Nov 30, 2010

Advent Christmas Idea-Advent Chain

I came across this site as I searched for Christmas craft ideas. 

I copied the *Christmas is* ...increased the font size and double spaced each line, so I could cut it out and have the kids glue it to a paper chain.  We will count down with our paper chain (red and green) and use it to help to remind us of the true meaning of Christmas.  We will read each Scripture verse from the paper chain together (we will do this at our family dinner table after our meal together.)  Papa will ask the children what each verse means to them, as we prepare our hearts for Jesus' coming.

Christ in Christmas, 
this is our heart.  

We will enjoy our days leading up to our celebration. 
There is no Santa at our house, 
but simple gifts given to each other in love.  

Starting tomorrow we will be baking, doing crafts and sitting by the fire, instead of our normal homeschooling ways.  

We want Princess Sweetness, who has never experienced Christmas in America, to enjoy it right along with us -as we set our eyes upon Jesus and await the celebration of His birth.

Are there any special things your family does that you want to share?


Rob said...

Oh Kimmie, I can just imagine Christmas in your house being the way Christmas should be. It seems everyone has forgotten what it's all about. I really look forward to reading all about it.

Marian said...

Thanks for the link. I really like the idea.

Adina said...

I like these ideas also.

Renata said...

Oh Kimmie - we are also a No Santa family - I was raised that way, so it's normal to me, but Dave's family think we're strange (thankfully Dave agrees).
Thanks for the link - we are decorating this arvo. Which reminds me I'd better go as it just clicked into afternoon!
Have a lovely day & I hope Simenesh enjoys her first USA Christmas - we were just talking about her the other day - I think when you pray for someone they get close to your heart even if you know you'll never see them physically (well unlikely anyway).
Love to you & your family

Expat Mom said...

I love that you're taking the time to build these memories with your children. This year, we've done some things, but much of it has been put on hold as I rush about, trying to finish work for clients. I really am happy to have work, but am so NOT happy to be so very occupied all the time. :(

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