The Night Before the Night Before Christmas Book Review

night before the night before christmas book reviewTitle: The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

Author: Jay Dee

Illustrator: Darren Geers

Genre: Children’s Christmas

Publisher: Kraine Kreative

Release Date: November 3, 2014

Format: Paperback

Pages: 32 pages

About the Book:

At Santa’s workshop, the night before the night before Christmas is hardly a time to rest. The elves work tirelessly to get the final toys made before Christmas Eve, but Elfie just can’t keep pace. He spends too much time making his toys perfect, and when Santa comes to check on production, everyone is surprised by his reaction.

AmazonMy Review:

It was the illustrations that sucked me into The Night Before the Night Before Christmas.  I was sent a few samples before I ever read the story and they were so whimsical and colorful I decided I had to read it.

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Once I read the story, though, I was completely hooked!!  It’s sweet and simple, with a nod towards the true meaning of Christmas.

I give The Night Before the Night Before Christmas four and a half stars.  It’s a ready-made classic your family will want to read and re-read for many Christmases to come.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Classic Nativity Stones Cross Review

classic nativity stone cross reviewI have never worn a lot of jewelry.  Just now, as I’m getting older and more into fashion, I have started learning how to accessorize. My favorite necklaces tend be fairly simple, with just a pendant or a few stones.

I always enjoy wearing crosses to church or on special occasions.  I was thrilled when I was asked to review the Classic Nativity Stone Cross from the Nativity Stones Collection.

About the Cross:

The Nativity Stones are stones from the Manger Room in the Cave of the Nativity, excavated just a few feet from the star that marks the birthplace of Jesus Christ.  The stones were brought to the United States in 1964 when a portion of the manger wall was being removed.  They have been distributed at various times over the last 50 years,but were reintroduced in 2009 in the hopes that they could be shared with Christians around the world until the stones are all distributed.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Nativity Stones heirlooms has been designated for 2014 to go towards World Vision’s disaster relief efforts.

The unique design of the Classic Nativity Stones cross is the work of world-renowned jewelry designer Paul Dimitriu. The exquisite Christian jewelry design embodies the Holy Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit at each tip of the Cross as three concentric circles are joined to form this classic shape. Each Cross has a unique Nativity Stone surrounded by the Star from the Cave of the Nativity, the exact place marking Christ’s birth. The 14-point star design represents this most holy of places.

Each cross comes with:

22″ Rope Chain
Velvet Gift Pouch
Certificate of Authenticity
Explanatory Booklet

My Review:

I was impressed by the beauty of the Classic Nativity Stones Cross. It is different than any other cross jewelry I have owned. I love the story behind the design, and the story of the stones, which makes the cross even more special.  Every time I wear it I will remember the “reason for the season”.  The rope chain is very sturdy and beautiful in itself.

I think  this cross would be a meaningful gift to any Christian at Christmas time, baptisms, confirmations, or just because!!

classic nativity stones cross reviewThe Classic Nativity Stones Cross sells for $49.95.

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I received a complimentary Classic Nativity Stones Cross for the purpose of review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

 

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