Advent Joys As We Learn More About Christmas Carols With Our Grandkids: Angels We Have Heard On High

by Kaye Swain

Merry Christmas season has begun for all of us in AND out of the Sandwich GenerationAdvent officially starts Sunday. But the Christmas spirit has bit my Sandwich Generation family BIG TIME. We've already done some Christmas shopping; the Christmas tree is up and in the process of being decorated, a couple ornaments at a time as the grandkids come to visit; and Christmas music is often found playing  in my car and house. 

One of my grandchildren and I were singing a favorite old carol together, Angels We Have Heard on High. When we finished, he asked me what it meant. We had fun looking up the Bible passage that went with this lovely carol and working through the lyrics and the Scripture together. Then, we decided that would be perfect for this Christmas season – a fun way to teach them more about the songs they've grown up hearing and a sweet opportunity to hide more Scripture in all our hearts.

I made two cute pictures – one to teach the verses that Angels We Have Heard On High is based on. 

Angels to encourage the Sandwich Generation granny nanny and grandkids

There appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 14 "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased. Luke 2:13-14

The second, which is currently in my iPhone, is a joy-filled reminder from the Psalms that God has long promised His people His peace. Such sweet joy.

Encouraging Bible verses on peace for the Sandwich Generation si

 

The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people with peace. Psalm 29:11

And, of course, a couple of coloring pages for our grandkids to enjoy.

Angels to encourage the Sandwich Generation granny nanny and grandkids - coloring page

Encouraging Bible verses on peace for the Sandwich Generation - coloring page

Such a delightful way of leaving a sweet spiritual legacy in their hearts, don't you think? I hope you'll join us on this fun Advent Adventure as we prepare our hearts and minds for Christmas. Have a blessed week! 

Be blessed by words of Christian encouragement and inspiration for the Sandwich Generation at Faith-filled Friday

Enjoy encouraging Bible verses and pictures each Word-Filled Wednesday at Internet Cafe Devotions

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Fun for grandparents - in AND out of the Sandwich Generation - at Grand Social

Such fun for grandparents - in AND out of the Sandwich Generation - at Grandparents Say It Saturday Linky Party - Do Join in the fun

The Sandwich Generation granny nanny loves Rednesday

Spiritual Sundays are full of devotionals with encouraging Bible verses to bless the Sandwich Generation boomers and seniors busy caring for the elderly parents while babysitting grandchildren

Kaye

P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. I do my best to reply to them all but value your patience when that isn\'t possible.

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1 Ann

Oh, how I love angels and these little angels are so cute! What a wonderful way to celebrate advent and the Christmas season! Thanks for stopping over at my blog and leaving a kind comment!
In His Love, Ann
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2 LaVoice

Very nice and inspiring post. Enjoyed it very much.

3 Carol @ Old Glory Cottage

You’re way ahead of me. Still waiting for my husband to get our tree down from the attic! Love listening to Christmas music in the car. There’s a station that started playing it 24/7 about two weeks ago. They start sooner and sooner every year!
Happy REDnesday,
Carol

4 Sherry

Oh I love these. I remember seeing what you did last week I think. Silly me I thought I signed up for emails but quess I didn’t. I did tonight though. I love getting emails about posts.
Thanks for sharing I love these. You give great ideas. I would love to do these with my grandkids.
Have a Blessed Thursday,
Sherry
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5 Lisa

Thank you, Kaye, these are adorable. Perhaps I shouldn’t admit it, but I can’t help but think of Charlie Brown and the gang when reading, “There appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying…” Too much television along the line, it seems.
I’m making nearly all of my gifts this year, for budgetary reasons, and I have lots and lots left to do. We’ll be decorating the house this weekend though, as my family’s annual cookie swap is the following weekend, with nearly 30 in attendance.
Thank you for sharing and linking!
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6 Grandma Kc

Kaye, these are really cute! Amara and I got the Christmas tree put up yesterday and I have a little bit of shopping done — but a long ways to go! Hope it is a great day!
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7 Kaye Swain

How fun Grandma Kc! Merry Christmas :)

8 Kaye Swain

Hi Lisa, I just taped that for the grandkids. :) And how fun to be making your gifts. Those are full of such sweet and special family memories for the giver and the receiver. Thanks for another great linky party!

9 Kaye Swain

THanks Sherry, I’m so glad you signed up – they should go out once a week or so. :) Have fun with those sweet grandchildren!

10 Kaye Swain

Hi Carol, we have a couple of local stations that have done the same. I have to admit, as much as I love the carols, I wish they would intermix a little more until the last week. But I do prefer this to the old way of waiting til Christmas Eve for 24/7 carols. :) Merry Christmas.

11 Kaye Swain

Thanks so much Ann! :) :) :)

12 Grandma Kc

She is spending the night tonight and I am hoping we can get lots more decorating done!
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13 Nancy

Precious moments with your grandchildren! They are blessed to have such a wise and creative grandmother.
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14 Pamela

My husband presents advent each year at church. Last year he had families reading the Scripture and lighting the candle. This year he has monologues from various characters of the story. Love your art and knowing that Jesus brings peace and gives strength.
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15 Renee

Wh at a great way to help the grandkids and remind us of the angels we have heard on high…singing so sweetly singing!
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16 Connie

Very nice. It wonderful when they get old enough to start asking questions about the meaning of things like a Christmas song. 2 of mine have just started asking such questions and you have given me some good ideas here. Thank you!
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17 Kaye Swain

Hi Connie, very welcome. Thanks for a lovely visit.

18 Kaye Swain

Oh Pamela, what a great way to celebrate this Advent season. A sweet blessing indeed. :)

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