Anticipating His coming, Expectation. Preparing our hearts. That is what Advent is all about. In our family we read scripture each day ( at least we try to), and recount the events that lead up to the saviors birth. This year we are doing a complete study of Jesus the Messiah by Cindy Zeigler. Our hearts are focused on the reason for the celebration, family, and friends. Gifts and glitz are secondary.
I have found a collection of other bloggers entries and web pages on Advent. Some good words of encouragement and wisdom creative ideas and fun.
http://www.teachingmom.com/features/advent.html I use this calendar every year. This site is full of ideas.
http://lilirishlass.blogspot.com/2009/12/unconvential-advent-wreath.html Oh so simple and beautiful!
http://jamespurejoy.blogspot.com/2009/12/childs-advent-wreath-tutorial.html Wish I had thought of this one when mine were toddlers! Cute!
http://kiddley.com/2006/11/22/fill-your-advent-with-activities/ Love this idea.