Countdown to Christmas:
Unwrap the Christmas Story with Your Family in 15 Days
Countdown to Christmas is an advent devotional for the whole family to help you prepare your heart for Christmas. It’s an easy way to —
Unwrap the story of Jesus’ birth in an easy, hands-on way.
Connect a key Bible verse and devotional to one piece of the Nativity each day.
Create anticipation and excitement as you build the Nativity day by day.
Here’s what others are saying —
“Wonderful for families! This will certainly help you keep Christ
at the center of your Christmas!”
“This is a wonderful way to teach children the true meaning of Christmas . . .
I highly recommend this book. We will be reading it every year.”
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Do you have a sample to see what the devotion is like?
Yes! Amazon has a sample of Countdown to Christmas here.
What ages can Countdown to Christmas be used with?
I wrote this devotional with my own kids in mind and needed resources that would cover a range of ages. This devotional will engage your preschoolers but is sufficiently meaty and interesting for your teens. Countdown to Christmas is a family devotional — even parents will find depth to prepare their hearts for Christmas.
What kind of Nativity set can be used with this book?
Most standard nativity sets will work fine with your Christmas countdown. I like to have one kid-friendly manger scene that is completely accessible to my kids. They can play with it, re-enact the story and rearrange it throughout the season. In the past, we’ve used a hand-made wooden set, a Playmobil® manger set (super popular with my boys) and a beautiful resin set.
What kind of time commitment does this involve?
Look, I’m a mom of 7. 🙂 This book was written to be open-and-go. The Bible verses are printed in the book, though you can read them from your own family Bible. There are a few questions woven into each devotion to help engage young minds and then the simple instruction of which piece to add to the manger scene. It takes our family 15 minutes for 15 days or nights before Christmas. (But they are a rich 15 minutes!) If you miss a day, just double up the next day.
Your family can add a Christmas carol or prayer time to round out your devotion time.
I pray this becomes a beautiful tradition for your family to help you teach the meaning of Christmas and make treasured memories with your children.
P.S. For a FREE downloadable print of the scriptures used with nativity pieces, click here.