This year we are doing two different advents..
1. Counting the Days, Lighting the Candles by Elsye Fitzpatrick- I am really enjoying it. It has a reading for every night till Christmas and we are lighting the advent candles each night as well. There is a Scripture reading and explanation every night. It is really just perfect for our elementary aged kids. Good engaging questions and deeper theology to get them thinking.
I can't wait to get to Christmas Eve and light the white- Christ- candle!!! So exciting!
2. A Book Advent- I have collected books (and get the ones I don't have from the library) and wrap one for each night. Every night we open and read one book together as a family. There is a good mix of classic Christmas tales and Christ centered nativity ones. Its been fun and who doesn't love opening a present every night for 24 nights:)