A Christian Alternative to Elf on the Shelf
When we were blessed with our little peanut, we were over the moon (truthfully, we still are 🙂 ). We were so in love and our minds were filled with all the wonderful traditions and adventures we would share with her!
When her first Christmas season came, we were inundated with Elf on the Shelf everything. It was everywhere.
I loved the idea of a child being excited and surprised at the nighttime adventures of their Elf. I just wished it focused more on the true meaning of Christmas, rather than gifts the child would receive IF they were good.
So I began searching for an alternative…
The Perfect Christian Alternative
In my search for a good Christian-based option, I came upon the perfect alternative. A sweet little idea, called The Shepherd’s Treasure.
The Shepherd’s Treasure is a sweet little Shepherd on the hunt for the ultimate treasure, Jesus!
Each night, the sweet Shepherd embarks on a new adventure to find Jesus! The nightly adventures correspond with Bible verses that are read and discussed with children.
I love everything about this sweet little Shepherd.
I love that it is an unlikely Shepherd on the hunt for Jesus. This alone provides a wonderful opportunity for discussion with little ones about what truly matters to God- people’s hearts, not their outward appearance. What a powerful message to teach little ones (especially girls) from a young age!
I love that the Shepherd is really nice quality! I was pleasantly surprised at the size (much larger than I expected) and I like that it can be posed. This helps create fun little adventures for kids to find in the morning.
I love the advent cards that come with the Shepherd kit. They are daily verses that correspond with the Shepherd’s nighttime adventures. We have a little one that LOVES anything written on flash cards. These advent cards have that feel, so it will be a great tool to read and discuss daily verses. Plus, the ideas for Shepherd adventures are so cute and will be helpful, especially in the first few years with our Shepherd!
Perhaps more than anything, I LOVE that this sweet unlikely little Shepherd helps keep our hearts focused on the true meaning of the season: Jesus.
Join the Shepherd’s Search for Treasure
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