Today is only December 2nd. Not too late to organize an Advent calendar and some weekend activities. Check these out and make a plan. If you want Advent Candle information and devotion suggestions, refer back to Day 1.
Twenty -four scripture strips with a corresponding trinket to place in a little glass jar.
Here’s the link:
Scripture and trinket list
Twenty-four random acts of kindness strips (Love this for my teens!)
Here’s the calendar: http://bit.ly/1CoIXxd
Here are the printable strips: http://bit.ly/2h2KSCY
Crafty? How about twenty-four fun activities to put in the calendar:
Twenty-four scripture verses for the Advent calendar without candy or trinkets! Easy!
Service Opportunities! Plan one or two for the month.
Great list of ideas here: http://bit.ly/2g0V5y4
24 Christmas hymns and carols for a Christmas Song Advent Calendar
Here’s the info and printable:
24 Beautiful Classics : http://bit.ly/1rWbeqI
Find a drive-thru living nativity or ancient Bethlehem reenactment event in your area. Most communities will have something like this. Here are examples in my community currently.
Bethlehem in Burnet – A Burnet, Texas church has entire city block converted into “ancient Israel” where visitors may wander around the city to see vendors, workers, Roman soldiers and the like. Actors stay in character. You may be fortunate enough to get a piece of bread from the baker (dee-licious!) or catch the carpenter and his wife in a stable with their newborn babe. Hot chocolate and cookies available as you leave. No actual fee. May make a donation.
Main website here: http://bit.ly/2g10w03
YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6FY9Gcu-6A
Follow the Star – in Cedar Park, Texas
Walk or drive-thru, either way the experience is awesome and spine-tingling. Price: No actual fee but most bring canned food to donate or make a donation. Hot chocolate and cookies provided as you leave.
Look online for December Christmas events in your community. They are out there even in the smallest towns!