Christmas is my absolute most favorite time of the year! I especially love the joy that it brings to my children! As part of the holiday season, I love planning fun little holiday activities for them through the month of December and this year is no different! In fact, my latest discovery, The Christmas Angel, will definitely play a part in our Christmas celebration this year!
What is The Christmas Angel?
The Christmas Angel is a fun, creative storybook set designed to help you create a fun family tradition centered around the true meaning of Christmas! It is a wonderful tool that helps remind children about the joy of giving to others!
From the Creators:
Check out the video from the creators Lisa and Patrick Dorough explaining The Christmas Angel and how it came about!
What Comes in The Christmas Angel Set?
The Christmas Angel Storybook Set comes with a cute plush angel, a beautifully illustrated full-color hardback book, and a packet of gold glitter (aka golden dust). To top it all off, the set also includes a keepsake tin to store everything so that the set can be treasured and used year after year!
The Story of The Christmas Angel
The story of The Christmas Angel is a beautiful story about a little girl who awakes to an angel sent from God. The angel tells her about the birth of Jesus and then encourages her to spread the joyous news to people everywhere! The angel explains that God gave us His special gift, Jesus! In the same spirit we should also give to others!
Choose to GIVE Today!
So often my kids get caught up in what they will receive during the holiday season. I love that the story of The Christmas Angel encourages the children to find creative ways to give to others, showing the true spirit of the Christmas season!
The book even suggests ideas for giving…making Christmas cards, singing Christmas carols…
…giving candy canes to neighbors and spending time with them to tell them of God’s love…sharing your toys with children in need…
I have been doing some of my own brainstorming and I am very excited to get my kids involved in focusing more on the giving than the receiving this Christmas season!
Hints in the Golden Dust
In the storybook, the Christmas Angel leaves hints in golden dust. This is where the glitter comes in! The Christmas Angel visits YOUR child and leaves hints in the golden dust about what THEY get to do to share the gift of God’s love with others.
Simply pour the glitter into the lid of the tin to leave hints about how you will spread the gift of God’s love to others for that day! (It reminds me of the salt box we made for practicing penmanship!)
Hide the Christmas Angel along with the hints in the golden dust. Send your little ones off to find the angel and discover what fun what they will share the true spirit of the holiday, giving!
How we will use The Christmas Angel:
First, we will read The Christmas Angel storybook on November 30th and I will get them excited about what surprises are in store. Each day in December I will have an activity for the kids to spread Christmas joy to others through giving!
As much as I love the idea of writing in the golden dust, I have a backup plan in case one of my kids just happen to accidentally knock over the glitter in their excitement! Yes, I can TOTALLY see this happening! So, thinking ahead, I used a bit of the glitter to decorate an envelope with the word GIVE. I will write the hints in gold ink on an index card and place it inside the envelope.
Each day I will hide the angel along with the glittery envelope filled with a hint written in gold ink! The kids will run around the house searching for the angel, excited to discover how they will get to bless someone that day through giving!
I am excited to use The Christmas Angel with my kids this year! I know they will be thrilled searching for the angel but I will be even more thrilled that they will be learning that the greater blessing is to give than to receive!
Purchase The Christmas Angel
Would you like to begin a new Christmas tradition with your children by restoring the true GIVING spirit of Christmas? Purchase The Christmas Angel for the special little ones in your life for only $29.95. For more information, be sure to visit The Christmas Angel website or find them on Facebook or Twitter.
Win a Christmas Angel Storybook Set
Would you like to win a Christmas Angel Storybook Set? You can enter to win using Rafflecopter below. (If you are reading this post via email or via a reader and the giveaway widget does not appear below, visit the actual blog post or click the link below to enter.) Giveaway is open to anyone. Giveaway ends 11/11/12. The winner will be emailed and announced on the giveaway widget. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be selected.
Want another chance to win a Christmas Child Storybook Set plus some other great prizes? Be sure to check out the iHomeschool Network Christmas Facebook party on Tuesday, November 13, 2012!
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This product was given to me free of charge. I do not have to return the product to the vendor. I was compensated for my time invested in reviewing the product. All opinions expressed in this post are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.