Giving a gift card for a new winter coat
Letting the True Light of Christmas shine through
Helping those who don't have it so good
Veggie Tales finds that not all that glitters is what is important at Spring Valley Mall. They are decorating the empty mall to get shoppers into the Christmas shopping with sparkling lights and music.
A learning experience and a good message. Helping others and hearing the True Christmas Story. As the Spring Valley Mall waits for the king of the mall to come and check out their decorations, he says they have got it with the focus on The King of Them All!
Christmas lights make things bright, but there's more than one way to shine at Christmas. Discuss how your family can give the love God gave to you. Larry sings a "Not-so-Silly" song, Wrapped Myself Up for Christmas. Think of ways to give yourself ―your time, your care, your talents―to others. As Acts 20:35 says, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." Can you find a way to help the community all year long?
Have the biggest and brightest Christmas ever! Free downloads, game and activities at veggietales.com/merrylarry ~ check either veggietales.com/occ or samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/ for your family to fill An Operation Christmas Child shoebox to be sent to a child in need. Jesus said in John 13:34, "Love one another, just as I have loved you." Those near and dear to you would love cookies or a homemade card. Remember service members in need of remembrance by those they serve. For a thoughtful mail-order gift, focusonthefamily.com/merrylarry sharing of Clubhouse Jr. magazine for 3 to 7-year-olds shows how to serve others, and has fun activities, educational puzzles, and creatively told Bible stories.
Two examples this True Light of Christmas brought to me is a sweet neighbor family bring their little children to our home to bring their homemade cookies and sing a Christmas song to us each year. That is a highlight of receiving their sharing at Christmas for us. One year, I told the older little boy there was something under the tree for them. He reached in and took one of his mommy's cookies where I had placed them under the tree by their presents we had for them. The other fond memory is one blustery winter on the East coast and my son wanted to shovel the walkway for an older woman across the street near us. She kept shooing him away ~ shouting she didn't have money to pay him. He came home twice in tears. I knocked on her door to tell her he wanted to do this for her and not for money. He happy was allowed to shovel her walk and came home with home-baked cookies she had made just for him. What a double-blessing gift to her to not fall on the ice, and to have a wonderful cookie smell in her little home.
May each of you be blessed each day of the year and enjoy your very own Veggie Tales® Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas, featuring Si Robertson from Duck Commander as "Silas" the Narrator.
***Thank you to Finn Partners for Big Idea Entertainment McFaith Division of DreamWorks Animation for sending me a DVD of this year's VeggieTales® Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***