I am feeling way behind on getting this posted, but I hope that it can still be helpful to some of you as you plan for Advent. If nothing else, it’s a reminder for me about what we did this year!
First of all, I made us a new Advent calendar and I love it! I found inspiration for it online, so I reworked the idea to look like my style and to be useable for years. The result is cute and now available in my etsy shop!
The envelopes will hold little clues about a special gift for the day or a Bible verse.
I’m doing many of the same things I did last year.
Here are a couple of the days’ clues (and I purposely did not write out the Bible verse, so that Luke can practice looking it up):
*We are called to take care of the poor and those in need. Let’s read Proverbs 3:27 for a reminder, and then we’ll work on making the blankets after school today.
*Tonight’s the night…our favorite! Chex Mix, pjs, Christmas music, and Christmas lights! Look at John 9:5 for another verse about being the light of the world.
*Giving to others should bring us joy. Let’s read Luke 18:22 for a reminder from Jesus, and then I have something neat to show you on the computer about a way that we can help a family far away who lives in poverty. (We’re going to pick something out on Samaritan’s Purse to donate.)
*What is your favorite Christmas memory? Share it with the family.
*One of my favorite Christmas traditions was baking cookies with my mom. Let’s decorate ours today!
So there you have it…we’re starting ours on December 1st.