Advent tell us Christ is near . . .
Christmas tells us Christ is here
"Advent" means "coming." In the four weeks before Christmas, the Christian Church pauses to reflect and think about what Jesus' birth means for the world and for our own lives. We expect the birth of Jesus and we wait for the time when Jesus comes again. We use purple for the color of Kings because we are waiting for the coming of the King of all. Advent is one of the easiest seasons for Christians to celebrate at home. On this page you will find ideas on how to keep a faithful Advent.
ACTIVITIES FOR ADVENT
Make an Advent Wreath
Advent wreaths are a traditional way to light the way through Advent. They can be made of all sorts of things, use what is in your yard or cupboards - be creative and have fun making your wreath! Here are some ideas to get you started!
Add this paper chain of Jesus' names to your wreath
While 3 purple candles and 1 pink are traditional,
all white is lovely
Use purple and pink tissue paper, Modgepodge and your kids' hand prints to make this easy wreath
These are easy to use with or without wreaths and calendars.
Download this devotional for family use
Download this devotional for adults
Make a Nativity for Play
Playing with the figures in the nativity scene is one of the best ways for children to learn the story. These scenes are fun to make and will keep more grown-up figures safe!