I have a vivid memory of being 6 years old and my mom helping me put on a new dress for church. She had made it herself and it was full of lace and tulle and frills. I loved twirling in it. I also remember holding my daddy's hand as we walked into the holiday service. I felt so grown up.
I'm not sure either of my parents would remember those specific moments today if I asked them, but they created sweet memories for me. And that's something I'm always trying to do with my family.
It's why I love the Truth in the Tinsel advent experience so much and why I always share with you about it every year.
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I love that it helps me not just *teach* my son the real meaning of Christmas, but *experience* it with him.
I have so many sweet memories over the last few years of doing these crafts with my little boy. And not only that, I have all the little ornaments we've made together hanging on the tree as reminders.
As he gets older I treasure these things so much. And I'm deeply appreciative of Amanda and this book for helping me make those memories happen. Because I have to be honest with you, if it wasn't for Truth in the Tinsel I don't think they would have.
It is so well organized and easy to use and requires only basic supplies that I usually already have around the house. And those are all key factors for me getting anything done at this time of year.
When you purchase the book you get a Scripture reading, ornament crafts, talking points and extension activities for each of the 24 days before Christmas. Plus fun printables and templates!
It's the perfect Elf on the Shelf alternative too, for those of us who want to have a fun tradition each year that centers more on the Lord than on Santa (though we like him around here too. :) )
The best part is that it helps you to create sweet memories as you experience the Christmas story with your children over the first 24 days of December.
One of my favorite things about the Truth in the Tinsel book is the set of printable ornaments that you can get to go with it.
These are perfect to use when you don't have time to do the craft or maybe you're just not a crafty person, but you want to teach your children the Christmas story in a meaningful way.
Free Printable Mini-Album
We used the ornament printables last year because we were traveling a lot in December, and I made a little mini album to keep them in as we were traveling. If you'd like to download it, it's still available here.
Scavenger Hunt Advent
Year before last, the Santa Doggie hid clues to the whereabouts of each day's ornament supplies. Each morning when my son woke up he would find his stuffed animals involved in various activities, usually having to do with reading their bibles. On this morning they were hearing a sermon by Santa Doggie.
Once he found the bag of supplies we would snuggle up with some hot chocolate and read the devotional for the day and then make our crafts together. ♥
As you can see we have created some wonderful memories over the years using Truth in the Tinsel and now you can too! Amanda has given me a free copy to give away to one of my readers!
To enter to win, just leave me a comment and tell me about one of your favorite childhood Christmas memories, or one of your favorites with your children or grandchildren by 7 pm CST on Sunday, November 29th . Contest Closed
I'll use the Random Number generator to choose a winner and announce it this Monday, November 30th!
And if you just can't wait until then you can purchase your copy of Truth in the Tinsel today for 20% off with coupon code: peptalk
Hope you're having a wonderful week and you're not too tired of hearing from me yet!
Grace & Peace,
"Give thanks to the Lord and call out to Him...Remember all the amazing things He has done..." - I Chronicles 16:8 & 12