14 Nov 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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