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Preparing for Christmas tends to be a time of stress. Try some peace this season with the "Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?" from Simple Living Works!, the successor to Alternatives.

For 25 years, Whose Birthday? has provided people with ideas to celebrate responsibly. It is Alternatives' most widely read resource. Over two-and-a-half million copies have been distributed. It is also available on audio CD, CD-ROM and in Spanish.

New each year, one edition features Esther Armstrong and Dale Stitt, founders of Journey into Freedom. Designed for individuals, families and small groups, it includes biblical reflections, worshipful ceremonies, activities, an Advent calendar and suggestions for remembering the needy. All can be read quietly or aloud.

All editions of "Whose Birthday?" are available free of charge at SimpleLivingWorks.org >> Archives. Also available there is a version of in Spanish entitled "Adviento."

Articles present meaningful Christmas alternatives and worship aids. The calendar - "Gentle, Faithful Steps Toward a Simpler Christmas"-- offers thoughts and actions for each day in Advent and the twelve days of Christmas. The calendar is also appropriate as bulletin inserts and as a guided journal.

Many other free resources for reevaluation of Christmas and for simpler living all year are available there.

To read past editions of "Whose Birthday?," visit SimpleLivingWorks.org >> Archives. Church and individuals may copy articles wthout royalty under the Creative Commons attribution, non-commercial, share-and-share-alike license.

The popular "Ten Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Christmas" is available there. #####

EDITORS: For more information, contact Gerald Iversen.
If you would like to REPRINT parts or all of "Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?"  do so under the Creative Commons license.
NOTE: For a wealth of Alternatives' material, visit SimpleLivingWorks.org. Click About Us >> News.

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This page last updated 2 October 2013 (originally 13 September 2004)

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