It’s December! Can you believe it? Only 25 days until Christmas, and I’m determined this holiday season to keep my heart focused on CHRIST, where it belongs! And today’s Advent Christmas Chain will help me do exactly that.
Want to join me? The principle behind this Christ-focused Christmas Countdown is super simple.
Assembly Instructions for our Advent Christmas Chain
To get started, first print out the folowing Scripture verses.
This printable requires three pages. I used red and green card stock and printed a complete set in each color.
Next, you will need to cut the strips apart. I used a large paper trimmer for this step, But scissors will work, too! If you have little ones, this activity will provide lots of good practice cutting along the dotted lines!
Since I printed two sets of Scripture verses, we were able to alternate colors in our chain. Doesn’t that look pretty?
This also enabled us to make two complete chains. One chain to keep. And another to give to the grandkids, so they can count down the days till Christmas at their house, too.
We used a stapler to join the ends of our links together — it’s fast and easy and makes no mess. But double-sided tape or a drop of school glue will work just as well.
Once your chain is assembled, hang it up (we posted it on our bulletin board)! Then remove one link a day and read the Scripture together.
The little graphic on the side of each strip will help you keep track of how many days are left until Jesus birthday (24 and counting)!
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More Christ-Centered Resources for the Holidays
I hope you’ll come back again soon. I’ll be sharing ideas and activities all month long for keeping CHRIST first and foremost this CHRISTmas!
And for an extra-special way to fix your heart on Jesus during hectic holiday weeks, check out my new advent devotional, Joy to the World. It underscores the real reason we celebrate this season.
The pages are packed with Scripture verses to ponder. Beautiful vintage artwork to color. Simple word studies to complete. Christmas carols to sing. And plenty of blank space for recalling memories, making lists, jotting down gift ideas, recording prayers, and tracking your progress as you purposefully center your thoughts on Christ this Christmas.