Too often the focus of Christmas tends to be Santa bringing gifts to children, not to mention everyone giving gifts to each other. Santa's Birthday Gift was written after I read the story of the Nativity to one of my grandchildren, who then asked, "But where's Santa?" The story came to me in a dream that night. The book first tells very simply the story of Mary and Joseph and baby Jesus in the stable in Bethlehem, with the arrival of the three wisemen and all the shepherds and angels – so it still puts the focus on the birth of baby Jesus. But then it goes on to tell how an angel named Santa Claus, who is a toy-maker at the North Pole, sees the star, grabs his toys and hops in a sleigh – which is magically able to fly when he runs out of snow and offers a prayer - follows it to Bethlehem, kneels before Baby Jesus and promises that each year at Christmas he will bring gifts to children to celebrate the Christ Child's birthday. So it’s not what Santa gets, but what he gives. My favorite comment was from a mother who wrote to tell me that after her daughter read the book, she said, "Now I get it!"
...“So each year at Christmas, Santa brings toys
To all good little girls and all good little boys;
He remembers his promise in a wonderful way,
He gives Christmas gifts for the Christ Child’s birthday.”... Sherrill S. Cannon
Causes Sherrill Cannon Supports
St. Jude's Childrens, Washington National Cathedral, Native American College Fund, Toys for Tots, American Red Cross, ALA of PA, Duke University, National...