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Christ, the True Gift of Christmas (Printed Version)

Culture of Life Studies

Christ, the True Gift of Christmas (Printed Version)


This printed lesson shows children the story of the first Christmas through the eyes of Santa Claus/St. Nicholas, reinforcing the pro-life message through the life of St. Nicholas and reminding them that Christmas is about God’s greatest gift to us—His Son Jesus.

Christmas is one of the most pro-life feasts of the year because it reminds us that God came into the world as a lowly, weak, vulnerable, and tiny baby. Using the picture book Santa’s Secret Story by Cornelia Mary Bilinsky, students explore the life of St. Nicholas of Myra and his good works for others in need.

Through his work to help the most vulnerable, St. Nicholas shows us how to care for the less fortunate members of our society. Like St. Nicholas, we must learn how to build a culture of life without looking for a reward or earthly recognition.

Use this lesson to supplement a religion or art course. Recommended for kindergarten and up.

Purchase of the printed version includes:

  • Printed discussion guide for Santa's Secret Story by Cornelia Mary Bilinsky
  • Overview of the life of St. Nicholas of Myra and his connection to Santa Claus
  • Lecture notes about sharing God’s gift of love
  • Ornament craft with template and complete instructions
  • Bonus coloring page of the kneeling Santa
  • Bonus digital download of the lesson

Books Used in This Lesson

Buy your copy of Santa's Secret Story by Cornelia Mary Bilinsky here.

Permission to use this lesson is granted to the immediate family or classroom of the original purchaser. Schools with more than one classroom using this lesson should purchase additional copies. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Ciancio at

Note: After ordering, a download link for your digital lesson packet will be delivered via e-mail. Your printed lesson will arrive in your mailbox within one week of ordering.

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