When did you learn the truth about Santa Claus? Do you even remember? I’m not sure what age I was when I came to know there was no jolly old guy coming down our non-existent chimney and leaving presents under our Christmas tree. Needless to say, as a kid Christmas lost a certain sort of innocent sparkle once I became privy to this truth. Growing up church and Jesus’ birth were always a part of our Christmas celebration but for many children that may not be the case. Soraya Diase Coffelt’s It’s Not About You Mr. Santa Claus aims to bring children into the true knowledge of Christmas from the Christian perspective in a fun and childlike way.
What child hasn’t wrote a letter to Santa before in an attempt to tell him everything on their wish list? But this is not your typical Dear Santa letter. Rather than ask Santa for anything the child takes the opportunity to school Santa on the history of Christmas and God’s great gift to the world.
For those families who are not quite ready to give up the magic or mystery of Santa, Ms Diase does not spill the beans on his existence. However, I think the book might have been enhanced by explaining how Santa came to be associated with Christmas. I’m looking forward to tucking this book in my nephew’s stocking this year. I think he will enjoy it.
Where Did Gift Giving Begin?
Christmas is one of the most important holidays celebrated in most countries around the world, yet the true origin of this special day is often missed. Almost everyone equates Santa Claus and the giving of gifts with Christmas, but what event was the catalyst behind this centuries-old tradition?
This delightfully illustrated children's story is sure to become a tradition for you and your family as the holiday rolls around each year. Christmas is a special time of celebration and one in which we have time to reflect on what is most important.
About the Book
It's Not about You Mr. Santa Claus: A Love Letter about the True Meaning of Christmas by Soraya Diase Coffelt
Published by Morgan James Publishing on November 4th 2014
Genres: juvenile nonfiction
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