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Advent in a Box

If you're thinking about sending resources home, take a look at Traci Smith's "Advent in a Box" idea. Details at   You can find other "Advent in a Box" ideas by searching online. 

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Traci writes:

For this box, I selected 5 activities:

  1. Create an Advent Paper Chain
  2. Make an Advent Wreath
  3. Tell the Story of the Candy Cane
  4. Have a Hot Chocolate Gratitude Party
  5. Say a Prayer on Christmas Morning

Her box includes a copy of her book, Faithful Families for Advent and Christmas: 100 Ways to Make the Season Sacred, available on Amazon. If the book doesn’t fit  in your church’s box budget, many of the ideas in the book can be shared in your box (but Respect copyright and don’t copy pages out of it). Each suggested item above is taken from an entry in her book.

You might add:

  • A copy of your church's Advent schedule (including plans for your ZOOM Christmas Carol Singalong and Advent Trail).
  • Stories from members of your church about Advent memories and expectations this year.
  • Suggested Christmas movies, songs, games.
  • Local "safe" Advent activities in your area.
  • Local mission agencies that need your help.


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