Are you Celebrating Advent? What is Advent? For a long time…even as a Christian, I did not know what Advent was. I pulled together 10 ways to celebrate, that you may consider having a fun and Christ Centered Christmas.. I hope you will join me in Celebrating Advent.. because He has come and He will come again!
This video perfectly explains what Advent is?
Here are 10 ways to celebrate Advent!
25 Days of Service by I Heart Nap Time ~ I LOVE how Jamielyn did these acts of service for her advent! Awesome idea!
This super cute Advent Calendar is so simple and yet so elegant! by Most Lovely Things
Love this very simple Advent that can be pulled together in no time by Mess for Less
Love, Love, Love this one! 25 names of Jesus, = 25 days of December! Don’t you just love His Name! This what Christmas is all about! Thank you Kojo Designs
Super cute and meaningful Advent on the Refrigerator! Thank you Nike at Thrive
I think I’m getting old because I love anything with clothespins! This Advent Calendar by Abby of Just a Girl and her blog is so super cute and comes with Scripture Printables!
Love this Jesse Tree Advent Calendar by the Unlikely Homeschool very elegant and simple. She gives all of the Scripture verses to go along with it!
You don’t have to do something every single day if this is just too overwhelming. Many have 4 Candles and light one each Sunday or chosen day and simply read a portion of Scripture that goes along with that week. Here are a couple of super simple Candle arrangements you could use.
This is a super pretty one, but you would use only 4 candles. By Homestead Revival
And another very simple but meaningful arrangement from Homespun Living.
A couple more simple ideas for celebrating Advent:
Treasure hunt – Children love treasure hunts. There’s nothing quite as exciting as searching the house, knowing that a gift is waiting somewhere. To celebrate Advent each year, wrap little trinkets, chocolates and books, hide each morning. Then write simple rhymes for each day, offering clues for the search.
I made this huge chalk board for our wall a while back..we are going to put 1 scripture a day up on it as we count down till Christmas. I will also put 1 one question either pertaining to our lives regarding the scripture or to the scripture itself ..if my kids have looked up the scripture and give me an answer to the question or give me a heart answer..I’ll give them a little treat..probably candy.
Since I have very busy teens, it would be unreasonable for me to expect them to sit down every night have a big family time. So this is easy, quick and still getting to the heart of Christmas!
You can do Advent all in one night!! Sit in a group and take turns reading scripture. Talk about how this applies to your life. Light 1 candle after each of 7 Scriptures are read.. Serve some very special desserts for the end to celebrate Christ’s coming again!
It’s also perfectly ok to buy a little Advent Calendar if you don’t want to do all of these fun crafty projects. Here are a couple of cute ones (affiliate links added):
Here are some great books that you can read with your kids as you count down to Christmas and keep the focus on the reason for the season:
Be Blessed Today!
More Christmas ideas
I’ve joined forces with some other wonderful bloggers to bring you more great Christmas ideas:
- What is Advent and 10 Ways to Celebrate – If your kids think Advent is just about chocolates and calendars hop on over to Shari Lynne’s post and they can learn all about what Advent really means.
- Countdown to Christmas: Santa Beard Printable – This has to be the most adorable advent calendar ever. As the days go by your little one gets to add to Santa’s beard until it’s all white and fluffy in time for him to deliver those presents. Stephanie has even included a free printable so you just have to print it out and stick it on the wall.
- ABC Family Movies – Don’t miss any of your favourite Christmas movies this year – Megan has all the times and dates for ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas.
- DIY Christmas Decorations with Apples – If you like to make your own Christmas decorations check out these great ideas from Heather for decorating with apples.
- 4 Best Holiday Cookies Recipes for Christmas – Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without some delicious cookies to share with family and friends. Clare has rounded up 14 amazing recipes that you can give as gifts or eat all by yourself!
- Gifting on a Beggar’s Budget – If you’re on a tight budget this year don’t miss Heather’s fantastic ideas for giving great gifts without spending a lot of money.
- 65 Stocking Stuffers for a Teen Guy – Do you have a teen guy on your list and you just can’t think what to buy for him this year? Well Mitzi comes to your rescue with no less than 65 stocking stuffer ideas!
- Dear Crazy Christmas Shoppers – While you’re frantically rushing from store to store trying to complete your Christmas shopping, spare a thought for the people working in those stores. Jennifer shares what it’s like being on the other side of the counter.
- Swedish Braid – If you’d like to start a new tradition this year, how about baking a Swedish Braid for Christmas breakfast, Barbara shares some tips in this post.
- How to Prepare for Christmas Dinner – If you’re hosting Christmas Dinner this year you will not want to miss Candi’s schedule for making sure everything runs smoothly.