Would you like your children to be a little more giving and a lot less focused on getting? Why not start a tradition of celebrating Advent.
Advent is about the expectant coming of our Savior and the Joy of celebrating the Hope he brings to the world.
Check out this video and try a few of the suggestions below for a change to the customary christmas celebrations.
Display an Advent wreath with 3 purple and 1 pink candle. Progressively light candles each week as you read and pray about the coming of the Messiah .
week 1- John’s birth announcement Luke 1:1-25
week 2- Jesus’ birth announcement Luke 1:26-45
week 3- Mary’s song Luke 1:46-56
week 4- Zechariah’s song Luke 1:57-80
Hang an advent Calendar filled with prayers, thoughts, and activities that your family can take part in together through out the month.
simply choose what you will use for your “day holders”. (check out amazon.com or pinterest)
card stock with flaps to cover your message.
now choose how you will “fill” each day.
random act of kindness for everyday
include coffee, hot chocolate, movie and walking dates ( or other favorites)
volunteer as a family
Finally, share the joy of Christ with everyone and really spread some CHRISTmas cheer!
Live Out Loud this season and always
in HIM, terry