The Little Match Girl, Nati Mesei

The Little Match Girl, Nati Mesei

Nati Mesei – Hungarian Fairytales & Fables

Storytime – Online

Hans Christian Andersen

Why in the world would someone write such a sad story? Especially around the holidays! We would like to share our perspective on why the great Hans Christian Andersen wrote such a thing.

Hans Christian Andersen was a famous Danish writer. Denmark was the country of his birth, and Denmark was the country of his death. The man drew his last breath on August 4, 1875, at the age of 70.

We at Family Roberto Productions create video content with kids, tweens, and teens in mind. We also encourage family time. Whether you read a book together, watch a movie, eat a meal together around the dining table or visit with one another before bed. Have discussions and get different perspectives from each other. Kids have a lot to learn from parents, that’s true, but we can learn from our children too. We ask that you watch this YouTube video together as a family because it involves a young girl dying in a dreadful way. After you watch the classic literary tale, comfort your kids as it’s a sad and emotional story.

What can we learn from this tale?

Doing a little research on this famous writer, Hans Christian Andersen, we found he wasn’t afraid of writing with raw and real emotions. Life isn’t always a magical fairytale. Sometimes bad things happen with no explanation. Difficult questions sometimes never get answered. Sadly, death is a part of life. It’s called the circle of life. Have you ever seen a grave marker? Usually, the person who died has their name engraved on the stone. The date of birth and the date of death is listed under the name, right? For example.

Hans Christian Andersen

April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875

Do you notice the……..dash?

A wise man once said that we all have a birth date and a death date. The dates are memorable, for sure, but the most significant of all should be the… dash. The dash symbolizes how we lived our lives from the time we were born till the time we died. Were we kind to those in need? Were we respectful to others? Did we live life to the fullest and enjoy the simple things in life? During the holidays, were we giving up our time? Did we display acts of kindness? Did we love ourselves and one another?

Perhaps Mr. Andersen was trying to show people of all ages not to get so caught up in the hustle & bustle of the holidays. The wrapped packages, trees, decorations, and lavish meals. Instead, look for those in need and shower them with the golden rule. “Treat others the way you want to be treated.”

Would you have helped this homeless young girl?

The 3-D animation short video of the match girl is beautifully done, and the music proves emotionally touching. Ruby’s storytelling is heartfelt, and the story of “The Little Match Girl” brings us a hidden message of hope. We are all in this world together, and we are all born to die.

What’s most important for all of us is to focus on the….dash.