Make this great wooden tree advent calendar. An advent is a way of marking the days until Christmas, start on December 1st.
All of these poems and 25 more stories and poems for EVERY Christmas symbol is in this file! You can print it out for free on Executive Homemaker. I made the poems so they fit 4 to a page and are ready to print, cut out, and attach as a booklet or you can attach them individually to the symbol and give it as a gift!
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Wood Christmas Tree Advent Calendar with Stories (931 downloads)
Directions: Every day until Christmas, starting December 1st put a piece on the Tree. You dont have to go in any particular order. Find the card that goes with that piece and read it. On the bottom of the cards are some ideas you can do each day.
Print out the file and you will find 25 poems and stories for each of the symbols of Christmas associated with the wood Advent Tree. All ready to cut out and attach!
Christmas Day Will Soon Be Here!
Christmas days will soon be here
And I can hardly wait;
Ive made this little Christmas TREE
To help you celebrate!
Each day choose one thing
To help you remember.
That happy, happy Christmas day
The 25th of December.
Please put this tree where all can see
The symbols of the season.
And when you reach the very last piece
It will be Christmas Day!
The Magic of Christmas
The magic of Christmas is so many things…
A holly wreath and a Church bell that rings.
A tree all a-glitter, a candles soft glow
And moonlight reflected on new-fallen snow.
A kitchens aurora of sugar and spice,
Bright packages wrapped up so pretty and nice.
Red stockings oerflowing with candy and toys
And hung by the fireplace for good girls and boys.
The magic of Christmas is good everywhere –
Sweet voices of carolers upon frosted air.
The jingle of sleigh bells across hill and vale.
Glad ring of the postman delivering the mail.
Good friends dropping in and the laughter so gay
Store windows decked out with delightful display.
Dear Santa Clause chuckling his faded HO HO HO!
And little tots whispering as Santa bends low.
The magic of Christmas is so many things
A candlelit church and choir that sings
The being together with people we love
Belief that the Christmas star still shines above.
The caring and giving and goodwill towards men,
The Christ Child reborn in our hearts once again.
Contentment and peace and a faith strong within.
A spirit of love that makes all the world kin.
The magic of Christmas is all this and more,
May your day be merry with much joy in store.
And may the bright memories and glow neer depart –
The magic of Christmas live on in your heart!
By Beverly J. Anderson
Reason for Christmas
Christmas comes but once a year
for all adults, girls, and boys.
With gifts from family and friends
A lot of them made of toys.
Yes Christmas comes but once a year
and so they say
To brighten us on our merry way.
Have good cheer and a joyous day.
But also remember the meaning
Of this much celebrated season,
For without the life of Christ
There wouldnt be a reason.
To have gentle hearts and willing hands
To help our neighbors far and near,
To spread Christ’s love
And fill the world with cheer.
And so I say yet again
Tho Christmas comes but once a year
Keep the Spirit that makes the season
For without the life of Christ
There wouldn’t be a reason.
– Becky Pederson