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"THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS BOOK" is complete in itself, giving ideas for the celebration of Christmastide in the home, the parish, school, and apostolic groups.

In addition, however, a companion "THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS KIT" is also available, which provides actual materials for a variety of "things to make" for children young and old.

Text and art for both book and kit are the work of "The Grailville Writing Center," Loveland, Ohio.

Nihil obstat: John Eidenschink, O.S.B., J.C.D., Censor deputatus. Imprimi potest: + Baldwin Dworschak O.S.B., D.D., Abbot of St. John's Abbey. Imprimatur: + Peter W. Bartholome, D.D., Bishop of St. Cloud. May 25, 1955.

Copyright 1955 by The Order of St. Benedict, Inc. Collegeville, Minnesota.


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