Having been raised in a home where the focus was on spiritual values, they began to receive material for “Get Ready, Celebrate, Rejoice – Inspiration and Activities for the Christmas Season” at a young age.
"As we began applying the lessons we learned to the context of our own families, we realized that our perception of Christmas was different than our neighbors," said Sue. "Sally and I thought we should share so that others could better enjoy the holidays."
The book offers readers background information about Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany celebrations complete with detailed directions for six weeks of meaningful activities.
From Advent through Epiphany, there are simple steps you can take to refocus on this life-changing Christian holiday that many just experience as a rushed blur that must be endured. This book provides history and explanations of the season, while offering pages and pages of activity ideas designed to help bring your family together.
Within the book there are topics such as:
- Advent Devotions
- The Day-by-Day Nativity
- Celebrating Jesus's Birthday
- The Twelfth Night Cake
- and more
According to Sally, "We were very pleased when Standard Publishing released the softcover version of our book in 1990. Now this newly updated Second Edition will carry the meaning of Christmas to a new generation of readers." The second edition is initially released for the Amazon Kindle.
Though both Sue and Sally have written for pleasure and publication since their high school days, this was their first joint effort. Two years later they collaborated on a second book.
If you're reading this in time, this book is being made available for free download during the period of November 17-21, 2012. If you missed the free dates, it's still at a low cost.
Learn more about “Get Ready, Celebrate, Rejoice” with details and ordering available at http://www.themeaningofchristmas.org.