A NATIVITY STORY for Children ……..

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Real Meaning of Christmas by Brian K. Walters

In todays day and time,
it’s easy to lose sight,
of the true meaning of Christmas
and one special night.

When we go shopping,
We say “How much will it cost?”
Then the true meaning of Christmas,
Somehow becomes lost.

Amidst the tinsel, glitter
And ribbons of gold,
We forget about the child,
born on a night so cold.

The children look for Santa
In his big, red sleigh
Never thinking of the baby
Whose bed was made of hay.

In reality when we look into the night sky,
We don’t see a sleigh
But a star, burning bright and high.

A faithful reminder,
Of that night so long ago,
And of the child we call Jesus,
Whose love, the world would know.

Help children learn about the Nativity by selecting a safe, sturdy, attractive, and kid-friendly family Nativity set made from materials such as plastic, fabric, or wood.

There’s more to Christmas than presents, turkeys and trees. The nativity story has delighted children for hundreds of years and, unless it is against your beliefs, it is good to keep up the tradition. There is a good selection of books available to help you, ranging from straight retellings to humorous ones.


Loving God, Help us remember the birth of Jesus,
that we may share in the song of the angels,
the gladness of the shepherds,
and worship of the wise men.

Close the door of hate
and open the door of love all over the world.
Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings,
and teach us to be merry with clear hearts.

May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children,
and Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts,
forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

14 Responses

  1. Beautiful,,,thanks….

  2. Finally, the true meaning of Christmas!

  3. I give Nativity figures to my grandchildren. They enjoy the stories. Good idea. Hits on the TRUE meaning of Christmas for me.

  4. I keep a book near my Nativity for children to look at when they come for a visit. The parents enjoy reading the story to them by the fireplace. Very special moment.

  5. I think that it is important to teach children the true meaning of Christmas if your family has a religious background. They can enjoy the whole holiday season then.

  6. We always had a small wooden Nativity that was placed on a special table in our living room. Baby Jesus was not placed in the manger until Christmas Eve. We would all gather the children and read the Bible account of Jesus’ birth. This was a special birthday celebration.

  7. We also wait and place the baby Jesus in the manger as we sing Silent Night. It is just precious to see the little ones.

  8. Beautiful!

  9. We have a lit up nativity out in our yard and my grandchildren help me put it out and they move the animals around and have fun with it. I feel it is good for them to know what it’s all really about. Thanks for the reminder.

  10. My pleasure, Joy!

  11. Thank you everyone has such wonderful ideas for the telling of the birth of the Christ child..I hope we all remember the true meaning of Christmas….God bless us everyone!!!!

  12. Merry Christmas to all who visit my blog! 🙂

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