Celebrate Advent as a family with our Meaningful Advent Menu V3 (2021 Edition)! This beautiful, 8 page collection features poems, hymns, and songs coming together to form a simple, open and go way to meaningfully connect over the Advent story. Each carefully selected piece speaks the truth of Christmas and tells the story of Christ's birth and points to the crux of the advent season, which is that he was born to die so that we can live.
Who's it for?
Meaningful Menus have been curated and designed to bring beauty into your family's daily gathering time (or morning basket time), with all ages in mind. The poetry, scripture memory, hymns, folk songs, and affirmations are encouraging and instructive to family members ages 2-102.
The Meaningful Advent Menu includes:
- Christmas Countdown (use dry or wet-erase markers to check off in a menu cover)
- Affirmation of Faith: The Christmas Creed
- Christmas Hymn: In the Bleak Midwinter
- Scripture Verses: Isaiah 11:1-5 and Matthew 1:18-21
- Christmas Carol: We Wish You a Merry Christmas
- Poem: Ring Out, Wild Bells by Alfred Lord Tennyson
- Christmas Folksong: Sussex Carol
YouTube versions of the songs are linked above. YouTube video lyrics may vary slightly from printed lyrics.
This special menu includes all new content you won't find in any of our other Volumes. After the cover page, you'll find a beautiful Christmas Countdown where you and your little ones can check off the days as your excitement builds to Christmas Morning. In the place of our usual Charlotte Mason Affirmation we remember the truths of the Christmas Creed as we recite it together. Next, enjoy the beautiful Christmas Hymn In the Bleak Midwinter. My family especially enjoys the version linked.
The Scripture Memory section of this menu is unique, as it includes two longer passages which both point to the beauty of the Advent season and Christ's birth. We recommend reading these verses many times over as a family.
Next you'll find the first of the two included Christmas folksongs. This one is a traditional carol, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, another favorite from my own childhood. I especially loved the extra verses about figgy pudding!
A beautiful poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson called Ring Out, Wild Bells follows.
Finally, you'll find the traditional English song Sussex Carol.
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