My six-year old daughter was very excited when I got out the Christmas coloring books right after Thanksgiving and she started coloring away in one. She was impressed when I pulled out the new A Very Blessed Christmas coloring book that I had received to review. I love adult coloring books. I find them a great way to relax and as I am artistically challenged, drawing free hand is not an option. An adult coloring book is a great way for me to feel like an artist.
A Very Blessed Christmas coloring book has intricate pictures that will keep an adult busy and relaxed with coloring, preferably next to a fireplace with a mug of hot cocoa. The pictures are intricate enough to make it an adult coloring book versus a coloring book for a six year old, but not so intricate to turn off a novice like myself. Pictures range over a wide variety of topics including carolers, snow covered cottages, Christmas trees, the nativity scene, hot cocoa, a church scene, Mary and Baby Jesus, a dove, angels, etc. Inspirational Bible passages are also located throughout that you can read while coloring. Some of these passages include:
“Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” Luke 2:14
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” Romans 15:13
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given . . . And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isiah 9:6
Also included in the back of the book are great holiday crafts including bookmarks and items that can be made into ornaments, gift tags, or to decorate Christmas cards. I love crafts and am going to use these with Penelope to make some fun Christmas ornaments and bookmarks this year.
Overall, A Very Blessed Christmas Coloring Book has many intriguing designs to color and I appreciated how it has the religious coloring pages included that are the very meaning of Christmas. The craft pages are the back are a great bonus.
Book Source: Review copy from Hachette Book Group. Thank-you!