Christmas is so enchanting … especially with children in the house …

{Lovie ‘exploring’ the Christmas village.}

{This village is never set up correctly … too many little fingers play with the little pieces and move the trees and people around – but I don’t mind at all…}

{I love this little village – found it all on Kijiji last year when I had an inkling to start up a Christmas village…}

We’ve been having fun makingΒ  homemade presents and Christmas crafts … like snow globes … {which didn’t all turn out – as it happens, you can’t put dyed trees in the water or else you will have figurines that look like the Grinch! Lesson learned!}

Thankfully, Lucia’s favorite snow globe worked just fine – {She’s worn this Rapunzel dress almost every day for quite some time now – it’s her all-time favorite!}…

and creating homemade cinnamon ornaments on a very dark, rainy cold afternoon …

But Christmas in our house is so much more than just crafts and dinners and presents. As we head into December, we are getting ready to celebrate the true reason of Christmas – the birth of Jesus. This year, we’re using the CUTEST, sweetest little book to help tell the story of Baby Jesus to the girls. If you’re looking for an easy way to help keep your home’s focus on the Christmas Story, this book – Truth in the Tinsel –Β  is a super cute way to doing so! Aimed for younger ages, it can, however, also work for kids up to age 10 or so, especially if they enjoy making crafts.

Each day leading up to the 25th, the Advent book outlines a verse to go with the Christmas story and a sweet little craft to do with your kids. It should only take about 1/2 hour to do each craft and most of the supplies needed are just things you would normally have around your home. {Tomorrow, I’ll be hitting up the Dollar Store for any materials I may need that aren’t in our craft drawer … but the supplies are pretty simple.}

And the best part – this is an e-book πŸ™‚ so you can downlaod it today and have it in time for December!

And even better – for the next 24 hours, blog readers can enter the code GIGI for a 20%Β  discount off the purchase of the book!

All you have to do is click here and download. Easy peasy. I can’t wait to do this with the girls! It’s going to make the story of Jesus front and centre every day until Christmas morning. What a great way to remind us all of the beautiful miracle behind Christmas.

You can check out their website and facebook page here, as well.


And have fun getting ready for the big month of December! πŸ™‚

November 30, 2011 - 7:59 pm

Grandma Gerr Love the pics! <3

November 30, 2011 - 9:35 am

Sherri Smith LOVE the pics. Lovie is so cute trying to see what is going on. Nice twist on the advent calendar/book, I’m sure the girls will enjoy it.

November 30, 2011 - 6:54 am

Brenda (Gillian’s Mom) This is so wonderful … thanks for sharing the pics and the download link for this Book. I wish they had this when you guys were kids!! Have fun with Truth in the Tinsel!!! PS I shared the link on my FB page, as well. Let’s spread the “good word”. xo

November 30, 2011 - 12:53 am

Tawnia Thank you for the link! I purchased the ebook tonight and its adorable! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the great idea πŸ™‚

November 30, 2011 - 12:27 am

Mich Thank you Gillian for this great opportunity to celebrate all month long the true reason for the season and be able to get the book at a discount. I look forward to working on it with my girls πŸ™‚