An Advent Experience for Little Hands

Every time this Season rolls around, I struggle with balancing the fun and excitement of the Christmas season and also making sure my kids understand the real meaning of the celebration.  Personally, I think we can have both.  I think we can definitely take in the fun, the parties, the food, the activities, even the presents, but for our family, it wouldn’t be Christmas without celebrating the real reason we celebrate – the birth of Jesus.
If you’re looking for a new, unique, way to help teach those truths with your children, I may have just the thing.  I’m really excited about a new eBook being released this {Black} Friday, entitled truth in the Tinsel.  It’s written by my very best friend, Amanda.  We’ve been friends since “diaper days” in the church nursery.  We grew up going on Mission Trips and Proms together.  She is an incredibly talented person, blogger, and former Children’s Pastor.  She’s actually the one that peaked my interest in “blogging” and why I started my first site several years ago … leading me now, to here at Cumming Local.
Truth in Tinsel came out of a tradition that she started with her children several years ago & now she’s wrapped it up in a great little package to share with all of us.
I got a sneak peak earlier last week and really wanted to share it with you today.  I know this is a little more off-topic than what we usually cover here at Cumming Local, but I know many of you are Moms, just like me, and might enjoy this creative way of celebration the Season with your kids this year.
It’s definitely more than a “book” or an Advent Calendar – it’s actually written to give you & your children an “Advent Experience”.

This ebook will lead you and your children on your own experience through the Christmas Story. You’ll take a few minutes each day in reading the Christmas Story directly from the Bible, making a fun ornament craft and talking about it together.

Each day, you & your children will spend a few minutes reading a Scripture from the Christmas Story, making a fun ornament craft that goes along with it & talking about it together.
Here’s a few reasons why I love this eBook:

  • The work is already done!  There is so much to do this time of year that it’s easy to make an excuse & skip the things that take just a little more time.  But Amanda has taken all the pieces and packaged them together so that all we busy Moms have to do is follow directions!
  • Supply List – A complete supply list is provided – every pipe cleaner, glue & construction piece needed.
  • One Day = One Page – The activities for one day are nicely packaged onto one page.  So the activities are totally manageable but you can also expand on it if you want.
  • Practical Crafts – I am no Martha Stewart & neither is Amanda.  It’s written for young children, so the crafts are appropriate just for that!
  • The Message – what better thing to impress upon our kids this Season!

Truth in Tinsel will be available for purchase this Friday at a special of $2.99.  That’s a steal, I promise!
Disclosure:  I did receive a copy of this eBook at no charge to facilitate this review and affiliate links are included in the above.  And yes, the author is my very best friend, but I promise I’m not lying about any of my thoughts on the book.  If I were, I simply wouldn’t have shared it with you at all.  This is something that I will be doing with my own children this Season so I wanted to share it in case any of you were looking for something too!
If you do start the Experience, let me know.  I’d love to know how your family is using it!
Purchase Truth in the Tinsel Now! (Available Friday, 11/25/11)