Tomorrow is DECEMBER!!!
Honestly, I have no idea how that happened. I still tell people we’re settling in since we “just” moved, and then I realize that was almost 6 months ago and how am I so slow?
But December. Christmas. YES.
This is my favorite time of year, hands down. I love love love everything about Christmas, and I try my best to make it super special for my kiddos. This year, we’re focusing a whole lot less on gifts, and a whole lot more on togetherness.
In the past, I have tried a billion different ways to celebrate Advent. And what I’ve found is that simple and quiet is best. My family doesn’t need a bunch of crafts or crazy activities. What we need is peace, time together, and meaningful activities and conversations that point us to Christ.
So this year, I’m filling out a simple Advent Calendar with the things we want to do before Christmas arrives. Go see Christmas lights. Read a Christmas story each night. Make hot cocoa. Read about the birth of Christ. Simple. Meaningful. Time together.
I made a simple calendar to make our plans, and it’s hanging in my kitchen now. The kids are excited to get started tomorrow, and I’m excited about the simplicity of it all. One simple activity together per day. (And reading a Christmas story is our activity for like 10 of the days.)
So I thought I’d share the calendar with you, plus a list of simple ways you can celebrate Advent with your family. I hope it’s a blessing for you, and that you enjoy a simple, peaceful Christmas season with your family!
Let’s make this the year we slow down, enjoy each other, and keep Christ at the center of Christmas.
Happy Advent, friends!
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