I love Christmas. I am all about the traditions of Christmas. The tree, the lights, I love it all. It wasn’t until my daughter started to get a little older that I began to worry that she was seeing the tree, the lights, the candy canes and not seeing Christ. We have always read the Luke 2 on Christmas Eve and participated in several live nativities but I was afraid she was still seeing Santa as the theme for Christmas.
Last year, my best friend Lorene, wrote about post about a Christ Centered Christmas Advent for Children. She has stumbled onto these gorgeous advent kits from 25 Days of Christ, but they happened to be out of stock, so she improvised. Doing that advent made such a difference in our family. Christmas became about Christ in the eyes of my children instead of frills. After reading how the idea for 25 Days of Christ came about, I knew this was exactly what we needed. It was like she read my mind, so when we got the chance to have our own kit this year, we jumped at it.
The kit comes with everything you need to create your Christ Centered Advent. It requires simple crafting, something my 6-year-old has been delighted to help with. We have been creating 1-5 ornaments a day, so we are ready for the Christmas season. Each day in December before Christmas has an ornament to hang on your tree and then the devotional booklet has a short devotional to share with your children that includes scriptures and quotes. I cannot wait to make this our new Christmas tradition. My children will grow hearing the stories of Jesus at Christmas time and that makes my heart so happy.