Starting December 1st, open one of the 24 numbered drawers each day, and count down to Christmas using the 25 included figures that explain the story of the birth of Jesus Christ.
The accompanying booklet includes brief, interactive stories that can be read each day as your family opens the drawers to reveal a figure that tells the true story of Christmas. The attractive and sturdy box can be used to store The Christmas Cabinet each year.
It is my hope and prayer that this high-quality cabinet will become a family heirloom, passed down from generation to generation, creating memories that will last a lifetime!
Book: Each day tells a part of the Christmas story, cites where in the Bible to find it for further investigation, and includes a “What about you?” question to place you in the story, giving families an opportunity to grow in their faith and their relationships with one another. I think the best parts of the book are the “Go Deeper” sections which include maps, photographs and historical facts.
Why did I make this? When I was a kid, I LOVED Advent calendars, but to be honest was a little disappointed that behind the beautiful, glittering angels, the magic died when you opened the cardboard flap to reveal….a Bible verse you didn’t understand, or the picture of a Victorian rocking horse. Boring! Even if Mom splurged and got the ones with chocolates, they were waxy and stale! Or, I fought with my sister over who ate the candy. And nothing says “Merry Christmas” like sibling rivalry. SO, I made this, The Christmas Cabinet TM. I wanted an advent calendar that kids could play with. One that Mom wouldn’t be worried would break, and if a piece got lost, another could be ordered at a reasonable price. I wanted a book with tear-proof and water-proof pages that explained who these figures were–that there was a lot more to the Christmas story than just Mary, Joseph, Jesus and the Wisemen. SO, I dug through the Bible, researched, and wrote this booklet. In addition to usual nativity characters, I included figures of King Herod, Caesar Augustus, Elizabeth (Mary’s relative) and her husband Zachariah and their son John the Baptist, a shepherd, little lambs, REAL Frankincense, a “bush” symbolizing myrrh, a star, and MUCH, MUCH MORE!