Advent begins on Sunday, November 30th, which you know will get here far more quickly than we can imagine. If you’ve been reading my blog for long, y0u know that I love Advent. Thankfully a reader sent me a message on my One Thankful Mom facebook page (thanks Cheryl!) asking about resources and she prompted me to google “2014 first Sunday of advent.”
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This year I’m using Ann VosKamp’s new book, Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Christmas.
The book is written for children; it’s less wordy and reads more like a story than her original A Jesus Advent Celebration. It’s the companion volume to her Advent book from last year that was written for adults, The Greatest Gift: Unwrapping the Full Love Story of Christmas.
There is a free download (with purchase of the book) for printing ornaments that children can color to hang on your Jesse tree, or you can purchase ornaments that go with the book.
In the spirit of planning ahead, your might consider ordering Advent candles when you order the book. Nearly every year I scramble to get the right colors of candles and often can’t find them locally. This year I’m ready! Many years I’ve used white candles to keep preparation to a minimum and that is wonderful too.
I have lots more to write about Advent, Jesse Trees, and Christmas, but I’m out of time this morning.
Have a wonderful day.
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