How is your New Year going? Have you set your goals for the year? Is one of them to have a calendar that encourages you and is fun at the same time? Grapevine Studies is a program that I love for the kids Bible Studies, but I have fallen in love with their 2018 Biblical Calendar.
This calendar is different from other calendars. This is a modern calendar mixed together with a biblical calendar. The biblical references come from Christian tradition and Jewish history. There are modern holidays on the calendar, like New Year’s, but there is so much more!
While it is nice to see the modern holidays, it was a new thing for me to see the biblical holidays. I didn’t know that Jesus was baptized on January 7, nor did I know that it was on November 6th that Noah left the ark. There are so many things that I didn’t know, well I knew they happened, I just didn’t know when during the year they happened.
How do they show this on the calendar? Oh, they show you in their typical stick figure way! This delights me. The kids know the stick figures, they love the stick figures and having the stick figures hanging on the wall makes for a fun discussion as we go about our days. I can’t wait to go over the notes with the kids as we come up on new events!
Now, with how in awe I was over the calendar pages, I didn’t even mention the pictures that go with each month! There are biblical verses that are paired with the perfect pictures to beautify any room you hang this calendar in.
I am thoroughly enjoying flipping through the pages of this calendar and learning a lot of new things about biblical history. I love having the notes book next to me as I go through the calendar and look forward to simple little bits of learning throughout the year not only for myself, but also for my kids!