Enjoy another guest post installment from Children’s & Youth Acquisitions Director, Katara Patton.
I have a confession to make… I haven’t been a traditional Christmas shopper since an awful incident just about 20 years ago. I was out shopping for Christmas, looking for the best deals, and I got in a shouting match over a parking spot. Bah Humbug! I quickly pulled it in, repented, and said to myself: “This is not the reason for this season, neither is it the spirit!” So, from that fateful Christmas season on, I’ve really focused more on giving gifts I make or gifts that remind others why we are celebrating.
Now as a parent of a young one, I am challenged to refocus her attention during this awfully secular time of year and teach her about Christ’s birth and the true gift God gave us through Christ.
And what better way to do that than to share the Christmas story through books, and music, and activities, and family stories and time.
At Tyndale, we can definitely help with the book part. One of my new favorite products this season is the digital version of the My Read and Rhyme Christmas Story. It’s available now for only $1.99 and it has narration and beautiful art to compliment the sacred retelling of the birth of Jesus. You can read it to your kids or let them press play and hear the story over and over again. It’s the type of gift you can give early to refocus little (and big) minds on the real reason for the season.
Tyndale also has many devotionals that make great gifts. Devotionals are a reminder to kids that spending time in God’s Word each day is a great habit to develop. It’s a discipline to begin as early as possible. Some of my favorite for this year include the One Year My Princess Devotions (for preschool girls), The One Year Book of Bible Trivia (perfect for any kid who can read well on his/her own and who loves trivia questions!) and for teens, Think 4:8 (it’s designed to get teens thinking positively!) Some of our best-selling devotions include One Year Devotions for Preschoolers (featuring the Little Blessings characters and art), One Year Devotions for Girls and Boys (including a Girls devotion featuring the Women of the Bible), One Year Teen Devos (and a great Teen Girls devo). We have a devotional for every kid at every age (and we’ll share more about those in January).
Picture books and Bible storybooks are also great books to give at Christmas. The cute cuddly I Couldn’t Love You More is perfect for the animal lover. And A Child’s First Bible is a great hit for young kids. Christmas also serves as a perfect time to give God’s Word as a gift. And we have lots of great Bibles for kids.
So, whether you’re looking for a stocking filler or a meaningful gift, consider checking out Tyndale’s large line of Kids books and Bibles. We love being able to share God’s Word and the true reason for this season with kids!