An Illustrated Advent for Families is our illustrated faith resource to help families find creative ways to meaningfully engage in the season of Advent. In 2015, we offered families An Illustrated Advent, and it included devotions, coloring sheets, an Advent calendar and our “Flat Wisemen.” It was received very well by families and we heard some great feedback about the resource.
Every year I’m on the lookout for family and church Advent materials that are engaging and easy to use. This year I found An Illustrated Advent and everyone is loving it! Every week several families comment on how they are using the packets at home and how much they love them! Thanks!
Director of children and family ministries at Central Presbyterian, Denver
For 2016, we launched a new version of the family resource, simply calling it An Illustrated Advent for Families. On November 7, we will launch the 2017 version of An Illustrated Advent for Families. You can find out more information about that edition here. The information below is about our 2016 edition (which you can still purchase) – but our new edition will be out in November.
December is busy. We can all agree about that, right?
It’s also a time of the year that families are often trying to find ways to meaningfully talk about Christmas and the birth of Christ. But parents often feel under-resourced and under-qualified to put together activities that their families can do together.
December is also a very busy time for pastors, Christian educators, children’s ministry staff…really, anyone who works at a church. Pastors often look through a variety of Advent resources for families, but never quite find something that seems right for their church. And it’s too busy of a season to sit down and come up with your own Advent resource.
That’s why we created An Illustrated Advent for Families.
We want to be able to resource and support families, as well as provide a theologically-rich resource for churches to feel comfortable sending home with their children and families.
What’s included in An Illustrated Advent for Families
When you purchase An Illustrated Advent for Families, we will provide you with:
- Family Devotions: 5 Weeks of Family Devotions that are simple, but meaningful. The five devotions walk through the story of the birth of Christ and bring to life the characters of the story, along with the traditional themes of hope, peace, joy, and love.
- Coloring Sheets: Three coloring sheets that can be used by your children (or, let’s be honest, parents too) that celebrate the story of Jesus’ birth.
- Advent Calendar with all new activities: We have an all-new Advent Calendar this year, featuring some really fun family activities to get you in the Christmas spirit.
- Build-a-Nativity: This year, we’re introducing our Build-a-Nativity activity, which goes along with the themes of our weekly devotions. Join us on a journey through Advent and watch your child/children’s nativities come to life each week of Advent.
We hope you will enjoy this resource. Pricing options are based on how many families you will be sending the product to, but it is also available for individual families to purchase at a price of $10 (this price is only available to individual families, not to churches).
If you want to view our products available for Advent, you can view them at our store here.