Our 'goal' for December is to really focus on the meaning of Christmas. Here is my Advent plan for this year: I have an Advent journal for myself to use from Blessed is She, and I'll do those readings in the morning. Then, I'll try to do 1 craft, 1 family activity, and 1 book/movie during the week with the kids. I've tried to do something every day, but it's too hard to schedule out...life happens, and I prefer going with the flow! ;-) I'm sharing multiple ideas of what you could do in each category...I'm picking one and going from there! :)
Daily Verses for Reflection:
S: Luke 1:26-28, 31
M: Matthew 1:18
T: Luke 1:46-55
W: Matthew 1:20
R: Matthew 1:21
F: Matthew 1:22-23
S: Luke 2:4
Make a Christmas countdown chain with prayer intentions/daily verses.
Do a random act of kindness.
Celebrate St. Nicholas Day on the 6th.
Make a 'good deeds manger' - place straw/yarn in manger for every good deed you do.
Make a cinnamon applesauce ornament (and prepare for the house to smell amazing!)
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These are ones I'm borrowing from our library - if you have any favorites, let me know!
St. Nicholas movie (We own this movie and love it!)
Like I said, these are just some ideas...pick and choose what works! We're fairly busy this week, so I'm not going too crazy. ;) Please share any fun traditions you have for Advent!
Happy first Sunday of Advent!
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