Resources

Family Advent

The Wonder of the Greatest Gift: Family devotional book that focuses on the Jesse tree (tracing Jesus’ genealogy through the Old Testament), with cute ornaments to hang on a pop-up tree in the center of the book!

Jesus Storybook Bible – Love how this beautifully illustrated Bible tells all of the stories…but especially the Christmas story! (This gift edition is beautiful!) And check out the free, printable advent resources that go along with it!

Unwrapping the Greatest Gift – A slightly different version of the Jesse tree, more detailed stories, but without the ornaments.

The Way to the Manger – Sweet devotions with a focus at the beginning of each week on the advent candle, and questions to ask family members each day with space to record answers for years to come.

Children’s Books

God Gave Us Christmas – Love how this addresses Santa and still tells the story and importance of Christmas!

Room for a Little One – A sweet story of the stable animals making way for a special baby.


Christmas in the Manger – Simple telling of the Christmas story for our littlest ones.


Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey – The tale of a grumpy wood carver and how his life is changed by the Christmas request of a widow and her son. Beautiful story and illustrations!


Other Things We Love

Kids’ Nativity Sets – Kids learn through play and this Fisher-Price Nativity Set is my girls’ favorite! It encourage little ones to interact with, internalize, and retell the Christmas story.



Christmas Tree Advent – We love this simple way to help count down to Christmas! Pair it with one of the free downloadable advent guides found below under online resources!

Online Resources

Want to read a little bit of the Christmas story together each night? Try this printable for younger kids and this printable for older kids.

Interested in telling the story of Jesus from the VERY beginning? Use this advent calendar from the Storybook Bible.

Need an easy, no prep, online advent calendar? This one is great!

 

 

 

 

 

 

(p.s. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases, but that’s not why I’m recommending them! I have most of and highly recommend all of these resources!)