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Christmas is right around the corner, can you believe it? Christmas is my favorite time of year, but it always is a very busy time as well. It’s a time we hurry from store to store shopping for presents, we attend school concerts and parties, but more importantly it’s a time that we hopefully take time to focus on Christ and the real reason for the season. Today, I am sharing a wonderful advent devotional to help you center your Christmas on Christ this year.
Heidi Hillman, from A Lively Hope created this amazing ‘Names of Christ Advent Devotional’. This devotional includes 24 hand drawn ornaments, and corresponding hand-lettered Names of Christ. Each day of advent, you’ll read a short excerpt of scriptures taken directly from the KJV Bible. Each short story highlights a different name of Jesus Christ. Heidi has also included discussion questions for each day to help you really dive deep and understand the meaning of each of the names.
The ornaments are GREAT! Heidi has done such a fabulous job drawing each one. My kids are really into drawing and coloring, so these will be such a fun activity for them. PLUS we’ll be learning and focusing on Christ.
The Names of Christ you’ll be studying include:
Prince of Peace
The Lamb of God
Jesus of Nazareth
Light of the World
The Bread of Life
The True Vine
Alpha and Omega
Bright and Morning Star
The Living Water
The Son of David
King of the Jews
The Good Shepherd
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God
Son of the Highest
Names of Christ Advent Devotional
Here’s how it works:
First, you will need to purchase Heidi’s ‘Names of Christ Advent Devotional’. Just click the button below to purchase. 🙂
Or enter to win your very own at the bottom of this post.
Once you have your Names of Christ Advent Devotional…PRINT it!
You can print the whole thing or just print the last 8 pages, which are the ornaments.
Every day from December 1-24, read the assigned scripture verses and discuss them. Use the discussion questions in the outline as a guide for in-depth personal study or family conversations about Christ. As you read the scriptures have the children color their own ornament.
When you’re done and the ornaments are all colored, cut them out. Each ornament has two pieces: the name of Christ and the design. Cut the two pieces for the day and glue them together (right sides facing out) with ribbon or string in between to form an ornament. Hang the ornaments in a prominent place to help you focus on the beautiful gift we celebrate in this holy season.
I also thought it would be cute to make a bunting/banner with the ornaments. You could hang it somewhere in your home or string it around the tree! I’ve seen some really cute circle buntings where they sewed circles together…this would be so cute to do something like that!
Be sure to visit Heidi’s blog, A Lively Hope, to see her blog post about her Advent Devotional.
I am so excited to do this with our family this year. Would you like to begin this tradition for your family as well? Heidi wants to give 2 Little LDS Ideas readers their very own copy of her ‘Names of Christ Advent Devotional’. YAY!
Here’s what you need to know to enter! At the bottom of this post you will see a Rafflecopter widget. You can choose to do one or all entries. The more you do, the better your chances are of winning! There are things like visit A Lively Hope on Facebook, Pin an image on Pinterest, Share this AWESOME giveaway, and more. Just click on the widget to enter!
This giveaway will end Sunday, November 29th at 11:59 pm (MST). The winners will be notified the following day by email.
I want to thank Heidi for allowing me to host this great giveaway for her. AND thank you for creating this amazing devotional! I know it took a lot of work, but it’s beautiful and it will help so many families focus on Christ this holiday season.
Be sure to stop by Heidis Etsy Shop, HERE, to take a look at the other items in her shop. And visit her blog, A Lively Hope, HERE! Heidi has some great General Conference doodles that I used this past General Conference, be sure to take a look at those. 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by! Good Luck, and I hope you have a wonderful day.