Christmas flew by last year and this year we decided to not let that happen. So our family participated in an Advent of our own. So we bought the book A Family Advent and picked up an Advent wreath. It was a great way to focus on the meaning of the season and to not let it just let it pass us by.
Not only that, but I believe that we as a family grew stronger in our faith and closer together. It was really neat to see the kids share in reading the Christmas story from the book of Luke before they opened up their gifts. It was also great to see their excitement each night as we lit the candle and would do our reading from the Family Advent book. And the book had some great activities to do and some extra fun facts as well. I highly recommend that book as well as doing Advent at your home next year for Christmas. Below is a picture of our wreath on Christmas Eve with the Christ candle lit.