Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Christmas Prayer and Colors of Faith Christmas Tree

A Christmas Prayer by Amy Parker is a refreshing change to the sometimes over commercialized holiday season. In A Christmas Prayer, a young child says thank you to God for each of the Christmas gifts: the angel Gabriel, Mary, Joseph, the donkey, the manger, the shepards, the bright star, and Jesus, the perfect Christmas gift. The rhyming verse in the story follows a repetative, predictable pattern. 
I found A Christmas Prayer to be a very sweet book with a simple but strong message. There is something soft and sweet about the padded board book cover, the rhyme, and the illustrations. The book practically begs to be read as a bedtime prayer!
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In keeping with the true meaning of Christmas, we decorated a paper Christmas tree with colored stickers. Each sticker had a meaning:

The Yellow Star represents God's perfect light; 
Red represents the blood Jesus shed for us; 
Black represents our sins; 
White represents the cleansing of our sins; 
Blue represents the baptism that identifies us with Jesus; 
The Green tree represents the new life we have in Jesus

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This was one of our 12 Days of Christmas books and crafts. We are teaming up with Reading Confetti to bring you this series. Here are the books and crafts we have done so far:

You can also find all of our books and crafts on my 12 Days of Christmas Pinterest Board.


  1. This books sounds wonderful. I love how all the colors have meaning!

    Thank you so much for leaving a comment! I love that she shared her struggle with dyslexia and really wanted her to know other appreciated it.

  2. Oh, I love this. Have to find some stickers.