I’ve updated the source for the PDF, in case you don’t want to get it from Scribd.
After seeing all the advent calendars Pinterest has to offer, I’ve finally gotten around to making my own version. I love the counting down part, but I wasn’t too keen on having to buy 25 little presents for bubs to find, especially since he wouldn’t understand any of them anyways. I also wanted to start a tradition that helps all of us remember the point of the holiday season, especially since I feel this time of year is getting more and more commercialized, with Christmas songs on the radio starting right after Halloween, the early Black Friday, and this Elf on a Shelf phenomenon. In the end, I decided to do an advent calendar using library card holders, like the one below, but instead of holiday activities written in each pocket, to fill each day’s card with a Bible verse that will tell the Christmas story.
The thought of having to go through and split the relevant Scripture into 25 pieces almost defeated me, until I found Tricia’s awesome advent calendar tutorial on her blog, SweeterThanSweets. She provides a breakdown for each day’s Bible passages, as well as an object to help teach that day’s verse. Since I wanted to follow the library card theme, I took her breakdown and made a set of cards depicting the passages and objects from each day.
To hold the cards, I bought some library card holders and stamped them with the advent numbers. This was the easy part.
The project isn’t completed, and I know I’m late, but I will post the final product once I find some twine, my clothespins, and a piece of wall long enough to hold the whole strand.
Here is the card set, available in PDF format -> Printable for Bible Verses Advent Calendar from Scribd or from Google Docs. Just download it, print it, cut it out, and you have a wonderful Christmas lesson!