Christmas is the season of the gimmes. Gimme toys, gimme electronic gadgets, gimmme gift certificates. That’s
not the real meaning of Christmas. It’s not about the parties or the sharing of tasty meals, either. All the holiday
gift giving, all the parties, all of the shiny decorations can take over the meaning of Christmas and it can get swallowed
up. Christmas books can help remind you of what it’s really all about.
The simple Christmas gatherings of yesteryear have turned into
one stress after another until you can feel like you’re stuck in a maze. With the hustle and bustle of everything going
on, getting off track and lost in the maze of focusing on material stuff happens.
But it doesn’t have to stay that way. You can get back on track and have the
true meaning of Christmas foremost in your holiday celebrations. You can pick out Christmas books that you can read together
as a family that will show the true meaning of the holiday.
These books come in different formats and aren’t difficult to get ahold of. If you have little ones at home
and you want them to understand that Christmas is not about the material possessions, start a practice of sharing Christmas
related stories after dinner every night or as a bedtime story. You can get under the blankets together and teach them holiday
priorities that will last a lifetime. Start with ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas!
You can easily purchase these books from most retail stores or online stores that carry
Christmas products. There are even some books that will share the meaning of Christmas in a way that make it come alive for
your family by allowing the acting out of parts of the story.
Some books will offer you the opportunity to personal the stories by putting your child’s name in the book.
Children remember the stories because of hearing their name used. And what child doesn’t laugh out loud and beg for
more when his or her parents read a story about The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.
What are the best books to buy that can teach the meaning of the holiday? The books that teach about
giving and being thankful for even the small things in life like The Christmas Shoes.
Find books that teach about the origin of Christmas and the peaceful day that it started
out as. Look for books that teach that Christmas is about being grateful for family, that it’s about not focusing on
ourselves but on being there for others.
to purchase books that will teach about how Christmas is shared the world over. Children are natural born learners and they
soak in what they’re taught but when we get to busy during Christmas with the getting and the glittery decorating, they
can learn the wrong lessons. So take the time out to share with them Christmas books that will show them the real meaning
of this holiday.