December 2, 2011

Christmas advents in our home

If you know me .... you know I'm really big on traditions.
Christmas is a perfect time for traditions.

This year we continued two advent traditions and started a new one.

Nick's mom passed along an advent calendar she made for her boys when they were small. I think it is so neat that the tradition is now passed on to Reagan.
(Reagan- 6 months old)

Each night in December, Reagan adds an ornament to the tree. The last ornament to the tree is Santa.

This is our second year doing an advent house and tree.
I absolutely love it.

I got the idea from a blog 3 years ago and got everything put together last year.
I ordered a house from Pottery Barn and filled each door with a Bible verse and an ornament that had something to do with the verse. Each night in December Reagan gets to open the appropriate door.  As a family we read the Bible verse and "talk" (as much as we really can with a 2 year old) about what it means.  Reagan then gets to hang the ornament on the little tree.

December 1st , I picked Isaiah 9:6-7
For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given.

The ornament I bought was a baby Jesus.

I know this is kind of a weird one to start the month off with but I think it's a good opener to remember the reason for the season.

If you are interested, I can do a post about each day's ornament and verse. Just let me know!

This year we started a tradition that I spotted on Pinterest.
First I wrapped up 25 Christmas books.
Then each night in December Reagan gets to open up and read a Christmas book.

What advent activities do you at your house?


Raven said...

EVERY day is a good day to remember the reason for the season.

LOVING little mans Christmas pjs and of course, love his stylin hairdo :)

Taylor said...

He is so flippen adorable I an't stand it! I think his is awesome with a book everyday and plus who doesn't want to open a present up everyday!!

Making notes for when i have kiddos! T-minus 2 years! I hope

Jamie said...

LOVE y'alls traditions! Can't wait to do things like this one day :)