Wednesday, December 1, 2010

So, are you in?

Hey Everyone! I am so excited about all of the positive feedback on the "Advent Challenge"! You guys are awesome! I wanted to say that I will be updating frequently (I hope) on what we are doing, what order we have our blocks in and how things are going!

I also wanted to add that many of you have asked about us selling a version of our calendar and right now since we are already into Advent we don't have time, but you can go here and print a FREE Advent calendar! I have gotten links from a few of you who are participating and posting on your blogs. If you want to share please let me know! I am going to post a list of others who are doing this so we can see the impact GIVING has! :)


or here is an idea from Stacy on using an Advent Calendar you ALREADY have. :) I LOVE IT!

We, like some of you, already have an advent calendar that my mom bought us years ago, It is a tree and each day you place a velcro ornament on the tree. My kids love it. No theme.....just simple.

So love your calendar and the idea behind it! Awesome....for those of us who already have an advent calendar....here's the idea....take the symbols and put them on an index card with the act of giving written out on the other side of the card. Put the cards (or pieces of papaer etc.) into a bag/container. Each day when you mark off that day, have the kids pick from the bag...whatever they pick, that is what the family does as a whole for that day. Each day becomes a new theme day. It is like "casting lots" you are leaving it up to God to determine what you will do each day. :)

We are going to start that today! Thanks Kristy for spurring us all on to press in on the true meaning of Christmas and putting others before ourselves.

Much love in Christ,
Stacy


Now let's get to work! Get out there and give your hearts out and PLEASE come back and share your stories!

Love and Blessings to all of you!


4 comments:

Stacy said...

So here's a thought....was just showing yesterday's post to my husband who came up with this idea...sharing it with all of you on his behalf.

We, like some of you, already have an advent calendar that my mom bought us years ago, It is a tree and each day you place a velcro ornament on the tree. My kids love it. No theme.....just simple.

So love your calendar and the idea behind it! Awesome....for those of us who already have an advent calendar....here's the idea....take the symbols and put them on an index card with the act of giving written out on the other side of the card. Put the cards (or pieces of papaer etc.) into a bag/container. Each day when you mark off that day, have the kids pick from the bag...whatever they pick, that is what the family does as a whole for that day. Each day becomes a new theme day. It is like "casting lots" you are leaving it up to God to determine what you will do each day. :)

We are going to start that today! Thanks Kristy for spurring us all on to press in on the true meaning of Christmas and putting others before ourselves.

Much love in Christ,
Stacy

higginsherd said...

Kristy,too funny, I was telling my husband yesterday how neat it was that ya'll had this advent calendar and that ya'll should sell it next year. I told him he needs to make one for us! What a better way to show love to others this season! Thank you both so much for sharing this with us!

boltefamily said...

I LOVE that idea Stacy! I absolutely LOVE the idea of using what you have! We did not have one which was what spawned this! But I totally think your idea ROCKS!

Valerie said...

We're in! I'm improvising like Stacy since we already have an advent calendar, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the focus on giving instead of receiving. What a great lesson to share with our kids. :) Thanks for the inspiration!