Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Twelve Blessings of Christmas

The Twelve Blessings of Christmas, written by author T.J. Mills, is a book designed to most assuredly increase the Christmas festivities in your home. Published by J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, this cute little book is full of activities sure to fill your home with Christmas celebration throughout the month of December.

Dividing the book into twelve sections of “Blessings,” author T.J. Mills has filled the pages with recipes, activities, anecdotal stories, lyrics from Christmas Carols, and scripture. Blessings include the blessings of “Warmth,” “Music,” and “Love” just to name a few. There are activities you can develop into lessons for your children like making Pomander or Spice Dough ornaments. Recipes include Friendship Tea, Homemade Rolls, and Gingerbread Men which are sure to make your child smile. The most important story, the account of the birth of Christ is included in the pages along with several scriptures all pointing to a life of love and peace in God.

I really like this book. There are so many things in this book you can do with your children to create memories. Some of my favorites include the list of children’s Christmas books you can read with your child, the recipes for Sand Art Brownies, and a Brisket recipe to cook as part of an “Old Fashioned Dinner.” The author has even included some ways you can serve the people in your community and get involved in a very important aspect of Christmas, which is the act of giving.

On a personal note, I received this book from a student while I was doing my student teaching and pregnant with my first child. It is very special to me because it always makes me think of that time in my life. I recommend this book to anyone who would like to give a Christmas book as a gift to someone special this Christmas. If you want to create memories with your family, and would like to have lots of information you can refer to year after year, then this book is a good choice. If you are a homeschooling mom, then this book would be a good resource for you as well.

The Twelve Blessings of Christmas is a beautiful book with lovely illustrations that will be a treasure on your shelf and that you can refer to for many years to come.

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