Last year, I needed something more out of Christmas than the rush of a to-do list and the noise from endless commercials. I wanted to focus my family on Jesus and build the anticipation of Christmas Day.
Each night, the kids unwrapped one piece of our Nativity and added it to the manger scene.
But we also unwrapped the real Christmas story each day as we read scriptures about prophecies of the Messiah, about the angels’ visits to Mary and Joseph and about wise men who traveled to see Jesus.
I wrote Countdown to Christmas: Unwrapping the Christmas Story with Your Family in 15 Days out of my own desire to be more intentional with my children about the reason for Christmas.
Maybe your family is like mine — Christmas consumerism and the December busyness can so easily divert our focus from Jesus’ birth.
When I wrote Countdown to Christmas: Unwrapping the Christmas Story with Your Family in 15 Days,I wanted to center our December on the real Christmas story — the birth of Jesus.
Countdown to Christmas is open-and-go. While it’s hands-on as your kids build the Nativity, there’s no craft list to assemble or globs of glitter to sweep up. The 15-day advent book gives your family margin for evenings out or busy days while counting down to Christmas Day.
This Christmas family devotional will help you:
- Unwrap the story of Jesus’ birth in an easy, hands-on way.
- Connect a key Bible verse and the devotional to one piece of the Nativity each day.
- Prepare your hearts to celebrate Jesus with anticipation.
Countdown to Christmas is created for families who have preschoolers as well as older kids and teens. Even parents will find deep devotion in this advent book.
And today we’re celebrating the RE-launch of Countdown to Christmas! (cue the confetti…!)
First, the book has a whole new look.
Second, you can now download Countdown to Christmas immediately. I heard from so many of you who wanted to download it to your phone, tablet or laptop, so I hope this will make it much easier and accessible for you. And of course the book is still available at Amazon.
Thank you for helping this book shoot to #1 in children’s holiday books last year!
I’d love for you to share this with friends and family looking for a beautiful tradition to help them center their Christmas on Christ.