As many of us are getting ready for December activities and projects, I wanted to share with you that I'll be doing some things differently this year. Normally, we take the month off from homeschooling and we spend time reflecting on the meaning of Christmas with the kids. The problem was that I never did any reflecting of my own. I was missing my own personal time with Jesus.
I was chatting with Shanna Noel asking her thoughts about "Art Worship Through Advent", and she asked me if I wanted to join her in doing the Naptime Diaries Advent Calendar and Devotional. I didn't even have to think about it and immediately said, "YES"! Stephanie Ackerman will also be joining us and I'm thrilled!
When I received my package in the mail, I literally squealed out loud!!! The calendar cards are GORGEOUS!!! I love how thick they are they seriously are so beautiful. I've been looking at them every day since. I can't wait to figure out how I'm going to display them for the month!
The book is GORGEOUS too and lots of white space for doodling and note taking. I can't wait to see what Shanna and Stephanie do with theirs. I even made a little mini-album and can't wait to use up some of my scrapbook supplies. This kit from the daydream event actually matched a lot of the calendar cards perfectly.
I'm beginning to think this might replace December Daily... and just put my photos from the month in my weekly pocket scrapbook pages. Not really, I'll still do a December Daily album, my kids love flipping through them.
Do you want to join us?! I think the more the merrier and would love to have you join us on this adventure! I also have a great discount code for you too.
HERE'S THE DEAL:
- GO TO: http://www.naptimediariesshop.com/collections/advent
- SALE ENDS: November 21st
- COUPON CODE: illustratedadvent which gives you 15% off the devotional and calendar.
I know I wanted something for myself... but flipping through this devotional, I can already tell that I'm going to want to do this with my family, not just my Illustrated Faith family.
So, here's the plan... Shanna, Stephanie and I plan on posting every Thursday through Christmas, except Thanksgiving Day. I have also put together a 5.5"x8.5" mini album that I plan to #artworship in. I will likely add in the gorgeous calendar cards to keep it all together. Thursdays will be the day the three of us will be partnering together to post about our journey, but we may be posting more on our own when inspired to.
In addition to the weekly blog posts. I will also be posting photos to Instagram every day during the month of December. The hashtags I will be using are #illustratedfaith #illustratedADVENT #NTDadvent #artworship and #artworshipADVENT and I hope to see you there!
You can find us at the Journaling Bible Community on Facebook, Instagram: @heathergw @shannanoel and @stephanieackerman1, and our blogs: mine, Shanna Noel's, and Stephanie Ackerman's.
Don't forget to also check out Shanna and Stephanie's blogs today and see what their plans are!
Disclosure: I have received the devotional and calendar for free in return for blogging and promoting it, but as always, all opinions and excitement are my own!