Eight-year-old Robert discovers the true spirit of the season while visiting the mall Santa on Christmas Eve…
By Cheryl C. Malandrinos
A Christmas Kindness is a small, illustrated book especially for children loaded full of staying content. The story is presented in a way that kids can quickly read and enjoy. The cover and the artwork inside is absolutely beautiful and cheerful adding a warm holiday feel. The story itself has a sad tone but presented in a real life situation where kids at a young age can easily relate without going down a rabbit hole of dreary darkness.
The message is one that can be learned by all of us, at any age. Many of us have so much! Both materialistic and otherwise. Many folks have families, good health and things of value to keep themselves merry at this time of year. Then there are those that live without. Not only are some folks struggling financially at this time of year or anytime of year, but many are struggling with health issues, death, loss and grief.
There may be a sadness when the season calls for joy. It is up to those that are willing and able to give of themselves even if just a little. Cheryl C. Malandrinos and Caroline Mabey have put all of that in a little book to be cherished by everyone of all ages. A Christmas Kindness would make a lovely stocking stuffer, a wonderful gift under the tree or give it now to anyone that is having a hard time finding joy during the holidays.
After the short story is read, there are activities for the reader to think about. Fun things for kids to participate with and suggestions for anyone to do, to make their hearts fill a little bit fuller. A Christmas Kindness is short, sweet and subtle, leaving me with a feeling of gratitude.