Christmas Giving

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Christmas is a time for giving, both to those we love and to those in need. This mini-anthology shares festive literary selections that show the spirit of Christmas giving in a variety of ways, including charitable giving, gift giving, and the giving of comfort and joy. The accompanying articles highlight Christmas giving in the past and in the present, and the activities offer simple suggestions for sharing fun at the holidays.
 

Contents:

Poems
Christmas is Coming, traditional nursery rhyme
Good King Wenceslas by John Mason Neale
The Friendly Beasts, traditional carol
The Joy of Giving by John Greenleaf Whittier

Story
Matthew Insists On Puffed Sleeves by L. M. Montgomery

Connections
Boxing Day
Christmas Gift Packaging

Activities
Hosting a Cookie Swap
Making Shortbread Cookies

Resources
Further Reading
Guide to Illustrations