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Countdown to Christmas
Memory Making Stories and Activities for Every Day from December 1st to the 25th
By Amy Puetz
149 pages
Over 150 black and white illustrations
Size 8.25 inches by 11 inches


Create new memories that your family will cherish for years!

Do you long to make this holiday season the best ever? Do you wish to escape from the commercialism that hounds us from every corner? Do you want to slow down this Christmas and enjoy the holiday as they did in the good old days?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I would like to offer you a wonderful book that will brighten your family's Christmas. Countdown to Christmas has family friendly stories and activities for every day from December 1st to the 25th. Imagine your family reading a Christmas story each day and then participating in a fun activity together. This will be made simple for you with Countdown to Christmas! The book is broken up into daily sections. Each day has a story and an activity that will take about 30 to 45 minutes.

Some of the stories included are:

  • "Becky’s Christmas Dream" By Louisa May Alcott
  • "The Fir-Tree" By Hans Christian Andersen
  • "The Star" By Florence M. Kingsley
  • "The Conscience-Pudding" By E. Nesbit
  • "Saint Nicholas" adapted By Amy Puetz
  • "Why the Chimes Rang" By Raymond MacDonald Alden
  • "Christmas Every Day" By W.D. Howells
  • "Wenceslas" By Amy Puetz
  • "Christmas Storms and Sunshine" By Elizabeth Gaskell
  • "Christmas Far From Home" By Amy Puetz
  • "Trusty’s Christmas" By Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
  • "A Story of the Christ-Child" By Elizabeth Harkison
  • "Getting a Christmas for the Little Ones" By Margaret Sidney
  • "The Legend of Babouscka" adapted from a Russian Tale
  • "The First Christmas Tree" By Eugene Field
  • "The Shepherd’s Story" By Washington Gladden
  • "The Christmas Story" from Matthew & Luke

Most of the stories in this book were written in the 1800s and early 1900s. Some of the language may seem old fashioned, but this only adds to their charm! Many of these stories have not been reprinted since their first publication, and are just waiting to be rediscovered by a whole new generation. Countdown to Christmas will appeal to any age group, but children ages 6-14 will enjoy it the most. Each story can be used to teach important lessons to your children. Reading aloud as a family will open up wonderful opportunities for discussions and conversations. The activities include: Games, Crafts, Cooking, Riddles, Quizzes, Singing Carols, etc. This book will help families grow closer together.

Make this Christmas truly memorable with Countdown to Christmas!

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Testimonials for Countdown to Christmas

Amy Puetz has a gift for making history touchable. She makes it glow and makes it something you want to experience. Countdown to Christmas combines the history and traditions of Christmas with great literature; art, craft, and cooking projects; and the tools for creating beautiful family memories. The stories included are richly illustrated with beautiful artwork and historic images that bring them to life. Countdown to Christmas is a wonderful way for families with children of all ages to experience the beautiful celebration of the coming of Jesus and all that it means for each one of us.
Mary Evelyn McCurdy, author and playwritght,

"Amy Puetz has written a wonderful book, Countdown to Christmas. I love the fact that each day's readings and activities are not overwhelming, but short and simple...making this book very user-friendly, practical, and easy to incorporate into your daily schedule during the month of December. I highly recommend this book!"
Sheri Graham, Graham Family Ministries,

"Countdown to Christmas is a delightful collection of 'old-fashioned' Christmas stories, games, and recipes that today's kids love! My five youngest children and I had a blast using this book last year, and we are looking forward to using it again this year. Get a copy for yourself, and one for a friend. You will love making Countdown to Christmas your newest family tradition."
Erica Johns, Supermom's Health and Wellness,

"Amy Puetz has created the "warmth and joy of Christmas" with her December 1-25 Christmas Countdown book. Her compiled classic stories, carols, and activities keep the family together and anticipating Christmas Day. With the busyness of the holiday season, this daily inspiration will warm your heart and keep your focus on the joy of Christmas. This book will be sure to make this year a "Merry Christmas" at your home!"
Marcia Ramsland, author of Simplify Your Holidays: A Classic Christmas Planner to Use Year after Year,

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