Around Our Home this Advent
I got some 'joyful mysteries' of the Rosary printed for the little ones for aid with prayer during Advent. This morning while I was pointing to the baby Jesus in the picture of The Presentation Ds6 corrected me, 'call the baby, baby and Jesus, Jesus' he said. 'But the baby is called Jesus', I replied.
|The Liturgical wheel calendar is from here.|
A bit messy in the the window cabinets... I'm awaiting inspiration there. We have decided that 'prepare' would be better than 'wait', but I have yet to go to spotlight to get the letters.
You might notice the next few photo's have some differences. They were taken on different days. I often get a new idea, and then change things a bit or a lot, and this can happen throughout the whole season.
I made the banner about 3 years back now. A big effort, but it has been worth it. I made a bit of a mistake making it as you can see and put a few holes where they weren't needed... I don't mind too much about little mistakes though. It reminds me that nothing is perfect. I'm one of those perfectionist types. Accepting mistakes is good medicine for me.
|The empty creche awaiting the birth of Jesus!|
I would like a fresh wreath like I see on Northern American blogs, don't they smell so good! But sadly our Christmas tree, growing outside in a pot, doesn't have enough foliage on offer for the taking. Maybe some fertilizer and a new pot might do the trick for next year.
These are from a game that we were supposed to play at our All Saint's day party, but I forgot to bring them. Rather than they sit in a cupboard for another year not being used I thought, why not display them on a wall for a time. And they do look nice!
|Who's playing with the Advent candles?|
And lastly, here are a couple of useful Advent links from the Wildflowers and Marbles blog:
Advent idea's part I This is such a helpful post, it always gives me inspiration, and
Toward's Living Advent and Christmas A free Christmas planner, and what a planner it is! A lot of effort has gone into it. It's a great resource of information too. Recommended!