Christmas Goodnight activities & GIVEAWAY!

Making paper puppets is a wee bit too much fun. Maybe it’s because it’s when I really get to see my art come alive with my kids! That’s also probably why I love illustrating books and fabric so much, because I get to see children handling and playing with the art.

For A Christmas Goodnight, I’ve made some fun coloring pages and paper puppets to go with the story. I think you’ll have fun making up all sorts of uses for these!

A Christmas Goodnight tells the simple story of a little boy saying “Goodnight” to all the characters in the Nativity…

 

Goodnight to the Baby in the hay

Goodnight to the doves, coo-coo

Goodnight to the sleepy Mother

Goodnight to Joseph too

 

But you don’t realize it’s the little boy saying goodnight until the very end, and it’s just a charming read.

 

COLORING PAGES

Download here.

So, what I did, was create 2 pages of characters and objects from the book, so you can create your own interactions and say “goodnight” as well! Some ideas for you:

1) Color in each character as you read the story

2) Make your own ornaments, and hang on the tree as you read the story to your children

2) Back with felt and make a felt board scene.

3) Make your own Christmas Goodnight scene and glue the pictures to the “Starry Night” backdrop I made for the puppet theater.

4) Play a “Find and Seek” game and while you read, have your child go seek the cut out character from around the room, to place on the tree, or in a scene.

 

 

DOWNLOAD THE COLORING PAGES HERE

 

Nativity Puppet Theater

Download here.

 

The Puppet Theater is simple, but really fun to set up!

In the book, I designed a very starry sky for that magical Christmas night.  We usually imagine that night with the ONE new star  in the sky. But while that star is the brightest, I imagined that if I were a star, I’d want to shine the brightest for Baby Jesus too! So, it’s a starry night…full of stars that all want to shine their best!

This little scene is perfect for acting out and can even be added too with the coloring page characters, if you want to add more!

 

DOWNLOAD THE PUPPET THEATER HERE.

 

But right now…I really just want to say thank you!!

Thank you for all your sweet email, comments, notes and support. I’ve loved hearing how you have wrapped this up under the tree….or that you’ve already read it to your little children. Creating my very first book around the best story ever told, was such a wonderful challenge! Wonderful because best story ever told, but challenging because it also the most TOLD story ever told. How do you illustrate a story that EVERYONE knows, and loves? It was very daunting and very intimidating for much of the process. But in the end, I just feel honored to have illustrated this story! It’s simple and unassuming…yet warm and magical. All how that night must have been.

And to say Thank You,

I thought we could have a little GIVEAWAY!!

All you need to do, is leave a comment below, and I’ll choose THREE winners to get  a signed copy of the book, as well as  the “For Unto You” print, unframed. Or, any print of your choice. But I thought these would go well together!

 

TO ENTER:

1) Leave one comment below (making sure to leave your email in the comment form)

2) Like this giveaway on Facebook here.

3) Tweet about the giveaway or book using #christmasgoodnight  My twitter is here.

4) Comments will be closed Monday night at midnight (EST)

5) USA and International welcome!

6) I’ll total up the number of tweets, comments and facebook likes to randomly select the winner.

7) But in the mean time…print off these coloring pages and have some fun this weekend!

Enjoy!

 

Thanks again! I hope you are all getting into the Christmas Spirit! Love to you all!!

xo

sarah

 

 COMMENTS CLOSED!

 

 

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  • Lindy Penny

    Sarah Jane you are an inspiration, your illustrations are beautiful and your gentle approach to the real meaning of Christmas is perfect for all children, I would be very proud to have your Christmas Print hanging in our home! Merry Christmas xx

  • Erica Sumners

    Oh my gosh this would be perfect! I have a little signed bookplate of yours flitting its way across the ocean to me…..but alas! I have not ordered the book yet !!! It is kind of funny of me though!

  • Erica Sumners

    I have also liked the giveaway on facebook :) Good luck all!

  • http://www.deb-robertson.blogspot.com deb

    Oh I love your illustration so much, it’s amazing. Especially that last print [sigh] truly captures the essence of Christmas

  • http://www.craftymumma.com Gab

    OMGoodness, What a WONDERFUL giveaway!!! Winning an item from this giveaway (especially the signed book) would be a Christmas wish come true! Thank~U so very much for the christmas printables too, they are devine! xx

  • Jenni

    Yay, a giveaway from you! I just love your work so much. My girls and I will be playing lots with the nativity printables – so darn cute! Thank you!

  • Rebekah G

    Love your work and hope to be lucky on this fantastic giveaway! Thanks for sharing all the beautiful creations.

  • Jodi Robertson

    I just love your book it is so beautiful. I would just love a copy, it is on my wish list for Christmas. Your nativity and colour in characters are just gorgeous too Love the idea of using them as felt board characters, had those when I was little but haven’t seen one since then. Sure my little girl would love that.
    Thanks for having such a lovely give away.

  • http://www.muxugorri.com muxugorri

    Ohhh! I love the book and the ilustration! I hope to be lucky!! Thanks for this opportunity!

  • http://www.fabiluli.com.br fabiana pereira

    I love your work Sara :-)

  • Alice S

    Thank you! I’m printing off the coloring sheets today. I would sooo love to win a signed copy of the book and the precious print.

  • Heather

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I guess my printer will be getting some action today! :)

  • http://www.cutsewironrepeat.blogspot.com Jenny

    i will definitely print off these pages! so glad my library got multiple copies of your book!

  • http://www.something.com Sue

    This is so cute, I bought the book soon after you released it. Just love it. Thanks for ALL you do. Merry Christmas

  • Chris

    Thank you for the beautiful downloads and chance to win.

  • Robyn Brown

    Thank you for the puppets and coloring pages.

  • Stephanie R

    I can’t wait to sit down with my (almost 2yr old) daughter today during our coloring time and bring out your coloring sheets. Thank you!

    I love your Unto You print, as well as all of your work!

    My daughter loves saying “bye-bye” to all of her lovies and just about every object in a room when she goes night night. This book definitely needs to be in our home library!

    Thanks Sarah!

  • Kate

    I love your work and just purchased one of your necklaces for my daughter I know she will adore it. I always look forward to see what you come up with next.

  • Judy G

    Thanks so much Sarah for your beautiful art! I love your positive perspective…

  • http://supercruzes.blogspot.com Lori

    What a great giveaway! The new book looks fantastic and the print is so darling!

  • http://allisajacobs.etsy.com Allisa

    What a lovely giveaway Sarah. You’ve captured the amazing-ness of Christmas so beautifully. Really crossing my fingers on this one.

    Merry Christmas to you!

  • Anslee

    LOVE all of your things, especially your fabric! thanks you for making our Christmas so special. God Bless!

  • Kim

    I would love to win! This would be a beautiful thing to share with my girls. Merry Christmas Sarah!

  • http://julam.nu Ulle

    Wow, how adorable coloring pages! Thank you! Lovely giveaway.

  • http://penguinsgift.blogspot.com/ Kathryn

    Thank you for the printables! I have two sick little girls home with me today {day 3} and these will be a great distraction for us.

    I’m so glad I found your work – I love it! Thanks for an amazing giveaway.

  • Amy

    Thank you for the beautiful coloring pages! My little family will enjoy coloring them this weekend. :)

  • http://themundaneandbeauteous.blogspot.com/ Linda

    Thanks for the downloads! A lovely activity for christmas! They have been pinned ;)
    I really admire your work, thanks for being a great inspiration.
    All the best :)

  • Anne from Montreal

    Thanks to you for your generosity! Love your drawing! beautiful!

  • http://www.onefullturn.com vera

    Thank you! This is so fun. :-)

  • Ashley

    Thank you for the inspiration and the opportunity to win!

  • http://www.leaandlars.blogspot.com Jen

    Thanks for the cute coloring page! Would love to win a copy of your book!

  • http://pickupsomecreativity.blogspot.com Chris

    Thank you thank you for the printables! I have my copy of the book wrapped up for my kiddos, but I’d dearly love to win a print!

  • Libby Leatherwood

    Your illistrations are beautiful, as well as your fabric. I love all of your work and would love to have your book for my grandchildren!

    davidl2@troycable.net

  • annabelle

    Oh how I would love to add your book to my reading library. If I don’t win its ok, its on my book wishlist :) Thank you for sharing with us. The printables are perfect for my Sunday school class as well as my kids, thanks for them. Merry Christmas :)

  • http://www.modmattis.com Anna Cooper

    Already planning to buy a couple of books–love the puppet theater to go with them! Thank you!!

  • Valerie

    Thank you for the opportunity to win your book and prints. I love drawings of children and yours are especially beautiful, unique and precious. Would love to gift my 2 yr old great niece, 1 1/2 yr old great nephew and/or friend’s 2 yr old granddaughter with one of your gifts! Thank you again.

  • Christy Boulter

    I have bought several of your books as Christmas gifts for others. I need to go buy one for myself now. I love the nativity printables. My kids are going to color them tonight!

  • Sara

    I love,love that print and that particular verse. I just wrote that one down a bit ago from another blog:)

  • Becky

    Love your items!

  • Claire

    You are amazing! I just put together the Peter and the Wolf puppets and I’m going to start on the nutcracker and now the nativity. Thank you for making such wonderfully creative items for my daughter and I to play with and to inspire us, too.

  • Julie

    Wow, what a beautiful giveaway! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  • http://and-so-i-sew.blogspot.com/ Karen

    So lovely of you to make these free downloads available. Thanks also for the chance to win your book.

  • Julie C.

    Thank you for inspiring us!

  • http://www.prairieblessings.etsy.com Carla

    Beautiful. I love your work! Congrats on your success & thanks for the lovely giveaway!

  • http://shirleyngbenitez.com shirley

    Thank you SO much for the opportunity..such beautiful work you do and congratulations on such a special book!

  • Melissa

    What a great giveaway! Thanks!

  • Misty

    Thank you so much for the fantastic Christmas present! This will be a wonderful Family Home Evening activity!! And, a wonderful keepsake to revisit each year when we take out our Christmas books and enjoy this one of yours with all the great pictures and now, an activity to go with it!

    Merry Christmas to you!

    gemmabeads@gmail.com

  • Shareen

    The artwork is beautiful! It makes me feel so peaceful! Thank you so much for the chance to win! Merry Christmas!

  • Misty

    I also “liked” (not as stong a word as needed) this giveaway on Facebook, and shared with my friends.

  • Misty

    Totally retweeted this giveaway!

    You are fabulous!!

  • http://www.kelsieandnate.blogspot.com Kelsie Rae

    love your work! would love to win a copy :)

  • Joani

    We love your book and Iwould love to give another to my nephew! Thank you for the activity pages!

  • http://ladybuglimited.etsy.com Diana

    Oh, thank you for the printables! I think I need to print the coloring pages on magnet paper so our daughter can play on our stainless steel dishwasher :). I’ll keep my fingers crossed for your book giveaway…

  • http://www.walkingbytheway.com Ami

    Thank you for the freebies. Would love to win! :)

  • Katja Magus

    Lovely, I can’t stop buying the books for all our “little” friends! We are looking forward to all the printables for a chilly winter day!

  • http://westword-blog.blogspot.com/ Debbie

    love this! have already printed it and plan to use for tomorrow’s Sunday School Christmas party!

  • Emily C.

    I read your book with my son yesterday and he was excited to hear coloring pages were coming. Thanks for your time creating them!

  • Dawn Smith

    Awesome! I will use this for my 2 year old class at church, and for my grandchildren! Thanks!

  • http://www.spelloutloud.com Maureen

    That print is beautiful! I will have to keep my eye out for the book. I’m currently writing about a Christmas book a day on my blog. I think my kiddos will love it!

    scrappermo at yahoo dot com

  • Kerry

    Your work is so cute….Love the print. There’s too much Christmas out there without Jesus. :)

  • http://www.thedoodlegirl.com thedoodlegirl

    Sarah, you KNOW I love everything you do! AMAZING!!!

  • http://aprincesaerica.blogspot.com Erica

    I would love to add this to my Christmas book collection!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • http://aprincesaerica.blogspot.com Erica

    I like SJS on Facebook :)

  • http://alipyper.blogspot.com Allison Baker

    Thank you so much for the lovely printables! Fabulous way to spend time with the little ones this Christmas season. You’re an inspiration!

  • http://aprincesaerica.blogspot.com Erica

    I tweeted the giveaway too. Thanks again!!

  • http://trinasdoings.blogspot.com Trina

    Such a beautiful puppet theater! Thank you for making it available. And thank you for the chance to win your gorgeous book and print.

  • http://thingstomakeinsteadofdinner.blogspot.com/ kristine hanson

    I “liked” on FB……..what a lovely giveaway, a gift for the entire family to enjoy, the book and the print, I would leave that print up year round, Jesus is reason for the Season, thank you!

  • http://www.meganelle.com megan elle

    What a wonderful gift and a wonderful way to share the true meaning of Christmas. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your talents. Love this!

  • http://bestlovedchild.blogspot.com/ Cathy

    I have to tell you that my grandchildren and I have had so much fun with the “Peter and the Wolf” puppets. The kidlets are going to love using the theater for other “plays”. We love it.

  • sheri

    I love those downloads. Thank you so much!

  • Becca

    A great giveaway!

  • Jeni

    Well,I would love to win!

  • Joella Show
  • Joella Show

    I liked on facebook. dougandjoella@yahoo.com
    Joella Show

  • Christin P

    Oh, thank you!!! Would love to win those Christmas lovelies!!

  • http://peekabooprints.blogspot.com jenny

    Sarah, really, so beautiful as always! What a fantastic giveaway! Crossing my fingers!

  • Jennifer Whitt

    I would love to win this adorable children’s book!

  • http://www.morgandenise.com Morgan

    I already liked the post on FB but unless I read it wrong I can comment again here so here I am! :)

    Thanks for the downloads and the fun blog and the great giveaway! :)

    Morgan

  • Laura

    I love all of your illustrations! so magical…

  • Shannon

    how generous!

    we have the book (but love one to give as a gift)! But I’d love the print too! I gave the book as a gift to my kids and we all read it last night. They LOVED the book. In the end my 6 year old said “Mom, I really loved that book!” He tells my 3 year old all the time that Christmas is really about Jesus. Thanks!

  • Jenny

    So amazing! Thanks for sharing your talents!

  • http://www.jayasher.blogspot.com Jay Asher

    I loved this book! It’ll definitely become a family tradition, beginning this year.

  • Rebecca

    Just love your style. Would be so fun to win this Christmas gift!

  • Veronica

    This would be lovely to add to our current Christmas stories collection.

  • L Ashley

    Merry Christmas! You are so generous with all these giveaways and printables. Many Blessings to you and yours!

  • http://lyndilouness.blogspot.com *LyndiLou*

    I LOVE this print… it’s so pretty and sweet! Merry Christmas and thanks for a fun giveaway! :)

  • http://www.truthfindsgrace.blogspot.com joanna

    just stumbled upon your blog and I am in love. your illustrations are timeless. Just in time too, just volunteered to read to my son’s kindergarten class next week!

  • http://hamiltonadrianne@hotmail.com Adrianne

    This is such a sweet and creative way to keep the magic in Christmas! Thank you so much, and happy holidays to you and your family!

  • Nicola Dodd

    The Christmas gift tags and cards that I ordered from you arrived today and they are BEAUTIFUL. I chose the the little girl looking up at the red bird in a winter woodland and I am going to keep one and put it in a tiny frame!

    A very happy Christmas to you and your family x

  • Ellen S.

    Than you for the great printables. My chicklets will love them. They remind me of a pop-up nativity scene we used to get every year in Sunday School

  • Ellen S.

    Just tweeted (@sko_momma) your giveaway

  • Ellen S.

    Yup.. Facebook like too!

  • Carmen

    Thanks for the printables and the giveaway!

  • Becca

    Thank you so much! Can’t wait to work on these with my daughter.

  • Katharine

    love the new coloring pages!

  • http://microbesofunusualsizes.blogspot.com bec

    love love this book! I would love to have this to give as a present.

  • Ursula

    This is such a sweet giveaway. I rented your sweet book from the library (it’s a tough time of year to buy extras), and it is seriousfilled with such cuteness! I would be so delighted to win one and that gorgeous print. Thank you so much for the chance, and for the generous gift of the coloring pages. They will be such a treat for the kiddos. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

  • Ursula

    Liked the giveaway on FB

  • Jennifer

    I love your coloring pages! We’ll definitely be using them this weekend.

  • Candice

    What a gift you have… How blessed we are to have you share your talents! Beautiful and inspiring:)

  • Kristin

    Thanks so much for these! How wonderful!

  • http://white-bean.blogspot.com emily c

    your book is sooo beautiful. thanks for the free coloring pages. i’m printing now for a little fun project with my 2 year old.

  • Shauntel

    Oh, thank you for the coloring pages and puppets. How fun! I’d love to win the book, even though I already bought it. Then I could give one to a friend! :)

  • Donna C Ginn

    my time on this computer is timing out so this has to be short.
    We would love to win the book, my grandson has me raising him with his dad and grandpa and we always need new stories and fun with the Lord involved.
    I love the print outs and can not wait until we can do the activity tomorrow.
    Thank you for your servant heart.
    Merry Christmas
    Donna

  • http://clairecarpenter.wordpress.com Claire

    Thank you for the fun activities! My son is just now starting to color, so these will be so much fun to use this afternoon.

  • Lori B.

    Wonderful gift. Thank you so much for the nativity puppet show.

  • gina f.

    wow what a treat!! Thank you… i love that my kids can act out a Christmas Goodnight as they read along. Thank you, thank you!!

  • Shannen

    This would be an extra special treat for us this holiday season!

  • http://www.thehouseofbledsoe.com Karie @ The HoB

    What a wonderful story! Love the illustrations :)

  • Traci

    Thanks for the downloads!

  • Traci

    Liked on facebook.

  • http://http//amyluckynumber13.blogspot.com Amy

    wow, that print is the sweetest thing ever. i think coloring the pages and maybe setting up a little nativity scene (maybe in a shoe box or something?) with the kids would be fun. i think we will do that on sunday together. thank you so mcuh!

  • http://http//amyluckynumber13.blogspot.com Amy

    ooops, that was me above…

    amy.bramer@gmail.com

  • http://www.lifeverse.etsy.com julie chen

    i would love a signed copy of your book & a wonderful print for my children!

  • http://loscaters.blogspot.com anne

    wow I would really love to win this!!! meanwhile thank you for the puppet theater – we will do it for sure : ) loscaters at msn dot com

  • http://mary-quiltingrandma.blogspot.com/ Mary C in WA

    I’d love another copy of this book for myself. I can’t wait to hear how it is received by my children and grandchildren. Maybe I shouldn’t make them wait until Christmas Eve to open it. I liked it on Facebook. my email is: pmcrowther@yahoo.com

  • Serena

    Would love to share your book with my first grade students – it’s beautiful!

  • lilcg

    lovely book and so many adorable prints

  • ShaLayne

    Oh my goodness, how cute is this?!! A friend of mine just sent me your link…so very sweet! Thank you for creating all these treasures and for doing the giveaway! shalayne at tdf dot com

  • Misty

    My girls and I have decided to trace the coloring pages on shrinky dinks for ornaments. What fun! Love this book!

  • SM

    dear sarah,

    I like the activities you have created for the book . I am going to download and keep it for future use since my son is learning the basic motor skills at the therapy.

    when I was a kid my favorite activity during summer holidays was painting and creating puppet theaters. I used to make small figures out of card stock and pin on the card board castle’s faccade using bell pins. I vividly remember each and every one of them which I did 30 years back ;). I wish and pray that my son will develop a liking for drawing.

    we have ordered our book . If we are lucky to win this , I will keep the signed copy in his memory chest.

    thanks for the wonderful book for this season.

    SM

  • Lana

    I would absolutely love this book. How fun to see your illustrations captured in this form.

  • http://www.alwaysaloha.blogspot.com Leslie L

    Love the coloring pages, and the puppet theatre!
    lesleu at me dot com.

  • http://www.outbackcrafter.blogspot.com Debra

    Hi Sarah Jane

    Wow, what a lovely give away, but even more exciting than that is the wonderful colouring pages you have made and the theater. You have such a gift.

    Thank you for sharing of yourself in this way.
    Regards & God bless you this Christmas
    Debra

  • http://freja-in-adelaide.blogspot.com/ Freja

    Yay for Christmas!!

  • Kim

    I’d love to win. Both prizes are just beautiful.

  • Wendy

    Thank-you so much for the print offs! My grandkids will have something special to do when they come over. Thanks for a chance to win and Christmas Blessings to you and your family.

  • http://littlebabylulu.blogspot.com/ Amber

    I’d love to win this for my son’s first Christmas. I think my 2 year old daughter would like it too. ;)

  • Sheryl

    Whoop Whoop I love your illustrations

  • http://cupcakesforclara.com Cupcakes for Clara

    I can’t express how much I would love to win this. I could say it would be for my children, but really I think it would be for me!! Thank you xx

  • Candice

    Wow- love the print and the story :)

  • Ohamanda

    I love love love the For Unto Us print!! And I canny wait to download the puppets!

  • http://quiltingbooklady.blogspot.com Becky in Georgia

    Thanks so much for creating these coloring pages! Love your artwork! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  • LindaSonia

    How wonderfully generous of you to have this giveaway and to provide the free downloads. You are truly an inspiration and sooo talented. Thanks a bunch!

  • http://redthreadstitches.com robin

    Love you…love your heart…love your designs!!

    Thank you for this amazing chance to win your special book and print!

    Have a blessed Christmas!
    Robin

  • Catherine

    We would love a signed copy of this–thanks! We love the new Santa Lucia print too!

  • Wylie

    I would love to win this for my new granddaughter, who will be at my house for Christmas! So beautiful!

  • Francine

    I know my grandchildren and would enjoy these giveaways! I will do the Nativity Scene this weekend for them….I watch them on Mon. & Tues! They’ll love it.

  • Robin Collins

    I would love to read this on Christmas Eve!

  • Elise

    Oh, thank you for these coloring pages! My daughter is forever asking me to print off pictures, and we’re running a little low on ideas lately. These are the perfect subject to keep us in the spirit of the season- thank you for your generosity! :)

    I would love to win this- your artwork is so *me*- I have your mermaids on my girls’ wall, and friends are forever receiving little Sarah Jane cards from me in the mail. I love mail. :)

    I liked you on Facebook, too!

    Thank you again!

  • http://missusmoonshine.blogspot.com/ Alicia Ryan

    Thanks for a chance, what a sweet giveaway!

  • Linda

    You are such a Joy!
    Th Book+the Print are so neat!
    Thank You for sharing!
    Blessed Christmas to you+yours!

  • IME

    Beautiful illustrations, as always! We just went out (finally) and bought frames for some of the prints we ordered a while back. Can’t wait to put them up in the kids’ room!

  • Cheryl Baker

    Love, love your artwork. It is precious! Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.riddlelove.com Katie Riddle

    What an absolutely lovely giveaway! I’m quite giddy about it, actually. :)

  • http://www.riddlelove.com Katie Riddle

    I “like” you on Facebook, too. :)

  • Felicia Marhofer

    Would love to add this beautiful book to our Christmas collection. I love your Advent Book idea and will implment next year with my littlies. Hugs to all. X

  • Jen Ryder

    Thank you! Beautiful print! What wonderful printables!

  • Jessica

    we purchased your book and will become our newest tradition for Christmas Eve in our home. I would love to win a copy to give to my Niece as part of her gift from our family as I think every child should have a copy! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  • Alison

    So sweet! My little boy would love this! I love that you’ve included so many printables too :)

  • http://ally2929@hotmail.com Ally Ward

    The book looks so enchanting! I called my sister to see if my nieces and nephews would like it for Christmas, but they already have it (and they love it)! I am going ot color the nativity cut outs with them over the holiday.
    Thank you!

  • Ally Ward

    Looking forward to reading this to my nieces and nephews!

  • http://www.isthisreallymylife.com/ Emily

    You know I’m a huge fan! I would love to win a copy even though I’ve already purchased three. ;) I’d love an extra to give away to another friend!

  • http://littlejewells.blogspot.com Sarah Fravel

    I LOVE all the things you create…but this book might just be my most favorite! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  • Holly Schwartz

    I “Liked” you on Facebook.
    I don’t do Twitter.

    I love your work. It is so charming and sweet!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    Holly Schwartz
    Bardstown, Kentucky

  • Loreen

    This would be the perfect present for my one and only grandchild!
    I would truly love to win.

  • Kirsten

    wonderful – I love this!

  • jennifer

    I have 2 little girls who have asked for a ‘craft day’ tomorrow and you have provided the perfect project for us, thank you so much!

  • lisa

    This will be a great activity on Christmas Eve.

  • Kati

    Gorgeous illustrations, as always. Can’t wait to read your sweet book!

  • Trisha P.

    I love your illustrations and would be delighted to get your book! Your work is so simple and yet so beautiful, I often stop by your site just to see what new illustrations you come up with. So fun.

  • Debbi in IL

    I hope I win!

  • http://afreshmadequilt.com Jyme Parish

    A story that never gets old….and speaks to all who will hear. You have brought “pictures’ of His story to the “little ones” He loves. You are blessed…all is grace

  • lynn

    you are an incredible artist. your illustrations inspire us. thank you.

  • Christy Hall

    Your work is so beautiful! You are a blessing to our family. Thank you for the perfectly lovely nativity cut-outs!

  • Caroline

    Thank you for the colouring and theatre, my 6 year olds love them – and your book too. Such beautiful illustrations for a story that we so love.

  • Melanie

    What a greet giveaway! And thanks for the printables. My kids will love them. I would love to win a signed copy for the kids. melanieEwatson at gmail dot com

  • melissa tichy

    the book looks great…what a great addition to our library :)

  • Ajar

    Thank you. We are going to try the coloring page. The book will be so welcomed

  • http://thangsandstuff.blogspot.com Mindy

    I can’t wait to play with these goodies as we read and re-read your beautiful book! Thank you so very much. I LOVE the print. What a great way to keep focusing on the real meaning of Christmas!

  • Cheri Hage

    Thank you for the chance to win! Thanks for the Christmas print-outs; they’re wonderful :) Great Christmas give-away.

  • http://cranberrypointcollective.blogspot.com/ Terri Achmann

    Such a beautiful book! And I love the puppet theatre! Thanks for sharing your gifts with us, and thanks for this giveaway! Merry Christmas!

  • Anne Marie

    What a sweet giveaway – thanks for the chance! a.haun@sbcglobal.net

  • Deb

    I was at the store with the big bulls eye today looking for A Christmas Goodnight, but it wasn’t there. I’ve printed the coloring pages because I am bound and determined to purchase the story to have at our house. Also, the print has my absolute most favorite Christmas quote. Thank you so much, Sarah Jane! dstrong(at)bcps(dot)org

  • Kaitlyn

    Wow! I love all the interactive printables! I would love to win a copy.
    kaitlynsuzanne (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Amanda

    You are so very talented! I would love a copy of the book! I just bought the paper dolls set for my daughter for Christmas and I know she’ll love them. Now I will download this set for us to enjoy before Christmas. Thank you!

  • Esther

    What a wonderful giveaway. You are so talented and it is great to have the printables for young children to learn and enjoy the nativity story. Thank you.

  • Amy

    Your work is just lovely! I love the print. I will definitely use the coloring pages. Thank you.

  • http://quiltingsewingcraft.blogspot.com/ Louise

    What a lovely giveaway :) I have bought some of your fabric, and also some of your lovely paper dolls, but I’ve been having a hard time choosing which of your prints to buy first!

  • http://theadventuresofbear.blogspot.com Julie

    Your book looks wonderful. I know my children would love it.

  • Cara

    What a nice giveaway! Thanks for sharing your gift with us! Merry Christmas!

  • Christy

    Simply beautiful Sarah! I adore this print and would love to hang it on one of my many bare walls all year round. Thank you for the darling puppets. My girls will love these!

  • Rebecca

    This is such a lovely print, sweet and true. I appreciate the chance to win the giveaway. Thank you.

  • http://grandmarockton.blogspot.com sandra

    I’ve 4 lttle ones who would LOVE for grandma to win so we could read this together this year. I also like on FB. may you be blessed for your Beautiful work, thanks

  • http://www.sewtina.blogspot.com Tina

    I like the way you draw children so much – on parade multi is one of my most beloved fabrics, and I made the first-birthday-dress for my daughter out of it.
    Thanks for the giveaway, the printouts and for all the cute fabric I can’t resist,
    Tina

  • http://www.sewtina.blogspot.com Tina

    I liked the comment on FB.

  • Carol

    Your book is precious. The poetry is just right. Young ones will enjoy seeing the pictures and hearing the story told.

  • http://www.every-day-inspirations.blogspot.com catherine s.

    Sarah…your book is so wonderfully done! It’s so important to teach our children the TRUE MEANING of Christmas and not lose sight of it…and your book will help us to do so…thank you for that and your gorgeous illustrations.

    We appreciate the chance to win! Thanks for being a light to the world <3

    catherine s.
    imaginethatdesign (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • http://www.every-day-inspirations.blogspot.com catherine s.

    Just ‘liked’ the giveaway post on your FB page…thanks for the chance!

    catherine s.
    imaginethatdesign (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • wordygirl

    What a sweet, generous gift. Thanks so much for spreading the joy of Christmastime.

  • Deborah

    Lovely giveaway. We’re going to try to do the Christmas nativity puppet theatre with our 2 year old – not sure it’ll look as good as yours does when she’s through though!

  • Binks

    Everything you make is gorgeous and this giveaway is awesome! Love your work.

  • Binks
  • http://littletigerandthemilkbellyprincess.typepad.com Audra

    What a beautiful story! My girls would really enjoy having this book read to them.

  • Kelly Anderson

    I’m so glad you’ve been doing so well!! I can’t help but cheer for you cause you’re a Utahn:) My Mom gives everyone in the family a picture book for Christmas and this is the one I requested as the family book this year, but I would love to have one to give to a friend. Thanks!!

  • Gina S.

    My grandkids would love this book. Thank for the chance to win it.

  • Barbara

    I love your Christmas book, we’ve been reading it since October – and a second copy would be a lovely gift for my niece & nephews. Thank you for the coloring pages, they’ll be a huge hit with all the children at our “Family Christmas Brunch” this morning!!

  • Amy

    Our family would be totally blessed to receive the book and print. Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Jacy O

    What fun this would be to win, my kiddos would be in heaven!

  • Caroline

    Hi Sarah,

    Your work is so inspiring, the puppet theatre is just wonderful – thank you !

    May you and your family know every blessing this Christmas.

    Caroline (UK)

  • Mak

    I love love your christmas art- so simple and sweet. I hope I win!

  • Katheryn

    What a great giveaway! I love all your art, so I’m excited.

  • Melissa

    Thank you for the giveaway! My daughter and I are coloring the nativity scene right now:)

  • http://quilttaffy.blogspot.com Des

    Sarah, YOU are always so generous with your work and
    creativity. Thanks for sharing your art with us.
    Merry Christmas!

  • Jessica

    I just stumbled upon this site and I am so glad I did!! I love the sweet story and lovely pictures and I’m excited to share them with my own little ones! Thank You and Merry Christmas!

  • laurie

    What a great giveaway! No kind of you to spread your cheer! Have a wonderful happy holiday!!

    Merry Christmas!

  • Sandra

    I love your work. Thank you!

  • Tamara

    I have just discovered you and your work. I would be so excited to win this book for my little girl!!

  • DiAnn

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a signed copy of the book. I am printing the coloring pages for our three grandkids. Merry Christmas

  • Stephanie

    Beautiful downloads, I just printed them out for my boys. I bought your book for our advent this year (book advent per your idea.) I fell in love with the story and illustrations and know it will be a favorite of the boys’ as well. Nicely done.

  • http://roadtripmommy.blogspot.com Kristin

    I would love to win a copy of your book!

  • http://roadtripmommy.blogspot.com Kristin

    I like you and the giveaway on Facebook too.

  • CoDele

    I love all your items. It would enrich our children’s lives to have your products in our home

  • Lisa

    Oh, I know just who would recieve this book! You do beautiful work- happy wishes for the holiday season!

  • Juanita

    Thanks for the chance to win some of your beautiful work!

  • Vicky Navarre

    This is so very sweet, would be perfect in my brand new grandson’s room. I purchased 3 copies of your book for my other grandchildren, thank you and Merry Christmas! Vicky

  • http://artfulife.blogspot.com artfulife

    I really hope I’m one of the lucky ones to win this giveaway! Looking forward to adding your book to our christmas collection no matter :)

  • liz f

    We love your book! Thank you for the nativity printables!

  • Bre

    Love it! Thanks for the printables and the chance to win!

  • wordygirl
  • Meredith

    I just found your blog and LOVE your illustrations and the book looks wonderful! So creative and such an inspiration! Thank you!

  • katherine

    We do like books at our house! Can you believe your journey of publishing is finally here? Love the book :)

  • Erin Waters

    I’d love to win…I love your illustrations & know my girls would love the book!

  • http://mandamadequilts.blogspot.com/ Manda

    I preordered 2 copies of the book. I would love to receive the autographed copy, and most definitely that print! Thanks for the chance.

  • http://beingunbuttoned.blogspot.com/ Emily

    What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks!

  • Rachel Gelhaus

    Thanks SO much for these darling printables! Already a “liker” of your page. Tweeted the giveaway too… Argh, it won’t let me show the link. I promise I really did!

  • Lisa

    ooooh, pick me! Pick me!

    • Hilary

      I discovered you through a “fabric search” and keep checking into your blog as I am entranced by the Color combinations!! Already sent my mom to the library with your booklist for great read alouds to kids (mine are 3 & 5) We “heart” books AND They don’t carry your Christmas book :(

  • Shelly

    I would love to win this lovely book!

  • http://alittlebittathisandalittlebittathat.blogspot.com/ JennyW

    Thank you! This is a beautiful giveaway—I know we’re adding this book to our collection one way or the other :)

  • http://www.alittleofalot1.blogspot.com/ Penny

    Thanks so much for the chance to win these. I just bought the book for my brand new Grandson (in fact it just arrived and now I’m waiting for the name plate and we’ll be set :) ) I was thinking to get it for my soon to be 2 y/o niece too. The book is so sweet and the illustrations are darling.
    The picture you are adding to the Giveawy is just gorgeous !!!

  • mamajen

    Our little ones just soak up our collection of Christmas books! I can’t wait to add this one to it. I’ll be going out to get it if we don’t win. Your generosity is so lovely! I’m going to go get the Nutcracker puppet theater next in your shop. My 2 oldest have Nutcracker performances this coming weekend – so they will LOVE it!
    Merry Christmas Sarah!

  • http://www.whathappinessis-michelle.blogspot.com Michelle Iverson

    I love this giveaway! Thank you for sharing your beautiful art. So beautiful and so charming!

  • http://hopefulthreads.blogspot.com/ Kristy

    Very special, thank you! :)

  • http://hopefulthreads.blogspot.com/ Kristy

    I liked the post on facebook too! :)

  • Jessica

    I would love to add your book to my Christmas collection! And I LOVE the print as well (of course…I love all your work!!).

  • Christy

    I just LOVE your work, I have some pieces hanging in my daughters playroom and they are just PERFECT!!!

    Thank you for all you do!!

  • Annette Hummel

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us.

  • http://www.pawprintsproject.etsy.com Cindy Vandiver

    I love your new book – it is sure to become my granddaughter’s favorite. I really enjoy checking in on your blog and watching your family grow – Your work is delightful.

  • http://www.mypresentdelight.blogspot.com Nikki

    Love the chance! Thank you so much. Your printables are PERFECT. I’m always inspired by you.

  • Virginia Ortega

    Thank you so much for the beautiful nativity printables! These are absolutely amazing!

  • Karen Jo Moseley

    What a Blessing it would be to win the book and to have one of your pieces of art!
    mkarenmoseley@aol.com

  • Karen Jo Moseley
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  • http://www.slicesoflight.com/emilykate emily kate

    I’ve had my eye on that darling print! What a lovely giveaway. I’m loving all these fun crafts too!

  • http://winonagraydesign.etsy.com Ashley Porter

    I love this print so much I nearly cried the first time I saw it

  • Jennifer

    I’m so happy to have heard about your site and learned about the book! And the printables are just lovely; I’m sure my 3 little ones will adore them.

  • Shannon

    Your book is on my wishlist and the print is a beautiful bonus. My kids will love putting together the darling nativity, thanks for the download!

  • Shannon

    I don’t know if I was supposed to come back and comment that I liked the facebook post.Thanks for the giveaway!

  • http://katiemillsgiorgio.wordpress.com Katie

    What fun! The kids’ teachers will love this too! Thank you for sharing your talents at this beautiful time of year!

  • Rebecca

    What a wonderful giveaway, your illustrations are beautiful.

  • Natassa

    Hi there from Greece! Being a dreamer myself, meeting a dreamer like you helps me dream better! Good job!

  • Carrie M

    I just discovered your blog and am so excited about all your awesome ideas. That nativity is so amazing. Can’t wait to try it with my toddler! carriethegood(at)gmail

  • Carrie M

    I liked you on facebook but I didn’t see this book as a giveaway. I liked the giveaway #1 instead. Hope that works.

  • Carrie M
  • http://new-everymorning.blogspot.com Kimber-Leigh

    this is wonderful! and the book looks precious! what a very special giveaway!

  • Daisy

    So beautiful! So glad to have discovered you! You are blessed with beautiful talent! Can’t wait to discover more and share with my little guy! I hope I win! Tweeted and liked on Facebook!

  • Debbie

    I love your beautiful illustrations. I would love to win!

  • http://www.backwoodswife.ca Jen

    I love your work! Thanks for sharing your talent with us. :) Merry Christmas!

  • Gayle

    Thank you so much. I am giving to all our grandchildren and some of the neighborhood children as a part of a neighborhood gift. Love you site.

  • Christi

    Thanks so much for these lovely nativity ideas. Every year our family has a different craft or art project to remember Christmas that goes along with Matthew and Luke. I was completely stuck this year. You hae sved our tradition.

  • Teresa Bowser

    What a wonderful idea for children. My granddaughters are so creative and will love doing the puppet theater. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  • carterpolo

    I grew up with Joan Anglund illustrations. I absolutely love children’s illustrations, and yours are extra special. I collect nativities but they have to be really really cool for me to get one. I will download these and also hope hope hope to win your illustration!!!

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  • Kim

    What a wonderful book, my preschoolers would love this

  • Cat

    My daughter was given this book as a baptismal gift from her Uncle. I am so happy you posted these paper puppets. The book is now a wonderful part of our Christmas every year now and now we can add a puppet theatre to our Christmas.