The Advent and Christmas season is one of my favourite times of year. I love the time to focus on intentionally celebrating Jesus, the hope we have in him, family and friends. Over the past few years Advent has been a beautiful and meaningful time for my family of girls in Mexico.
We always welcomed the Christmas season with decorating the house, putting out our Advent wreath, Advent “Calender” and reading our Jesse Tree Devotional. Even though I was in a house of deaf girls I enjoyed blasting my Christmas music none stop. 🙂 When I was packing to move back to the States one of the things two of the girls asked me to leave was the Advent wreath. We never know the impact our intentional traditions will have on our children.
In light of this Sarah and I thought it would be fun to search out Christmas deals, so this is the Christmas edition of Saturday Bargains. Please remember that these are affiliate links and the prices are all subject to change at any time, so always double check the price before purchasing.
This is the nativity set that Sarah owns and loves. I think the Willow Tree characters are so simple and beautiful. This set is 31% off right now. I also almost bought it myself. Isn’t this the cutest thing? I love the pockets and the advent style of this nativity. It’s 49% off right now. I could easily see this being a great conversation starter with kids each day as you talk about the different parts of the nativity all culminating in the birth of Jesus.This nativity set by Little People is 46% off. It’s a #1 best seller. I know my kids would love to have this. I could see them reenacting the nativity story for many years to come.Here is another one for the kids. It’s 33% off with great Amazon reviews.
This Christmas classic is FREE on Amazon right now. These free books don’t last long.
The Berenstain Bears are very popular at our house. This book on the Joy of Giving is only $3.03 right now.
I have never read this book before, but after reading the review and comments I really want to. It’s a story about a camel named Humphrey who is upset that his blanket is missing. He later finds out the very special reason his blanket is missing, and it has to do with a baby. Only $4.63 on Amazon right now.
Here’s a fun resource for teaching your children about the history of Saint Nicholas. 22% off right now.
Why do we decorate Christmas trees? This book explains the legend. 23% off.
Ever wonder why we stuff stockings at Christmas? This book gives a beautiful story that will help your children focus on God this season. 24% off.
This story is absolutely beautiful. Sarah and Scott reference it in their Christmas devotional and it is part of their giveaway right now. It is part of my personal collection and it’s one of the best Christmas books out there, in my opinion. 27% off. Years ago I helped write and direct a play based off the story so it holds and even more special place in my heart.
Robin Joes Gunn is one of my favourite authors. You may remember me mentioning the lesson in grace that I learned from her. These two delightful books are each 60% off. A couple meaningful lessons from these books have stayed with me since I first read the books.
This advent storybook with beautiful illustrations is 30% off.
If you have children old enough to read chapter books, this is a must-read. It’s 38% off right now and sure to be a hit. My mom read it to us almost every year growing up!
This devotional has all 5 star reviews and is written by the same author as the highly popular book 1,000 Gifts. It’s currently 37% off. It’s on my wish list this year!
Right now you can enter this giveaway to win a copy of Sarah’s Christmas devotional and three children’s books that go along with it. This giveaway ends today, 11/15/2014 and has low entries. Enter here.
This beautiful portrayal of the nativity story is a tradition in many households. Right now it’s 50% off at just $7.49.It’s favourite of my girls that made an appearance throughout the year.
This sweet movie by Max Lucado is 47% off.
This movie needs no explanation, except that it’s 55% off right now.
I grew up watching these classics and I know a lot of you did too. Right now they are 40% off. This was my Karen’s favourite movie until she turned 12!
This is a wooden Jesse tree and can be used along with the Jesse tree devotional. It’s only $3.75 plus shipping.
Right now on Vitacost, all Frontier items are an extra 15% off. Stock up on spices and flours for your Thanksgiving and Christmas baking. I used this discount to order a bunch of organic herbs for making our own vitamins. You seriously can’t beat this deal. If you have never used VitaCost before, you can sign up through my link and get a $10 off a $30 coupon which makes the deal even sweeter. Once you log in, click on the deals link on the top right hand corner and then scroll down until you see the Frontier deal.
Listen to your favorite Christmas songs from the top Christian artists. Only $8.15
So nostalgic. Only $4.99.
Beautiful Christmas songs, only $8.48.