My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Our Advent Calendar

Each December we put together our own Advent Calendar. First we make a large poster and decorate it to hang on the wall. Then each day in December we open a door of our calendar box and tape that day's scripture to our poster. Rereading the story as revealed so far.

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
Luke 1:26

To a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary
Luke 1:27

And coming to her, he said, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.”
Luke 1:28

Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.”
Luke 1:30

“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.
Luke 2:1

And Joseph, too, went to the city of David that is called Bethlehem. To be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.
Luke 2:5

While they were there, the time came for her to have her child,

Luke 2:6

And she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Luke 2:7

Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock.

Luke 2:8

The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear.

Luke 2:9

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.”

Luke 2:10

“For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.”

Luke 2:11

“And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.”

Luke 2:12

And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying:

Luke 2:13

“Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

Luke 2:14

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.”

Luke 2:15

So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger.

Luke 2:16

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem,

Matthew 2:1

Saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage.”

Matthew 2:2

After their audience with the king they set out. And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them, until it came and stopped over the place where the child was.

Matthew 2:9

They were overjoyed at seeing the star,

Matthew 2:10

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.

Matthew 2:11

And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed for their country by another way.

Matthew 2:12

I hope each of you have had a wonderful Christmas!


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful tradition! I only wish I had small ones at home to do the same.

Merry Christmas to you, Mighty Mom-- your equal half, Subvet, and the wee ones, of course!

ellen b. said...

Hope yours was wonderful, too!

Linda said...

What a great tradition and great way for the kids to learn the Christmas story!

Now where's the picture of your poster and the verses??

Mrs4444 said...

I did, thanks, and I LOVE your FB profile pic! :)

Traditions are important--Yours sounds wonderful :)

A Bit of the Blarney said...

Wishing you well!! It is a delightful Advent calendar! I like the simplicity of the pictures! Wishing you well and hope you interview goes well! Cathy

Lisa said...

This is awesome, you guys! Happy happy Christmas Season and hope you start out the New Year with joy followed by a year of blessings!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to the Mighty Mom gang! Hope this year brings you plenty of love and laughter...and with those kids, you can't miss. ;-)

ABNPOPPA said...


You missed your calling you should have been a teacher. You are so creative. Great versus.

Happy New Year!