You can always expect to receive certain kinds of Christmas presents from certain people. For example, I could always expect to receive gifts of some kind of clothing from my mom, because she felt it was her duty to keep me properly dressed. And she made no apologies for that! As catechists, we should make no apologies for offering gifts to others at Christmas that focus on the centrality of Christ. In other words, the gifts we give can truly help to “keep Christ in Christmas.”
With that in mind, I would like to suggest the following resources as ways that you can offer Christmas gifts that focus on Jesus, who is the reason for the season! For a limited time, these new and award-winning gifts from Loyola Press are available for 30% off. (Details at the link.) This Christmas, bring families closer to each other and our faith with a gift from Loyola Press.
A Story for All Ages
This book uses simple yet profound truths to help children quiet their minds and listen to their hearts to know that we are all deeply loved by God.
A shy six-year-old boy overcomes his self-doubt to discover that he has a beautiful gift to share with the world—just in time for Christmas!
Part of the Loyola Learning Tools, this plush figure of Jesus the Teacher helps children understand faith concepts in concrete ways and grow in relationship with Jesus.
Part of the Loyola Learning Tools, this plush figure of Mary, Our Mother helps children understand faith concepts in concrete ways.
This book of saints for children tells how saints become saints and help us even today. Includes more than 60 saints stories for children, as well as a variety of illustrations.
60 Scripture Stories Every Catholic Child Should Know
An illustrated collection of Bible stories for Catholic children, Loyola Kids Book of Bible Stories is uniquely arranged according to the liturgical year.
An Illustrated Guide to Their History and Meaning
From the sign of the fish to the Stations of the Cross, from palms to ashes, this book will enable readers to appreciate the symbols of faith all around us.
Stories of Catholic Heroes and Saints Throughout History
The exciting stories and illustrations of Catholic heroes and saints inspire children to live the Catholic virtues.
This illustrated collection of prayers, both traditional and contemporary, encourages young readers to pray and to create their own prayers.