Around here, it’s starting to look a lot like Advent. I was inspired by Like Mother, Like Daughter‘s post on decorating for Advent, and Elizabeth Esther’s post on her Christmas decorating, and I thought that I would share what we were doing around here. Advent, by the way, is the four weeks leading up to Christmas, a time to get ready and anticipate the birth of Jesus. The tradition of Advent is a great antidote to the over-hype and over-spend of Christmas today. Why? It means that you don’t actually start celebrating Christmas until December 25. Instead of being sick of the holidays on December 26, and Boxing Day is notable as the day you burn your Christmas tree, the 25th means that the party has just begun. So, if you are tired of seeing holiday decorations beside the Halloween candy at your local Wal-mart, give Advent a try.
In addition to our Advent Wreath, we have a couple of Nativities missing Jesus:
(guess which ones the kids made!) …and I made a new Advent door wreath…
Is anyone else celebrating Advent? How does it look in your house?