Friday, December 10, 2010

The CHRIST Book

Several Christmases ago, my sister-in-law made my mom and dad this neat book, called "The Christ Book". Once I glanced through it, I knew I wanted one for my family as well, so I went about making that happen. This is the cover that another sister-in-law and I made.


It starts off with a table of contents and each day you have a different topic. There is a short explanation, the scripture(s) that pertains to that explanation, a picture from the Primary 1 and 2 picture packets, and a song.


It literally only takes about 5-10 minutes each night, and it is a great way to teach your children to remember Christ each day throughout this Christmas season.

If you want one of your own, here is what you will need:

- Binder to put it all in
- Cover image (download here and print off as an 8x10)
- Main printout (download here - this includes the table of contents and all the topics, explanations, and scriptures)
- Second printout (download here - the title page, one song, and a picture)
- 39 clear plastic page separators
- Primary 1, Picture Packet only
- Primary 2, Picture Packet only
- Printouts of the songs below (click on song):
Samuel Tells of The Baby Jesus
When Joseph Went to Bethlehem
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Away in a Manger
Once within a Lowly Stable
Silent Night
Stars Were Gleaming
Far, Far Way on Judea's Plains
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
Joy to the World
With Wondering Awe
Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful
Jesus Once Was a Little Child
Tell Me the Stories of Jesus
I Think When I Read That Sweet Story
Love One Another
Families Can Be Together Forever
When He Comes Again

**I also have a burned CD that has all the songs on it so we have accompaniment since no one in our house plays the piano and singing A Capella would be a bad idea. However, I couldn't figure out how to upload the CD for you to download. Sorry.**

Once you have all of those printed off, locate the table of contents and assemble the book in the order listed.

We usually do one topic per day, beginning in December. There are only 17 topics, so sometimes we will do two or three a day, depending on the topic, then we can get through the entire book twice before Christmas. Sometimes we spend more than one day on a topic, so we can discuss it a little more in-depth with our children. Feel free to use this book however you would like, to fit the needs of your family. May you all have CHRIST in your homes this holiday season and throughout the year.




55 comments:

  1. I LOVE this! Thank you for sharing! I plan making one for my family!

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  2. FANTASTIC idea !!! Thank you for sharing. I want to make one for my family, too !!

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  3. That is a wonderful idea! I think this is the perfect gift for a couple of my girlfriends, so thanks for sharing all the details too. Great way to center your Christmas around Christ! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! :)

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  4. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!! I'm always looking for new ideas to share with my kids during Christmas! I am definately making one of these! Maybe I will make 6 for all my siblings. :)

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  5. Thank you! I have been wanting to do something like this. You have answered my prayers. Thank you for your hard work and thank you for sharing with us!

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  6. I *heart* this to pieces! Thank you for sharing!!! :)

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  7. This is a really great idea. I love having different topics to talk about and keeping things more focus on the Savior. Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo,
    Amy

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  8. This is GREAT! I have have been looking for something like this for our family. Can't wait to put this all together, as my main "beef" with Christmas is that it is not Christ-centered enough, and I want to make that a priority in our family when celebrating the holidays. Thank you!

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  9. I'm not a believer but I think this is a nice idea purely for the fact that it encourages families to spend time together and pay attention to each other at a time when presents and money can be a big distraction. I think it could be appropriated to many different holidays :) thanks for posting it xx

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  10. well done! Thank you so much for putting this together!

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  11. Thank you so much for putting this together, I love it. I have 5 daughters and they will all get one for their FHE books. You're FABULOUS!!!

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  12. This is really great! Thanks for sharing your hard work with us!!!

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  13. found this on pinterest, thank you!

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  14. How do I find the primary pictures? I get to the Latter Day website but can't find them through the link? Thanks! I am so excited to make this for our family!

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  15. Kelly Olzewski-

    Here's the link for Picture 1 packet:
    http://store.lds.org/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product3_715839595_10557_21135_-1__195922

    and Picture 2 packet:
    http://store.lds.org/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product3_715839595_10557__-1__195914

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  16. love it thanks! Great for us and great for a gift!

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  17. All the songs can be downloaded from the church website for free both with and without the sining.

    http://lds.org/churchmusic/

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  18. What a great idea! Thank you for making it so easy to duplicate!

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  19. I'm working on mine right now!! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  20. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! I had been searching for just the right gift to give my sister... You were inspired to share this beautiful book.

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  21. Thanks for the great idea! Just wondering if you end up using every single picture from both picture packets 1 and 2 or if it would be cheaper to buy the pictures individually? I'm not even sure that's an option....

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  22. I'm planning on making 10-12 copies....

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  23. Do you guys sing O Little Town of Bethlehem twice? I love this idea and I am in the process of putting it together for this Christmas. What a great tradition!

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  24. Thank you so much! I added some songs and changed things a little bit, but your structure made it so easy. Thank you again!

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  25. I LOVE this idea and will definitely be making one for my family this Christmas!!

    Thank you so much!

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  26. Found this on Pinterest! Thanks for sharing. I'll be back alot to read your blog!

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  27. Thought I should share what I did with this idea:
    http://www.heritagemakers.com/projectBrowserStandAlone.cfm?projectID=1986471&productId=446&sponsorID=200650
    Great idea!!! Thanks!

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  28. Thank you for putting this all together. I love it!

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  29. I made this last night using some different photos and a few different songs.
    I bought a big red 12x12 scrapbook and used colorful pages as mountings. I wanted to use a special book instead of a 3 ring binder, and it was well worth the effort.
    The book turned out BEAUTIFUL!! (Total expense maybe $30.)
    I still have a few more pictures to add, but it is just wonderful, and even though I haven't started the lessons w/ my kids, my 2 year old was entranced this morning just looking at the pages.
    Your tutorial made it realy do-able. I really appreciate that it has some lessons about Jesus' life, the crucifixion and the resurrection. I can even see adding more lessons and more pages as the kids get older.
    Thanks so much for sharing this great idea! I know it will be a special keepsake for our family.

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  30. Brooke~ That is really awesome on Heritage Makers. Is there a way you can order what you have done?

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  31. Thank you so much for creating and then sharing this. I am almost done putting the book together and then just have to move onto the music. Hoping I have it done by the first!!

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  32. Kim-
    If you have an account, I can share it with you :)
    I just shared it to the LDS account (483368) so if you know how to get into that account, it is in the templates on there.

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  34. What picture # is Mary visits Elizabeth?

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  35. Brooke...
    Would you be so kind to share your hard work with me, too? :) Thanks for sharing your talents!! My family will thank you for years!

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  36. Thyme- The picture Mary Visit Elizabeth and the song "We Three Kings" are part of the second printout. Click on "second printout" above and download them and you should be able to print them out.

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  37. I can share it with any of you if you get me your account number on Heritage Makers or the email address linked to your account. You can email it to me if that's easier. My work email is Bmehr@heritagemakers.com.

    If you don't have an account, you can create one at www.Heritagemakers.com

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  38. Thanks so much! I printed it all out tonight and am excited about using it- thanks for all your hard work! (I used my Gospel Art Pictures and matched them up from the Primary manual pictures.)

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  39. I just ordered the picture kits and printed all the papers out! This is amazing and I'm sure my family will love it! Thanks so much!

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  40. Thank you so much, this is perfect! I'm excited to start this with my family.

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  41. I am trying to download this and its not working :( Is it still available??

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  42. I figured it out!! THanks so much :)

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  43. SUCH a great idea, I LOVE it! Hope I can assemble one for my son, if not for this year maybe next.

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  44. Wow! This is really neat! I will definitely make this for next year! Thank you for sharing!

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  45. I'm having to pay to download this is that right??? If not could you help me with downloading it. I tried the lesson link.
    Thanks!

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  46. Tam, thank you for doing all this hard work! I wanted you to know that the sisters in my ward fell in love with this and we are doing it as one of our projects for Super Saturday! Wonderful book and idea for making Christmas count!

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  47. Love this! Since my son is 3 now we are trying to do more to incorporate God, prayers, and the Bible in our everyday lives. Christmas is the PERFECT time to reinforce the love!

    http://shecookscraftsruns.blogspot.com

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  48. This is soo great! Love this idea.. instead of burning a c.d. for the songs, there is an app for ipads it's called sing-along. It has all of the primary songs on it. I use it weekly when I teach my CTR 4 class. It also has great pictures to go with the songs. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

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  49. This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

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  50. Found this on Pinterest and am just so grateful for your work on this! Thanks!!!

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  51. Hello, found this on Pinterest and I love it ♥♥♥
    Sent you an email with a question.
    Janet H

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