Are you looking to bring more faith (and less commercialism) to your Advent and Christmas season? Would you like to celebrate the days leading up to Christmas in a meaningful – yet fun – way with your family? This book contains over 80 pages of detailed ornament templates, daily scripture readings (with links to full text), devotions, coloring pages, and family-friendly activities inspired by the scripture to help your family count down the days of Advent in a spiritual way. At the end of the book you’ll find instructions with photos on how to create the felt tree. Each day, families have the option of creating an ornament in an unlimited number of ways, which means they can select the option that is best for them. From the “I’m not crafty at all” to the “I hand make everything”, we’ve got you covered! Ornaments can be made by:•PAINTING AND COLORING: printing out the coloring page onto cardstock, coloring or painting, and cutting out the ornament•GLUING: cutting out the templates and piecing together, using construction paper and glue or craft foam and glue•SEWING: hand stitch using felt and embroidery floss•anything else you think of!The 25 “days” are broken into three pages per day. The first page contains activities, suggested Bible readings, a summary (takeaway) of the readings, a tie-in of the story to Jesus, and a short prayer. You can pick and choose which of these activities are best for your family, as well as supplement or change the readings. The second page has the materials you will need to make the ornament. Below the instructions is a photo showing the final hand-stitched ornament. The third page has – at the top – a coloring sheet which is perfect for crayons, colored pencils, paints, markers, or any other medium you choose. Below that are the ornament templates for printing and cutting should you be making the ornaments from construction paper, card stock, craft foam, or felt. While the pages are in black and white, each ornament appears in full color on the back cover of the book for reference while making your own!
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