A Gentle + Classical Christmas is a 4-week Christmas unit study for your entire family, featuring living picture books, hands-on activities, scripture and catechism memory, Christmas hymns, Bible reading plans, family liturgical-style prayers, a Christmas tradition menu, a Nativity storyboard, and so much more! You'll find ways that all of your family members can be engaged in this Christmastide guide!
Who's it for?
As mentioned above, this guide has content that works for your two-year-old to your grandmother. No one is too old for crafts, recipes, Christmas hymns, or excellent picture books that tug at the heartstrings and make us yearn from simpler times!
What's included (CURRICULUM)?
The 4 units of A Gentle + Classical Christmas includes:
- Catechism (Christmas-focused)
- Scripture memory
- Christmas Poetry
- Christmas Hymns
- Living Book selections
- Daily Scripture reading (3 options, but our custom plan has the scripture readings as a pretty printable)
- 4 weeks of Christmas Through Scripture reading with a beautiful watercolor storyboard
- Memory Statement cards for Catechism and scripture
- Hymn sheet music and Poetry designed so you can slide them into a menu
- 4 multi-age handicrafts
- Acts of kindness each unit
- Prompts for story discussions
- Modifications for the crafts
- Additional exploration ideas for each unit
- Christmas tradition menu
- Christmas book menu
- Simple math activities
- Christmas scavenger hunt
The entire program is 99 pages long.
The PRINT VERSION includes a saddle-stitched, 36-page guide and a stack of 63 pages of printables including the memory statement cards, storyboard, etc.
Christmas Countdown Cards ONLY (Physical Delivery Only)
This beautiful collection of 25 - 4x6" cards was thoughtfully created to walk your family through the 25 days of Christmas. The scriptures on these cards are ESV and align with the suggested 25 readings from the printables file. The also feature beautiful watercolor illustrations and rounded corners, printed on heavy-duty cover stock. THIS IS A PRINT ONLY PRODUCT IS NOT AVAILALBE IN DIGITAL FORMAT. This item has been updated for 2023 and is reflected in the second image. The new cards feature a green background.
What's included (SUPPLY KIT)?
Each of the four units in A Gentle + Classical Christmas includes a family handicraft or recipe. Our supply kit DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY FOOD ITEMS. (Note that some items like the plastic sewing needle and doughnut pan have varying colors.)
For convenience, you can find the following items for each unit craft:
Unit 1(fruit or popcorn garland):
1mm cotton string- 6ft (fruit garland)
Large eye embroidery needle (fruit garland)
Thin sewing thread- 6ft (popcorn garland) and needle
2 bags of microwavable popcorn
Unit 2 (doughnuts):
Silicone 6-doughnut pan
Sturdy recipe card
Unit 3 (apple butter):
Sturdy recipe card (back of doughnut card)
Unit 4 (beeswax rolled candles):
3 beeswax sheets (enough for 6 - 4" candles)
36" wick (6 candles)
ADDITIONAL BONUS: 25 Days of Christmas Countdown Cards including scripture and beautiful watercolor illustrations (4"x6" cards) (also can be purchased separately). The style of these cards have been updated for 2023 and are reflected in the third image.
What's included (BOOK KIT)?
In this 4-week Christmas journey, 8 picture books are outlined as "core" on the book list. Grab all 8 books at one convenient low price!
God Gave Us Christmas (hardcover)
Apple Tree Christmas (hardcover)
The Story of the Three Wise Kings (paperback)
Little Drummer Boy (paperback)
The Friendly Beasts (paperback)
Night Tree (paperback)
Christmas Farm (paperback)
Christmas in the Big Woods (paperback)
Book List + Supplies
You can click HERE to download the book list and supply list for this guide.
A perfect way to celebrate the birth of Jesus with your family!
Books came well packaged and immaculate. Quick shipping as usual! I'm looking forward to using the books with the curriculum this year
We just started the Christmas program and my little girl (2.5 yrs) is loving it. The only thing I kinda wish it had with it is some winter themed tracing numbers and maybe some matching game (I supplemented those and my girl loves the addition). Overall, though, I'm happy with this our purchase and highly recommend it.
This is a very thoughtful Christmas unit study. It's perfectly designed to really dig in deeper on the true meaning of Christmas.
I have used a few different Advent units over the years and really love slowing down with my family during this time. It's a highlight for me every time! I wasn't sure if I *needed* The Gentle + Classical Christmas unit but I sure wanted it! I bought the printed unit and I am SO, SO thankful that I did!! It was ready to go and so simple to open and jump into everyday - even when we were sick! We loved the activity ideas and they will be so enjoyable to do again in years to come. It would be simple and worth buying the digital unit if the print isn't available. It's a unit to cherish for years to come. I'm not sure my other ones will get much use after this!