The month of December is full of traditions–from the decorated trees in our living rooms to the gifts that sit beneath them. Our children come to expect these mainstays of the Christmas season, but do they know why? Sally Lloyd-Jones explains the meaning behind these familiar symbols in her book, My Merry Christmas. The beautifully illustrated board book is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary-aged children. The rhythmic rhymes connect readers with the wonder of the first Christmas in Bethlehem.
As a parent, I appreciate opportunities to point my children back to Jesus. While Christmas seems like the perfect time to capture these teachable moments, I often miss them in the hustle and bustle of the season. My Merry Christmas provides the perfect prompt for my family to talk about ways our Christmas is so intricately connected to the very first Christmas.