Friday, December 25, 2015

Covenant Christmas Roundup {LDS Christmas Favorites Blog Tour}

Christmas is my favorite time of the year.  Is it yours?  I know many people dislike the commercial feel that tags along with this holiday and I admit that it does get frustrating at times...especially when it comes to finding that perfect gift for someone.  This year I did a LOT of my shopping online...and I'm glad I did.  I think that avoiding the stores really kept me from getting overwhelmed and upset with cranky shoppers, crabby cashiers and elbow-to-elbow crowds...  Shopping online is the BEST...and one of my favorite places to shop is Deseret Book online!  They have inspiring books and beautiful gifts for adults and children.  I'm excited to share with you a wonderful selection of gifts that I received from Covenant Communications all of which can be purchased at!  I know it's a little late to purchase these for Christmas THIS year...but these would make such lovely gifts ALL year round.  Enjoy this Christmas Roundup!  

First up is this perfect little stocking stuffer!  A gorgeous little, marble, Christus Statue.  Standing 3" tall it is a miniature replica of the large Christus statue found in LDS Church Visitors Centers throughout the world.  Jesus Christ's welcoming arms invite all to come to him and brings peace and comfort into your home.  Expertly crafted from marble (yes, real marble!) with painstaking attention to detail this is a heirloom quality statue that would look beautiful on a mantle or other display area.   

This would also make a great gift for a baptism, completion of Personal Progress or Duty to God, and  or course, it is a perfect size for Stocking Stuffer.  You can purchase the Christus statue HERE

The next gift I want to share is called A Songbook for LDS Families honoring the musical legacy of Janice Kapp Perry with Bonnie Hart Murray.  Including 18 favorites, as well as 28 new Book of Mormon hymns, this lovely hardback book show cases musical scores that everyone loves!  Insights into each hymn offers the stories behind the music and highlights the scriptures that inspired the arrangements.  Also included are 2 CDs containing accompaniment tracks to the music as well as the complete Book of Mormon art collection by Arnold Friberg!  It has a nice enclosed spiral binding that will stand up nicely on the piano.  Truly, from a Charlotte Mason/homeschool perspective this book is fantastic!  This is going to be so wonderful for our hymn studies over the next few years!  I can't wait to get started with it!!

You can purchase your own copy of A Songbook for LDS families here!

Next up!  It's All About Christmas!  If you are not already feeling the Christmas spirit then this book will get you started.  And it's contagious!  It's All About Christmas is a collection of stories, songs, poems, Christmas history, traditions, recipes, activities, nativity to St. Nick...and stuffed with a whole lot more!  Short, sweet sections make this perfect reading for the holidays with small children.  The illustrations are colorful and delightfully vintage...  I love how this book reminds me of an old fashioned Christmas.  Chock full of values and character this book will be a real treat to any one who reads it.  Next year I plan to begin reading this book (and the next) at the very beginning of December.  They will make fantastic bedtime stories!  

Here is another great devotional-style book!  Words of Christmas; Savoring the true meaning of the season one word at a time.  Here is what I really like about this is, literally, just one word.  Just one word a day.   Start reading on the 1st of December, read one reflection each day, use like you would a tradition Advent calendar.  Or...choose a word that reflects your mood or that you personally want to study.

Words of Christmas encourages you to look closer at 25 oft-repeated words that we often hear throughout the holidays.  Find deeper meaning in each word and find the real reason for the season one word at a time.  You can purchase Words of Christmas here.

Last, but not least are 2 heart-warming Christmas DVDs.   

The first, No Ordinary Shepherd is a story about a young crippled boy who treasures his fathers tale of the starlit night when the heavily host appeared to the shepherds in the field.  Years later he meets a gentle stranger in the hills and finds him oddly familiar...and encounters a miracle of his very own.  Enjoy the trailer!  You can purchase No Ordinary Shepherd here.

In the second DVD, He Knows My Name a little girl named Rebekah is very fascinated by the man her neighbors call Jesus.  Her mother is not so sure...until the day Rebekah brings him to their home...  and He changes their lives forever.  Get your copy of He Knows My Name here.

Thank you so much for checking out all of these great products provided by Covenant Communications!  I received all of these fantastic items free of charge in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions expressed here are my very own.  Thank you SO much Covenant!

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