December 2014 Posts

Kid Talk Tuesday: Merry Christmas from Tyndale Kids

Today’s post is by publishing coordinator Linda MacKillop.

Welcome to this season of Advent. So many of our holiday memories are filled with soft lighting enhanced by candle or fireplace flames, window lights, soft voices recalling the old, old story or memories of Christmas’ past and loved ones gone while a bed of hushed and soft snow falls outside our windows.
 
A couple of our kid’s team members have treasured holiday memories that allow them to recall with their families the meaning of Christmas. They wanted to share with you how they bring the old story to the next generation. Kids Team Acquisitions Director, Linda Howard, throws a birthday party for Jesus on Christmas Eve every year, baking a cake, decorating it with candles, and singing Happy Birthday to Jesus for her grandkids to enjoy as they learn why we celebrate Christmas. Then they read the Christmas story from the Bible, building memories and traditions to focus them on Christ for a lifetime.
 
As a child, Senior Editor Stephanie Rische’s family set up the Nativity scene each Christmas, carefully setting out the shepherds, the wise men, the animals, and Mary and Joseph. But the manger was empty . . . until Christmas morning when their mother would wrap the Baby Jesus figurine, which would be the first gift they would open on Christmas Day. Their tradition served as a powerful reminder that the Messiah we all await had arrived and was, indeed, the greatest gift of all.
 
Advent is a time of waiting, a time for the “coming” of God to earth in the humble setting of a manger where his parents laid his head on a soft bed of hay while a harshness surrounded his birth. As we watch world news and events unfold in the traditionally hard way with noise and clatter, fear and violence, a softness descends in our hearts if we allow ourselves and our children the unrushed moments to quiet ourselves and remember the reason we celebrate.
 
Here at Tyndale, we offer a blessing over you and your family during this lovely season. No matter what’s been happening in your life over the past days, months or year, may the God of peace bring a hush to the rush of your life, cushioning you from all the world’s hard edges. May you rest with all your weariness and troubles in His cushioned arms, or celebrate with gladness all He has done for you in recent days. May the old, old story arrive in your ears and soul with a fresh voice and a fresh telling that fills you up for the rest of the coming year with hope and peace. A reminder. A remembrance.
 
As always, we are here to soften the hard lines in your life by providing books and resources and stories to quiet your soul. A Merry Christmas to all!

Enter to Win a Faith that Sticks and Happy Day Books Prize Pack!

If you’re new to the world of Faith that Sticks and Happy Day Books, here’s what you need to know to get you started.

 

Faith that Sticks:

Whether they’re for home, school, church, or the office, these stickers add fun embellishment to letters, cards, scrapbooks, certificates, charts, games, crafts…anything that needs a special touch. Take a minute and browse over 100 styles, from the Nativity and Christmas to Easter, Scripture, Bible stories, smiley faces, animals, classic symbols of the Christian faith, and more. There’s sure to be a Faith that Sticks design that’s perfect for your next project! We’ve featured some of our favorite Spring stickers & don’t miss the special offer! Learn more at FaiththatSticks.com 

Happy Day Books:

With dozens of titles to choose from and stories about God’s world, faith, family, values, and holidays, Happy Day Books are great for young readers. Christian schools and home schools appreciate these easy readers that teach phonics via Bible-based stories of faith and character. Both the coloring books and sticker books make fun gifts, rewards, and lesson tie-ins. Each book comes at an affordable price, so you can start a collection for the kids in your life today! Learn more at FaiththatSticks.com

Enter to win a prize pack of stickers and books (retail value $25)!

 

Fill out the form below and follow the sharing directions to earn more entries. We’ll choose one winner on December 23rd to win this excellent prize pack!

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Kid Talk Tuesday: Last Minute Gift Ideas

This week’s post is by publishing coordinator, Linda MacKillop. 

Are you a last-minute person? A last-minute shopper? If so, you’ll have company out in the malls and stores this time of year! But, sometimes so much shopping and parties and gift giving makes us all a little cuckoo, removing the sacred hush from our holiday and filling the weeks with stress. So to help you expedite your shopping and allow more time for celebrating the birth of Christ with family, friends, and coworkers, we have some ideas to assist you and soothe those frazzled moments.

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If you are looking for meaningful and easy gifts that would be perfect for a stocking stuffer or a small, wrapped present, consider our Adventures in Odyssey series. These DVDs provide not only fun, biblical entertainment for kids, but peace of mind for parents that their children are absorbing great truths about character and values while quietly enjoying a video. The series includes 17 different action-packed adventures to keep your kids hooked! The videos are sold separately or as a gift pack that includes four exciting Adventures in Odyssey shows from the DVD series, as well as supercharged extra features such as nine all-time favorite audio adventures.

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For stocking stuffers, consider our Faith that Sticks line. These small, fun books come with stickers inside, ready for kids to apply to the pages. Or kids can enjoy making one of the craft suggestions found in the back of the books. Topics include prayer, Christmas, the story of Daniel, how God made each child special, and more. This quick and simple resource enhances learning, motivates children, and inspires ideas. With this line of stickers, Tyndale hopes to provide a creative outlet where kids can express their faith in a fun and meaningful way.

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Our Little Blessings series also makes excellent last-minute gifts! The small board books or softcovers would be great stocking stuffers and include ideas as varied as birthdays, looking for blessings, shapes, colors, and God’s love. The adorable characters make these books a fun read for both parent and child!

Stop by any Christian retail store or bookstore or order online from your favorite vendor. Is there anything better during a hectic time of year than having items show up on your front doorstep to be crossed off your list? Here at Tyndale, we wish you the gift of a Holy Hush to descend on your Christmas.

Kid Talk Tuesday: Little Blessings Prize Pack Giveaway

Kids are full of questions! If you’re looking for resources to help in answering their questions about God and their faith, we invite you to check out our Little Blessings books. These endearing books are packed with important lessons and fun illustrations. Your little ones are sure to enjoy!  Little Blessings books also make great Christmas gifts!

Be sure to enter to win the Little Blessings Prize Pack – a collection including some of our favorite Little Blessings books!

  • Who Is Jesus?
  • What About Heaven?
  • Why Is There a Cross?
  • Bed Time Blessings
  • Bedtime Stories and Prayers

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Here’s how to enter:

Fill out the form below and follow the directions to post on Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook to earn entries. We’ll chose one winner on December 22nd!

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Coloring is NOT Just for Kids!

Today’s post is a guest post by Amie Carlson, product & marketing manager.

Recently, while on a break from college, my 19-year-old daughter, Molly, and her best friend (and roommate) Alexa came to my office to help me organize my overflowing bookshelves. When they had finished, they asked if they could take home some of our Happy Day coloring books. I let them choose a stack of them as a thank you and forgot all about it.

Then one day after they had returned to college, I came home to find an envelope in the mailbox containing this picture.

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It turns out, the girls had spent an afternoon in their dorm room going through all of the coloring books and choosing pictures that reminded them of their friends. They sent them all personalized pictures in the mail at their various colleges . . . which resulted in fun tweets of joy from each girl as she received her picture in the mailbox.

I never would have thought to send coloring books in a care package to my college student, but now I think it’s a great way to let them revisit their childhood and de-stress from the pressures of the real world. Why not pick up some of our Happy Day coloring books for your care package today? Click here to view our collection of coloring books!