Thursday, December 22, 2011

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 6, Books

I've been trying to explain Christmas to the boys. 

We have a tree and we put up lights.  They will get presents and cookies.  I want to plant the seeds of our faith but at the same time I want to enjoy secular Christmas songs, movies, and pictures with Santa.

Somehow my mother was able to combine both Christian Christmas beliefs and secular Christmas beliefs.  I think that I can make it work, too.

We went to the library and got a couple books to go with some that we already owned.

One that we like is B is for Bethlehem.  Not only is it the story of the birth of Christ it's also an alphabet book.

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The artwork is captivating and the words are rhyming.  Here's an example:

D is for Donkey, plodding uphill and down
to carry young Mary to Bethlehem town.

I is for Inn where the innkeeper said
there is not any room, not even a bed.

P is for presents three kings place before him
with praise and with love as they kneel to adore him.


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