Do you love books?
I do! I love to read and I really want to instill that love into my children. When my boys were younger (and life was calmer) we started a tradition of finding and reading books each day leading up to Christmas.
Eventually we ended up with a ton of books to read!
As we started gaining a Christmas library, I began searching for some books that taught the true meaning of Christmas.
We had plenty of the classics like Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Night Before Christmas. But I wanted some books that would be teach my kids that Christmas is not all about presents, snow and gifts.
I wanted them to learn the “why” behind our celebration and traditions.
Today I want to share with you 4 of my favorite Christ-centered Christmas books. There are a few more that I like as well, but these are our all time favorites! These are the few I’ll be reading to my grandkids one day.
4 Christmas Books that Teach the True Meaning of Christmas
Every year we put up Christmas trees to celebrate the birth of Christ. Until I read this book I had never thought about the meaning behind the Christmas tree tradition. This inspiring story will give you insight into the meaning behind this popular tradition, and how it is used to share about God. It is geared for children ages 4-8 years old, but honestly I enjoyed it! The pictures are beautiful and the story line is appropriate for anyone of any age. This is a staple in our house during Christmas!
We had a family tradition that coincided with this book when my boys were little. We enjoyed this book so much we moved The Night Before Christmas a few nights earlier and read this one on Christmas Eve. The boys would gather around in the pjs and each would get a candy cane to eat while I read the story aloud. I can’t wait to continue this tradition with our girls this year! Similar to The Legend of the Christmas Tree, this story shares the meaning behind this sought after candy and shares the meaning of it’s colors as it pertains to Christ. This is definitely one of our favorites!
Another favorite here! It’s so easy for my kids to get wrapped up in their Christmas lists. The sacred holiday can quickly turn into a long list of things they want to receive. This book shares the meaning behind the stocking tradition and how giving is much better than receiving. The story dives into the tradition of St. Nick, but also covers the absolute and unfailing love that God has for us as His children. The lessons learned in this book make this one a valuable addition to our library!
Just a warning before reading this book…. Grab some tissues!! This is my absolute favorite Christmas book. As a mother, my heart broke and was mended as I read through this beautiful story. It is told through the eyes of Mary, mother of Jesus, telling her 5 yr old son about his miraculous birth. She gives the ups, the downs and the final victory of what Jesus’ life would be like. This story is beautifully written and is sure to touch the heart of any mother. It brings together the reality of Jesus as 100% man, yet 100% God. This book will truly give you and your child an insight into how Mary’s First Christmas may have been.
How can you find these books?
To purchase any of these books you can click on the pictures next to the books. Each one is available through amazon.
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