Anticipation and Preparation: Advent

The wonderful season of Advent is almost upon us.  I am looking forward to another season of fasting, kindness, and waiting with hope.  I thought I would share a few of our plans for this week and the first week of Advent that is coming up.

I think it helps to think of Advent as the season of preparing, waiting, anticipating and Christmastide as the season for the twelve wonderful days of Christmas.  We can give ourselves permission to slow down and enjoy this time.  Our general plans for Advent involve making gifts, baking, decorating, attending church and doing some random acts of kindness.  I hope to have books to unwrap each day for Advent and also some acts of kindness we can do each week for others.   I also hope perhaps we will have an Advent Spiral at one point during this time (or perhaps we will have a Winter Spiral later).    You can see more about an Advent Spiral  here .

This is a beautiful week to create an Advent Wreath and light the first candle on Sunday. Next week, during the first week of Advent, we will  celebrate the Feast Day of Bishop Nicholas Ferrar, and make stuffed star ornaments and straw star ornaments and prepare for the Feast Day of Saint Nicholas on December 6th.

Here are some back posts about the first week of Advent:

https://theparentingpassageway.com/2013/12/04/the-first-week-of-advent-2013/

https://theparentingpassageway.com/2013/11/29/expectation-anticipation-and-the-holy-mystery-of-advent/

https://theparentingpassageway.com/2012/11/25/celebrating-the-first-week-of-advent/

https://theparentingpassageway.com/2011/11/26/plans-for-the-first-week-of-advent/

I would love to hear what you are up to in preparing for Advent.

Many blessings,

Carrie

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