Two Great Christmas eBooks

Christmas Ebook Truth in the Tinsel: An Advent Experience for Little HandsIf you have young children, Amanda White has written the very helpful ebook Truth in the Tinsel: An Advent Experience for Little Hands.

It’s got 24 days of Scripture reading, ornament crafts, talking points and extension activities. Plus fun printables and templates!

This year she’s also added printable ornaments as a separate download. I haven’t got those, but if they’re at all like the ebook, they’ll be fun and very doable, even to a non-crafty person like me. I really appreciate that the ebook makes it all very clear, and that she includes a separate shopping list. I also appreciate that it’s possible to do the other stuff and skip the crafting. No, that’s not really the way the book is designed, but if it were only possible to use the book if you did every. single. craft. I would never manage. Instead I can pick and choose what I tackle with my kids. 🙂

Great Christmas Ebook: Merry Christmas, Meager BudgetPacked with ideas on how to make the most of your Christmas budget, Merry Christmas, Meager Budget by Sarah Beals and Beth Bergeron has recipes, simple crafts, decorating suggestions, and more.

Full disclosure: I haven’t read the book completely, but what I have seen I’ve enjoyed. I love how positive Sarah and Beth are throughout the book; a limited budget isn’t presented as something to regret, but instead something that promotes creativity and a focus on what’s most important about Christmas.

The book isn’t perfect; with some of the crafts it’d be helpful for a non-crafting person like me to have pictures so I have a better idea what is supposed to be happening (the instructions are clear, but if you’re really crafting-impaired {raising my hand here} you can still get yourself confused as to what you’re doing or what it’s going to look like). The book is a terrific deal at only $3.99.

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  4. […] – Truth in the Tinsel is 40% off with the code BLACKFRIDAY. I lovelovelove this Advent devotional for preschool- to elementary-aged children. What I may love just as much as the original devotional are the printable ornaments you can also get. If you are at all wanting to do Advent with your younger children, and you’re not crafty (or you don’t have time even if you want to do all the fun stuff you see on Pinterest), do yourself a favor and get the devotional and printable ornaments. I’m not buying this one, only because I purchased it in the past (and wrote about it previously). […]

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