I had planned to do this post much closer to Christmas but I realized that it makes so much more sense to do it now. That way we can share our ideas and get ourselves prepared if we want to incorporate a new tradition into our celebrations.
As a Christian family, we try and keep our holiday celebrations focused on the birth of Jesus Christ. Sure, we love the food, presents and parties but that’s not really what it’s about.
I made this little video about one of my favorite holiday traditions. I cannot believe that I’m going to share this with you. I am SUCH a dork!
In the video I say that we use the advent calendar leading up to Halloween. DOH! Christmas! We use the advent calendar leading up to CHRISTMAS! And I have no idea what I was looking at off-camera. There was no one else in the room with me. Again. Dork!
If you’re looking for some other ideas for Advent calendars, you can check out these…
One of our other traditions is a set of Christmas ornaments called Adorenaments.
Each ornament is a tiny book that describes a different name for Jesus…The Lion, The Lamb, The Door, The Light, etc. There are 12 ornaments and we read and discuss a couple each night during the week leading up to Christmas.
One more tradition…3 gifts. That’s it. Jesus got three gifts. We get three gifts. I can’t control the grandparents and I don’t try. But at home? 3 gifts.