Celebrating Advent :: Preparing for the Christ Child

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In just a couple of weeks time, Advent will arrive!

Our family really enjoys this liturgical season in the Church. During Advent, my husband and I try our best to help our children prepare their hearts for the arrival of the Christ Child by keeping alive treasured family traditions and adding a new one or two each year. We also celebrate the lives of the saints whose feast fall throughout the season.

I have shared some of our family traditions here with you all before, and have noticed that searches through the archives for ideas for your own families have been occurring lately– I thought you all might appreciate being able to find them all in one place!

Below is a gathering, a feast of ideas, to help you along your faith journeys in your own homes. I hope they will bless in some way!



Handcrafted Catholic Advent Calendar


Advent Countdown Activity Calendar (PRINTABLE)


Celebrating the New Liturgical Church Year (PRINTABLE)


advent book basket

Advent Book Basket for Children (2011)

New Additions to the Advent Book Basket (2012)

advent adult book basket

Advent Book Basket for Adults


Catholic Advent Lapbook (PRINTABLE)


St. Andrew Christmas Novena (PRINTABLE)


November 30

Feast of St. Andrew

(Doesn’t fall in Advent this year–But still fun to celebrate!)


Holy Heroes Advent Adventure


December 6

Feast of St. Nicholas (2011)

Feast of St. Nicholas (2010)


Letters from St. Nicholas (PRINTABLE)


December 9

Feast of St. Juan Diego


December 12

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe


Already have plans in mind for the Advent season? Share how you will celebrating with all of us in the comments!


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