Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Advent Archives

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who is already looking towards Advent! It doesn't happen every year, but this year, I did get the jump on things and plan to be mostly finished with Christmas preparations by the time Advent starts.  Anyway, I thought I'd pull these posts out of the archives and make them easier to find for those of you also getting a jump on things, or for those of you who need a little push to get you going! We have company coming this weekend to celebrate a birthday so don't be surprised if things are quiet for a while but be sure to check out Jessica's wonderful resources for Advent (scroll down to where it says "Advent") for more inspiration!

O Antiphon Craft :: start collecting your Altoid tins! (2009)
Silhouette How-To :: a tutorial
Christ Candle (2009)
O Antiphon Activities (2009)
Martha Who? :: Gingerbread houses (2009)
O Oriens (2009)
No Flame Advent Wreath (2008)
One way to hang an Advent Wreath (2009)
PSA: Advent Wreath (2009)
Snow Day :: not necessarily Advent related (2008)
Jesse Tree Swap (2007)
Advent is here! (2007)

~Feasts of Advent~
Feast of St. Ambrose (2008)
Feast of St. Ambrose (2007)
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (2009)
Under Her Starry Mantle :: Our Lady of Guadalupe (2008)
Our Lady of Guadalupe (2009)
Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe (2007)
Happy St. Lucy's Day (2008)
A moment :: St. Lucy's Day (2009)
Sunday Ends :: St. Lucy's Bread (2009)
More Monday Inspiration :: a St. Lucy Crown (2007)
My little Lucias (2007)
St. Lucy Day Recap (2007)

~12 Days of Christmas and Candlemas~


  1. Thanks for the resources! we're wanting to do a lot for Advent and Christmas this year. I bake a lot but we really want to feel the life and religious depth of the season in our home more than in the past. We have had a rough year and are ready for the celebration.

  2. Wow, Charlotte! This is incredible. Thank you for your generosity in sharing all these ideas with us. I will have to take some time and read through this list ... I have been saving Altoid tins all year. I should count to see if I have enough to make that adorable craft =)

  3. beautiful. everything! I've just gotten about a dozen awesome ideas -- all from reading this post. :)

  4. Awesome Charlotte, thank you so much for saving me all that research time!!!!!

  5. Hi Charlotte! I was thinking last night that I wanted to get my thoughts in order, too:

    I'll be bookmarking your post to plan out our season. Thank you!

  6. I'm hoping to get ready for Advent this coming weekend. Your's and Jessica's sites help with the organizing.

    Thank You!!!

  7. This is so wonderful!!! Thank you for sharing your ideas and links!

  8. Oh, thank you! I AM so excited for Advent! These are great ideas. We love our traditions here, but it's nice to have fresh ideas to try as well.

    And LOVE your booklist last post. Again, we have many favorites amongst yours, but there was some new ones for us as well!

  9. I'm so excited about Advent this year! We're doing a Jesse Tree for the first time, and I'm integrating it with a really fantastic Advent Calendar that my sister gave us last year. Thanks for sharing all these ideas!

  10. Groan... I keep forgetting that it's coming up so quickly. Then remembering and panicking :) Thanks for the links. So very handy!

  11. What a treasure trove of resources. Thank you so much!

  12. May I please have your permission to use your picture of "Patience" from this post for a post I'm doing about Advent? I'm doing an Advent book give-away, and this picture perfectly sums up the meaning of Advent! :) I'll link to your blog...
    mine is

  13. Wendy,
    Thank you so much for asking. You may use my picture for your giveaway post. I tried to find an email address for you to respond to but couldn't so I hope you see this.

    Thanks again,

  14. Got it! Thanks - I'm emailing you.


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