“For unto us a child is born.” -Isaiah 9:6
Elf on a Shelf is a beloved activity that kids and families enjoy playing during the holiday season. But what if you are desiring to put the Christ back in Christmas? What if you want focus on the birth of our Savior instead of Santa? Well, now there is the alternative to Elf on a Shelf and it is called The Christmas Star from Afar.The Christmas Star from Afar is the alternative to Elf on a Shelf Click To Tweet
The Star from Afar is a family fun game that celebrates the true meaning of Christmas. The idea is quite simple. Set up the nativity set. Then each night you hide the star and when the children wake they find the star and take the wise men to its new location.
Upon Christmas Day the star will finally make its way to the manger where Jesus was born and the wise men will find what they have been searching for; the King of Kings.
The box comes with a complete nativity set and book for you to read to your kids explaining the story of Christmas and the meaning behind the star. They will learn how it lead the wise men to find baby Jesus and will help your children reconnect with the true meaning of Christmas. The book also includes daily scripture for further bible devotion time.
My kids had so much fun getting in some early practice with their new Star from Afar. We read the story together then I would hide the star and they took turns finding it and bringing the wise men to its location. Then we went over what happens on Christmas Day and I got to watch as their faces lit up with joy when they took the wise men to see baby Jesus laying in the manger.
If you are wondering how you can begin this tradition for your children, look no further. Visit the website and use the code “FOLLOWTHESTAR” to get your Star from Afar with a 10% discount (code good until 12-25-16)!
The company is also doing amazing things with their profits. They have partnered with the director of Lifegate International to give a Star from Afar to an orphanage in Sierra Leone along with hosting a Christmas party for these children. They were also able to donate a box to each family at Open Arms Day Care in La Mission Mexico. I just love it when a company goes above and beyond to show Christ like love.
*This product was sent to me to review but all my opinions and statements are my own.