November 29, 2017

24 Days of Christmas; Scripture Countdown

I can hardly believe that November is about to end and we’re down to the last month of the year 2017. Two days from now we will start our countdown again. My son always looks forward to advent calendar activity, we started this tradition three years ago. You can check our Advent calendar activities that we did in the past. 

DIY Advent Calendar 2014
Christmas Countdown 2015
Make your Own Advent Calendar 2016 

Doing advent activities is fun but there are days that I find it stressful especially if we have no time do it and my son wanted to finish the task for that day. Planning is very important, I learned my lesson so now I make sure that weekdays tasks will be super easy. No more baking or craft activities. Hehehe! 

This year, I decided that we will just have a Scripture Countdown. I got the idea from this blog. My son is not a book lover but I always persuade or force him to read every night. So whether he likes it or not, he will read. But I noticed that if he really likes a book, he can finish it in a few days. 

Starting December 1, we are going to read Bible verses every night. 

If you remember my post before, I follow the gift-giving philosophy, Something they want, Something they need, Something to wear and Something to Read. I already bought his gifts this year, ang aga ko natapos noh?  

I bought the 365 Daily Devotional Book a few months ago and I’m planning to add Bible pa. He had two Children’s Bible but more on stories kasi so I want to give him a real Bible that he can also use next school year. I heard they need to bring Bible for their Christian Living subject.

What are your Christmas traditions?

P.S.  If you want to do scripture countdown, download the file here or here


  1. This is really nice. I like the idea of advent calendar. I want to put meaningful gifts naman for my little one. I wasn't able to get hold of advent calendar I want this year and I think it's too late to DIY. Kaya baka next year na lang. Which I think a perfect timing because he is older na.

  2. I follow the same gift giving philosophy. I shy away from getting generic gifts and try to be personal as much as possible. Kaya naman I spend so much time shopping.

  3. I love your tradition! I haven't given much thought to starting a tradition this year (I'm having trouble keeping up with the full calendar already) but I'm going to take note of this for next year!

  4. This is a great Christmas tradition. We're not really that religious, but we're changing this up now that we have kids (and they go to Catholic schools pa!)