We celebrated the second Sunday of Advent tonight by lighting the third candle… I think I already mentioned that we started a week early. Anyway, we read our Scripture and sang O Little Town of Bethlehem. I found a picture of the nativity in my files to print and the children had fun coloring while I read. This is a great way to keep the little ones still!
We also enjoyed Cheesecake Spritz cookies as a special treat. I try to have cookies each Sunday for our Advent candle-lighting event. Even the twins have been talking about lighting the next candle all day today… It’s a big deal!
I love celebrating Advent and have found it to be a wonderful way to bring the focus of Christmas back onto Christ. We use a simple schedule I have written and published to keep us on track. (Download Journey to Bethlehem Advent Schedule for free.) Here is what our schedule looked like for today: