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#Hallelujah Day 2 of the Easter Advent Kit for Holy Week

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All Photos by Amy Little

All the days of the Easter Advent for Holy Week will follow the same outline with scriptures to read, online videos to watch and 3 discussion points.  For day two, make sure you have the 8X10 Amazing Grace printable framed and displayed near the family gathering space.  As a family, fill out the My House Shall Be a House of Prayer visual checklist.  Remember when something works great, please  share your photos on social media using the two hashtags #Hallelujah #SDEaster.  Also go to our Facebook page and tell all about what has worked well with your family this week, we’d love to hear how things are going.

It’s not too late to still order your kit HERE !

 

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This guest post was submitted by Aimee Ferre. She grew up in the desert of East Mesa in Arizona, but married a mountain loving Utah boy. She currently lives in Sandy, Utah and is a mom to 3 daughters. She owns a small crafting business where she creates holiday decor and specializes in hand-lettering. You can always find her creating new projects or planning gatherings for friends and family. Follow her on Instagram to see what is currently on her desk or find her at aimeeferre.com.

 

#Hallelujah Day 1 of the Easter Advent Kit for Holy Week

All Photos by Amy Little

Day 1 Hosannablog-01Are you with me for the next 10 days?  The Easter Advent for Holy Week starts today!   Do not worry if everyday doesn’t follow the outline exactly, do what you feel your family needs.  For today, you’ll need your print out of the 5X7 Hosanna print and create your Hallelujah garland if you are choosing to display this piece.  The garland can take up to a couple of hours, so try to get some little hands to help you out with the cutting.  If you ordered the main kit from HERE, the leaves are printed on 8-1/2 X 11 yardstick, but keep in mind, the palm leaves and letters are also available in a larger kit sold separately HERE.  These are to be printed on 12X18″ cardstock.

The first day (today) outline shares the scriptures from the Easter story, a couple of online videos and 3 discussion questions to ponder.  Prepare in advance your own thoughts before you try to facilitate this.  After the devotional, decide as a family, a time each night and write it on the calendar for the next 10 days of when the family devotionals will start.  Whether it is the same time each day right before bedtime, or a different time each day alternating in the morning or evening, depending on the family’s schedule. Post the time in a visible place so everyone knows when the family will gather.  Maybe you put a sign on the fridge or pantry door, but make it easy to spot.  Just a reminder to tailor to your family’s schedule and needs.  I am going to combine a few lessons, because I won’t be starting our family advent until Monday, when my daughter returns home from her mission (squeal!)

A word about Easter baskets:  I spoke to Maria (MeckMom and a contributor here at SugarDoodle) the other day, and she shared with me that her family is doing Conference Baskets instead.  I loved that idea.  Her children can get their treats and treasures that first Saturday morning in April and watch conference with a firm grasp on the goodies. My youngest daughter was standing by me as the conversation with Maria was going on, and she panicked that I might not be giving baskets altogether.  Of course, it’s been one of her favorite tradition!   I explained to her that our family would have a different kind of Easter experience this year, and that I was not cutting out the springtime fun, just changing the time of when we do them.  And for the record,  June was totally fine when I explained to her she would still be getting a spring basket in April, so no big deal.  I just thought I might share this idea with you to consider in regards to the Easter basket dilemma.

Fee; free to join with us and share your Easter Advent activities that you are doing with your family on social media.  Share photos on our Facebook page if something works really well with your family.  We would love to see what you are doing.  Share on Instagram using the two hashtags:  #Hallelujah #SDEaster.

I have felt a pure peace with the activities outlined and the scriptures listed in this project, if only for the benefit of my own family.  But I know as you study the Savior in the days to follow, your family will gain a stronger testimony of His purpose and mission on the earth.  And in turn they will love Him more as their Savior and and accept Him as their Redeemer.

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This guest post was submitted by Aimee Ferre. She grew up in the desert of East Mesa in Arizona, but married a mountain loving Utah boy. She currently lives in Sandy, Utah and is a mom to 3 daughters. She owns a small crafting business where she creates holiday decor and specializes in hand-lettering. You can always find her creating new projects or planning gatherings for friends and family. Follow her on Instagram to see what is currently on her desk or find her at aimeeferre.com.

 

 

‘Names of Christ’ Free Easter Printable from My 3 Monsters

Hi, guys!  Today I’m sharing a fun idea to help make your family’s Easter more meaningful.  As a family of teenagers, our Easter looks a little different now than it used to.  Sadly, we have “aged out” of the egg hunts and some of the more traditional Easter activities, but I still really want to make it a special holiday for my family.  When I thought about how I could do that, I was inspired that the greatest gift I could give my children at this point in their lives – or at any age, really– is to know the Savior.  As they prepare to leave our home for college and missions, an intimate knowledge of who He is and what He can do in their lives will be the most important thing they can take with them. With that in mind, I created these “Names of Christ” printable study cards.

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Each card has a hand drawn chalk art design of one of Christ’s scriptural names on one side. On the back side is a scripture reference along with a story and/or quotes from our General Authorities that explain that name of Christ in a little more detail and hopefully sparks some thought or conversation. There are also questions or supplemental materials you can look up on lds.org for further thought and study. 

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This a wonderful way to keep the Savior in our daily thoughts and conversations in the week leading up to Easter, beginning on the Sunday before Easter and concluding on Easter itself. These cards can be studied as a family, perhaps as a discussion over dinner each evening, or individually in quiet study time.  With a little thought, many of them could be turned into interesting Family Home Evening Lessons or Youth devotionals.

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Simply print the pages double-sided {front and back} onto card stock and cut apart.  I chose to laminate my cards so they would hold up for a long time.  I made a set for each member of my family to tuck in their scriptures or keep on their bedside tables as a daily reminder of the things they have come to know about the Savior.  

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FREE PRINTABLE LINKS:

Link to Black ‘Names of Christ’ Printable Cards

Link to Pastel ‘Names of Christ’ Printable Cards

Link to Watercolor ‘Names of Christ’ Printable Cards

Amy is: the “creative genius” behind My 3 Monsters by luck, a wife of one and mom of three by choice, an Arizonan by transplant, a decorator by education, an elementary school nurse by profession, a baker for sport, a sparkly things lover, and a jack of all trades.  She loves spending time with her crazy family and blogging at
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Book of Mormon bookmark/tracker

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This year at church we are all studying the Book of Mormon.  Allison Kimball has made your life a bit easier by creating a tri-fold bookmark that breaks down the reading assignments throughout the year.  How cool is that?

Check it out and get your own copy ———>  HERE.

xo

Melanie

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