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advent & dayspring giveaway

My goal for next year is to actually start sharing photos of my family and what we have been up to on the blog again. Ha! In the meantime, I hope you love DaySpring products as much as I do. And I hope you love giveaways too. I mean, who doesn’t love free stuff?!

I love Christmas traditions and figuring out ways to help my family (and me!) stay focused on Jesus during the Advent season. I feel like my family is still in the beginning stages of forming our traditions. And honestly, they have looked different each year depending on the ages of my kids. What has worked one year sometimes doesn’t work the next year. DaySpring recently sent me a few Advent resources and I am so excited to share them with you!


I have heard so much about Ann Voskamp’s book, Unwrapping the Greatest Gift. I couldn’t wait to look through it!


This book is so beautiful! The illustrations are amazing. It reminds me so much of The Jesus Storybook Bible, which we love!


We started late, but I have read a few of these with my older two boys. It kept their attention and they loved the illustrations. I think it will be a little better next year when they are each a year older, but we will definitely keep reading through some of it this year too!


Each day ends with thoughts to discuss and family activities. I love this because it helps you go from just reading something to applying it to your life!


There is also a sculpted ornament set and a paper ornament set (which is what I have!) to go along with the book. These coordinate with the daily readings from the book through the Advent tradition of a Jesse Tree. I also heard that you can download free paper ornaments for your kids to color. So fun! I think I will do that next year.


The Twelve Names of Christmas is another great resource. I love this one because it is all about Jesus and discovering who He is. And it is perfect for the little ones! The box says ages three and up. I think Levi (6) is still young enough to love this too.


“O come let us adore Him.” We love to sing it at Christmastime, but what does it really mean to adore Christ? Psalm 8:1 gives us a clue, “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”

I think a lot of us as grown-ups struggle with knowing who Jesus is and understanding what it means to truly adore Him. How great to focus on discovering who Jesus is with our kids?! This set includes a book of twelve, easy-to-follow, illustrated stories and twelve corresponding ornaments (the garland and countdown bags are mine and are not included with the set).

dayspring advent

Each ornament has a verse on the back. You can hang these on your Christmas tree or hang them somewhere else around the house. These would be perfect to stick in an advent countdown calendar to open each day if you already have one!


This is a twelve-day devotional, so if you were wanting to do something with your kids for Advent but haven’t started yet, this is for you. You still have time! My sister is doing this with her kids and she started at the beginning of December and will read each one twice. Such a good idea for the little ones who need repetition!

Either of these would make such a sweet gift for a family. Or plan ahead and start a meaningful tradition with your family next year. You will be all set to go when December first rolls around. Hopefully I can help one of you out with that because I am giving away $100 to DaySpring! It’s like an Advent shopping spree!

Giveaway Details:

$100 to DaySpring

ONE winner chosen at random

ONE entry per person

Giveaway ends Sunday, December 13th at 10PM (CST)

To enter, visit DaySpring and then leave a comment on this post telling me what you would buy with your gift certificate? Christmas presents? Something that has been on your wishlist? Something for Advent?

DaySpring is also doing a special discount for my readers. Yay! Use code JESS20 to get 20% off anything in the store (excludes clearance). Coupon code good through 12/31/15.

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  • Nancy Johnson - Oh, boy…I love their candle products….but the books for little ones are so tempting, too…Guess I’d be able to buy a little of this and a little of that! What fun!!! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Mary - I feel like an Advent failure this year too — and my kids are 12, 10, and 8! My 10-year-old basically decorated our Christmas tree AND the whole house by herself! So, I could use some new Advent resources to inspire us (me) for next year!! THANKS for the giveaway and for your constant encouragement and inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Carley - Oh my! I love DaySpring stuff. I think I’d go for the 12 names of Christmas and since sort of Christmas decorations because I love dayspring’s decorations!ReplyCancel

  • Melinda - I would put it toward the Awe and Wonder Nativity Set.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - I would actually love the Ann Voskamp advent book! I’ve heard amazing things about it!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Kelly - I have been wanting the “Grateful” letterpress blocks for a while- I would get it, the 12 Names for the kiddos, and some little teacher gifts. I may have just overspent πŸ˜‰ReplyCancel

  • Tina - I would get the Ann Voskamp advent book, I love the look of it + the ornaments!! So much better then the random print off I got a number of years ago, that we’ve stopped doing. It just didn’t work with our kids, too over their heads then.ReplyCancel

  • Anne - I would get the Ann Voskamp advent book and some letterpress blocks!ReplyCancel

  • Marcy - I was gifted the “Unwrapping the Greatest Gift” last year so we are going through that for the first time this year (I have 3 girls very close in age to your boys). I really like Daysprings canvas wall art so I would probably purchase some to keep and some to gift. Honestly Dayspring has so many fun and cute things it would be very hard to narrow it down. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Anne - I love everything in the home decor line! The Everlasting Light Starburst Mirror is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie Lee - I’d love to pick up a few Christmas gifts – thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - I like the “Good Things” cosmetic pouch. I’d probably also purchase some home decor pieces and gift items. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel N. - We’re moving & I’m dreaming of the spaces in our new place…I’d pick a canvas for my daughters room, maybe a pennant…pretty, inspirational things for the home! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Katie - I would love to get a Lisa Leonard necklace and use it towards getting the willow tree nativity set!ReplyCancel

  • Sadie - I will be honest, I have never looked on Now, I don’t know why I haven’t! Good grief I want it all! There are some fabulous finds! I love the advent items. I like the Ann Voskamp one you showed and the Love Came Down one. I also love the Live & Love garland!ReplyCancel

  • Meggie - I really want the Ann Voskamp advent book! I’d also love to buy presents for girlfriends. =)ReplyCancel

  • Janelle K - I would really love to complete my willow tree nativity set!ReplyCancel

  • angela n - I would love the 12 names of jesus. So cool!ReplyCancel

  • Cassie M - I love Dayspring! The 12 days of Christmas Advent resource is definitely on my list. I also love their “What does the Lord Require’ Canvas Pin Board and many of their gift ideas (makeup pouch and walk by faith collection are on my wishlist!). I’ve ordered gifts from them several times and they never disappoint. A $100 shopping spree would be so much fun:) Thanks for the fun giveaway and your great advent ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Katie D - I would either do some Christmas shopping or get books/advent for my kiddos.ReplyCancel

  • Kim Q - I would get the Everlasting Light – Star Cluster Necklace. Thanks for the opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Kasey - Thanks for the fun giveaway! I’ve been wanting to starting a devotional group with friends. This would be a great way to be able to buy the books and gift them to a group. What a fun way to start!ReplyCancel

  • Erin C - Oh I love these! I would for sure buy the Unwrapping the Greatest Gift for my boys!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle S. - I would use it towards some of Korie Robertson wooden pieces! They are beautiful! However, I’m terrible and buying things/keeping things for myself so I’d probably end up gifting them!ReplyCancel

  • Jerri walker - I love all their stuff! I still need some Christmas presents and would love the book for my girls! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Trisha Larson - My favorite Christmas decorations are the ones I have bought from Dayspring. I would buy gifts if I won. tis the season…and I have enough.


  • Shelley - I would love anything from Dayspring! But I’d get Be Thou My Vision necklaces for my girls πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Dannon - I already bought some of their coffee mugs and journals for Christmas gifts when they were having a sale. I love some of their serving trays and would love to add those to my household!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Walters - I would definitely purchase the 12 Days of Christmas you have posted above! My little guy would LOVE that as an Advent countdown and as ornaments for his little tree!

    Plus, Dayspring has the prettiest jewelry– so maybe something for Mama, too πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Merced - I would definitely buy Christmas presents for my family πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer L. - Thank you for this lovely giveaway! I would choose either the Audrey Bunny book because I’ve followed the story of Angie Smith and her sweet Audrey, or the O Holy Night magnet nativity scene because teaching the nativity doesn’t just start & end at Christmas. Thank you!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Bridgette Melton - I try every year to do advent stuff, we’ve done OK so far but I”d love a better advent guide and the 12 names look AWESOME!ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - I would definitely get Ann Voscamp’s book! I was a part of The Jesse Tree Project ornament exchange this year, and we did enough ornaments to go along with her book, as well. Thanks for this opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - I haven’t checked out Dayspring’s stuff lately…Wow! So cute. I would get the “It is well with my Soul” wrapped canvas. Our family is going through some rough transitions and some heartache this Christmas. That hymn reminds me how we have an eternal hope that can never be destroyed, no matter how painful the circumstances of this life may be.ReplyCancel

  • megan - I would spend it on advent supplies. I love advent calendars!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin - I’ve been eyeing up the Letterpress Blocks for almost a year now!!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten - I love the idea of the advent ornaments!ReplyCancel

  • Erin - jesus calling for my kids and he fills my life with good things mug for my husband!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah - I would buy Ann Voskamp’s Advent book. It looks lovely. I also love the canvases and wall art at Dayspring, so I’d be tempted to splurge on something for my walls.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - I would love the book or the name
    of Christmas ornaments- I have a 4 yr, 2 yr and 4 mth old and we have been looking for an advent activity that would be appropriate even at their young age. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Catherine Westman - I’m not sure what I would get, there are so many beautiful things! I don’t often have extra money for shopping so would probably have fun browsing and putting some thought into what I would like! It would be fun to stick a few gifts away for my kids birthdays, etc….ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - I want the 12 names of Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Toni Dreist :0) - I would LOVE the stainless steel loose tea filter!!! The Lisa Leonard necklaces are beautiful as well! So many choices Jess!!! Thank you for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Velma - I would get Ann Voscamp’s Jesse Tree ornaments and the 12 Names of Jesus book. IReplyCancel

  • k&c's mom - I would get the ornaments for the Jesse tree for me, and a set of the names of Jesus for my grandchildren.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - I would love the Ann Voskamp Unwrap the Greatest Gift book. You had me when you said it reminded you of The Jesus Storybook Bible…we love that one!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Johnson - Love all these great ideas! I would get the Discovering the Greatest Gift book. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Kristina Watt - I would get The Twelve Names of Christmas and Unwrapping the Greatest Gift!ReplyCancel

  • Cat Kotaka - Calendars, I think, as gifts for my family and friends ☺️ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Milne - What amazing resources!! I think I would have to grab my four kiddos a copy of The Twelve Names of Christmas and maybe even some for our nephews and Goddaughter!! And also that Daily Grace collection cake stand I’ve had in my DaySpring cart more times then I can count but always put it back in the interest of my marriage, lol!!!ReplyCancel

  • Shari L. - I would totally get Ann Voskamp’s book there, and also children’s books for my niece and nephew.ReplyCancel

  • Christy P - Loving the two items you have featured. Ran across the second one is a store as of late but like your explanation must better than what is on the box.ReplyCancel

  • leiah - My sister LOVES the necklaces I bought for her after reading your post of them. Thanks for the tip! I may be tempted to buy some more for her with the gift certificate.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra - I’ve been drooling over their pillows for awhile so I’d have to get a couple of those for sure and then after that it would be a tough choice because I love so many of their items!!ReplyCancel

  • Allison - Those ceramic ornaments are so, so pretty! I’ve dreamed of having an ornament-a-day tradition to coincide with Advent readings. Do you think they’ll go on sale after Christmas?ReplyCancel

  • Amanda wheeler - I love Dayspring! I’m sure I would spend the majority on my 5-year old daughter Abigail! So many fun things for kids.ReplyCancel

  • Kristi S. - It’s so hard to choose with Dayspring!! I love so many of their things but I think I would choose the Letterpress blocks. I have admired them for a long time!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey - I think my little guy would really like the 12 Names of Christmas normalness or the Nativity magnets. DaySpring has great, meaningful stuff!ReplyCancel

  • Lucy - I would get a new Bible.ReplyCancel

  • Caitlin - Love the Ann Voskamp book for when my boys are a little older. πŸ™‚ And I have been crushing on the letterpress blocks for a long time!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - My boys are 14 and 16. We have many things from Dayspring I have bought over the years to teach them about Jesus. My sister has a foster daughter she is adopting so I would definitely buy things to teach her about Jesus (she just turned 2).ReplyCancel

  • Marsha Hinkle - I would buy the Ann voskamp ornaments. We have the book and would love to add the ornaments to our Advent traditions.ReplyCancel

  • Angela N. - I would love to get the Twelve Names of Jesus Book!ReplyCancel

  • Angela N. - Please ignore this comment, I looked through once and couldn’t find that mine was posted because I was given an error the other day, just looked a second time and of course it is there. Please ignore this one! So sorry! I didn’t mean to double enter!ReplyCancel

  • katherine - I would love to get some veggie tales things for my son; or a few of the mugs for my mom and grandmother!ReplyCancel