Every year the same old Christmas stories remain on the shelves, painting pictures of families enjoying their comfortable houses, warmed with fires and lit with Christmas tree lights behind stacked-high presents. But in this time of economic uncertainty, this plush holiday tale is not everyone’s reality. For a lot of families, Christmas will be in a shelter, and the only presents will be togetherness.

That’s why 2 Dads Publishing put out “The Greatest Christmas Ever,” a book by fathers Sergio Liden and Zachary Zemby, is a story that helps families cope with the idea that “less is more” when it comes to presents, and that the real gifts are the family members around you.

Liden and Zemby met in their children’s kindergarten class in 2008. The two fathers decided to start 2 Dads Publishing to create books that speak to a dad’s emotional involvement with his family.

Here’s the best part – you can download their book “The Greatest Christmas Ever” right now for free. And if you like it, we urge you to buy your digital copy. Your purchase is a donation to the National Coalition for the Homeless, a non-profit committed to ending homelessness. Plus, you’ll be showing Liden and Zemby that they’re making a difference in the world, and successfully fighting against the issue in the story.

Check the sauce below for the book’s website, where you can find your free digital copy and a donate button! Please use it!