* Be sure to try the links to online activities in larger bold type .
Join us in trying a REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR this year.
Here is a Reverse Advent Calendar sheet to run off and use at home.
An Advent Blessing Jar is a great help for counting your blessings and for giving during the advent season
Kids can use this one. You just color a section each day.
And don't miss the Busted Halo version.
Here is a Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar.
This is a summary of the history of Advent Calendars
* You may wish to watch Leo Tolstoy's story Papa Panov's Special Christmas
Progressive Nativity Scene
Set up your nativity set by adding pieces each week during Advent.
You can color and cut out this nativity scene.
* Build your own nativity scene online.
Follow the stories from the family tree of Jesus and create a Jesse Tree.
And be sure to check out the photo of a great Jesse Tree window.