12 Days of Christmas ~ Truth in the Tinsel

So, we are loving Truth in the Tinsel, as are thousands of others from what I can see on the Facebook page! image

I wanted to give a peek at what we have done so far in case it inspires anyone to go ahead and get started ~ it is NOT too late!!  It really has been SO easy, the only time consuming part for me was developing the plan and gathering and preparing the materials.  Now that that is done, I just pull out the bag, notebook, Bible, and we get to work!IMG_7546

I printed the Truth in the Tinsel eBook and put it in a binder, which you can see above laying under our Bible.  This has worked well, allowing me to glance at the lesson before beginning and gathering whatever supplies I didn’t put into the individual bags {scissors, glue, etc.}.  Here’s a reminder of our bags {more details here in my first post}…


We began earlier than December 1st, for a few reasons. 1-I was ready, 2-we will be traveling this year for Christmas, and 3-I know we won’t be able to do a craft every day.  I really want to finish all 24, so I figured a 3 day head start was in order.

Of my 3 kids, Pac and Ladybug LOVE this-they are my crafty kids and look forward to seeing what is in the bag.  Krash is our current grump of the house so he isn’t all that into it, but he hangs around {mostly because I make him}.

Working on Day 1, we brought in a candle as I read the lesson part in darkness, they all loved that.

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Day 2, the crown.  We are only making 1 craft per day so we divide the work up between the 3 kids.  So far this is working just fine.  I knew I could not handle 3 crafts per day x 24.  I just know my limits.


Later that evening, Ladybug asked me to make another crown.  She was begging me to do another bag, so we made another crown instead of opening a new bag without the boys {they were at church with Daddy}.IMG_7585

We have garland hung around the railings that divide our dining room and our schoolroom.  We are displaying our chain and ornaments there.  Here’s a peek at a few…


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Do you have a post about your first day{s} with Truth in the Tinsel?  Leave a comment with a link to your post below so I and others can peek!

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