Where Did Gift Giving Begin? Christmas is one of the most important holidays celebrated in most countries around the world, yet the true origin of this special day is often missed. Almost everyone equates Santa Claus and the giving of gifts with Christmas, but what event was the catalyst behind this centuries-old tradition? This delightfully illustrated children's story is sure to become a tradition for you and your family as the holiday rolls around each year. Christmas is a special time of celebration and one in which we have time to reflect on what is most important. Also in the series: It's Not about You, Mrs. Turkey It's Not about You, Mr. Pumpkin It's Not about You, Mr. Easter Bunny
How does Santa know how to match the exact right toy with the exact right kid every December? He?s the world?s number one toy expert, that?s how! This sneak peek into Santa?s workshop is a joyful Christmas treat from the Caldecott honoree Marla Frazee. With delicious humorous moments and a warm, unexpected ending, this book is truly a Christmas treat. And now, in the Send-A-Story format, it's ready to be mailed off to your favorite believer.A tiny, mailable version complete with addressable flaps and seals.Why send a card when you can Send-A-Story? Ages: 4 to 8 Grades: PreK to 3 AUTHOR: Marla Frazee has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including Hush, Little Baby: A Folk Song with Pictures, an ALA Notable Children's Book. Her picture book A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever received a Caldecott Honor in 2009.
Try as they might, the Daemons of the Caves could not tempt old Santa Claus in any way. Quite the contrary, his cheery laughter disconcerted the evil ones and showed to them the folly of their undertaking. It's well known that no harm can come to Santa Claus while he is in the Laughing Valley, for the fairies, and ryls, and knooks all protect him. But on Christmas Eve he drives his reindeer out into the big world, carrying a sleighload of toys and pretty gifts to the children. Christmas Eve is the one time when his enemies have a chance to injure him. So the Daemons made their plans and awaited the arrival of Christmas Eve. Santa bridled his reindeer to the sleigh, and took to the air -- when suddenly a strange thing happened: a rope shot through the moonlight and a big noose that was in the end of it settled over the arms and body of Santa Claus and drew tight. Before he could resist or even cry out he was jerked from the seat of the sleigh and tumbled head foremost into a snowbank, while the reindeer rushed onward with the load of toys and carried it quickly out of sight and sound. Such a surprising experience confused old Santa for a moment, and when he had collected his senses he found that the wicked Daemons had pulled him from the snowdrift and bound him tightly with many coils of the stout rope. And then they carried the kidnapped Santa Claus away to their mountain, where they thrust the prisoner into a secret cave and chained him to the rocky wall so that he could not escape.
DESCRIPTION (longer copy)This boxed note card set features one of Vernon Grant's beloved 1951 Santa Claus illustrations, A High Five From Santa and colored envelopes. The inside greeting says "Merry Christmas!" The cards are banded together with a festive holiday ribbon. Comes in festive, striped holiday box with see-through, plastic box top.
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