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5 Easy Ways to Celebrate Advent

on 11.15.2021 at 10:35am

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At this time of year, we often talk about celebrating Christmas, but celebrating Advent is even more meaningful to our family.

In a sense, Advent is a countdown to Christmas, but it also gives you time and space to prepare for Christmas and remember what we’re really celebrating. Here are 5 easy ways to celebrate Advent that don’t require much prep on your part but will help your family enjoy the weeks leading up to Christmas.

5 Easy Ways to Celebrate Advent

Prepare Him Room by Marty Machowski

This book has so many simple ideas to celebrate Advent and learn more about Christmas. It has a narrative story that kids will want to hear, and it only requires you to sit down as a family a few times a week.

Christmas Advent Book Calendar

I first shared this idea several years ago, and it’s remained a tradition in our family. This one is a little more work as you have to collect the books, but it allows you to be intentional about which books you choose. It also helps kids know how many days are left until Christmas!

Jesse Tree

A Jesse Tree is a small Christmas tree that you add ornaments to each day leading up to Advent. You can find resources to create really complicated ornaments, or you can use a resource like this that lets you print them out already colored or for your kids to color them on their own.

A Jesus Christmas by Barbara Reoach

This is a great Advent devotional for families who want to connect in the weeks leading up to Christmas. It is great for families with smaller children and helps kids walk through what Christmas is truly about.

Advent Blessing Jar

Encourage thankfulness and gratitude in the weeks leading up to Christmas with this Advent blessing jar—all you need are popsicle sticks and a jar!

See more DIY Advent Calendar Ideas!

Advent is the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas. Here are 5 easy ways to celebrate Advent and help you remember the true meaning of Christmas.