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!

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Handcrafted Catholic Advent Calendar

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Advent Countdown Activity Calendar (PRINTABLE)

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Celebrating the New Liturgical Church Year (PRINTABLE)

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Advent Book Basket for Children (2011)

New Additions to the Advent Book Basket (2012)

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Advent Book Basket for Adults

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Catholic Advent Lapbook (PRINTABLE)

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St. Andrew Christmas Novena (PRINTABLE)

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November 30

Feast of St. Andrew

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

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Holy Heroes Advent Adventure

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December 6

Feast of St. Nicholas (2011)

Feast of St. Nicholas (2010)

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Letters from St. Nicholas (PRINTABLE)

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December 9

Feast of St. Juan Diego

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December 12

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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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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