I have loved doing our advent nativity board with the boys this advent season. I have received several emails asking how I made my felt pieces and what we read each day. I was going to try to post more about it…but that just never happened. So, if you are interested let me know and I will try to post more specific details about it before next Christmas.
I did something different this year and put each piece in a bag (bags from Land of Nod last year…similar to these) for them to open each day. They love the bags…which means they fight over whose turn it is to open the bag every time. But we make it through the fights and we are all learning along the way. It has been a sweet time with my boys.
I have talked about traditions before and how I long to create Christ-centered traditions throughout the year in my home. This is definitely one that we will keep doing…at least until the kids get too old for it.
I was so excited when Jerusalem sent me her book, A Homemade Year. This book is full of creative ideas for cooking, crafting and creating family traditions around the liturgical calendar…which I’ll be honest, I don’t know much about. I have a lot to learn!
This gorgeously-designed book is a guide to celebrating the rhythm of life’s calendar of events, as well as the Christian liturgical year, focusing on God’s love in our lives. Greer weaves her own faith story with original recipes, crafts and entertaining ideas, creating a vibrant, personal narrative that is a modern take on timeless traditions.- Paraclete Press
We already have an advent calendar that works for our family but Jerusalem’s book begins with Christmas traditions and this idea for a Countdown to Christmas Garland Advent Calendar. So cute!
I have only had a chance to skim through the rest of the book past Christmas, but I am excited to try more of her ideas and projects with my kids throughout the year. If you are looking for ideas on how to create Christ-centered traditions in your home this book might be a great place for you to start! Jerusalem has generously offered to give one of her books away to one of you. Yay!
1 copy of A Homemade Year by Jerusalem Greer
ONE winner chosen at random
ONE entry per person
Giveaway ends Monday, December 23 @ 10PM (CST)
To enter leave a comment telling me one of your favorite family traditions…or one you hope to start!
You can find out more about Jerusalem and her family on her blog, Jolly Goode Gal.