This is a picture of our way cool Advent Calendar. We bought it last year in an effort to start a family tradition. Each day Junia gets to open the corresponding box and get a little present. Sometimes it is a dollar, or a small bath toy, or a piece of candy. Last year I made a list of twenty-five scripture readings to lead us up to Christmas and the birth of Jesus.
I did a bit of internet research, trying to figure out what to do this year. Through this I came across a few blogs that mentioned the Jesus Storybook Bible. It seemed like a pretty neat Bible so we got it. The plan is to read a story a day, first the twenty-one stories from the Old Testament followed by the three from the New Testament centered on the birth of Jesus.
I love the holiday season, though it can get hectic at times. My prayer is that this daily family activity will keep Emily and I centered as well as begin to pass on the faith to Junia.
What are you doing for advent?