Advent Devotions for Families in 2023

What is an advent devotional? What is the message behind advent?

This season is a time to reflect on the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. He gave up the glory he had with the Father to come to earth as a baby. A servant. A savior. Here are some advent devotions for families you can use to help your family celebrate and remember.

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How to Have Daily Advent Devotions as A Family

Having a family devotional time doesn’t require a lot of time or preparation. Family devotions are simply a time you set aside each day to spend a few moments together in God’s Word, discussing Biblical principles, and praying together. Christmas is a great time of year to develop the habit of daily devotions with your family. Here are some tools to get you started.

Advent Devotions for Families in 2023

Like so many other things, I believe we should be intentional in how we celebrate this season of Advent. Here are some well-known and well-loved advent devotionals, printables, and resources to help your family create a meaningful time of remembrance.

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The Sparkle Box

The sparkle box has become one of our favorite family traditions. This is a beautiful story about a boy who discovers ways to give the right kinds of gifts to Jesus on His birthday. A sparkle box is included for your family so you have a gift to give Jesus on Christmas morning. This is a project you want to start early in the month so you have time to fill your box with gifts.

Jotham’s Journey 4-Book Advent Series

This series is a great advent devotional for kids. My kids and I will finish up this series this year. Each book focuses on the Christmas story from the perspective of four different children and their journey to meet their Savior. The story builds as you read each of the daily readings during the advent season. The back of each book includes a family advent calendar that shows you what day to begin each year.

Jesse Tree Printable Advent Devotions for Families

Jesse Tree teaches children about the family tree of Jesus. It is named from the first verse in Isaiah 11 which says, “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse.” 

There are many different ways to create your Jesse Tree. Basically, you construct an advent tree out of paper, felt, or similar material, then make daily ornaments that are designed to represent the daily bible readings. You can also purchase pre-made ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree. 

Here are some great Jesse Tree resources.

Unwrapping the Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp

This beautiful book has daily devotions and illustrations from Voskamp, downloadable ornaments, daily readings, discussion questions, and activities for your family. This is a great resource for your family to use year after year.

24 Pieces Jesse Tree Ornaments Printed Wooden Christmas Advent for Kids

This kit includes paper ornaments for your kids to color and a pattern to cut out a tree from construction paper. This resource is great for families with younger kids.

The Jesse Tree – 28 Ornaments For Advent: Family Devotions & Images To Color

This ornament kit provides ornaments that are more durable for storing and using year after year. These would be great to use on your Christmas tree. (Tree is not included).

Advent Bible Reading Plans

Simple Bible reading plans make great advent devotions for busy families. Here are a couple of different reading plans that would help you and your family prepare your hearts for the Christmas season.

More Advent Devotions for Families

Here are some other blogs and websites I’ve found that have more great resources to check out.

Advent Devotions for Your Family

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