I thought I would share our calendar with you. Thanks to this tradition both of my boys can recite most of the Christmas story...straight from the Bible. Feel free to add this to your family's tradition in the coming year!
Here's our box.......
And the 25 verses are:
In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth
To a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary
And coming to her, he said, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.”
Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.”
“Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.”
Luke 1: 31
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled.
And Joseph, too, went to the city of David that is called Bethlehem. To be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.
While they were there, the time came for her to have her child,
The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.”
“For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.”
“Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
When the angels went away from them to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go, then, to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.”
When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem,
They were overjoyed at seeing the star,
And on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed for their country by another way.
I hope each of you have had a wonderful Christmas!