That means I'll engage in a little Advent busy-ness Saturday, in order to start our preparations for Christmas.
The Advent wreath will come out:
The Jesse Tree will go up:
The Jesse Tree
Finding Jesus in the Old Testament
But a shoot shall sprout from
the stump of Jesse, and from his
roots a bud shall blossom.
The spirit of the Lord shall
rest upon him: a spirit of
wisdom and of understanding,
a spirit of counsel and of
strength, a spirit of knowledge
and of fear of the Lord.
~~ Isaiah 11:1-2
The Advent Calendars will appear. All kinds of Advent calendars. Lots of them:
|Ramona's all-time favorite|
There's more, to be sure. More to do, more to blog about (and sometimes there will be more blogging about doing less. Less is more, when it comes to Advent.)
There's my No-Panic Advent series, which brings all of our ideas and traditions together in one frighteningly long post.
And there are other Advent link-ups to check out:
"Little Holy Days" will be hosted by Haley at Carrots for Michaelmas, along with Dualing Moms and
Molly Makes Do. Good stuff.
Bonnie Engstrom of A Knotted Life has a great video announcement here about her Advent series. (I'll be part of that one later in December.)
"Don't go to a lot of trouble for Me. Don't wear yourself out and get stressed, okay? The only gift I really want is the gift of yourself. That's all. Pass the birthday cake. How did you know I wanted chocolate?"