9 days before Christmas 10 including Christmas (start Dec 16)
This simpler advent calendar builds a manger scene that you could wrap a manger in your house or just follow along as we see theirs come together.
Nate’s take: A lot of advent calendars take a lot of time. I find this lands perfectly in that range of “you can feel Christmas is right around the corner” and the “hey my kids might like doing this together.”
Nate’s keys to success: using your own nativity could provide a very hands-on impact to this season that could make a manger a meaningful tool of telling the Christmas story. Giving out jobs and rotating them based upon skill level could provide a way for the entire family to get involved.