Christmas 2012 Giveaway

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A box in the mail is generally a fun thing to get, but when it’s full of books that you’ve written, and you’re seeing them for the first time, it’s even more special!

Such was the case with my book, The Rhyme Bible Storybook, which has been in print since 1996, but which got a facelift this year with brand new art by a talented French artist named Laurence Cleyet-Merle:

Page from the Rhyme Bible

Before starting Digital Scrapper, I wrote many children’s picture books that were published by various publishers, such as Harvest House, David C Cook, Multnomah Press, Gold’n’Honey, and Zonderkidz. (Now there’s no time to write books!)

One of the assignments I gave to my students in my class, Your Story. Brilliant., was to scrap about things they had accomplished, so as an example I made this page about my books:

Scrapbook Page of Books I've Written

I’ve circled the original Rhyme Bible Storybook. (There are three versions—the other two are for toddlers and babies.)

Here’s what the new edition of the book looks like. It’s smaller in size, but has really nice paper to support the bright colors of the revised artwork.

Rhyme Bible Cover

Since today is Christmas, and we wouldn’t be celebrating Christmas if the Christmas Story had never happened, I thought I would give away five copies of my book.

To enter the drawing, leave a comment below telling me why you want the book. On New Year’s Eve 2012, I will choose my favorite comment for one giveaway, and the other four winners will be chosen randomly using a number generator.

Here’s a page from the nativity story:

New Version of the Rhyme Bible

As the angels said to the shepherds so long ago when they announced the baby in a manger:
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2:14

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,

Linda Sattgast

Blog Update

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments and

CONGRATULATIONS to our 5 winners:

Rose-Anne Constantineau
Lorrayne Ingram
Lana Anderson
Barbara Schladitz
Vicki Spencer

I have signed your Rhyme Bible Story copies and am getting them in the mail—Enjoy!


198 Responses

  1. Ann Field
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    I am a little late reading the Christmas e-mail. Just wanted you to know that I love the older version and have given away about a dozen copies. I look forward to reading and sharing the new version.

    • Linda Sattgast
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      Thanks, Ann—nice to know you’ve enjoyed the first version!

  2. Glorie
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    I’ve been looking and looking to see who the winners are but am not able to find it. Has this been posted somewhere? Thanks! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

    • Linda Sattgast
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      I just now posted the winners at the end of the blog article, and we’ll mention the winners in the newsletter also.

  3. Evelyn F
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    What a wonderful book. I would love to win it to give to my 1 month old great-great niece for her very first book. I will probably never see her in person as they live in Hawaii but she is the cutest little thing and a book so precious would make a wonderful gift for her.

  4. Bev
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    What a beautiful book for Christams. I would love to read it myself. My Grandchildre are miles away so sharing will have to be over Skype that we share the story. Thank You

  5. Wanda Dillon
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    Linda, Hope you and yours had a Merry Christmas and all will have a Happy New Year. I just returned from a visit to my family that includes 4 great grands (5, 3, 2 and weeks) and one on the way so I have children on my mind. Whether I win one or not, it will be on their bookshelves by next Christmas. Thanks for putting some ‘oomph’ in my life with digital scrapbooking. I’m not good at it but I’ll getting there!

  6. Donna English
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    You are so talented! Dancing and now I learn you’re a writer. What can you not do? 🙂 I had no idea you were an author earlier in your life. What a great group of books you’ve written. I would love to win a copy of your book to share with our four grandchildren ages 3 months to 14 years old. Congratulations on the book coming out with a facelift this year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Donna

  7. Dixie
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    Linda, I would love to have this beautiful book to share with my two grandsons. I am sure that both of the boys would love to read it with DeeDee and Papa…and one day, they will be able to read it on their own.

  8. Debbie
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    I would love to have this book to add to my collection for my grandchildren. I simply love children’s books, always have since my days in college studing Early Childhood Education. When my children were young we always read the Bible story when we set out the Nativity…Baby Jesus couldn’t be placed in the manager until them. Now my children have started tradidtions of their own….which includes the Nativity story and Twas the Night Before…which are read in the family gathering before the kids head to bed.

  9. AnitaB
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    Linda, I would love to have a copy of The Rhyme Bible Storybook! I could tell you that I want it for the grandchildren (we have nine grandchildren), and I would enjoy reading it to them; but I really want it for myself! It would be very special to have a copy, to remind me of the days in Sutcliffe Hall or on Pacific Street! I’m proud to claim that I knew you then, and I would be proud to have a copy of this book!! Anita Brown Bennett

  10. Vickie Rose
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    Linda – I would love to have the Rhyme Bible book for our 2 grandkids, Alysen – 8 and Mason 2. Alysen would definitely read it to Mason and so it would ‘grow’ with them.

    I am overwhemled by the warmth and support I have received since joining Digital Scrapper. Your Christmas message was wonderful to receive – thank you. This was our year to be with our ‘grands’ at Christmas in Texas – very special. We arrived home in FL today – bringing all the love of the season with us.

    Have a wonderful New Year. Vickie Rose

  11. Vickie Rose
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    I am new to Digital Scrapbook and am overwhelmed by your warmth and support. I never expected that I would get such support with my first scrapbooking efforts with PSE 10. I am so glad I decided to insert the dvd of scrapbooking that came with my pse 10 purchase. It was heartwarming to get your Christmas wishes on Christmas Day. This was ‘our’ year to spend Christmas with our grandkids in Texas. We spent a holy and wonderful week with Alysen – 8 and Mason – 2. I would love for them to have the Rhyme Bible book. Alysen will gladly read it to Mason, and so it will grow with them. I also will be anxious to read it to them both on our next trip to Texas. Thanks. Vickie Rose

  12. Michele S
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    Growing up, my father was an atheist and would not allow his children to go to church. I had to find Him and come to know Him on my own. I want to teach my grandkids the importance of knowing how much God love’s them now while they are so young.
    I love Hime with all my heart and forgive my dad for his non-belief.

  13. Christine Forsyth
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    I would love to have this book for my oldest grandchild, William.

    He turned 7 the end of November. He has memorized Phil 4, Eph 6, Psalm 23, and Romans 12. He is now working on Rom 6. He loves books and would enjoy reading The Rhyme Bible to his little 2 year old sister, Serena.

  14. Wanda
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    A couple weeks ago while I was visiting my 3 1/2 year old Grandson, he told his Mommy that he’d like to meet Jesus. Her reply was you better ask your Grammy about that, so he turns to me and says “Grammy, do you know Jesus, can I meet him” Your rhyming Bible would be a great way to introduce him. That’s why I want the book. Thank you for the opportunity..God Bless

  15. Julie Perone-Beale
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    When my daughter was young, she had a favorite Bible Stories for Children book that she read over and over. Now that we have grandchildren (and a new infant on the way with my step-son and his wife), it would be very special to present them with such a cherished gift. Not only would it be extra-special because it’s directly from the author (YOU!) but it would be a perfect gift for the baby to welcome him to this world.

  16. Joanna
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    I would love a copy of your book for my grandson. He is six and is learning to read. This would be a great gift for him as he is very interested in Jesus. 🙂

  17. Martha Taylor
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    I’m among the many grandmothers who would love this book for my granddaughters. I lost my husband this year and they drove all the way from Massachusetts to Florida to make this a special Christmas. They are ages 16, 4, and 3 months. My beautiful Autumn Rose, who is 4, loves her books and enjoys being read to and although we love Dr. Seuss and the Grouchy Ladybug, I think it’s important to learn the wonderful stories of the bible and she’s at the perfect age.

  18. Chrissy C.
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    I have a new baby grand daughter 8 months old. Her Mommy has been reading *The Bible for Dummies* trying to understand the Bible more so she can teach her daughter all about our Lord. I would love to be able to give a copy of this precious book to my daughter so she can read it to her daughter and teach her about her Faith and this beautiful story
    Thank you for the chance.

  19. Bobbie Cook
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    I am 75 and love beautifully illistrated books and especially the story of Christ’s birth. I would love to have this book to treasure and pass down to one of my 8 grand children. I have read some of the others comments and believe their are more deserving ones than me so will understand if I am not chosen. Thank you for doing ths Linda and also thank you for all the beautiful, new, great ideas I get from Digital Scrappers…I love it…..Bobbie Cook

  20. Marie Vanderwijk
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    I have four Grand children to whom I would love to share your book with. Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

  21. Linda
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    When I was growing up my parents read Bible stories to me and my brothers and sisters. When my son was growing up I read Bible stories to him. How wonderful it would be to have a very special Bible story book to read to my granddaughter and have her read it to me when she comes to Camp Nana several times a year.

  22. Rick Booker
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    Would like to have this book to read to my only grandson, he is not here yet, but will be born around the end of February first of March. This may be the only way to teach him about Christ. for his mom and dad have rejected Christ, why we don’t know, even if you don’t select me for the book. please pray for my son and his wife to come back to God. Thank you very much.. rickb.

  23. Patsy
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    I would love this to give to our one and only granddaughter!! We hope to have more in a couple years but right now we only have the one and it’s a miracle. She was given to us by our daughter that we took in when she was sixteen. She literally was on a road straight to hell and brought us much anxiety for a few years. But the Lord would not let us give up on her. When she got pregnant out there living what she thought was the “life”, she totally switched and gave her life back to Christ! She named our grandbaby, Genesis Neveah. Genesis for new beginnings and Neveah for Heaven spelled backwards. She brings such joy to our lives and is a constant reminder never to give up on anyone!!

  24. Yelowflower Mo
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    This would be an awesome addition to our children’s ministry.

  25. Darell Buck
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    We have 6 grandchildren, ages ranging from 2.5 to 12 years old. Their mom & dad encourage them to read and they all have a love for books. And even more important is they are learning of Jesus and his love and salvation for all of us.
    They come to stay with us quite often and I believe they would all enjoy this book.

  26. Esther Farnstrom
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    Our grandson goes to Bible Class with us so that he can spend more time with the Grandparents. His mother and father are Christians, but don’t attend services at any church. We would like to give our grandson a good background in Christianity aside from spending time with the grandparents!

  27. Lorrayne Ingram
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    I would love this book for one of my granddaughters. It is beautiful illustrated. It would be a honor to recieve the word that is so beautifully illustrated.

  28. Joan
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    I volunteer with an “International Friends” program at our church. They come to learn Conversational English. In 2012, persons from 19 different countries participated in these classes. We also offer a Citizenship class, crafts classes, cooking classes, and Bible classes.
    Each year for Christmas we give their children a book called “The Baby Bible Stories about Jesus.” It is simply written and tells sweet stories of Jesus. Our hope and prayer is that the parents will read it too, and discover real truths about who Jesus is. I would like a copy of your book for the nursery teachers to read in class, and for our staff to consider for next year’s gifts to the IFG kids.

  29. Janet Jackson
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    I would love a copy of your lovely book because I have 3 1/2 beautiful grandchildren, Need I say more?

    Merry Christmas, Janet J

  30. Vickie
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    I would love to read this book at bedtime to my grandbabies when they spend the night. It would be perfect just before bedtime prayers.

  31. Tim Calderwood
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    If chosen, I want to give my copy to Cathy Bicevkis who is tirelessly leads our church’s children’s ministry. She and her husband (and their support team) are always giving, giving, giving. It would be nice for them to be on the receiving end of a special Christmas present.

    Thank you for sharing with us!

    God bless us–everyone.

    “Not So Tiny” Tim 🙂

  32. Renee
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    Merry Christmas Linda to you and your family.
    I left the ‘management’ world six years ago to stay home and babysit my grandchildren, and I can tell you this has been the most fullfilling job of my life! I love my job everyday:)
    Your story book would be wonderful to read and share with them all. The two oldest are 6.5 years old and studying Jesus’ story in school and Sunday school.
    Thanks so much for being so generous in giving us a chance to win a copy. I would love a copy.
    Happy ‘Scrappin’ New Year !

  33. Lin
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    In today’s world, the meaning of Christmas is often forgotten and more focus is on the commercial side. As a grandmother to two young children (1.5 & 7 yrs), I think it would be lovely to give this book to them with its wonderful illustrations and easy to understand narrative. It could be the beginning of a meaningful Christmas tradition for them.

  34. Melinda
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    I would like to give this book to my husband, SANTA. He only accepts donations for his work, but what is so special is he tells the children what Christmas is all about and the birth of
    our Saviour. He always tells the children, “Santa loves you”.
    This would be awesome for him, but if I don’t win, maybe the
    elves would make sure he gets a copy.

  35. Teri Chaffin
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    I have three beautiful grandchildren I would love to share this book with!

  36. Patty Phillips
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    Please don’t enter my name in the contest as I can and will buy your book…I hope someone less fortunate than I can receive your wonderful book. I have not seen your book even though I’ve read endless books to my churches little ones classes – I now have a 2 yr. old grandson who will totally enjoy me reading it to him and I can only imagine it won’t be long before he reads (from memory) it back to me becaue of the clever rhymes…thanks for telling us about it…
    Happy New Year!
    Patty 🙂

  37. Barbara Ostlund
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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I know the story of the Savior’s birth is timeless and unequalled, but what a wonderful Christmas present to have your work so valued that others would want to augment the art to support your words! You are an incredibly talented lady and an inspiration to us all! I haven’t seen your book…yet, but I’m going to go to the bookstore soon because I love the pages you’ve shared and long to read and see the rest! I want to give a copy of your book to my granddaughter who is 2 1/2 now and loves stories about baby Jesus.

  38. Donna
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    I would be so excited to get this book and start a new tradition of reading this book to my grandchildren. It is so important to teach our children and grandchildren the real meaning of Christmas and this would definitely help with that. Colorful pictures for them to look at while the story is read will really help keep their attention. My first grandchild is due in March and this book would be perfect for Christmas next year. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to get this book.

  39. Margie
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    This is a one of a kind book that could help young ones to realize the true meaning of Christmas and the mystery of faith. I read one myself at a very young age at my aunt’s house. Though I am now 60+, I still remember the pictures from that book. I would love to have a copy of your book to have at my home for the young ones that come to visit with their parents. Thank you for the opportunity.

  40. Luisa
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    Linda I am amazed at your many gifts. I have always wanted to write books for children, but am too intimidated to do it. You are an inspiration! If I were to get the book, I would keep it to read to my grandchildren (when they come). I will also purchase one and donate it to my church for the children’s library. Thanks for your generosity.

  41. Lana Anderson
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    Linda, I would LOVE to have The Rhyme Bible Storybook to give to my two little granddaughters (ages 6 & 3). They rarely attend church, but they DO read LOTS of books! This would be a perfect way for them to hear about Jesus and the many wonderful truths in the Bible.

    Thank you so much for your consideration.

  42. Karista
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    My mom has purchased three copies of your previous versions to give to each one of my sons when they were born. When my fourth child, my daughter, arrived my mom couldn’t find a copy, so my little one never got her rhyming Bible. She is now 5 and close to reading. I think should would love to have a copy to call her own. The new artwork looks so beautiful! Thank you for this opportunity.

  43. Doris Lynch
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    This book would be a delightful addition to my scrapping supplies. I enjoy adding word art, poems, and biblical stories to my scrap pages.

  44. Barbara Gandy
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    Linda, it wasn’t until I joined the Digital Scrapper family in January of this year that I realized that you were not only the founder of the website, but also the author of so many children’s books!! Once I knew the names of some of them, I relized that they were everywhere, but our house! I have two young grandchildren and would love to share your books with them when they come to Grandmom’s for a visit, especially the story of the birth of Jesus!!!

  45. Jan Berkenpas
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    Merry Christmas, Linda,
    Today, Dec. 26, I reflected in my quiet time with God the blessings and joy of Christmas day spent with family. My husband and I are blessed with 3 beautiful, active, wonderful grandchildren. My greatest wish for them is to know the love of my Savior and Lord, Jesus! I love reading to them and I especially love to hear their version of the story as they recreate it by looking at the pictures! Sometimes hilarious but more often than not very insightful. “Out of the mouth of babes” often comes to my mind. Thank you for helping to spread the greatest story ever told!

  46. Diane
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    I don’t have any grandchildren to give this book to, but I do love good quality books. I have kept the books I had as a child and the ones we bought for our children when they were young in the hope that future generations will love and treasure them.

    To have this book autographed by someone who has helped me record my life so generously and kindly would mean a lot and I would value this book immensely.

    Congratulations Linda!

  47. Canay
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    Congratulation on the facelift of the Rhyme Bible Storybook. I am going to be a first time grandma in March and my husband and I will be helping to take care of our new grandchild while the kids work. I was an avid reader to my two children and of course I plan to continue that tradition. Your book would be a wonderful way to bond with our new grandchild as well as introduce the bible in a fun way. Thank you for sharing this opportunity with us.

  48. Connie K
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    We love your book, Linda. I got acquainted with you and Scrapper’s Guide early on in my digital scrapping journey. Then I found your first edition Rhyme Bible and bought it for our then newly adopted newborn (now 8 year old) son. We used it every single night for years. Now it is so worn out it’s difficult to use for our youngest two children. But if someone else needs it more, please give it to them. Merry Christmas and thank you for the excellence and expertise you share so freely and with whit and humor.

  49. Larae Hormigoso
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    Dear Maam Linda Sattgast,

    A Blessed Christmas to you and to the whole family that works for Digital Scrapper.I’m so glad knowing that you are a generous Christian.This book of yours could inspire a young believer to know more about our Lord Jesus Christ as young as they are for Jesus loves the little children.Even non believers (young or old) will be bless and see the importance of salvation that Christ brought to the world for free as long as we open our hearts,confess to our mouth and believed in our hearts that Jesus Christ is our personal Savior and Lord of our lives.Your book Can change lives.
    Thank you for always have the heart to share.May our great God bless and give you and your family favor in everything for God is mighty and able to do great ang wonderful things!
    God bless us all!!!

  50. KarenAnn
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    Recently purchased a copy of the Toddler version as a baptism gift for my granddaughter and loved it. Would love this version also.

  51. pjscraps
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    Having grown up with Bible story books, I would love to give some to my grandchildren.

  52. Terri Meeks
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    I have a granddaughter that truely is a miracle from God. She was born 14 weeks early and was not supposed to be here. She was in the hospital for 7 months and we were told many times she may not make it. But we prayed, and all our friends and family prayed and she is home now. Of course we read with her (we even did every night in the NICU) and I would love to read your beautiful book to her at bedtime. I recently saw this and put it on my to get list. A signed copy would be awesome.

  53. Sheryl Snow
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    I can picture my eight year old grandson reading this book to his three year old sister, and waiting for him to turn the next page.

  54. Jane Moehlenpah
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    I would be delighted to have a copy of your book to share with my granddaughters. My husband’s passion is to encourage families to share the Word of God together and this would be another way for me or my son to share with his family. I know the girls would love reading it aloud to us. I know your book will be a blessing to the families that receive it.(P.S. I am confused as to what is being asked for as to the website.)

    • Linda Sattgast
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      Hi Jane—all I’ve asked is for anyone who wants to enter a drawing to receive one of 5 free Rhyme Bible Storybooks to simply leave a comment telling me why you want one, which you’ve done. If I didn’t understand your question, please let me know!

  55. Janet
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    How special was this to receive in my mailbox today! From the few pages I see here this appears to be such a special work of art! This day is special to me also as it is my birthday! Yes, I am 60 years old but I certainly do not feel that old! The first thing I thought of when seeing this is how perfect it would be for my sister, Grand-MaMa Dean. She has six grand children and we just found out last week another precious boy is on the way! Yes my sweet precious Kyla is having another bundle of joy after losing a baby earlier in the year. I don’t think there is a more perfect Mother just as she was always a perfect niece! For years my sister has collected special Christmas books that are brought out each year to read. All have such wonderful meanings and I try to find something unique for her! I hope you understand why I just would not be able to keep this all to myself but I never had children and would love for my sister’s whole family to keep this special gift in their traditions. We spend each year with them anyway so I will always be able to enjoy this special gift too! Thank you so much for the opportunity and I do hope that you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

  56. Michelle
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    We are trying to put together a collection of 25 Christmas books for our kids so we can read one each day during Advent and then on Christmas. This looks like it would be a great addition!

  57. Denise
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    What a talent person you are. Thank you for sharing all your God given gifts,
    Merry Christmas, God bless you, your family and staff!

  58. Paula Lundquist
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    I would love a copy og your Rhyme Bible to read with my seven yr old grandson. I have him a lot and am trying to give him a good start in his religious learning. He is really into reading to me instead of the other way around. And has questions about everything. Your books are wonderful.

  59. Eddie Tennell
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    Congratulations on the update to your new book. My wife and I have subscribed to Digital Scrapper for years and have enjoyed it very much. I would like an autographed copy of the book to pass on to my new great-grandson who was just born last Friday, Dec 21. Cohen Alexander came into the world at 8.85 pounds and has had some initial medical problems over the past few days but seems to be doing much better as of today. We live in Washington state and he and my grandson (and his wife) reside in Jacksonville, FL so we have to wait to see him.

    Your book would be an excellent first book for his library.

    Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Eddie and Nancy Tennell

  60. Michelle Peacey
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    I would love to give this book to my 11 year old granddaughter.
    Her parents believe in a “higher power” but not necessarly as God. I would love to have this book to help explain God’s work to my granddaughter in a way that she could understand. God Bless you and your family this Christmas and best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year.

  61. Leslie Wanamaker
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    Imagine my surprise when I realized the person I had been learning PSE from was the same one that wrote a book I had purchased to use in teaching Bible class. It’s a small world. I am always so impressed to find family of Christ in my other interests. Thank you for your gift of sharing not only your artistic talent but your love of Christ. It connects all of us in a very special way. God bless you and all the Digital Scrapper family.

  62. Linda
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    What a beautiful book! Would love to see it in person.

  63. PeggyNC
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    Hi Linda,

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! I love your adorable Bible story book with its modernized art, and I just know that it would be wonderful to share with the 5 grandchildren who live close by (I have 7 others further away — too far away to read to except by Skype. Hey, wait! I could read it to them by Skype!) Thank you very much for the chance!!

  64. Diann
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    This is a beautiful book. I would love to have it to give to my granddaughter. I am not allowed to visit with her often because her mom is not happy with me because I stand firm with my faith. I know she is an adult and she can make her own choice – but I do not have to waver in my faith with the choices she makes. I just continue to love her even when I do not agree with her, but this would be a gift to my grand daughter- so she can see that she is loved and the words from Jesus will always be true.
    you did a beautiful job with the illustrations
    Merry Christmas to your family and a Happy new year.

  65. Kristi
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    We have a hand-me-down copy of the original book – I never noticed the author before! I’d love to donate a new copy of your book to our church nursery as my kids are now too old for it. Our copy has been through my sister’s kids and then my kids, and it’s always been our childrens’ favorite “first” Bible.

  66. Lou Ann McKinney
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    I immediately fell in love with your lovely book. It is well done. There is no more important message on earth. We have a little grandson who will turn three in February, the perfect age for memorization and the rhyming words help make that much easier.
    As I read the other notes here, I realize I have no more need for this gift than anyone else. I wish I had the money to buy each person who wrote to you a copy. Thank you for introducing us to your wonderful book and Merry Christmas.

  67. Karen Sayler
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    Hi Linda,
    My grandmother prayed and read me into the Kingdom!! Now I am a grandmother and I want to make that impact on my grandchildren. The best gift I can give them is to introduce them to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and it starts with Christmas.
    Thanks for the love you give all year,
    Karen Sayler

  68. Shauna Lund
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    Merry Christmas. I am a grandmother of 9 gr-children. I would love a copy of this book to share with my grandchildren. I think it is so important to stand up and say that I believe our Savior, Jesus Christ is the reason we celebrate Christmas. This lovely book would allow me to share the reason for the season with others. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

  69. Lou Ann McKinney
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    I fell in love with this book immediately. It is well done and of course there is no more important message to be told. We have a little grandson who will turn 3 in February, the perfect age for memorizing and the rhyming words make that so much fun.
    As I read the other notes here, I know that I have no greater need for this gift than anyone else and I wish that I had enough money to buy each person who wrote a copy. Thank you for introducing us to it and Merry Christmas.

  70. woodie712
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    Looks to me like something I would like to share with my grandchildren. Learn more from you every day…whould love to have the talent to write…espcially childrens books. Thank you for sharing and good luck to all who enter. Merry Christmas and God Bless you and yours

  71. Jill P
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    Beautiful story book

  72. Pamela
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    You truly have a gift. God has blessed you with the ability of communicating his most complex ideas to the little children that he treasures. I am on our evangelism team and I know that best time to win a soul for Christ is before the age of 14, before the world gets its grip on them! PRAISE GOD for your work in this endeavor. I pray that God who has begun this good work in you will bring it to completion!! God Bless.

  73. Rachel
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    Hi Linda,
    I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. My sisters daughter is pregnant and the the baby is really small and we are hoping that she will pull through and I was thinking that this book for her would be a blessing and hopefully help them out. Thank you.
    Have a Happy New Year.
    Rachel H

  74. Melissa Ann Stokes RN IBCLC
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    Happy Birthday Jesus and Merry Christmas Everyone
    It is pretty coincidental as I sit here in the largest teaching hospital in the United States and rock this drug addicted premature baby to sleep I was reading your email and it came to me that your gorgeous book would be a beautiful gift that I could share with thousands of babies here in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where I have worked as a Registered Nurse and a Lactation Consultant for over 25 years.
    I adopted two drug addicted premature babies who were born at 24 weeks (6months) of age who are now applying and getting accepted into college as I rock this little precious baby that will also be placed in foster care and God willing adopted!
    I will use your book as an instrument to share the beauty of the birth of Christ through this magical Christmas season, for these may be the first times their innocent little ears will have heard this incredible news.

  75. Christy Williamson
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    What a great book! The illustrations are beautiful, and the rhyming is so appealing to young readers. I would love a copy of your book so I could read it with my children. We read scriptures and scripture stories to our children each night, and this would make such a great addition to our library. I truly believe learning and following God’s Word is the only real cure for all that ails the world today. Teaching the rising generation is our greatest hope.

  76. Margie
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    Merry Christmas and Many Blessings to you and yours.
    Your book is lovely and the new illustrations are wonderful. My 3 year old Granddaughter is just learning about Jesus and her favorite decorated lighted house was a star shining down on the Holy Family. Thanks so much.

  77. Jeanne Nelson
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    Thank you for your wonderful digital scrapbook site.
    Hope your Christmas was filled with the spirit of Christ. I love to read the stories of the bible to my grandchildren. I feel that children need to grow up knowing of the Savior and his life. Your book will be a blessing to many generations to come. Thank you

  78. Sandy
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    Wishing you and your family a happy and blessed Christmas Linda.

    I would cherish this book if I won it as my family is very active in church and I think you are so talented. I have a grandson at the perfect age to enjoy your work on this blessed event and it would give me such pleasure to read it to him. And seeing that it would be signed by you would make it all the more special.

  79. Yvonne & Johnny
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    We are so happy for you, Linda. What a thrill to have your books in print. Johnny is a writer and knows the feeling. The other day he told me that EVERYONE should read a children’s book at Christmas time and I can’t think of a more appropriate one than yours. We both really like poetry too, so this should be extra special.

    Again, Congratulations, we didn’t know you were a book writer, too. You are so talented! May you continue to serve the Lord with your wonderful gifts.

    Merry Christmas to all of you!

  80. elaine schwetz
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    Your book looks wonderful and so appropriate that the new version appears at Christmas time! I’d be so happy to share the stories with my grandchildren-three little girls and our new little grandson! This would be a terrific way to share and encourage the growth of their faith and God’s Love.
    I wish you and your family a lovely Christmas and a new year filled with many blessings.

  81. Shirleyc
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    What a great gift for you-your book being updated! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    When I saw it I immediately thought of our grandchildren–two biological grandsons and two foster granddaughters (adoption set to be complete in April). These children love to be read to–my husband and I even read to them over Skype because we live in different states. Your book would be lovingly read to the children, setting a Biblical foundation to stay with them throughout their lives.

  82. Paula
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    Linda, Merry Christmas, thanks for a chance to win your book. I would love to give it to my grandson. He is 4 and always asking questions, it would be wonderful to pull out a book and read it to him. It looks like one that he would understand and enjoy.
    God bless you and your family for all you do.

  83. Judith
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    Hi Linda, Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family from Down Under. I so much enjoy being a member of Digital Scrapper and appreciate all the hard work that must go into keeping all the digital scrapping family happy.

    I love your book and would like a copy for my first and only Grandchild Noah for a couple of reasons. I think it is paramount in the lives of children, and adults too, to nurture their faith whatever it may be and to let them know there is a God who will guide them through life’s up and downs, through happy times and sad times in their lives.

    Also my only Grandchild on the 10th of January is leaving our shores with his parents to live in Qatar indefinitely. It will be such a hard thing to kiss him (and my daughter and her husband) goodbye and I would love to give him a gift from Grandma and Grandad, so that when Mum reads him the story of Jesus she can also let him know who is it from and how much we love him.

    Looking forward to being a Digital Scrapper into 2013 and trying to make a little more effort with my projects.

  84. jfryker
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    Linda, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family! I thoroughly enjoy Digital Scrapper with my favorite being “My Story, Brilliant.” Finishing 30 pages and only being half way thru would never have happened without you. But one of my favorite parts was learning more and more about you personally! Such an exciting life! I have always told people about your site as I have learned so much from you. However, after the My Story class, I also think of you as a friend! You are an encourager when I really need one! I would love to be able to read to my grandchildren your book about Jesus. They so love the story!! We never want to forget the real meaning of Christmas.

    Thanks so much to you, your family and staff for all your hard work! Can’t wait to see what the New Year brings!

  85. Janet Ryker
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    Linda, I have to admit that my favorite class has been the “My Story, Brilliant.” I have worked diligently on it, finishing pages for the first six months of tutorials equaling 30 pages of my book that I never would have done without your help! In the process, I thoroughly enjoyed learning more and more about you and was so excited to learn about your books! I have loved Digital Scrapper and refer everyone to your site, but now I feel as if I know you personally which makes everything from your site even more special! I would love to be able to share My Story and your book (and all about you) with family and friends (especially the grandkids). They would so thoroughly enjoy your book about Jesus!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  86. Nancy Stoltenberg
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    I’d love the book to read to my 13 grandchildren, ages 12-3 months. We love to read together, and what better subject to read about than Bible stories?

  87. Judy Judge
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    This was the first Christmas for my 2 and 1/2 month old granddaughter, Kate Elizabeth. I’d love to give this book to her. Her 9 year old and 12 year cousins could read it to her. I think this would be the perfect “first Christmas story” for her hear.

  88. Colleen
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    You have blessed me in so many ways and I want to wish you and Digital Scrappers everywhere a wonderful holiday. We all know the reason for this season and I think your book would be wonderful to share with my Granddaughter when she visits.

  89. Rhadonda
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    What a gift to write books! Sweet. My husband and I just left our church of 16 years (he was pastor) and moved to northern Illinois to be church planters. The work is very hard, slow and lonely. It would be an honor to have one of these Bibles to use as we try to reach out to our new community with the love and hope of Jesus Christ. Thank you so much!

  90. Rhonda Mallick
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    I would love to win this beautifully written and illustrated book for my grandson. One tradition that I have for Christmas time is to celebrate Jesus’s birthday by holding a birthday party…cake and all. Christmas is about Jesus and his most precious gift to us. It brings me great pleasure to hear of many others to celebrate His birthday with a Birthday Party.

    Thank you for writing this book and helping to spread the Word!

  91. Lois
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    Your book would be a wonderful addition to the few books I keep out on our coffee table. Having Christ as the centre of our lives is wonderful. My 9 grandchildren would love to hear me read this book to them. 🙂

  92. Jo Faber
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    Seems the focus of Christmas in our society is centered around Santa, snowmen, etc. and the retail side. My personal focus and
    intent is to foster the true meaning of Christmas in our family with a birthday cake for Jesus, singing religious songs, reading from scripture so this book would be such a great addition to our family traditions. Linda, you did such a great job on this book. It speaks volumes. Thank you.

  93. Lynda Fredendall
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    Congratulations, Linda. I’ve always wanted to be a writer (of something). I have three precious great-grandchildren: Gavin 5, and his twin sisters Micah and Jade, who are 3. They are blessed to have a Mommy and Daddy that read to them, and are bringing them up as Christians. This book would reinforce the beauty of the miracle of Jesus! The art work looks wonderful.

  94. Mark
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    Merry Christmas. May the joy of His birth give you new life every day. This would be a wonderful addition to the library for our two little ones.

  95. Brenda Suplita
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    Linda…Merry Christmas and I wanted to say thank you for Digital Scrapper. I have never published a page yet but plan to in the near future. I have created several pages using your instructions and have learned so much from your videos and classes.
    While my little great niece and great nephews like their super heroes they really like their Bible stories the best so your book would be a great addition for them. I believe that the Bible is the most important thing we can teach children today.

  96. PatriciaD
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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you at Scrapper’s Guide. I always check your emails first each day when I check my mail (is that too brown nosey?…hehe) but true nonetheless. I’d love for my email to be checked first so I thought I’d let you know on this day that we should be giving to others rather than the gimme gimmies at this time of year.

    Anyway, back to your book. It looks wonderful and congratulations on a new version and new artwork. How cool is that!! Though I have no children (except my foster kids) I love to read to the nieces and nephews.

    Hope you and yours have an awesome holiday.

  97. ginnyc
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    Merry Christmas to you and your family and all the people at Digital Scrapper. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of your book. It looks beautiful. Four years ago we took in a young woman from church and her two week old daughter. They lived with us for about two years. We are very close to our “granddaughter”. I read her books every time she is here. She lives with her grandparents now and goes to church every Sunday. She loves the books about Jesus. Your book would be a wonderful addition to our little library.

  98. Louise
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    Hi Linda,
    I think that a rhyming book is a wonderful way to handdown the story of Christmas to children. Like a song, a poem sticks in their little heads and they will remember it.

  99. janicem
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    I have loved learning digital scrapbooking from talented people at Digital Scrapper. That has been a blessing for me. And to show my family a book created and written by you would be wonderful. They would know why I have spent so much time over this last year creating a story of my life. Now a beautiful book and story about the birth of our Savior would top it all off. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all at Digital Scrapper.

  100. Carolyn
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    I hope you have a Wonderful Christmas and a Blessed New Year! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of this beautiful book! I would love to have a copy to read to my 3 year old grandaughter. This book makes it so easy for a child to remember the story of Jesus starting at a young age. Love the new illustrations!

  101. Linda Holden
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    How wonderful that there is a new edition of your timeless book.
    I would love a copy and will purchase one if I don’t win. 🙂
    It is a great way to share Bible truths with the young children in our family and church and to give for a gift.

  102. Eileen Williams
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    Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    The livestock is fed and the turkey is in the oven here in the NE Corner of Oregon.
    Your book looks wonderful. I have a 1 1/2 year old granddaughter who loves to look at pictures as you read to her.
    How fun it would be to share such a special book

  103. Ruth316
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    I would really enjoy having a copy of one of your books and would give it to my 5-year-old great grandson. He’s enrolled in a Christian pre-K and this book would continue to educate him on what he has learned so far. Merry Christmas to you and your family for providing a welcoming digital community!

  104. Cherry
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    Looks like a beautiful book! I would love to have a copy of it to share with our sweet grandkids – we have 10 in all! Always love to have beautiful words and artwork to help communicate to them the deep meaning and joy of Christmas. Something that lasts for the whole year – which is what makes Jesus the best Gift ever. (And thanks for the freebies that Digital Scrapper has given out throughout this month – and thanks also, for all the great tutorials and products you share with us throughout the whole year. I have learned – and continue to learn more – digital scrapbooking primarily through you!)

  105. colette
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    What a beautiful book! I collect books that I love and then I read them to my grandchild, that is our special time together to share. I would love to share your book with my grandchildren and share the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ with those beautiful pictures and words.

  106. AdrianaG
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    Merry Christmas to you too! I’d like to win a copy of this precious book because my youngest son is a 3 year old boy (he will be 4 in January) and this will be 1. a great birthday present 2. it will help me to answer hopefully one or few questions out of the thousands he always has. Today is Christmas and he has already asked “why is Christmas today mommy?” at least 100 times.

  107. Maggie
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    Hi Linda,
    I want to wish you, your family and the digital scrapper family a very Blessed Christmas, a healthy and happy New Year and many good things in the coming year.
    I would like a copy of your book to pass on the “Good News” of our Savior’s birth that made it possible for us to receive the free gift of salvation. The book is very well illustrated and would be quite appealing to our little neighbor girls who are three and five. Thanks for offering this.

  108. Nancy F
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    Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

    Your wonderful book would be greatly appreciated in our house for the grandchildren and it comes at such an appropriate time…my almost 2 year old grandson has been especially interested in our nativity scene this Christmas. He asks to see “Jesus” over and over so it would be great to have a book to further share all the miracles of our faith with him as the Nativity scene gets put away after the holidays.

    All the best in 2013 and always.

  109. Carol de Groot
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    Love all the freebies and the instructions that I can go back to when doing my scrapbooking for my granddaughter. Would like to have this book for her, as she is learning to read and I would love for her to have the true Christmas story book for her.

  110. Loretta
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    Merry Christmas to the Sattgast family! Your work brings much joy to my life! 🙂
    Having your book at our house to share with our grandchildren (3 of them right now) would be a wonderful treat! We love books at our house but we don’t have one for the children about the true meaning of Christmas so it would be a great addition.

  111. Deanie Swynnerton
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    Tell me, who wouldn’t want this book pray tell? I have a nephew whose wife is expecting a little girl in April. When he was little, I used to read to him, and I would love to be able to carry on the tradition if you would let me. My son (now 27) asked for the book ‘Arabian Nights’ for Christmas this year, which I used to read to him when he was little, so reading really is a tradition in our family. Thank you for your generosity.

  112. Barbara
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    As a mom of five beautiful boys and kindergarten aide- if I win a copy of your book it will impact many lives. We really work hard with rhyming in our class as there are so many levels of kinderfriends to educate. Sharing your book with our class can help us to cross over the religion and ELA. In Kindergarten you learn skills that are needed the rest of your life. I hope we get a chance to share your book with our class.

  113. AmberMcB
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    I purchased the Rhyme Bible years before I ever had kids. Then, as they came along and we’ve read it so many times it definitely shows the love we’ve shared over it. Now, I read it to my 2 year old Sunday School class on a regular basis & we’d love to have an updated copy. There are so many Bible versions for the little kids & this one remains our all time favorite. Thank you for sharing your talent with us in this way!!

  114. Kweta Danner
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    Hi Linda, Merry Christmas to you and your family! I think this story book is so darling. I love the updated one. My niece is expecting her second baby and she loves to collect books for her children as she and her brothers were surrounded by books when she was growing up and now she is a counselor in a middle school. Also, she and her husband are parents of faith and I think they would love to have this book to add to their collection for their little ones. Thanks for the opportunity!

  115. RaShell
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    I have 5 children who would love this book. Thank you!

  116. Janet Trapp
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    What a gorgeous book! We homeschool our kids specifically to pass on our faith and live it to the fullest everyday. My 6 children would love this book and it would definitely be one that would be passed on through generations (as long as we don’t LOVE it to death!) Thanks for the chance and gift of giving away! God bless!

  117. RaShell
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    I have 5 children who would enjoy your book.. Thank you for the entry!

  118. Barbara Schladitz
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    I’m amazed at the family resemblance in your children! Mine don’t look anything like me….possibly a good thing.
    Merry Christmas! Our has been wonderful so far, filled with family and food and great gifts.
    Our two grandchildren would love to read your beautiful book; they are enrolled in a Christian school and I can imagine them sharing this book with their fellow students.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win your book. I share everyone else’s amazement at the the talent wrapped up within your skinny little body. What’s next?

  119. Ann K
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    Merry Christmas – no Happy Holidays for me. Jesus is the reason for the season after all. I would love a chance to win – so I can read this to my grandchildren. OUr daughter lost a baby this fall at 33 weeks into her pregnancy – this book will show that there is HOPE in the world as Jesus is our hope every day.

  120. Jenifer Juris
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    Oh, I’m so excited for the chance to win!! Talent seems to just flow from this online community!! 🙂 Writing and sharing this pivotal event in history so that children can read and learn about it is so wonderful! He is the reason to celebrate this day! Thanks again!!

  121. Lorna Schreck
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    Dear Linda,
    Thank you for this reminder of why we celebrate this day. Our family has been blessed with the birth of 5 grandbabies – all boys – this year. One had severe medical problems requiring lots of surgery – and through it all he is very happy and now robust and healing well. One just had a major tumble and spent time in ICU a day or two ago. But he too is doing well and is expected to recover. So far the other 3 are healthy and adjusting to this life on earth. My prayers include starting these wee ones on the path to knowing God on a personal level so they know they can call on Him during times of trials and thanks givings. It would be an honor to have one of your books to share with them as they growl
    Merry Christmas to all and good will to all on earth.

  122. JQuist
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    I would just love to read this story to my grandchildren. There are few books telling the story of Why we celebrate Christmas. Thank you for doing this for everyone.

  123. Nancy Judson
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    I would love a copy of this book for my grandchildren. They do not have a clear idea of what Christmas is all about. I’m sure they would be more receptive to a book rather than listening to Grandma.
    May you have a merry and blessed Christmas.

  124. Anne R
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    Merry Christmas! Congratulations on the new edition of your book! I would love to have this book to share with our grandchildren. I had a Bible story book when I was a child and I know this would become a favorite of our little twin grandsons. They live in El Paso where their Mama and Daddy work with a mission that builds little homes for families in Juarez, Mexico. The little boys, who just turned one year old, have already crossed the border several times and are great little missionaries! The Mexican mamas adore these little blue eyed boys and it opens opportunities for our daughter-in-law to connect with these ladies. I could see her and the boys using your beautiful book with the Mexican families! Blessings to you in the new year!

  125. Kathy G
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    My grand children love their Bible stories. I would love to have this book to read to them when they are here with me. It looks just lovely.

  126. Anna Jenkins
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    Merry Christmas to you and all the folks at Digital Scrapper!!! My children would love this book! Thanks for your generosity!

  127. Lynelle Dehlbom
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    Having this book would be such a joy. Being able to sit with my niece and nephew and share the gospel with them thru the beautiful illustrations and your written words. Then to repeat the new traditions with my Grandchildren when God gifts them to me. Good times to come.

  128. Jennifer D
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    I would love to have this for my son who is just learning about God. He loves books, so this would be a great tool to teach him more about God. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

    Merry Christmas Linda and to all other Digital Scrapper Designers and readers!

  129. Vikki
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    since I am helping to form my 2 grandsons with a granddaughter and another on the way, this will be a wonderful and beautiful addition to my books and toys that teach about the loving GOD that loves them more than I.
    Thank you for sharing God with the little ones.

  130. Pam
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    I have given bibles to my grandsons. This book would stay at my house to be read with the younger ones when they visit. We are all readers and enjoy books.

    May peace be with you now and in the new year.

  131. Michelle Bradshaw
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    This is beautiful and I would love a copy for our new grandson. This is his first Christmas. If I am not fortunate enough to win,I am hopeful it will be available for purchase.

  132. Dorothy
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    I would love to have a copy of this book for my grandchildren. Passing along our faith is very important to us. Sadly, they do not go to church with their parents and we feel that we need to take all the opportunities we can to surround them with stories of God’s love.

  133. Cathy Michels
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    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    What a beautiful book and how exciting to have it updated and republished. I love giving books to my grandchildren and they love receiving them. I have five and they all count books among their favorite things. Their parents have been very good about reading to them and I have gifted each one with Bible story books to share.

    You have truly been ‘blessed to be a blessing’.

  134. Rhonda Miller
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    I love Christmas! My grandchildren would love your book. I love to see them sitting around reading from Grandma’s books.

  135. Evie Hunter
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    Merry Christmas Linda, to you and your family.

    I would love a copy of your book to add to my collection for our bookcase. The bottom shelve is reserved for our grandchildren where to know they can go to, to slide the doors open and find childrens’ books when they come to visit.

  136. Diane Null
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    I believe in keeping Christ in Christmas for the kids and these look like wonderful story books to read to my grandchildren: Kaden 4 and Kiersten 7. I think this would make a wonderful addition to their book collection.

  137. Patricia Nielsen
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    Merry Christmas Linda and family. I am so very happy and facinated to learn of your published children’s book. I want to read your book. I have always secretly wanted to write but of course I never picked up a pen or started on the old typewriter. Just about the way I procrastinate over my scrapbook layouts, just never quite finished. My youngest granddaughter (6) writes all the time and hopefully she will inspired to continue, she has the greatest imagination. I want her to read your book, she says she can’t wait to go to heaven where God & Jesus live and walk on gold streets. May you continue to inspire all of us and I will look for your book.

  138. Vicki Spencer
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    When I did the assignment, “favorite things”, in the class, “My Story-Brilliant”, the first thing that came to mind was reading to my children, and now to my grandchildren. I think the most important stories to read to the little ones are Bible stories, so they grow up with these stories in their hearts. I would love to have Linda’s book. After the “My Story” and two “Elements” classes I feel like I know you and count you among the special people in my life who have challenged me to learn and grow. So part of the reading time would be spent telling about the person who wrote the book–which is part of the story!
    Christmas love and blessings, Vicki

  139. Janet
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    Linda, the new art work looks amazing, Congratulations on it’s release. I do understand, in part, your excitement of seeing the new book that you created as that is how I feel when I receive my printed books from Shutterfly of my scrapped pages featuring my loved ones. My books are some of my most prized possessions. Memories captured forever.

    I would love a copy of your book as I have two little Granddaughters who are so eager to learn bible stories. I feel the art work and rhyming in this book would help them understand and as important, remember the stories.

    Merry Christmas Linda and also to your loved ones as well as to all of the staff at Digital Scrapper!!!


  140. Diane
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    Love, love, love this book and would love to give it to my 2 year old grandson who is learning about Baby Jesus, the shepherds and the wisemen. He loves singing “Away in a Manager” and this beautiful rhyming book would be a wonderful way to help him remember the best story ever.

    What a wonderful way to share your talent!

  141. Cheryl Ausdahl
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    Digital Scrapper was a wonderful God-send gift when I was first exploring the world of digital scrapbooking in 2008. I knew I had found a site I could truly trust when I linked your name to a book I had purchased back in the 90’s for my four year old son who was born in 1992. As an elementary educator who teaches poetry and as a writer of poetry myself, I just couldn’t bring myself to garage sale that book when my son was too old for it. I was amazed by the stories you put to simple rhyme making it such a fun, meaningful book to read. I hung on to it and, low and behold, I can now share it with my four grandchildren! I’d love to have the updated copy to give as a gift to them (while keeping my “old” copy at grandma’s house)! I can see from the replies you’ve already had that I am not the only grandma that loves reading to the next generation and wants a Godly heritage passed on. I’m so glad the book has been republished.

  142. Rose-Anne
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    Thank you for this opportunity. I think that children could use more of the type of book that was “popular” when I was growing up some 40 years ago. Stories with wholesome stories, often teaching important life lessons. Today’s popular trends in youth literature is as much of pop culture – everything faster or flashier than the last trend. It instills a sense of hopelessness and a lack of empathy for their culture to be so superficial. What better book to combat that trend than the Bible for children.
    Merry Christmas and Thanks again,

  143. Gerri Phillips
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    Ohhhhh…I would so love this to read to my Grandbabies.

  144. Glorie
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    Count me in this wonderful give away of something your family has created! Love the word “create” or even “re-create”, it brings to mind my Creator knowing we would not be here if not for Him! So, LOVE the story told in this book and would LOVE to have it in my collection…I’d even LOVE to have the first creation of this book to be honest! And, let us all keep on with our creative gifts in this digital world of scrapbooking and savoring those memories!! Thank you for the chance to have this gift!

    Merry Christmas to you all at Digital Scrapper’s and thank you for ALL the wonderful gifts we find here!

  145. Mary Darling
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    What a beautiful book that shows that God has blessed you with many talents and we are so fortunate that you share them with us. Your book would have been wonderful to have in Church last night for the young people that attended our Christmas Eve Service. God Bless you in the coming year. Mary

  146. Carol
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    Merry Christmas.

    Every Christmas Eve as my children were growing I read a story to them called Siegfried’s Silent Night. The book has survived 30 years but is looking a little worn.

    This year my daughter, who lives London UK, asked if I could send her the book to read to my grandson’s (2 & 4 years old). As my oldest son was going there for Christmas I sent the book with him. My daughter wanted to teach her children the true meaning of Christmas.

    Your book would be a wonderful addition with all of it’s stories to share throughout the year.

  147. Rose JOnes
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    What a beautiful way to use your God-given talents – you were given many!! It is our responsibility to pass along the Christmas story and to teach our children to love the Lord. This book is such a great way to do that!! Thank you so much for your faithful service and for sharing your gifts with us!

  148. Mary E
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    I have 3 little grandbabies that I would love to share the Christmas message with. Merry Christmas

  149. Mary E
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    I have 3 little grands and would love to share the Christmas message with my wee ones. Merry Christmas.

  150. Donna Knighten
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    Merry Christmas to you and your family and best wishes for a healthy and happy new year. Your are indeed a very talented lady and one who lives her faith daily; that is apparent. My children are grown and having children of their own. My daughter has 2 small children ages 2 and 5 who would love this book. Kathryn reads to each child every night and they love their books. In fact they “read” the books to me when I visit. This book would be one I know they would love and read over and over again. I would love to have a chance to get it for them. Thanks for your generosity.

  151. Kathy
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    I ordered the “My First Bible” for my new grandson for this Chistmas and sent it on it’s way to Iowa. I would love the new and improved “The Rhyme Bible” for Colin as well.

    I wish you, your family, and all of the staff at Digital Scrappers a very Merry CHRISTmas and a wonderful 2013. Being part of the Digital Scrappers community has brought a focus to my retirement life. Thank you for being such an inspiration to me!!

  152. Nancy Cashwell
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    I would to wish you and you family Merry Christmas.I would love to have a signed book to read to my nieces and nephew for I have not grand children to read to. I have been so blessed to I have them in my life.

  153. Nancy Cashwell
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    I would to wish you and you family Merry Christmas.I would love to have a signed book to read to my nieces and nephew for I have not grand children to read for. I have been so blessed to I have them in my life.

  154. Deborah Rothenberger
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    My college roommate started a library in a very poor Catholic school in Denver. She has voluntarily run this library for 5 years and greatly improved the reading level of many of the children. I’d love for her to get a copy of this book for her library.

  155. RuthAnn
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    Merry Christmas to your family! First of all I want to thank you for the 25 days of Christmas. I just had a new grandson in July and he has an older sister that this would be perfect to have to read to them. It is so important to instill in children especially when they are small and very impressionable what Jesus did for us and what Christmas is really all about. Thanks for this chance to win your lovely book.

  156. Carolyn
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    My 37 year old daughter is pregnant with her first child which is a miracle in itself. I would love to have this book for my future grandson so I can read it to him.

  157. lynda
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    You should be happy a had a French artist involved in this it is excellent just splendid. The pictures are quite grande and jump out you so they will hold my niece and nephews for the story. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Lynda Bertrand XXOO

  158. dairygal
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    I want to take this opportunity to wish a Merry Christmas to the Digital Scrapper team. Your creativity, talent and hard work is a blessing to many digi-scrappers.
    The Rhyme Bible Storybook looks beautiful and I’m know my grandchildren would love to sit and look at the pictures as we read the stories together – or just sit by themselves and look at the pictures. These are the most important stories they will hear and it is my prayer that they will always know and love our Savior, Jesus Christ.
    I’m looking forward to what Digital Scrapper has planned for the New Year!

  159. ingrid
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    A few years ago, I was asked to help review children’s Bibles for our church. I kept coming back to one Bible in particular, partly because something felt so familiar about it. When I checked the author, I realized why. It was your Bible! I loved how your words drew the reader in and brought anticipation for the next part of God’s story. I wished I could keep a copy!

    I would treasure this updated edition!
    Thank you for working to help bring God’s Word to our youngest and impressionable people!

  160. Cheryl
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    This looks like a lovely story book. Just this month, I started teaching the 2’s, 3’s, and 4’s at church. I go to each class. We sing a song or two, and I read from a story book. It is simple, but I believe I am putting down good seeds. I would love to add this book to our story time.

  161. Phyllis
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    Happy Holidays. I have been a member for so many years, I can’t remember. I’v enjoyed all the kits and videos through the years.
    I have three adopted grandchildren- in the sense that they live downstairs from me and although I am not related by blood, they call me grandma and practically live in my home. I adore them. They are christian and go to church every Sunday with their parents. I am Jewish but thought it would be a lovely gift for them. They are 4 year old twins and a six year old. They are always telling me everything about Jesus and saying the funniest things- like they would love to live in my apartment when I am with Jesus. Anyway, I thought they’d love the book- the 6 year old reads to his siblings.

  162. Liz Lumsden
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    I am not a grandparent yet, but my oldest daughter will be starting her family with her husband soon. I read to all my children when they were young. I always had so much fun doing different voice for the characters in the books I would read to them and they loved hearing the stories. I would love to add this book to the library of my favorite children’s books that I have saved over the years to read to my grandchildren. What a wonderful addition it would make! Thanks for the chance to win a copy, you are so generous. Merry Christmas to you and yours and have a wonderful New Years!

  163. Grandma Makka
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    What a lovely book! I would give this to my 5 year old granddaughter – she loves Jesus and loves to read, yes she can read and she is a very good reader. Since we are missionaries in Mexico we only get to see family once a year for 6 weeks.
    This would be a very special book to her from Grandma Makka.
    thanks for the chance to win this lovely book. Merry Christmas

  164. Charlene
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    I think the book is beautiful and should be shared with as many children as possible. I would like a copy for our church library so the children could read it.

  165. Luna Turbin
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    Thank you for all your help with understanding digital techniques. I’ve only just begun….

  166. Cathy Vernon
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    What a beautiful story book.
    My daughter is a Foster parent, and this would be so wonderful to be able to share this with these beautiful children who have sometimes been through some very sad times.

    They have had as many as 6 at one time! Right now we have 3 foster grandbabies, and all 3 of these will eventually be our adopted grandchildren! What a blessing they are to our family!

    Merry Christmas!

  167. Patricia Auger
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    Hi Linda,
    Merry Christmas to you and yours. You are such a giving person… and a very talented one at that. I’m sure my youngest grandson who turns two in March would enjoy your book, but probably not as much as this grandma will when she gets to read it to him via skype as we live 1500 miles apart.

  168. Gert
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    Oh Linda you are so gifted! Love this book…it would be a perfect gift for our year and hlf old Great Granddaughter Lorelai! Her Mommy makes sure she has lots of reading material…smile.. Isn’t that just a gift, to read to your children?

    I would love to win!

    Blessings and Merry Christmas!

  169. Debra Fader
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    My oldest son has gotten himself involved is a very distructive lifestyle and we are raising one result of this. A beautiful three year old boy who has come to love Jesus very much. Our prayer is to have our grandson long enough for God to help us set his feet firmly on the path to slavation. This book would be another tool we could use in sharing with him how much he is loved by God and our Lord Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas everyone!

  170. Jennifer
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    Merry Christmas!I would love to enter into this contest for my youngest daughter.. she would love the poetry flow of this story as a new outlook on hearing those rich Bible stories each night.

    Thank you!

  171. Vivian
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    I would love to give this book to my 3-year-old great grandson that I seldom get to see. It would serve a dual purpose…help him to learn about our Lord Jesus Christ at this young impressionable age, and be a tangible reminder of my love for him.

  172. chantal robbins
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    Hi Linda,
    I have four grandkids that I would love to read the Bible stories to. Years ago, I bought your first edition of this book and read it to my two girls. When they grew up, I loaned it to a friend for her children and never got it back. I loved the book because the stories were explained so wonderfully that children could understand them.
    What to my surprise when I found out that the author was the founder of my favorite company.

  173. Janet
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    Congratulations, Linda, what a wonderful surprise for you. I have several of these books in our new little church bookstore! And will have to look for more of them to stock. But I would love to have a copy signed by you for our new little grandson due on January 18.
    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas, and rich blessings in the new year!

  174. Wendy
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    Christmas is all about family and memories. I hold fast to the memories of Christmases gone by with love ones no longer with me. I look forward to making new memories with the generations yet to come. Your book looks like a wonderful opportunity to share the first Christmas story with little ones and to help them understand and love the real reason for the season. Merry Christmas!

  175. Martina Boquet
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    Merry Christmas, Linda, and Happy Birthday, Jesus!
    Thank you, Digital Scrapper, for sharing the heart of Christmas in this giveaway. Without Jesus
    there’s no reason to celebrate! I teach music to preschoolers and regularly use books and rhymes in my lessons. Little children need to hear about God’s love!

  176. Evelyn Stoner
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    This would make a great gift for my great grandson who is 3 years old. I want him to learn about God and Jesus at a young age so hopeful he will grow up believing that Jesus is real and there to help him. He was born with lots of physical problems so Jesus should be his companion throughout his life.

    Linda, you have enough talent for 10 people and I am so glad that I am a member of Digital Scrapper.

  177. Susan aka suslyn
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    You are one busy lady!! I had no idea you were an author too. The book is lovely.

    Blessings to you and yours,


  178. Susan aka suslyn
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    I had no idea! Wow! You are one busy lady. Thanks for the chance to get your lovely book. I’m so pleased to know you do this.

    Blessings to you and yours,


  179. Erica
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    Merry Christmas to your family as well. Thank you for all the wonderful gifts during December and the possibility of the gift of this beautiful book.

    This book will be for my two year old daughter who is really beginning to experience the joy of Christmas now that she understands a little more what is going on around her. She loves seeing all the lights most of all! We are trying to teach her the story behind our Christmas celebration and this book would be a wonderful tool for that! I think she would really enjoy it, as at her pre-school Christmas program this year, her class sang Away in a Manger and the two pages illustrated above reminded me exactly of her program!

  180. Mungo
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    Hi Linda,

    I wish you and your family a marvellous Christmas.

    Joshua my grandson was born on April 26th 2012 and so this is his first Christmas. As yet far too young for a lovely book like this but I should love him to grow up knowing the joys to come as his mother reads it to him.

  181. Carol
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    Thank you for all the things you share with us.
    I think your book would be a wonderful gift to share with my grandchildren.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  182. Lyman Latham
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    Merry Christmas Linda,
    what a darling book. I attended Christmas Eve services with my daughter and 3 grand daughters. In the sermon, the pastor stated how today, many Children do not know or have never heard the story of our dear saviour Jesus Christ. What a wonderful way to share the news with little ones. We all love to hear rhymes and for some reason they stay with us. So thank you for writing such a book.

  183. Regina Harris
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    Best wishes for a 2013 filled with good health, love, and laughter.

    The storybook is just perfect for young children and is the kind of book that they will treasure and pass on to the next generation.
    Thanks for telling us about it.

  184. Joy in VA
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    Merry Christmas Linda. Digital Scrapper is my favorite digi site and I thank you for making it such a wonderful place to visit to find inspiration. I would love to win a copy of your book for my nephew. He is only one year old but we’ve started a family tradition of giving him a new Christmas book each year that will be given to him on his wedding day.

  185. CrimsonCrow
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    Thank you to all at Digital Scrapper for the fun and gifts during your Advent Calendar Countdown.

    I would like a copy of your gorgeous book to donate to the youth at the shelter where I work with at risk and homeless youth from the ages of 23 years and under. Many of the youth there take solace in Jesus, yet have great difficulty with comprehension and literacy. This would make a lovely addition to our small library.

  186. Marzia
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    Tanti cari auguri di Buon Natale a tutti voi! This is how we wish a Merry Xmas in Italy. Buon Natale!

    Thanks a lot for this opportunity, my son (8 years old) was reading yesterday the story of the book of baby Jesus in a very similar book in Italian, as he’s studying English at school this year this book would be a great chance to improve his skills!

    have a wonderful Xmas Day!


  187. Penny H
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    As our church grows and people come to Christ, or return to Christ, we have many young children. We are starting a new lending library and this book would be a wonderful addition. Not only could we loan it out, our teachers can access it to read in class. Bless you for an opportunity to win.

  188. Rosief
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    Dear Linda and family
    How lovely to receive a Christmas message, very much appreciated, thank you so much. Blessings to you and your family at this special time. I would absolutely love a copy of your book. I’m feeling a bit sorry for myself, had a rotten few years, end-no violins! and my 3 children all grown up and left. I have however, 4 grandchildren, two of whom are just starting school, and have done their first Nativity this year. As you can imagine, tissues at the ready, then got a horrible chest infection, and missed it! Woe is me. Anyway, they are just starting to understand the Christmas Story, and have been looking at the Childrens Bible that belonged to their parents, and your book would bring back so many memories of sitting with their parents, and them discovering the magic of the real meaning of Christmas. I was thrilled when the youngest, Oscar is 4, looked at some advert on the tv, and said, Nanny, that is Baby Jesus. Bless him, and everyone else this Christmastime, and always. May Peace Prevail.
    Rosie x

  189. Riet
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    Hi Linda, first of all I want to wish you and your family and everyone @ Digital Scrapper a very happy Christmastime and all the best for the coming year.
    And about your book: what a wonderful opportunity to involve little children in the most beautiful story ever told!
    PS I don’t mind it’s in English, we learn it as little children and so will my grandchildren 🙂

  190. John Sattgast
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    Not here to enter your drawing, Linda, but to say congratulations on the revised version of your book. It looks really cool! Hope you and Charlie have a very Merry Christmas!

  191. Sara Drake
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    I simply want to have the pleasure of sharing this book with my grandchildren who are now showing a great interest in learning about Jesus.

  192. Mary Ann K.
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    I would love to win this book. One week ago I found out that my company is changing me from 40 hrs a week to 24 hrs a week starting January 1st after 10 years of being with the company. As I am a single income person with no ability to get help from family or friends it has been a major shock and I am trying to make sure I don’t lose my house before I can get another part time job to supplement. I had to tell my 4 grand kids there would be no gifts for Christmas and this would be something that I could give to the 5 year old and 8 year old to share that would also remind them of what Christmas is about. I am giving them cards with a letter inside telling them what I love and cherish about each of them.

  193. Erica
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    Linda, my kids LOVE Bible story books! They get so excited to discover the ons they’ve never seen. Especially when they have fun pictures. My two year old is just starting to love books and would be thrilled with this one!

  194. Teri Green
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    I remember seeing this book years ago in our christian book store, but did not have a child to read it to. Now I have an 11 year old (my daughter) and two grandkids (older step daughter’s children) that would really enjoy the stories. Even if I don’t win – I’ll make my way to purchase this book.

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