Beginning the Christmas Advent-ure

We want to make Christmas count. Our home is not exempt from the Christmas crazy, and with calendars overbooked, the Christmas season is too often exhausting instead of exhilarating. Twenty-four days in December fly by, and suddenly we are opening Christmas presents and have missed the point of all of it: worshiping and treasuring Jesus.

So last year, we determined to celebrate Christmas on purpose with our Christmas Countdown. Every day we read Scripture surrounding the Christmas story and spent time together as a family doing something fun, like making a manger craft or driving around to find the best lights display or acting out Luke 2.

We are ready for the start of Advent!
We are ready for the start of Advent!

It is Dec. 1, the start of Advent. There is still time to put on the brakes before the busyness breaks your sanity! Consider how you may lead your family in focusing on the Greatest Gift. Here is a list of Scriptures to read together (or to use as a personal devotion plan) to prepare for Christmas, as well as fun, simple activities to enjoy. Or, quick download a ready-made advent-ure, like Truth in the Tinsel, to help connect younger children to the beauty and reality of Jesus being born in a stable in Bethlehem. Our family will be counting down to Christmas this year with Truth in the Tinsel, and I will be sharing our Christmas experiences here on the blog.

Christmas Countdown Advent Scriptures 

Christmas Family Activity Ideas

2 responses to “Beginning the Christmas Advent-ure”

  1. Matthew, Jill, Jackson & Loren, YES, man has or was given the greatest Christmas Gift, that was ever given him. It is one that far surpasses any and all gifts man gives to another. Face the facts, he can not give a greater gift than that which God gave him / us! I like your tree with the Manger Scene Figures, well done! Merry Christmas, Hopping you and we all to have a Happy Holiday this Season Look forward to seeing you all…………soon. “GM”


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