As a young child I loved to ask why. “Why do we celebrate Halloween?” “Why do we do this for Christmas?” “Why is Thanksgiving on Sean’s birthday this year?” (my poor brother often shares his birthday with Thanksgiving, and I’m curious).
Over the years, I’ve pieced together most of the answers to these questions. But, thanks to The Love Letters books series, my kids don’t have to piece it all together. Many of their answers are found in these cute books which have now been added into my homeschool holiday book stash.
(This post is sponsored by The Love Letters book series, all opinions and such are my own)
What is the Love Letters book series?
Well, it’s a look at the reason behind 3 major holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Each book carefully goes through and explains the how’s and why’s of each holiday from a Christian perspective.
I loved reading It’s Not About You Miss Turkey, and seeing the reasons why the Pilgrims immigrated, and why they celebrated the first Thanksgiving.
But, I especially loved it not stopping there. We didn’t have an un-ending celebration of Thanksgiving after that. As a matter of fact, it wasn’t until Abraham Lincoln established Thanksgiving as a national holiday in 1863 that we had our holiday as we know it. Well, at least the date of it. I don’t think President Lincoln envisioned it as the massive day of eating and football watching it has become.
Which is why books like this are so important, to remind us why we celebrate these holidays.
So far there are three books in the series. It’s Not About You, Mr. Pumpkin*, It’s Not About You, Mrs. Turkey*, and It’s Not Abou,t You Mr. Santa Claus*. But, right now there are plans for Easter and more (I’m curious to read about the Easter one, that is the hardest holiday to nail down where our traditions come from, or so I’ve found).
What else do I love about this Christian holiday book series?
I love the author’s heart. Proceeds from her books go to a charity to promote literacy. How cool is that?
Listen to her heart:
I love to read to children whenever and wherever I can. I read at Head Start Centers, elementary schools, clinics, and children’s parties. Often I find that I am a mentor to parents, showing to them how they can read books to their children in a fun and interesting way, so that reading is not seen as a boring chore.
You can find out even more about her, and the upcoming books in the series at:
Pinterest (I always find author Pinterest boards fascinating because they often pin what inspires their books)
Good Reads (confession, I keep intending to update my Good Reads account with what I’ve read, but that lasts about 1 week, maybe)
Want to win your own copy of these Christian holiday books?
Soraya has generously offered to give away SIX SETS OF THE BOOKS.