Thursday, November 29, 2007


I have been busy this week planning our Advent season. In the past we knew this would be a busy season and just took it as it came. A few years ago we decided to try and control the insanity a little. We have a box with 25 smaller boxes and I will put a treat and note in each one. The notes will be some sort of Christmas activity for the day. They range from decorate the tree, bake cookies, wrap a siblings present, to eat a candy cane. I will put them in the night before so I can be more realistic about these activities actually taking place. The kids LOVE this tradition and it does make the entire month seem festive. I will make and Advent wreath which we will light at our Sabbath dinners. We will start with one and add one each week. Do you have any Advent traditions?


Anne said...

Yes, for the past 10 years or so, we've had an Advent Jesse Tree. I'll be posting more about it on my blog soon. Each evening the children take turns opening an ornament that goes along with an advent devotional and putting it on a small tree dedicated to the advent celebration.

I also want to make our Sabbath dinners more of a big deal during Advent, but I haven't planned that out fully yet. I do know we'll be eating off our special Christmas china.

Julie said...

I have been meaning to find out more about the Jesse Tree. I will look forward to hearing about on your blog.