H is for Hymns

It’s a year for simple Christmas preparations. Not much shopping… just special ways to set the time apart and anticipate Jesus’ birth.

School work has slowed. Review time will keep things fresh in everyone’s minds, but leave time for plenty of baking and crafting.

There will be Christmas program rehearsals.

Devotions around our Advent wreath.

Our focus this year is to sing Advent hymns and learn the Christmas hymns by heart. After all, God’s only Son became human to  invite us to be his own… and we want to be ready to celebrate with gusto!

How are you marking the time of Advent?

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About Heidi

I'm a pastor's wife, striving to live generously. I'm also a homeschooling, gardening, knitting, cooking, reading mom.
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6 Responses to H is for Hymns

  1. R. Clausen says:

    Gusto! We are enjoying Higher Things Advent Devotions. The gift of Jesus!

    • Heidi says:

      Hey! We’re looking into a HT retreat for Molly. She loved the acting camp and wants to do it again… and all the conferences are in that time frame. Boo. But looks like we could drive to a retreat in Ontario. 🙂

  2. Ann says:

    We have an advent calendar that has a little envelope for each day. In it, there is an activity that we do together as a family. When I asked the girls what they wanted to do this year, the advent calendar was the first thing that both of them mentioned. Last year was the first year I did something like that with them, so it clearly made an impact. Here’s the link to the “Countdown to Christmas” activities we did last year: http://harvestmoonbyhand.blogspot.com/search/label/Christmas#uds-search-results

    • Heidi says:

      Oh, I love all your Christmas ideas, Ann! Your window stars are especially beautiful.

      Your posts always make me miss Minnesota… we moved from St. Paul to Connecticut about 6 years ago. I love where we’re living now, but also love my Minnesota memories.

      Enjoy your Christmas preparations this year!

  3. So wonderful. Everywhere I look, people are returning to the idea of a simple Christmas – focusing on what is really important. We’ve decided to light a single candle with dinner every night in December, to enhance the beauty and reverence of the season. All the best, Kelly

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