Monday, December 2, 2013

The Story and the Spirit



I love having a mix of Christmas books that share both the story and the spirit of the holiday.  For me it's important to be able to reach my children in a number of ways when teaching them about Christmas.

The story of Christmas is very important; I want them to know the who, what and where.  I want them to understand what we believe to be true in the story.

I also want them to understand the spirit of the holiday - everything that the Birth of Jesus is meant to inspire in our lives.  Love, charity, joy and so much more.  I want to give them books that challenge what they see in the stores and on T.V. - I want to inspired a love of a simpler way to celebrate so I love books that show simple, quiet celebrations with family.

These are some of my favorites - old and new.  They are books I poured over as a child and books I'm excited to add to our collection.





These are two new additions to our collection for this year:
A retelling of the Nativity
and
A book for explaining important symbols of Advent, Christmas and the figures of the Nativity to small children - each explanation is followed by a short prayer.
 

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What are some of your old and new favorites?  Do you stick just to the story or is it the spirit of the thing that moves you?

2 comments:

  1. Loved The Polar Express as a child - also B is for Bethlehem. =)

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  2. I love The Huron Carol! And theres some on here I haven't read-so yay!

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