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Advent Rookies

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Advent is all about waiting in expectation, so it’s only fitting that I promise an Advent article and wait forever to post, right?! Well, wait no more.

For anyone who may not be familiar with this topic: Advent is a four-week season leading up to Christmas in which Christians celebrate the coming of Christ. We look back to the first Christmas when Christ was born to be the savior of the world, and we look ahead to His return.

PJ and I want to lead our children well in our celebration of Christmas. We are committed to making Christ’s birth the focus of Christmas, because without His birth, we would be devoid of hope and joy. This requires a sustained, intentional effort in the midst of hyper-commercialization and a busy time of year. It turned out to be so much harder than I anticipated!

Being the OCD planner that I am, coupled with my intense desire to do everything “the right way” as we form our family traditions, I started planning for Advent in September. I began here at this awesome blog, which became my main source of ideas. I also re-read Treasuring God in Our Traditions by Noel Piper. Armed with these resources, I formed The Perfect Advent Celebration Master Plan.

How our family would celebrate Advent (in my mind, far from reality):

How our family actually celebrated Advent:

What I learned from our first year:

So that’s it. Thoughts? Do you celebrate Advent? Do you have any ideas to share?

Katie King
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