Sunday, November 14, 2010

Links for Advent Planning from the Archives

~ Getting Ready for Advent ~ 


Decorations:


One of my favorite additions to our Christmas decorations in 2009 was the new manger and Baby Jesus for under our Christmas tree.   All during Advent our children filled the manger with "hay" to make a soft bed for Baby Jesus, who arrived on Christmas Day!


Craft Projects and Activities:




~ Advent and Christmas Picture Books ~

~ The Jesse Tree ~



(This link will that you to the post for 2010. You can find my old posts from 2007 and 2008 in the archives.)



Other Jesse Tree Books, Resources and Printables:

Paper Dali's Paper Jesse Tree Ornaments to Color
You can download and print either small or large colored ornaments here.
King of Peace and Domestic Church also offer free Downloads!

Scripture Tree's Jesse Tree Banner Kit from Leaflet Missal
(you can also see close ups of the felt ornaments at Serendipity!) 

In the past we have used our family bible for the daily readings...  
Here are additional options:


~ A Jesse "Tea" for Advent ~ 





~ Special Feast Days ~

On the Calendar (various December Feasts)


December 3rd :: Feast of St. Francis Xavier



December 6th :: The Feast of St. Nicholas

December 7th :: Feast of St. Ambrose 

Every year we create our Christmas "Christ Candle" on the feast of St. Ambrose.   Since 2009 we have used gold decorating wax and a tiny baby Jesus made from wax (from Blumchen) to decorate our Christmas Candle.



December 12th :: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe







December 12th :: Christmas Rose Novena Begins

(St Therese Novena which begins 12 Days before Christmas)


December 13th :: Feast of St. Lucy


~ The "O" Antiphons ~ 
December 17th to 23rd 








Other Great Ideas and Resources:

(We colored these last year, but the link is currently broken..)


~ Christmas Baking and Gifts~


(Includes: Jesse Tree Coins, O Antiphon Coins, and Christmas Coins)



Shhh! Don't tell them... (2009 Christmas Gifts)


~ Christmas Posts ~







~ The Twelve Days of Christmas ~



~ December 26 :: Feast of St. Stephen ~


~ December 27 :: Feast of St. John ~



~ December 29 :: Feast of St. Thomas Becket ~


~ Celebrating Epiphany ~


10 comments:

  1. Hi Jessica,
    What a lovely post. I hope you have a relaxing blogging break. It's that time of year when life seems to get crazy. I can't believe that Advent and Christmas are just around the corner! And so is Thanksgiving! I just finished picking out the books we are going to read for Advent and Christmas. Is Rose's birthday close to the end of december? I hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving and Advent season.

    God Bless
    Grace

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  2. This is a wonderful compilation, thanks for gathering it up and sharing it!

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  3. oh what a great post!!! I love all your preparations. I wish I had all the energy (or maybe just organizational skills you do) Does it get easier every year?

    This year I hope to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe with a trip to a local shrine, a mexian feast complete with homemade sopapillas and a craft.

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  4. Thank you so much for all the time and effort you took to assemble all these great links. This is an absolutely fantastic resource! God bless you and yours this Advent season!

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  5. Thank you so much for all the time and effort you took to assemble all these great links. This is an absolutely fantastic resource! God bless you and yours this Advent season!

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  6. Thank you so much for all the time and effort you took to assemble all these great links. This is an absolutely fantastic resource! God bless you and yours this Advent season!

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  7. Thank you so much Jessica , what a wonderful and thoughtful thing to do.
    It is such a blessing to have helpful resources like this while planning our Advent and Christmas.
    Don't you love this time of year ? I can hardly wait for Advent to begin for real !
    I Hope you will have time to take care of you self and your loved ones,and i will pray that you will rest and be blessed
    Love ,Emma

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  8. Thank you for this wonderful and inspiring wealth of information! Enjoy your blog break and have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
    God Bless,
    Amy

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  9. Your work is really very impressive, I have no words to explain you. Great...

    Send Flowers to India

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  10. Thank you for taking the time to put together such a great list of Advent ideas and resources. I now have an outline of things I want to do with my children and my CCD classes this Advent. I hope you have a blessed Advent.

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