Advent 2017

In this Post: Our 2017 Advent list and links to this year’s Christmas posts with a short synopsis.

Hello, Dear Ones! I can almost say I am finished with Christmas posts…but I still have an Epiphany post to come. I am mostly finished though. I’m happy to finally have our Advent list ready. May you be inspired!

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Christmas Parade at the end of November

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Advent 2017

Advent List 2017

1. Basketball Game- Michael started his second year of Upwards Basketball. Yaaa!

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We decorated our tree right after Thanksgiving so it’s not on this list. Here’s a post full of tree fun!

Christmas Tree Fun

2. Ice Skating in the Mall (train & carousel)

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Leeland wasn’t allowed to ice skate at this rink…so he and I had a Cinnabon while Chris and Michael skated.

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Leeland and I rode the Christmas train.

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Chuck E. Cheese in the mall

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3. Outdoor Movie: Charlie Brown Christmas

Classic Christmas Fun: Rudolph, Frosty, The Grinch, & Charlie Brown

4. Christmas Tea Party @ Oxbow & message of the Birds with bird treats

Message of the Birds Christmas Tea Party

5. Pack a shoebox online

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/buildonline/

6. Nativity stones/blocks & Nutcracker craft with movie

A Toddler Christmas: The Nativity & Jesus’ Birthday

A Toddler Christmas: Toys & Sensory Play

7. Ornaments at Scholars

We weren’t able to do this one, so I’m including our shepherd post.

A Toddler Christmas: The Shepherd King

8. Salt Dough Ornaments

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9. Basketball game and Rudolph fun

Classic Christmas Fun: Rudolph, Frosty, The Grinch, & Charlie Brown

10. Frosty the Snowman Ice Cream party

Classic Christmas Fun: Rudolph, Frosty, The Grinch, & Charlie Brown

11. Night out with Dad while Mom goes out.

Pictures from my Mom’s Night. My friend planned it all and did a beautiful job!

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12. Kingly Quest, Read The Gift of Christmas Cookies, and make cookies

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A Medieval Christmas in Narnia

13. Deliver Cookies

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Christmas Cookies & Gingerbread Fun

14. Christmas Party at Scholars

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15. Narnia party & Live Nativity

A Medieval Christmas in Narnia

16. Basketball game & Star Wars

I have no pictures for this, so here’s a post on gifts and the wise men.

A Toddler Christmas: The Wise Men’s Gifts

17. Mortimer & gingerbread houses

Christmas Cookies & Gingerbread Fun

Church Concert
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18. Gather donations

Here’s our Christmas date post instead.

Gingerbread Christmas Date

19. Jesus’ Birthday party and go out with Nana

A Toddler Christmas: The Nativity & Jesus’ Birthday

20. Gather donations. The Grinch.

Classic Christmas Fun: Rudolph, Frosty, The Grinch, & Charlie Brown

21. Ludy Lights and hot cocoa

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22. Dover Christmas Concert at Nursing Home

I’m smiling at Leeland because he shouted “reindeer”! We were getting ready to sing “Rudolph”. Our homeschool group came along to sing. If I make a video of our concert then I’ll include the link later.

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23. Wraps ups, silly games, and silly movies

I forgot this Medieval artwork so I’ll put it here :).

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24. Camp out in the living room and watch Nativity. Eat a nice dinner with Family. Open one gift each. We also went to a candlelight service.

Cousin Fun
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25. A family breakfast then Christmas at Nana’s!

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I’m only showing pics from our house for now.

Lastly, here’s a post to inspire you.

The Musical Nutcracker: God’s Whisper

Do you have special holiday traditions? Do you make an Advent list? What are your top five Advent activities? I’d love to hear from you in the comment section.

God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

More Christmas posts:

http://amberdover.com/category/holidays/christmasadvent/

Advent 2016 and Jesse Tree devotions:

Advent & Jesse Tree 2016 Posts

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