This year, the Lord has been stirring in my heart an intense desire to make sure the Happy Buddy understands that Christmas is about a birthday.
We’ve decorated our home with lights and trees and gifts in anticipation of the birthday party.
We’ve read lots of books focusing on the birthday boy.
We’ve made a few crafts in honor of the Reason for the Season.
And we’re busy planning on making an awesome 3-layer birthday cake that tells the Good News (see it HERE).
But there’s one more thing I am excited about sharing with the Happy Buddy this year as we prepare for our Lord’s coming.
The 12 Days of Christmas.
When I saw the idea over at THIS SITE, I fell in love and knew immediately that I wanted to make a set of our own cards complete with matching nativity printables so that the story of Jesus’ birth could once again come alive for our Happy Home as well as other Happy Homes around us.
Here’s the scoop…
This FREE Printable has 12 cards with poems that each tell a charming rhyme about a piece of the nativity. (I wish I could take credit for the poems, but someone else wrote them! When I asked around, no one knew where the poems originated, so if you happen to know – please share so that I can properly credit.) 🙂
Then there are 12 nativity pieces to print and pair up with the coordinating card.
Each card has a Bible verse reference that you can look up with your Happy Buddies and read aloud as you interact with the cards during the 12 days leading up to Jesus’ birthday.
Here is a peak at what the cards look like…
Grab 12 envelopes and put the card and the nativity piece in the envelope.
Number the envelopes.
*You can put the pieces in whatever order you’d like. I thought it would be neat to end with the Jesus card.*
Deliver to someone’s doorstep on the 13th. 🙂
You can do this with your own Happy Home and/or for another Happy Home you want to celebrate Jesus’ birthday with. I am excited about doing both!
I am praying that this printable will open the door for lots of meaningful Christ-centered conversation with your family this holiday season as well as help you share the joy of Christ’s coming with the people in your world.
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It would also be great if you could share this FREE Printable on Facebook, Twitter, or even Pin It to your Pinterest Board. Let’s see this thing spread like wildfire so that we can all keep our hearts focused on what’s really important this Christmas.
Ok, ready for the printable?!
*A BIG thanks to JW Illustrations for the adorable nativity graphics.*
*NOTE – I misspelled Myrrh in the photos above, but the printable cards are correct.* 🙂