I love celebrating every last second of the Advent season. So much truth to be told, so much wonder to rest in. I feel like everything is just better during the month of December … I don’t mind an early alarm one bit. Walking down the hall to turn on Christmas lights while the sun is slowly peeking in behind the trees, brewing a cup of coffee before little feet come tumbling out of bed is one of my most favorite things this time of year; Letting the kids stay in their Christmas jammies well into a cold day to color and read and share a cup of hot chocolate… it’s all just so treasured.
But it can also become so. stinking. busy. With gift lists and holiday parties and Christmas plays it is easy to get sucked into what feels like a hamster wheel leaving us all dumbfounded come January 1.
Below we’ve listed some of our most favorite and truth telling Advent resources below, a little something for everyone. For my family (Lily) we use some of these all throughout the day; a calendar in the morning with scripture, a family Advent book in the evening, and plenty of meaningful read alouds sprinkled throughout the day. This year we are trying something new with Focus on the Family’s Advent resource which includes an activity which we will incorporate into our school day.
The Greatest Gift, Ann Voskamp
For the Family:
Unwrapping the Greatest Gift, Ann Voskamp
Jesse Tree with Ornaments
For the Kids:
Trader Joe’s Advent Calendar (because Christmas = chocolate. Or something like that)
In what ways do you make the most of the Advent Season?