Monday, October 2, 2017

The Little Lamb From Bethlehem Review: Parents Will Love This One!

So many of us have heard of the Elf on the Shelf. That can be a fun family tradition, but for those of us who want a more spiritual or service-oriented tradition, The Little Lamb From Bethlehem is perfect!

I was privileged to meet the authors and hear how the little lamb idea came about. This mother/daughter duo really wanted the kids to have something to look forward to that would make Christmas more meaningful, and Chris Mower (the grandma) came up with the lamb. She sent it to her grandchildren's doorstep with a little letter about where he'd come from and what he was there for--to share the story of that first Christmas night and learn about service, kindness, and love. This sweet spirit of love and the true meaning of Christmas transferred to the little stuffed lamb and Chris Mower's grandchildren and The Little Lamb From Bethlehem was born.

The package comes with the softest little lamb you'll ever feel, a beautifully illustrated storybook, and ideas on how the lamb can be customized to fit into your family's traditions.  I liked hearing all the ideas for all the ways the lamb can be used and how the children were so excited for the feelings they had after giving service to others and drawing closer as a family.

I am so excited to try it in my own family this Christmas season!

To get your own little lamb, you can click here

Here's the back copy:

I have come to your home from a land far away to tell you a true story. It's a story of something that happened in my little town many years ago..."

The Little Lamb from Bethlehem tells the story of Jesus's miraculous birth from the perspective of one of the lambs in the stable on that sacred night. The lamb loved baby Jesus, and as they both grew, the lamb promised to share Christ's story with everyone. Now the Little Lamb can teach your family about the Savior's life and share ways to follow His example and serve others throughout the Christmas season. Make Christmas more meaningful as you use this little plush lamb to learn of the Savior, serve others, and celebrate the true spirit of the season with this new Christ-centered tradition!

Bring your lamb home today to begin a Christmas tradition that your children will remember for years to come!

Ideas to get started:
  • Once a week leading up to Christmas, invite a new friend to dinner with your family, and share Little Lamb's story of the Savior with them.
  • Include the lamb in the nativity scene you act out with your family.
  • Create a photo album with the Little Lamb as you take it to do service at a nursing home.
  • Read Luke 2:13-14.
Designed to fit your family's needs!
  • Weekly or daily activity options available (ideas enclosed)
  • Or choose to use the lamb as a simple reminder of the season
More ideas:
  • Give the Little Lamb a note every day expressing love for a family member, and leave hi for that family member to find.
  • Each Sunday during December, give the Little Lamb a favorite scripture to hold during the day and then read it with your family that night.
  • Read John 13:15 and talk about the ways to be the kind of person Jesus would be.
  • Hang a stocking for Jesus and fill it with notes for Him.

For more ideas, and to share how the Little Lamb has brought the light of Christmas into your home, check out #littlelamb on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.         

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