The best kinds of gifts to give are not only ones that come from the heart, but also from the hands. We’ve listed 6 special Christmas books to give to the reader in your life that are sure to keep the magic of the holidays in the air. Plus, when you pair it with one of the DIY bookmark ideas, it makes for a thoughtful gift with a personal touch straight from you to them. Check out these suggestions that are sure to be treasured.
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6 Inspiring Christmas Books
The Paper Bag Christmas
When a mall Santa, who happens to be a pediatric oncologist, tells two brothers they won’t be getting anything off their Christmas lists this year they are taken off guard. Instead, each boy is assigned the task of befriending a sick child. Heartwarming and sweet, this book delivers on holiday magic, and reveals the Christmas spirit in unexpected ways.
A Cup of Christmas Tea
In this book a young man visits his elderly aunt during the holidays. Despite his reluctance, he unexpectedly discovers Christmas joy. With over 1.5 million copies sold of this author and drama teacher’s novel, it is certainly a classic read this time of year.
The 13th Gift
A widow, struggling to deal with the grief of losing her husband, begins to receive surprises on her doorstep 12 days before Christmas. As she and her three children come together as a family again to solve the mystery of who the gifts are from, they begin to heal through the small miracles brought about by a “true friend” and the Christmas season.
The Christmas Jars
Hope Jenson, a journalist, discovers a secret. She knows the story behind the jars of money anonymously given to people in need. Although she longs to publish this information, it would be a betrayal of trust to a family. What she does instead will change her life forever. This book is an inspiring tale of faith, love, and powerful lessons of giving.
The Christmas Shoes
A hard-hearted lawyer has a moment of softening when he sees a boy at the mall trying to buy a pair of shoes as a going away gift for his dying mother. When he sees that the boy does not have enough money he pays for the small gift. The transformation that follows is an emotional reminder that the smallest things in life can carry the biggest meaning.
Gideon’s Gift (The Red Gloves Series)
This book is the first in the Red Gloves series from Christian author Karen Kingsbury. Earl is a homeless man lost in anger and despair. Gideon is a 7 year-old leukemia patient. The boy is determined to reach the hurting man with the true meaning of Christmas. Miracles and gifts of love are the ever-present theme to this inspiring telling that will make you want to grab book two in the series right away.
DIY Bookmark Ideas to Give with Christmas Books
Tassel Paper Clip Bookmarks
Cassie Scroggins walks you through how to create these cute page markers for Christmas books. You could give them as a set so they have extras.
Ribbon Charm Bookmarks
There are endless options when it comes to these ribbon charm bookmarks from Adventures of a DIY Mom. Pick a meaningful charm for your special someone that touches their heart.
Pom Pom Bookmarks
I love these fuzzy little bookmarks from Design Mom. They are the cutest way to mark your pages in one of our Christmas books. Make them even more festive by using holiday colors.