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A few weeks ago I was surprised by a beautiful Christmas picture book and book gift set by Tiny Tales. The Spirit of Christmas: A Giving Tradition is a beautifully illustrated story about a little boy who is eagerly anticipating Christmas. His mom explains that not everyone’s parents can buy Christmas gifts and his brilliant idea to help is to write a letter to Santa. He finds a letter under the tree telling him to collect things in a bag for his elves to pick up.

He grabs clothes that are too small, toys he doesn’t play with AND his favorite train. Santa’s elves pick up the toys, clean them and pass them out. In exchange for the boy’s bag of things to share, Santa leaves him a bell. The gift set includes a bag, a bell and a hardcover copy of the book in a magnetic box ready for gift giving.

My family is obviously not the audience of The Spirit of Christmas. Nowhere is God even mentioned and it further asserts that Giving is the reason for Christmas. If you know of children who have a bit of a selfishness issue, but whose parents aren’t religious, this would probably be a good book. If you are looking for a Godly Christmas book, you are probably going to be disappointed despite the beautiful illustrations and presentation.

Do you know of any other non-Christ centered Christmas books that teach a good lesson?

Jen S.

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