I have heard of advent before and even did some form of it as a kid, but never knew what it really was, until I googled it. I mean, I didn't want to do it with the girls if I didn't know what its real purpose was. So according to Wikipedia, advent is a "time of expectance and waiting and preparation for the celebration of the nativity of Jesus at Christmas."
For awhile, I was stuck on what to make for our countdown until Jesus' birthday, but then I saw this and really liked it, but too bad that I was a little too late to order to get it in time for Christmas. Thus, I decided to make my own.
Each little bag contains a note that has some sort of activity written on it. Some things we have done are pick a Christmas tree, make a fire in the fireplace, read about the birth of Christ from their Big Picture Bible. Some are just good 'ol fun activities to do as a family and others are activities to point the girls to the real meaning of Christmas. We started it on the first of December, but with Soul's arrival, we kinda missed a few days, but now the show must go on. Hopefully, we can keep up with the rest of the bags as Brave and True get excited to open one as they have to take turns each day.
If you are doing advent, what are you doing to celebrate it?