Getting Organized For Christmas

We are now within weeks of Thanksgiving here in the USA. If you are hosting this year, I’m sure you have lists – lots of lists. You’re probably already planning for Christmas too. If you work outside the home, managing a home during the holidays and dealing with modern-day working life are hard to balance. The tool of choice is a Christmas planner: a one-stop location for lists, calendars and menus.

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Advent Acts of Kindness

Sunday, December 2nd (2018) is the first Sunday of Advent. Many people around the world celebrate this time in preparation for Christmas. Celebrations can use an Advent calendar, an Advent wreath, and family prayers.  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. For more information on celebrating a simple Advent see last year’s post,  Simple Ways to Celebrate Advent: Wreaths, Calendars, & Activities .  This simple Advent calendar is available for download there as well as possible scripture readings.

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Simple Ways to Celebrate Advent: Wreaths, Calendars, & Activities

 

Today as with the commercialization of many religious holidays, Advent means big bucks for business. Chocolates, beer, wine, and all kinds of Advent calendars and kits abound.  They have turned Advent into another gift-giving spree. If you want to simply celebrate Advent, make a wreath or calendar and add activities that enhance the season.
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