Prepare Him Room: Advent & Christmas Resources for your Family

Advent starts this coming Sunday, and friends, I'm not ready. My mind is in a million places.

But you know what? 

That is exactly why the church celebrates seasons--to prepare Him room. To orient our hearts back to eternal matters.

I need the month to prepare my heart to celebrate the momentous coming of our Immanuel. I need the month to settle my mind on Him in all His worthiness, joy, and glory. 

I won't do it perfectly or maybe even well, but I will try.

I've collected some favorite Advent resources if you need help like I do! Some of these I created and some are from other sources.

1. my 25 Days of Advent Joy coloring book

2. my 25 Days of Advent Joy printable set

3. The Jesus Storybook Bible** + free printable Advent Reading Plan
We love the way the Jesus Storybook Bible articulates the interwoven story of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation. It's so good for both adults and children. 

4. Truth in the Tinsel: My friend Amanda created this Advent plan that combines a daily Scripture devotion + crafts for little ones. I did this with the girls when they were younger and we still have the ornaments. You can purchase the ebook and printable ornaments. 

5. I created this "the Greatest Gifts" printable box for under the tree a few years ago and we get it out every year now.

6. Printable Jesse Tree Ornaments & Advent Calendars from Visual Faith Ministry. The Visual Faith website has a wonderful collection of printables to help you observe advent: advent calendars, coloring pages, Bible journaling templates, and these beautifully colored Jesse Tree ornaments.

7. Printable Advent story cards from the Red Bird Blue blog.

8. The Names of Jesus printable ornaments from One Thing Alone Ministries

*I'm so happy for you to enjoy my coloring pages and printables for your personal (not commercial) use! Use for Bible studies, church groups or events, and Sunday school classes are all fine! If you're in doubt, I'm happy to answer any questions. All artwork and photos are copyright Marydean Draws. If you share this, thank you (!), and as a courtesy,  please link back to this post and not the PDF file. 

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