Teach Them The True Meaning Of Christmas

Faith Sisters has a really cool 9 week long challenge going on right now called “Teach the children the True Meaning Of Christmas”. We are doing challenges based on the story by an unknown author. Each week we will take the different symbols from the story and do pages with them. At the end of nine weeks, you will have a beautiful book that will be treasured for years to come.

The kits I have used today are week one and week two challenge props by Karma.

I realize they are a little hard to read, I am planning on making my book 5×7 so that I can print 2 pages on one paper. This will make a wonderful Christmas gift and I plan on making a lot! For the teachers at my son’s school, for my day care families, for friends, for neighbors, for family :0)

I will probably tie my heavy card stock pages together with pretty ribbons for the binding. The first layout shown below will be my cover. Followed by pages on and two.

 

Here is what pages one and two say:
Late one Christmas Eve, I sank back, tired but content, into my easy chair. The kids were in bed, the gifts were wrapped, the milk and cookies waited by the fireplace for Santa. As I sat back admiring the tree with its decorations, I couldn’t help feeling that something important was missing. It wasn’t long before the tiny twinkling tree lights lulled me to sleep.

I don’t know how long I slept, but all of a sudden I knew that I wasn’t alone. I opened my eyes, and you can imagine my surprise when I saw Santa Claus himself standing next to my Christmas tree. He was dressed all in fur from his head to his foot just as the poem described him, but he was not the “jolly old elf” of Christmas legend. The man who stood before me looked sad and disappointed, and there were tears in his eyes.

“Santa, what’s wrong?” I asked, “Why are you crying?”

“It’s the children,” Santa replied sadly. But Santa, the children  love you,” I said. “Oh, I know they love me, and they love the gifts I bring them,”  Santa said, “but the children of today seem to have somehow missed out on the true spirit of Christmas. It’s not their fault. It’s just that the adults, many of them not having been taught themselves, have forgotten to teach the children.”

“Teach them what?” I asked.

Santa’s kind old face became soft, more gentle. His eyes began to shine with something more than tears. He spoke softly. “Teach the children the true meaning of Christmas. Teach them that the part of Christmas we can see, hear, and touch is much more than meets the eye. Teach them the symbolism behind the customs and traditions of Christmas which we now observe.

Teach them what it is they truly represent.”

PAGE 2

Santa reached into his bag and pulled out a tiny Christmas tree and set it on my mantle. “Teach them about the Christmas tree. Green is the second color of Christmas. The stately evergreen, with its unchanging color, represents the hope of eternal life in Jesus. Its needles point heavenward as a reminder that mankind’s thoughts should turn heavenward as well.”

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