December 1, 2012


Does your family use an advent calendar?  What kind do you use?

I've been searching for years for one that I LOVE and would actually use all the way through, the only stipulation was that it had to be biblically based (as opposed to just a piece of candy every day).  

I've found some great ones.  Some super cute ones.  Some super detailed ones.  Some super complicated ones.  

I've made some.  Yup, I said some.  Because I haven't made just one.  I've made several.  I've spent HOURS making stockings to use to put verses and trinkets in.  I don't like it.  

Then one day, I was browsing pinterest (I know, your so surprised).  I saw a picture of this book and recognized it as one of my kids favorite storybooks.  

And then I read that you can use it for your advent calendar.  Adriel Booker really says it best in her blog post (linked by clicking her name):

"there are twenty-one stories it in from the Old Testament—each ending with a paragraph that ties in to the imminent birth of Jesus—and then three stories from the New Testament leading up to (and surrounding) the birth story of Jesus."

This book is fun to look at, the artwork is fun, the stories are well written, I really don't mind reading this one.  And, I'm excited to try this this year, hopefully it works out and we can start a new tradition, one that we can keep!

I'll be sure to keep you updated!

What are your advent traditions?  

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