This wonderful story about the true spirit of giving. This classic Christmas story is about forgetting oneself, and focusing on the needs of others. John Weightman is living a misdirected life, he has done much good in the world, but it has all been calculated to be of benefit to himself and his businesses. Fortunately he receives a wake-up call through a beautiful Christmas Eve experience, and receives a privileged preview of his heavenly mansion. He learns the truth of the scripture, "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where thieves do not break through nor steal."
The story was originally published in 1911 by Henry Van Dyke, a late 19th and early 20th century American clergyman, and illustrated by Elizabeth Shippen Green, who worked in the late 19th and early 20th centuries for Harper's Magazine and other publications. Make this a new Holiday tradition for your family.