Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Advent Traditions


For many years, one of our favorite Christmas/ Advent traditions has been our nightly Advent candle lighting and reading. Most nights, during the 4 weeks leading to Christmas, we gather around our Advent wreath and read a devotional together. Our hands-down favorite has been the Jotham’s Journey series. We’ve read each of the 3 books at least twice through. This year, we are reading a lovely devotional that I downloaded from one of my favorite blogs, A Holy Experience

Often our Advent readings are followed by singing a Christmas carol or reading through some of our favorite Christmas picture books and accompanied by hot chocolate and cookies.

I think this tradition as helped us all keep our focus on Jesus throughout the season. What are your favorite traditions?

1 comment:

  1. We're reading Bartholomew's Passage this year in the evenings. (We read Jotham's Journey last year.) In the mornings, my daughter and I are reading different devotions and passages from several Advent books. (I couldn't pick just one, so we're doing a little bit here and there from each one.)


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