Celebrate Advent, even without kids!

I share more about the below on my podcast at Life with Liz.

When we think of Advent on a commercial level, it seems to currently center on activities for children. Pinterest is full of ideas of Advent activities to do with children, and Facebook is another avenue that ideas are being shared.

How about those of us that do not have a children?  As a single adult, Advent has been very meaningful to me so far this season, and I would like to share some of my ideas with you. Perhaps you will have ideas to share as well!

Advent is a time of waiting for Christ, it is a time of hopeful anticipation.

 

My advent practices:

Advent Wreath

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Advent calendar and Countdown Clock

 

German Advent Poem:

Advent Advent, a little light burns,
First one, then two, then three, then four,
Then the Christ Child stands in front of the door

 

Movies:

The Holiday, Prancer, The Nativity Story, Elf and The Santa Clause movies are my favorite.

 

Giving Ideas:  cookies, dinner, local charities, spread Christmas cheer (think Buddy the Elf).

 

Choose not to be busy, and only choose things that bring life and joy.

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2 thoughts on “Celebrate Advent, even without kids!

  1. Faith says:

    As this is the first Advent season with a small child, I’m still doing a lot of the Advent things for myself. I have a devotional book I always read that has an Advent theme and I have an Advent countdown banner that involves eating M&Ms each night that I’ve always done for me and my husband. This year our 1.5 year old is participating in that, though with Cheerios.

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