No matter how hard I try to slow down and really appreciate the holiday season, Christmas always seems to fly past in the blink of an eye. I think it’s just due to all the chaos and craziness that surrounds the holiday. Between all of the shopping, parties, and other to-do’s, it can be difficult to pause for a moment and focus on the real reason for the season.
This post is done in collaboration with Precious Moments, however, all opinions are mine alone.
Fortunately, in spite of the craziness, my family has managed to find a way to keep Christmas top of mind as we approach the big day – our Precious Moments Nativity Advent Calendar. Beginning on December 1st, we gather each evening to reveal the day’s gift (in our case, a small figurine depicting a person from the nativity story) and share a special reading. It’s quickly become a much-loved part of our evening routine in my home when the holidays approach, and it could be a great way to bring your family together to celebrate the real reason for Christmas as you approach the big day.
If you need convincing around why a nativity Advent calendar might make a smart addition to your December, I’m excited to share a few of the reasons my family loves to celebrate the holiday season with our nativity Advent calendar:
You’ll keep the reason for the season on your mind. With all the chaos that occurs in the days and weeks leading up to Christmas morning, it can be easy to lose sight of the real reason we’re celebrating -the birth of Jesus. The Precious Moments Nativity Advent Calendar helps your family revisit the story each day as you open the door to reveal a small wooden figure who plays a role in the Christmas story. Each figure is accompanied by a poem that describes their part, helping your little ones better understand the story and those involved.
You’ll start a fun family tradition. One of the things that makes the holiday season so much fun to celebrate is the presence of traditions. There’s something comforting about revisiting our favorite Christmas movies, singing the classic carols we all know and love, and going through the motions of putting cookies out for Santa (and carrots for the reindeer!). Revisiting the nativity story year after year through a thoughtfully-crafted Nativity Advent Calendar will quickly become a tradition your family looks forward to each year, and it’s one your children can pass down to their own little ones, too.
You’ll slowly build excitement for Christmas morning. Keeping some kind of physical countdown in your home can be an excellent way for your family – especially your little ones – to keep track of how many days are left until Christmas. It’ll keep your kids from continually asking you when Santa’s coming, and it’ll keep you honest and on track as you navigate your Christmas timeline and take care of all the to-dos on your list.
You’ll add a gorgeous piece of holiday decor to your family’s collection. Last, but certainly not least, Nativity Advent Calendars can really add something lovely to your holiday decor, making them a great way to really embrace the Christmas season at home. The perfect centerpiece to any mantle, entry table, or other prominent place in your home, you’ll enjoy watching the little figurines emerge from their drawers and join the nativity scene arranged atop or beside the calendar itself.
As you can see, there are plenty of great reasons to add the Precious Moments Nativity Advent Calendar to your family’s collection of holiday traditions. You’ll all cherish memories of gathering each evening to revisit the nativity story, and you’ll have a beautiful piece of Christmas decor to pass down through generations of your family. Don’t wait until it’s too late – order yours now so it arrives well before December begins!