This is such a lovely idea for churches, families, or co-ops! My friends, Pastor Jason and Amy Fiedler, started making Advent boxes for their small congregation during the pandemic as a way for the church body to stay united during the Christmas season. But what began as a simple outreach has turned into a cherished family tradition. Both Jason and Amy are regular speakers at the Living Education Retreat and are seasoned Charlotte Mason educators. So of course their love of picture study and hymn study would be included.
Their family takes time at the beginning of November to assemble the boxes in order to insure that the recipients have their boxes in time for the first week in Advent. You can see from the pictures what each box contains. Here is the document that includes an introduction, instructions, and the readings for each week. Feel free to use and adapt for your group. Each year, they change the elements of the boxes.
The recipient receives the box with an introductory note and four legal size envelopes – one for each of the four weeks of readings, along with a nice quality art print for each week. They also include four votive candles and glass votive holders from Amazon. The sweet wooden trays can be found here.
If you have any questions, just leave them below and they’ll get back to you soon.
What a simple, sacred gift for this Advent season. A meaningful way to reach out to your neighbors and friends with the love of Christ.