Celebrate Advent as a family with the all new Meaningful Advent updated for 2021! This beautiful, 8 page collection features poems, hymns, and songs coming together to form a simple, open and go way to meaningfully connect over the Advent story. Each carefully selected piece speaks the truth of Christmas and tells the story of Christ's birth and points to the crux of the advent season, which is that he was born to die so that we can live.
The Meaningful Advent Menu includes:
Christmas Countdown (use dry or wet-erase markers to check off in a menu cover)
YouTube versions of the songs are linked above. YouTube video lyrics may vary slightly from printed lyrics.
This special menu includes all new content you won't find in any of our other Volumes. After the cover page, you'll find a beautiful Christmas Countdown where you and your little ones can check off the days as your excitement builds to Christmas Morning. In the place of our usual Charlotte Mason Affirmation we remember the truths of the Christmas Creed as we recite it together. Next, enjoy the beautiful Christmas Hymn In the Bleak Midwinter. My family especially enjoys the version linked.
The Scripture Memory section of this menu is unique, as it includes two longer passages which both point to the beauty of the Advent season and Christ's birth. We recommend reading these verses many times over as a family.
Next you'll find the first of the two included Christmas folksongs. This one is a traditional carol, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, another favorite from my own childhood. I especially loved the extra verses about figgy pudding!
A beautiful poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson called Ring Out, Wild Bells follows.
Finally, you'll find the traditional English song Sussex Carol. This one is new to me and I'm so excited to learn it!
I hope the Meaningful Advent blesses your family this season.
This is a digital download. Nothing will be shipped.