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Capturing Advent in a Creative Way

Does your family have a tradition for Advent?

Do you have a favorite devotional you read each year?

In the past we've done guided activities using a cute Advent box and pulling out a slip of paper with an activity to do each night. The boys loved the anticipation of reading beloved stories together, watching a Christmas movie, making hot chocolate, or helping decorate Christmas cookies. As they got older we adapted the activities to what would continue to capture their interest.

For the past several years, we've read a chapter of Luke each night of December leading up to Christmas. It provides us with a reminder not only of the birth of Jesus but also His entire ministry with a wide variety of people.

If you're interested in creating a Bible Quilt journal page to summarize what Advent devotional you're reading, here are some template options for you:

The Advent Patchwork provides you with 25 quilt squares to fill in with your favorite scripture of the Christmas story, capturing the nativity scene in a one-page collection of verses.

With the ABCs of Advent template, you can brainstorm characters and events in the Christmas story that coordinate with each letter of the alphabet or do a search on Pinterest for a head start.

I found the ABCs of Advent by Tales of Beauty for Ashes as a quick resource to help me fill in a sample page for you.

If you're doing a longer series and want to include full verses, then you may want to try this 4-page set of Advent templates.

However your family embraces the Advent season, I hope it's a joyful time of anticipation as we all prepare our hearts to celebrate the birth of Jesus, our trusted Savior.

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11

ADVENT SALE: Use code ADVENT to get 50% all Christmas templates in the shop

Come join us for the last BQ sessions of the year to share about your own family traditions and how you might capture the essence of Advent using some BQ templates!


Another new template: Star of Bethlehem

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