The very essence of Christmas is Giving, after all that's who God is. He gave us life, He gave us forgiveness, redemption, adoption, and eternal life! All at no cost to us, we only need to believe.
Several of Melk's lessons in Melk, the Christmas Monkey, talk about God's free gift of salvation and encourage your family to gift the news of that gift to others. We would be remiss if Melk was not living that by example.
The creators of Melk are missionaries in Mexico. For the past three years, in addition to their normal local ministry, the Hornor's have annually created special Christmas outreach opportunities in their area. The first year 360 cinnamon rolls allowed them to give the Gospel to their neighbors. Over the next 2 years 250 and 1,000 handmade christmas ornaments helped them get the Gospel to over 1,250 homes. The first year Melk was published, sales of Melk, the Christmas Monkey helped the Hornors reach over 100 additional families with children with a meaningful Christmas gift and a clear Gospel message.