Advent is coming…. and I couldn’t be more excited!
I love the privilege we have as parents to help our children plant seeds of faith and water those seeds all year long but something about this time of year really creates an urgency to grow more in faith, love, and knowledge.
Sadly, though it’s hard to enter the Christmas season with undivided attention.
From commercials advertising the latest must-have toys, to decorations popping up way before what was once considered socially appropriate and to that jolly old man in the red suit dominating most of our children’s conversations beginning the day after Halloween, our children’s hearts and minds are pulled in all different directions.
Now to be clear, I enjoy the gift giving and receiving aspect of Christmas, as well as all those beautiful decorations, most notable are the twinkle lights, and I even have a special spot in my heart for jolly old St. Nicholas… but I want my children’s hearts to be focused on the true meaning of Christmas too.
Which is why I enjoy Advent so much!
In the midst of trimming the tree, shopping and wrapping presents, visiting Santa at the mall, and driving through the neighborhood looking at Christmas lights, we have a built-in teaching opportunity to share not only the love of Christ with our children but to also help them to understand why we celebrate Christmas, to begin with.We have a built-in teaching opportunity to share Christ & why we celebrate Christmas with our kidsClick To Tweet
Advent activities in our house include beloved traditions, but this year we are introducing something new and I think my kids are really going to love it.
I think yours will too! 😉
Recently I received A Christmas Star from Afar in the mail and before I even pulled out the pieces, my heart began to swoon.
The Christmas Star From Afar is a game that celebrates the TRUE meaning of Christmas by encouraging children to go on a hunt for their Star, similar to that of the Wise Men.
Every day the Star is hidden and the children participate in a fun hide-and-seek game to locate it. Once they have found their Star they move all three wise men to its location. On Christmas morning the three wise men reach their destination when the star is found over the stable with the newborn baby Jesus.
The activity kit includes a wooden star, a full wooden nativity scene that matches the artwork of the book, and optional scripture to use throughout the month. It also comes in a beautiful box to store the treasured pieces away.
The quality of the entire kit is breathtaking!
While I love how beautiful the wooden figures are, perfect for little hands to play with and discover, I am most excited about the gorgeously illustrated hardback book.
It will be a treasured Christmas classic that we will unwrap the first day of Advent every year!
A Giveaway for You
I am excited to incorporate this new treasure into our family’s Advent plan this year but I am also thrilled to share this with your family too!
Natalie, the creator and a busy mother herself, is generously offering one free A Christmas Star From Afar set to one lucky reader!
The complete kit includes everything you need to point your children’s hearts toward their Savior this Christmas!
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One winner will be randomly chosen using Random.org and will be announced on Friday, 11/25/16.
A Special Coupon for You
Even more exciting news is Star from Afar has included a 10% off custom code for you to purchase your own kit!
Use coupon code FOLLOWTHESTAR at checkout. The coupon code is good through 12/25/16.
***I received a complimentary edition of The Christmas Star From Afar in exchange for my honest feedback. All opinions are 100% mine and I only promote products I genially love. You can read my full disclosure policy here.
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