Christmas Advent

December is upon us (did that seem to sneak up on anyone else?), and we are now in the season of Advent.  Advent is the time of waiting and preparing to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, on Christmas Day.   In order to count down this period of time, our family uses a wooden calendar with little doors that are opened one at a time each day leading up to and including Christmas Day.  It was a gift from my parents years ago and one that we treasure still.

We’ve hidden all sorts of things behind the doors – candy, ornaments, pieces of paper with activities to do, pieces of a LEGO set to put together on the last day – all great fun! This year each box holds a mini ornament for Lovebug’s Christmas tree in her room and a piece of paper with a scripture for us to read from her Bible.  A few of the days might hold a candy or activity surprise, too! 

Lovebug opening door #1 on December 1st:

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If you haven’t already started an Advent calendar, it’s not too late! If you don’t have one, you could even make one with envelopes in a basket, each numbered with the dates remaining till Christmas. 

If you are interested, here is our list of Bible verses that we are reading each day:

Day 1 – Read Isaiah 7:14 and Micah 5:2

Day 2 – Read Matthew 1:18-24 and Luke 1:26-33

Day 3 – Read Luke 2:1-7

Day 4 – Read Luke 2:8-14

Day 5 – Read Luke 2:15-18

Day 6 – Read Luke 2:19

Day 7 – Read Luke 2:20

Day 8 – Read Luke 2:21

Day 9 – Read Matthew 2:1-2

Day 10 – Read Matthew 2:3-6

Day 11 – Read Matthew 2:7-8

Day 12 – Read Matthew 2:9

Day 13 – Read Matthew 2:10-11

Day 14 – Read Matthew 2:12-15

Day 15 – Read Galatians 4:4-5

Day 16 – Read Ephesians 2:8-9

Day 17 – Read 1 John 4:7-16

Day 18 – Read Ephesians 2:12-22

Day 19 – Read John 7:37-38, and 14:6

Day 20 – Read Matthew 28:19-20

Day 21 – Read John 8:12

Day 22 – Read John 9:4-5 and Matthew 5:14-16

Day 23 – Read Psalm 98:1-6

Day 24 – Read John 1:1-3, 14 and Romans 6:23

Day 25 – Read Psalm 100, Revelation 3:20-21

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

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