a new tradition

I’m a big fan of meaningful traditions. But sometimes it’s hard to just ‘come up with’ a great tradition to start, right?

Last year, we started using a new advent with our kids. We did it in the evenings before bed and everyone loved it. We’re definitely going to use it again.

But I’m also going to try out a new {to me} advent resource called Truth in the Tinsel. Last year, I kept seeing it around the web and I was about to buy it. And then – lo and behold – I realized I had already bought it! A couple years ago, I bought an e-book bundle and Truth in the Tinsel was one of the books inside! I love it when you discover happy things like that, don’t you?


Every day, there are Scripture passages to meditate on, talking points for the kiddos, and an ornament craft. The whole thing is designed to last 30 minutes or less. I’m planning to do this with my kids in the mornings after breakfast. Anna Grace is totally into creating things, so I know she’ll be all over this.

This resource is designed for kids in preschool to early elementary. If your kids fit into that age category, definitely check out this resource for your family!

Let’s have a quick giveaway for this Truth in the Tinsel e-book, okay?

We’ll make this really simple! Just leave a comment – any comment – and I’ll pick 1 winner at random.
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This giveaway is only open until Saturday, November 29 at 12 PM EST. That way the winner will have a day to download the e-book and prepare to do it with their family. May the best random candidate win!


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  1. Jen says:

    I love good book recommendations! Thank you for sharing, Christa! Praying you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. Amanda McCallum says:

    Sounds like a fantastic book! Thanks for the recommendation. Hope I get it for my little girl 🙂

  3. Angela says:

    My husband and I are really trying to help our 5 and 7 year old daughters focus on the biblical celebration of Christmas, but this is a tall order in today’s consumer world! Especially when they are so over indulged by the grandparents! We are in an uphill battle, so this book could help is immensely!

  4. Ruth Steinert says:

    What a wonderful idea. My children are too old for this, I guess I will have to wait until grandchildren come.

  5. Diana says:

    I’ve been trying to think of ways to make Advent meaningful to our little one…although at 20 months we might not try much this year!

  6. Sarah says:

    Hurray for excellent resources! Sounds great. I love the hands-on, though that would probably be quite simplified at this point. Thank you for the idea!

  7. Rachel Wing says:

    Ooh, this sounds wonderful! Thanks for your blog, I love reading your posts and seeing your links to fun ideas!

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