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Dec 1, 2009

CLOSED: Countdown to Christmas-book (Festive R&G)

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With Christmas several days away, we know it's easy to get caught in the fun, festivities and joy of the season. At times it's hard especially for our little ones when they see Santa in the mall and elves in cartoons...sometimes Santa becomes the focus but here's a lovely little book that helps prepare your little ones to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with a day by day countdown to the special day.

Countdown to Christmas
by Dr Mary Manz Simon beautifully suggests a fun Christmas activity for your little one to do either with a little help from Mommy, Daddy or an older sibling or by himself/herself. Each day's activity ends with a little prayer your child can pray and a verse from the Bible relating to the activity of the day.

For instance, on day 1: i.e. December 1: you get to make a pretty green and red paper chain with 25 links. Each link needs to be taken off as you start a new day. What a lovely physical symbol to show your little one how to countdown the days till Christmas.

On December 3rd, the Christmas story is first introduced to your child. As each day goes by, little bits from the story is shared so by December 25th your little one knows exactly why we celebrate Christmas and will remember each bit with the fun activity he/she did.

I love Dr Mary Manz Simon's books. This will be Bunny girl's 5th book by her and each one so far has been such a blessing not just to Bunny girl but even to me. I know these books have ministered to me with their simple language, thought filled themes and blessed insights.

Countdown to Christmas is a board book suggested for children 4+ but I think the activities are easy for a 3 year old to work on and understand too. The book is priced at 9.99 US$ in the Scholastic store and if you order right away you will miss doing just a few days out of the countdown. This is a book worth buying and as Dr Mary says.." your child will learn that the birth of God's Son is the reason we celebrate"


Win it:

Three readers will have the opportunity to win Countdown to Christmas by Dr Mary Manz Simon

(I'm closing this contest early-on December 5th 2009, so that the winners can receive the books early...allowing several days to count down to Christmas)


Here's how you can win it:


1. Mandatory entry (without this, all other entries will be disqualified)-

Leave a comment letting me know a fun Christmas activity you do with your kid(s).

Additional entries:

- 2. Subscribe to my blog (remember you need to activate the subscription if you subscribe via email) or Follow my blog & leave a comment stating that you subscribe or follow.

- 3. Blog about this giveaway (leave a comment with a link to your blog post)

- 4. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway and add the hashtag #ebmr at the end. (You can tweet daily. Each daily tweet counts as an additional entry)

- 5. Add the link to this giveaway on a Mr Linky on a blog giveaway site, forum, carnival. (leave a comment with the link)

-6. Snag my Blog button and leave a comment with the link.

-7. Snag the Festive Giveaways button and leave a comment with the link.

This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 years and above.

3 winners will be chosen with the random.org generator on December 5 2009 at 10 pm Central time, so enter before that. The winners names will be posted thereafter. Please note if any winner does not get back to me 48 hours after his/her name has been posted, I will pick a new winner.


** EBMR Disclaimer: Scholastic sent me this book for review purposes only. The reviews attached to this giveaway have not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in the related review posts have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.**

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91 Comments:

At December 1, 2009 at 10:15 AM , Blogger lfhpueblo said...

Baking and frosting a Birthday Cake For Jesus.

 
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At December 1, 2009 at 10:20 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At December 1, 2009 at 10:28 AM , Blogger For Their Future said...

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At December 1, 2009 at 10:28 AM , Blogger For Their Future said...

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At December 1, 2009 at 10:43 AM , Blogger Gerrie said...

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At December 1, 2009 at 10:43 AM , Blogger Gerrie said...

I love waking my kids up way EARLY on Christmas morning to see what Santa brought! Then we (sorta) clean up our mess and cook breakfast together and get ready to go see the rest of the family.
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At December 1, 2009 at 12:05 PM , Anonymous Heather L said...

Last year my mother in law made a felt christmas tree, so my son could easily replace and remove ornaments. It is now something we plan on doing every year for our little guy.

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At December 1, 2009 at 1:35 PM , Blogger Desiree said...

Well, last Christmas was my daughter's first and we were moving, so we didn't really do our annual family tradition that my husband and I started while still dating.

Every year, we go to Callaway Gardens for the Festival in Lights. We drink lots of hot chocolate, see Santa, watch the nativity on the beach, and ride in an open air tram to see the lights. It's perfect.

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At December 1, 2009 at 3:56 PM , Blogger Jen said...

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At December 1, 2009 at 3:56 PM , Blogger Jen said...

We always bake holiday cookies together. Some are for us, some are for Santa, and some are for gits for family.

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At December 1, 2009 at 4:52 PM , Blogger Linda K said...

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At December 1, 2009 at 4:52 PM , Blogger Linda K said...

We drive down to where we used to live to see the lights and decorations.


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At December 1, 2009 at 5:54 PM , Blogger Thena said...

We always make sugar cookies. Eat some and of course leave some for Santa. Even though they are beginning to tell me they know he's not real.

 
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At December 2, 2009 at 1:00 AM , Blogger Bombtastic Belle said...

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At December 2, 2009 at 1:00 AM , Blogger Bombtastic Belle said...

This year my husband has plans of dressing up as Santa Claus for my niece and nephew :)
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At December 2, 2009 at 4:10 PM , Blogger wmmahaney said...

We always snuggle up together and read Christmas stories.
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At December 2, 2009 at 7:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We love to bake cookies and decorate them. It never fails that we all end up with icing on us

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At December 2, 2009 at 9:03 PM , Blogger The Demille's said...

My little boy is 17 months old, but we are going to try and make christmas cookies and a gingerbread house!
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At December 2, 2009 at 11:27 PM , OpenID fats82439 said...

we all sing carols and decorate the tree from age 7 to 70!

 
At December 3, 2009 at 8:14 AM , Blogger Nanette said...

Our favorite thing to do at Christmas is to make and decorate fun cookies.
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At December 3, 2009 at 8:30 AM , Blogger Nicole D. said...

We all decorate the Christmas Tree. Thanks!

 
At December 3, 2009 at 8:33 AM , Blogger mogrill said...

Having a cookie baking party..so much fun each year. Thanks for the chance.
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At December 3, 2009 at 12:09 PM , Blogger auntrene said...

The Daycare Kiddos and i make a paper chain with red and green loops we tear off each day until we get to the yellow and hurray!!! its Christmas.
We also decorate cookies and this year for the first time we are going to attempt a gingerbread house to decorate. Fun!!
Enjoy!

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At December 3, 2009 at 1:40 PM , Blogger tatertot374 said...

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At December 3, 2009 at 6:52 PM , Blogger Terri said...

Our favorite family Christmas activity has 2 steps, 1st: shopping for the "perfect" real tree and 2nd: decorating it with ornaments from when we were first married to a few new ornaments for this year. We all have hot chocolate & homemade cookies as we recall past years.
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At December 3, 2009 at 8:50 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

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At December 3, 2009 at 8:50 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

My girls and I always decorate Christmas Sugar Cookies. I love to do it with them and they are so fun!

I also try and do a Gingerbread house with them, but last year I missed! Hopefully I will get one done with them this year!

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At December 3, 2009 at 10:07 PM , Blogger Alicia said...

We do a birthday party for Jesus...we try and keep the real reason for the season!

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At December 3, 2009 at 11:05 PM , Blogger Mandy from Burkett Blessings said...

We make hot chocolate and then ride around town singing Christmas carols and look at Christmas lights.
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At December 4, 2009 at 1:25 AM , Blogger A Frugal Friend said...

Well, my little one is just two, but we have read a new christmas book each day so far this year....and colored plenty of printables!!

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At December 4, 2009 at 6:37 AM , Blogger Lady Jen said...

Our favorite Christmas activities are simple---reading Christmas books and decorating the tree. The kids made a paper chain for their little tree last year to make it their own.

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At December 4, 2009 at 7:09 AM , Blogger erma said...

We like to make homemade ordments.
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At December 4, 2009 at 12:25 PM , Blogger Nickolay said...

We take one weekend and make more cookies and holiday treats than one group of people should make

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At December 4, 2009 at 1:59 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We bake all kinds of yummy holiday treats to take to neighbors.

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At December 4, 2009 at 3:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We bake cookies as a family!

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At December 4, 2009 at 4:07 PM , Blogger zachsgran said...

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At December 4, 2009 at 4:07 PM , Blogger zachsgran said...

My grandson and I bake cookies for Santa
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At December 4, 2009 at 5:21 PM , Blogger rainmommy said...

we bake cookies and decorate them...once that is done we take some to surrounding neighbours. A tradition brought down 3 generations!
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At December 4, 2009 at 8:30 PM , Blogger Rebecca L said...

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At December 5, 2009 at 5:35 AM , Blogger Diana D said...

I'm a grandmother now but when the kids were growing up we always strung popcorn for the and made gingergread cookies which we decorated. Thanks for the giveaway

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At December 5, 2009 at 12:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have an advent calendar that we can slip notes into. Everyday we do something fun...bake, look at Christmas lights, a craft, do something good for someone, etc.

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At December 5, 2009 at 3:30 PM , Blogger Birdson said...

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At December 5, 2009 at 3:33 PM , Blogger crystalf said...

We decorate the tree together and make cookies for Santa. This year we are going to make a cake for him instead. lol Thank you!

 
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At December 5, 2009 at 8:35 PM , Blogger Gianna said...

We make Christmas cookies together :)

 
At December 5, 2009 at 8:39 PM , Blogger Jinxy and Me said...

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At December 5, 2009 at 8:39 PM , Blogger Jinxy and Me said...

Baking cookies!

 
At December 5, 2009 at 9:49 PM , Blogger lilyk said...

Decorating the Christmas tree is very fun!

 
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At December 5, 2009 at 9:57 PM , Blogger Heather said...

I'm doing the 12 days of Christmas with her this year. Each day, starting 12-13, we'll do something or eat something. Manicure, ice skating, honey sticks, donuts, etc. Should be fun to put together AND do.

 
At December 5, 2009 at 10:25 PM , Blogger Honey Mommy said...

We like to take homemade gifts to our neighbors!

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