The Story of Christmas: Story Book Set & Advent Calendar
December 3, 2014
I am very pleased with this item. I purchased two different advent calendar items for my granddaughter who is 3 years old. I didn't know which one would be more appropriate for her. I have decided to keep this one to give her next year as I think it is more appropriate for a child of 4 or 5 years. I know she will enjoy the little books and I will have a small artificial Christmas tree on which she can hang them.
Purchased this product several years ago and have enjoyed using it as a tool to get our "focus" on the true gift of Christmas. We have friends, and/or family, over and pass out each book to those attending. We then read the books in order, thus everyone has a part in the telling of Jesus coming to earth for our salvation. It is a special time together followed by blowing out the candle on Jesus' birthday cake.
I was very excited to get this book set / advent calendar. I ordered one for me, one for my sister and one for my brother-in-law's family. As soon as they came, I eagerly read each book and then promptly repacked them for a return. I will not spend time reading books to my children that tell an inaccurate or embellished account of Jesus' birth. I don't know why anyone would. I certainly wish that I had noticed the one review that calls the books historical fiction. I never would have purchased them.