was just a blessing. We also did our first Operation Christmas Child shoebox last year and this year, we have done more! We also began a new tradition, a Nativity Scavenger Hunt! That was pretty fun to do with the family!
After saying this, I came across this one ebook, 100+ Christmas Crafts for Kids. It spiked my interest primarily because it had “based on Children’s Books” in the description. So, I had to review it! I wanted to see what it was all about and how it works.
I was surprised how great the book was put together. It was very simple to follow along and a lot of the activities and crafts were things you probably already have lying around the house.
What I really liked about this ebook was that it had suggestions for a book to read each day, as you count down to Christmas! (I did something similar last year…) Not only does she give you a little description about the book, but she also offers you alternative book suggestions. For example – one day she suggests The Elf on the Shelf and for an alternative she suggests My Christmas Angel.
After the book suggestion for the day, she goes on and gives you an activity ideas, a craft idea, and a recipe for a snack or something.
I would highly suggest this book to families with young children, between the ages of 3 – 10. (Some activities would be “cool” enough for 12 year olds…)
Guess what?!?! I’m giving away a copy to one of YOU!
You must be 18+ and live in the United States. The winner will be contacted once randomly chosen and will be given the ebook.