Friday, November 21, 2014


If you are interested in using my advent calendars this year, just hop over to the “Resources” tab to download them. 

As usual, there are 2 options:
  • The Birth of Jesus - a set of 25 readings mainly from Luke and Matthew's gospels, so you can spend time thinking about when Jesus was born and what it means for us today.
  • Genesis to Jesus - a set of 25 readings covering the unfolding story of the bible and it's fulfilment in Christ.
Each day there is a bible reading, some questions to think about, a prayer, a special verse and some optional extras - something to draw, a song to listen to, a craft to do, etc.

This year our family will be doing The Birth of Jesus.  We are looking forward to it already, it is definitely a tradition we have all come to cherish.  If you would like more details as to how we do Advent, what goes in the little boxes, and how it has changed over time, see previous posts on Advent.

(update from 2017: these have now changed and are only 24 days of readings)


April said...

Thanks for these resources, Wendy. They're great! Last year I did The Birth of Jesus with my boys and this year I am going to do Genesis to Jesus - really looking forward to it and sure I will be learning things too! (We start well before 1st Dec as that way we have a few days spare as it's often hard to do it every single day)

I made A5 booklets with plain paper inside, with a page for each day so they could do a picture of the story. I print all the titles and memory verses so depending on the age and stage they can paste these in or write them (older children could summarise the story). So they are creating their own Christmas story book which can be enjoyed in following years too!

Wendy said...

What a great idea April - I love it! And such a lovely thing to keep for later. We love our piles of drawings from previous years, but I really like that idea of having them all in the one place!