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How We Are Observing Advent

How We Are Observing Advent

I’ve always wanted to celebrate Advent. I think it’s the idea of tradition that I love, but also it’s the opportunity to focus on celebrating Jesus coming to earth as a baby. In the past, I’ve been really overwhelmed by celebrating or observing Advent in a way that was really simple, not overwhelming for me. I mean, this would be my first time celebrating Advent along with my children, so I need this to be really simple.

After searching Pinterest and asking friends, I found myself (once again) feel overwhelmed by the crafts and activities. Finally, I decided to combine it with something I love: The Jesus Storybook Bible. We love The Jesus Storybook Bible, it’s beautifully written and each chapter highlights the Gospel with incredible illustrations. I cry nearly every time we read it.

We will be using this reading plan which uses The Jesus Storybook Bible. I like that this plan is very simple and brings the focus back to the Scriptures.

I also decided to grab three Advent Calendars from Aldi. They have a special chocolate treat for each day and I figured this would add the sweetness to this new tradition. Plus, when the calendars cost me only $1.29 a piece, it was a deal too good to pass up! I really LOVE that they had them in three different colors – an easy way to prevent children from getting confused on which calendar is for which child!

I am planning to do this over a meal with candles lit. I’ve found incorporating candles to any moment elevates it and makes it extra special. (Isn’t it funny how something so simple can transform even little situation?)

I anticipate between my excitement to celebrate Advent and my kids’ love of chocolate (just keeping it real!), celebrating Advent will be a wonderful addition to our holiday celebration. And hopefully, along the way, the sweetness of a chocolate treat will be a nice reminder of the sweetness of Christmas and Christ coming to save the entire world.

Do you celebrate Advent?

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  • Angela Kim
    Posted at 17:36h, 16 November

    This looks like a great way to keep the tradition alive and teach our children the value of Christmas in Christianity. Thanks for sharing!

  • Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms
    Posted at 19:39h, 16 November

    I love this! I am so excited to count down to Christmas with my daughter and our Advent calendar. I will have to check out that book too. I like the idea of using candles to make it even more special!

  • Belle
    Posted at 19:53h, 16 November

    The reading plan and the advent calendar sound like a great way to celebrate advent! We are reading one Christmas book per night starting December 1st but I’ve yet to decide how we’re celebrating advent this year!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  • meg
    Posted at 21:13h, 16 November

    I love the simplicity of the advent you’ve created and that it centers on Christ. And what is it with kids and those cheap chocolate-filled calendars. I loved them as a kid, and my kids want to get one so badly this year!

  • April@LoveOurRealLife
    Posted at 23:06h, 16 November

    I love this. Your Advent reading plan sounds simple, but perfect!

  • Nicole Kamai
    Posted at 05:47h, 17 November

    This plan is wonderful!! I think I may have to do something similar with my son this year!!