Countdown to a Christmas you will want to remember
Countdown to Christmas with ten days of discovery and creativity as you read the story of the very first Christmas in the Bible.
We’ve put together a pack of ten activity cards that help families interact with the Christmas story as told in the Gospel of Luke. Through short daily readings, activities, and a specially produced 3 minute long daily podcast, households will be able to pause and reflect on what Christmas really is about.
Every card shows on the front the Christmas Window adding more and more elemnts as you go on this Advent journey together. On the back you are told which new element to draw or colour in to stick on your window. By the end they will have created a nativity scene for the neighbourhood to see and ponder on the peace and hope that Christians today know and trust, because of what happened when Christ entered into our world.
On each card
Here’s how it works:
1. Order the number of Christmas Windows Packs you will need.
(you can also download the cards and print at home).
2. Put together your Christmas Windows pack – buy some bags (paper, cotton, you choose!) and put the activity cards (order the free activity packs from us) inside, along with the items needed for the activities (provided by you). A list of suggested items can be seen below. You can also fill the bag with some extra treats!
3. Deliver the Christmas Windows packs to the houses of the families taking part! Make sure to let them know if you are holding any Christmas events that they can come along to or watch online!
Put together your pack!
We’ve put together a list of materials to put into your bags – but why not get creative (and generous!) Make the bags a special treat to open the door to, and make sure you give clear indication about who you are, and how each family can get involved!
Alongside Christmas Windows packs, there will be a daily podcast. Join your host, Fiona Stewart, as she gets ready for a different kind of Christmas, prepares her window with you, and listens along to the daily reading. The podcast will help parents and children engage with the passage, ask big questions, and pause for a moment to consider what this first Christmas means to them now.
Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, or listen below. All episodes will be released on 28 November.
Share your windows!
Churches across Scotland are getting involved with Christmas Windows – delivering gifts of fun, activity, and good news to hundreds of families this Advent.
We’d love to see how you’re getting on! Whether you’re packing your bags, off on a delivery, or admiring the Christmas Windows around your neighbourhood – tag us on Facebook and show us how you are bringing Christmas Windows to your community!