Category Archives: Holiday

Reading about the Meaning of Christmas

mother reading to son

Here’s another fun way to get children into the Christmas spirit of things! Why not read Christmas stories together? There’s a multitude of books to borrow from the library. Here are a few classic titles that you might want to check out for your kids!

  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Polar Express by Chris Van Allsbur
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
  • The Very First Christmas by Paul L. Maier
  • The Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell
  • The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson

The Internet is also home to dozens of Christmas stories for children. You can simply download and print them out yourself! Here are some links that provide lovely Christmas stories that are sure to warm the heart.

Popular Old Fashioned Christmas Stories For Christmas
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/christmas/stories

Christmas Stories and Poems
http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/christmas_stories_and_poems.htm

Setting an hour each day to sit down with your children and read stories together is a wonderful bonding activity. Take time out to discuss the stories and the valuable lessons behind each tale once they’re done reading. It’s very important that they understand the essence of each story so they can apply these lessons of love, understanding and generosity later on.

Source:  an old newletter from http://www.nestle-cereals.com/ 

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Preparing early for Christmas

It’s not even half way through the year yet, but I think it’s good to be ahead of your schedule to prepare Christmas Party Invitations for families, friends, classmates or officemates. You’ll never know when you will be swamped by work and too busy to go to the mall, so there’s nothing wrong to prepare early.

I know some friends and former officemates who shop as early as September or as soon as they received their mid-year bonus to avail mall sale. They buy clothes in bulk to get bigger and better discounts. For the thrifty or more practical ones, they make and design their own gift items. It saves them cash and adds a personal touch (depending on the recipient’s personality) to the gift.

Christmas wish list

When my kids were little they used to count the days before Christmas. They are excited to make an individual wish list hoping to receive nice presents from their Godparents who are mostly relatives. Their wish list usually includes toys and books. But since they are no longer babies, they prepare a different set of wish list this year. Thinking of christmas gifts for her (my daughter) is easy. Aside from drawing, my daughter loves to read, so if her godparents are reading this, you don’t have to think of expensive gifts for her. But an iPad for those who have extras would be nice. 🙂