O. Henry’s short story “The Gift of the Magi” is a touching tale about a man and his wife living in poverty, yet still willing to sacrifice what little they have for each other’s happiness. As your child writes his own version of the story, he will be encouraged to reflect on issues of self-image, sacrifice, love, and family. What better way to get into the holiday spirit?
A finished story also makes a great homemade Christmas present for a parent, grandparent, or sibling. For example, if the other character in the story is Dad, your child's story will be about a child and parent’s love and sacrifice for each other—a heartwarming story that is sure to move any parent.