What are your favorite Christmas traditions? Do you have an advent or something to count down the days until Christmas? One of my family’s favorite ways to combine the excitement of counting down the days until Christmas and remembering Christ in the midst of the holiday busyness, is to do a Christmas scripture advent. I created this advent calendar a couple of years ago using similar ideas and used my favorite scriptures that tell the story of Christ’s birth and His life. Most of the scriptures are from the New Testament, while a few are from the Book of Mormon. If you don’t have either of these books, you can find the scriptures online using LDS.org Scripture Search. There are only 2-8 verses per day so it doesn’t take a lot of time. Everyone in our family takes turns. We usually read them right after dinner since we are already gathered together. If we have an extra busy night or aren’t home that evening, we will do 2-3 days at the same time later to catch up.
Here’s a free PDF for you to try our favorite tradition in your home and bring the spirit of Christmas to your family. I printed mine off in color and put it in a page protector to reuse year after year. We tape it on our pantry door. Nothing fancy. You could laminate it or put it in a picture frame too.