Here is another cute Christmas story to share with your children. In the Legend of St. Nicholas by Dandi Daley Mackall we are taken back to the 60’s or 70’s when a young boy named Nick was shopping with his father. He has money to spend on Christmas gifts, but can only think of things he would like for himself. All of a sudden he hears a store Santa telling another child the Legend of St. Nicholas. St. Nicholas traveled with his parents to the Holy Land and shortly after he is blessed unexpectedly with a lot of money. He shares his splendor with his friends secretly gifting them things that they were in need of on Christmas Day~Jesus’ Birthday! His friends are grateful and thank God for blessing them with a friendship in Nicholas. And so the Legend of St. Nicholas began. We learn that Nicholas had a giving heart and he prayed to our Lord Jesus Christ for direction. When the store Santa finishes telling his story we find the little boy eager to purchase gifts for his friends and family. His heart changes and he has learned that time old lesson, “it is better to give to others, than to receive and be selfish.” This is a great book with a big meaning.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from booklook bloggers and the review is of my own honest opinion.