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.