The Blessing Nisser is a delight to read!  It captures the attention of many different audiences. For the young readers, there is a perfect amount of fantasy or “magic”.  Are you an adventurer?  This story will whisk you off on a journey through Denmark, learning geography, cultural history and customs along the way.  And for those that just relish the victory of triumph, there is a theme of true Love woven throughout the entire story.  It’s a love that excites, prevails and is contagious!  You and your children will be left wanting to participate in sharing this Love.  Thank you Kirstie Marxs for writing a story for children that plants seeds of encouragement to think outside of themselves by blessing others.
- Kendra Kelley

What is Christmas about in your family? For my two sweet little ones, it can be a hectic time of year when they are pulled in numerous directions, away from the sweet baby in a manger who came as a ransom for many. I’ve listened as many moms ponder the same dilemna: How do I keep Christmas about Christ for my kids?  How do I pull their attention away from themselves and toward God’s gift in the manger?

“The Blessing Nisser” walks children though the season of Christmas by opening their eyes to true service- the act of putting another before oneself.  They will take part in selfless acts born of love which bring joy to the heart of the doer and happiness to our Heavenly Father. Children will grow in their understanding of God’s love, while learning about precious long-celebrated Danish traditions.  Use the kit to create your own sweet Blessing Nisser, snuggle up to read as a family each day, serve by following along with the Nisser’s notes, and be encouraged as your family grows in their understanding of what it truly means to serve like Jesus!
– Ann Estanquerio

Oh, how I love this story!  The Blessing Nisser is a heartwarming Christmas story that will inspire children and adults alike to look for creative and tangible ways ways to serve and show love to those around them. The story is about a little Danish girl named Charlotte and the Blessing Nisser, who, through their acts of kindness, are able to soften the hearts of her brother and her grumpy, old neighbor.  While many are focused on the Christmas presents, Charlotte is only concerned with blessing those around her.  Kirstie Marx is able to capture perfectly the delights, traditions, and culture of a magical Scandinavian Christmas. As soon as I read this story, I immediately wanted to share it with the young families I know. The Blessing Nisser is a wonderful reminder of what we should be focused on during the Christmas season.  This charming tale is sure to become a family tradition!

- Louise Lewis

“Like sugar crystals sprinkled on your Christmas Cookie, this sweet story of Christ’s love shines above all of the holiday distraction.  Kirstie’s love for children and her intimate knowledge of Danish traditions brings us right into the heart of Scandinavia – and face to face with the blessing Nissers!  Imagine that, Nisser that bring blessing instead of mischief.  This delightful tale will change how you and your children approach Christmas.  Let Kirstie’s gift of generosity help you and your family establish traditions that can be passed from generation to generation, year after year.

- April L. Miller, MACC, LPC

Here is something new and exciting for your children this Christmas season–the Blessing Nissers.  While they are cute and whimsical, at the same time, they present a powerful message about Jesus and His teaching to love and serve others.  In addition, the story is interwoven with Danish Christmas traditions, Danish history, and geography.  The Nissers and the heroine, Charlotte, engage children on many levels while they read this delightful and unforgettable tale.  The story combines learning and doing by showing children how to serve and love others in tangible, easy, and fun ways–which is, after all, the very heart of Christ and Christmas.  So, if you are looking for something to bring your family closer to the heart of Christmas, this is it.

- Rayann Marx

The Blessing Nisser is a beautiful story that will teach your children the real meaning of Christmas, that it is better to give than to receive, and how love can change hearts. Experience the beauty and tradition of the Danish culture at Christmas, and go on a journey w/ the Christmas Nisser as they teach how to love and serve even when it’s hard, revealing the gospel in a way children can understand. Then set out on your own journey as a family, of loving and serving your community. This book will become an annual family Christmas tradition you’ll look forward to in your home and a gift you’ll want to give to friends.
- Erin Monasterio

This sweet story weaves together three of my favorite things: Christmas, learning about traditions from other countries, and encouragement to actively love others in gratitude to God, Who loves us!  How I wish I’d had this book when my children were young, but maybe it’s not too late for the “Blessing Nisser” to make an appearance at our house this December!  I encourage you to make this your new Christmas book, learn about the holiday in Denmark, and become the “Blessing Nisser” in the lives of those around you – all December (and all year) long!  ‘And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works.’ Hebrews 10:24

– Lorie Wylie

Kirstie’s children’s book is a reflection of her own experiences and heart.  Written from a deep desire to see Christ proclaimed and others blessed with the unconditional love of the Savior, she introduces us to the Blessing Nisser.  These mythical characters teach children how to love unconditionally and bless others, reminding them that “it’s more blessed to give than receive”, and it’s the best way to the heart.  The Blessing Nisser will be a Christmas tradition of blessing others that your children will want to follow, unlocking the love of Christ to a darkened world.  A wonderful Christmas tradition for a lifetime.

- Colleen Leonard, Solagratia mom

As a mom and grandmum, I am always looking for ways to teach my wee ones good values and help them become people of good character. In a world of elves on shelves and harry potters, I often find this difficult. I was privileged to read an early copy of the Blessing Nisser. Here is a book with a solid message for children of all ages. It will entertain and delight any child 3 to 13 with its simple but profound tale. Along with the book are activities to do throughout the Christmas season to instill the traditional, Christian values I want them to have . The Blessing Nisser is an easy and fun way for parents and grandparents to enjoy time with their children while encouraging acts of love within any family. I highly recommend this book.

– Pam S