How’s Your Tinsel Looking This Year?

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So, is your tree up and decorated? Ours isn’t. My husband is pretty anti Christmas-before-Thanksgiving. I told him I was going to put up our tree Monday, before we left for Thanksgiving … but with all the preparations and to-dos, it simply didn’t happen. If I’m lucky, it’ll probably be up by the 15th.

But anyway. Trees. Decorations. It’s so easy AND SO FUN to get wrapped up (ha) in all the decorations and shiny things involved with the Christmas season. Like my 5-year-old daughter, anything that sparkles and is exciting catches our eye.

Over the years I’ve found that Truth in the Tinsel: An Advent Experience for Little Hands has been one of the best ways to keep the kids – and myself! – focused on the simplicity and wonder of the true Christmas story.

My sweet friend Amanda created this ebook out of years of experience doing the same sort of thing with her own two children, as well as experience as a children’s minister. Amanda has such a heart for leading parents to teach their kids about Christ at home, and every word in this ebook speaks to that. She’s now sold more than 13,000 copies of Truth in the Tinsel! People all over the world are using it and loving it. She’s developed it into church curriculum and had it translated into Spanish!

Through Truth in the Tinsel, you will lead your kids from the prophecies in Isaiah to the angels’ proclamations, through Christ’s birth and even to the Cross. Yes, it’s a sacrifice of your time and energy to do this with your kids every day. But can you think of anything more important? {Please remind me of that when I start getting lazy about it …}

If you haven’t purchased Truth in the Tinsel yet, you can get 20% off with the code VANDERBILT right now! {Only e-book, not ornaments or curriculum.} And if you have done it in years past, I’d love to hear about your experience.

Don’t forget, with Thanksgiving being so late, Advent starts THIS SUNDAY!!!! {I can already guarantee we won’t be doing anything until Monday. Just FYI. We’ll play catch up.} So get your craft supplies ready and let’s teach some Truth!


Any affiliate money I make from Truth in the Tinsel this year will be donated to helping victims of Typhoon Haiyan through Samaritan’s Purse. Thank you for using my links and helping me be able to donate to some wonderful places


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