KEENE ~ Yvonne Vissing presenting her Santa books!

Saturday, November 18, 2023 - 11:00am

The Keene Toadstool Hosts

Yvonne Vissing

presenting their Santa books!

-The Santa Spirit
 

-The ABC's of the Santa Spirit for Adults

-Re-Imagine Santa

-The Legend of the Santa Stocking

Saturday, November 18th at 11 am

Yvonne Vissing, PhD is one of the nation’s experts in human rights and  child well-being and how  communities, organizations, schools and businesses can create more humane, healthier and happier environments.  A researcher, public speaker, strategic planner, program designer, policy analyst, and advocacy expert, she merges scholarly and practical insights to make the world and relationships better.

This beautiful picture book for children of all ages explains what the Santa Spirit is and how it can be shared by anyone and everyone. Embracing diversity and inclusion, it provides a history of how Santa Claus came to be, how he has transformed over time, and why he continues to be the spirit of happiness and generosity. The Santa Spirit can be found around the world in a variety of winter celebrations. Uplifting our heart, this book shows how the spirit of loving kindness can bring joy and gratitude into all of our homes and lives during the December holiday season. It is a keepsake classic.

ABSOLUTELY! But only if you believe. We all need reminders of how to become happy and make other people happy too. The ABCs of the Santa Spirit for Adults gives hundreds of examples of how to celebrate each other and create delight through the delivery of loving-kindness. This book describes what the Santa Spirit is and why is it important to everyone. It gives A to Z descriptions how sharing the Santa Spirit can improve the lives of individuals, families and communities.

Santa Claus is overdue for a social transformation, one that will make him relevant in a diverse and inclusive society. One of the most beloved figures for children throughout history is Santa Claus - yet he has become highly controversial. Parents today wonder how to present him to their children, or if they should encourage their children to believe in Santa at all. Schools and communities experience conflict about whether he should appear at civic functions. Business, religious and political leaders use Santa to sway public opinion towards their own agendas. This isn't new - Abraham Lincoln used Santa Claus as a form of psychological warfare to advance the North agenda in the Civil War. Santa Claus is a mythical character that originates from a variety of winter solstice festivals and figures and actually has little to do with any religion or St. Nicholas, despite this commonly held assumption. The controversy around Santa Claus actually has little to do with him but speaks volumes about adult agenda-making in today's often conflictual social environment. This fascinating book by a mom-scholar provides a comprehensive, well-researched analysis of who Santa has been in the past, how he came to be who he is today, and who he could become tomorrow.
 

The Legend of the Santa Stocking tells the story of a financially-struggling family that decides to put reminders of why each other are special into their stockings instead of store-bought presents. The result was "the best Christmas ever". It provides a model for parents to increase family bonding and reduce spending in a way that makes everyone feel beloved and special. It also takes away pressure for Santa Claus to be seen as a real person who brings lots of presents. The result is a feel-good story that provides a framework that every family can use to find joy through appreciating one another. This book helps support children whose families are going through economically challenging times. It is also helpful to support parents who want their children to learn that Santa is supposed to deliver more than presents - through the use of the Santa Spirit, which anyone can share, we can give people what we need the most - love.

 

 

Event address: 
12 Emerald St
Keene, NH 03431
Books: 
The Santa Spirit By Yvonne Vissing Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781735830421
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Vissing and Associates - November 1st, 2020

The ABCs of the Santa Spirit for Adults By Yvonne Vissing Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781735830445
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This book is not returnable
Published: Vissing and Associates - October 10th, 2020

Re-Imagine Santa By Yvonne Vissing Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781735830483
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This book is not returnable
Published: Vissing and Associates - October 12th, 2020

The Legend of the Santa Stocking By Yvonne Vissing Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781735830469
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
This book is not returnable
Published: Vissing and Associates - October 9th, 2020