It is no mistake that I love the Advent and the whole Christmas Season. Over the years I have shared a multitude of resources from book lists, to posts, to my brand new Christmas Around the World Study that begins with Advent!
Here are a few books I recommend:
We Light the Candles: Devotions Related to Family Use of the Advent WreathChristmas Carols for Kid’s Heart (Hymns for a Kid’s Heart, Vol. 3)Jotham’s Journey: A Storybook for AdventBartholomew’s Passage: A Family Story for AdventTabitha’s Travels: A Family Story for AdventIshtar’s Odyssey: A Family Story for AdventThe Adventure of Christmas: Helping Children Find Jesus in Our Holiday TraditionsAdvent StorybookAdvent in Narnia: Reflections for the SeasonWatch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas
I spoke about having an Advent wreath in a post I did a few years ago. This year I learned about a local couple who makes Advent Wreaths! Here is a bit about them:
This is directly from the maker himself, Joe Moore. “The wreaths are 18”- 20” mounted on a wood base sitting on three 1” wood ball legs. The four candle cups are securely mounted inside the wreath deep enough that they are unseen. The cup for the Christ candle is in the center. My wreaths come with a complete set of advent candles and a devotional guide that can be used in the traditional manner (4 Sundays before the week of Christmas) OR it can be used each day the week of Christmas. I sell the wreaths for $22. Of course, if I have to ship I would add the cost of shipping. Also, I should add that pine cones, ornaments or berries can be added to the wreath. My purpose is not to make money but to get the wreaths into homes where Christ can become the focus of the Christmas Season. You can visit our FB page Advent Wreath to see some pictures. I have about 100 wreaths in inventory.” I ordered a new Advent Wreath from Joe this year and cannot wait to get it! I just LOVE supporting small business, and I hope you all will support Mr. Moore too! You can send emails inquiring about the wreaths to [email protected] Their Facebook page is located HERE.
Now for the FREEBIES! I am offering two freebies this time. One is a calendar of faith-based Christmas books for Advent that begins December 1st. The other calendar features books that are family favorites, but more secular in nature, which also begins December 1st. As always, what one family will read may not be for another, so fill free to tweak the calendars in a way that works best for your family. Personally, we do the books off both lists. If you are interested in that, just download both to have on hand. Again, you can also download them both. Thank you!