Would you believe that as much as I adore this season, our family has never fully embraced the Advent calendar tradition?
I mean, I get it.
Advent calendars are a way to celebrate the days leading up to Christmas. But I don't get all the candy and chocolate and (much like a lot of celebrations) the commercialized versions of Advent.
This year I was inspired to find our own way of utilizing this countdown – and helping all of the people (kids and adults alike) in our household to remember the real meaning of Christmas. So instead of things to do or candy, our Advent calendar is filled with words from Scripture.
Then just print, trim and hang with baker's twine or ribbon and clothespins!
Is your family big on Advent? In the true sense of Advent (starting on the right day and everything) or more loosely (starting on December 1st)? What does your Advent calendar look like?