Sunday, November 29th is the first Sunday of Advent. Many people around the world celebrate the 4 weeks before Christmas in preparation for the Lord’s birth. Celebrations can use an Advent calendar, an Advent wreath, and family prayers. If you use a wreath or buy a calendar each year, continue your tradition. If you have never celebrated Advent, it doesn’t have to cost money to start a new family tradition. For more information on celebrating Advent see Simple Ways to Celebrate Advent: Wreaths, Calendars, & Activities .
I have a printable free Advent calendar for download celebrating the 24 days prior to Christmas. If you want to simply celebrate Advent, make a wreath or calendar and add activities that enhance the season. Print and celebrate the days with family activities like gathering donations to charity, buying gifts for a Giving Tree, baking gifts for others, or reading about the story of Jesus in scripture.
Photo Comfort Spring
I recently had to empty my living room, kitchen, and dining area for the installation of a new tile floor. It has been the perfect time to purge unused items and re-organize my areas. I have been working hard to re-arrange my furniture, pantry, etc. I haven’t had the time to do lots of crafts, baking, or much anything else with all the cleaning and organizing. Prepping the concrete for tile involved lots of dust believe me. I looked at the empty photo ledge in the dining area and decided to use a small thrift-store tablecloth with pretty colors for the holiday season to start my fast decorating. I folded it in half and then pleated the back with the fold to decrease the size by half. I laid it on the photo ledge and adjusted it to have a pretty drape centered on the front of the ledge.
I added my Flower Deer Holiday printable in a new frame in the middle of the ledge on the tablecloth and adjusted again.
I added my little pine cone trees I painted last year with red poinsettia flowers.
It’s simple decorating with soft colors for the holidays. Since next Sunday is Advent, I decided to make a fast Advent display. I am using my vintage Depression glass green bubble-footed glasses to hold the candles for the 4 Sundays of Advent. I put a bubble-footed glass upside down on the dining table with a LED candle on top for each Sunday. I added holiday winter decorations and ribbons behind the glasses. It is not as complicated as my ususal vignettes but I still have so much to do to empty the bedroom I used as storage for the furniture and furnishings during tile installation.
A little thrift store Christmas tree is in the center with a woodland deer behind.
I will share more about my new floor and my re-designed pantry in the next week – I hope! Thanks for the visit.
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