Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Book Advent Calendar: Day 1-What is Christmas?

What Is Christmas?
What is Christmas by Michelle Medlock Adams

Our activity for the day is a Christmas symbols box. I purchased a small metal box at Hobby Lobby and placed Christmas items inside. 

Candy Cane: Represents the crook or staff of the shepherds who came and marveled at the baby Jesus. Christ is called the Good Shepherd. (Luke 2:8-9; John 10:11)

Angel: Angels announced Christ's birth to the Shepherds. (Luke 2: 10-11)

Gift: Wise Men brought gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh to Jesus. Christ is God's greatest gift to the world. (Matthew 2:11; John 3:16)

Bell: Lost sheep are found by the ringing of a bell. It signifies guidance and return and that we are all precious in the eyes of our Heavenly Father

Tree: The tree of life whose branches are always green and pointed heavenward. (John 3:16) 

Wreath: Heavenly Father's love for us is eternal. (Romans 8:35)

Star: The Star of Bethlehem guided the wise men to Jesus and was a sign of his birth.(Matthew 2:9-10)  

Candle: Jesus Christ is the light of the world. (Mosiah 16: 9)

I will talk about the objects symbolism and meaning as we look through the box. It is something my family can use for many Christmases to come. I am looking forward to beginning the month of December by focusing on the true meaning and spirit of Christmas. 

Read more about our Christmas Book Advent and see a full book list


  1. Super cute! I love all the creative ideas that come out this time of year!! Thanks for linking to TGIF! See you next week,
    Beth =-)

  2. Such a cute idea for reminding us and our kids what Christmas is really about! We'd love for you to link up and share this with our readers!