Genevieve, at The Good Within, mentioned in the comments of my Advent post that she's turning her Thanksgiving Tree into an Advent tree, with the thanks going up in the form of wrapped gifts for Jesus.
You can see her idea here. Be sure to click on the picture of the tree to see the wrapped presents.
Thanks, Genevieve, for an easy, very do-able, and wonderful idea!
Alice mentions another timesaving, but meaningful idea here -- the Thanksgiving Tree can be turned into a Jesse Tree.
Jennifer discusses going back to basics, in "A is for Advent," and focusing on her personal spirituality in this beautiful season of renewal. Jennifer also points to the following women for similar reflections.
Elizabeth reminds us that the Advent season is about the most vital preparation, one that goes beyond cookies and decorations.
Willa, as always, goes right to my heart. She knows what it means to have a "less than perfect Advent" and yet she also knows that what makes it perfect has nothing to do with the trappings.
And Leonie is thinking about the same things. We may be busy, yes, but we can still strive for interior peace.
If "Advent" means "arrival", we do well to keep in mind Who it is that's on the way.