Things we love about Advent....

...listening to music for the season such as the above posted Carols by Benjamin Britten.

...lighting Advent candles each Sunday prior to our evening meal. Included in our candle lighting are short readings from the Bible and family prayers.

...making paper chains to helps us count the days--purple loops for Advent (a pink one for the third Sunday of joy), white for the 12 days of Christmas and green or gold for Epiphany. We rip the loops off the chain as each day passes to help the little ones “see” the passing of time.

...praying for the people that we receive greeting cards from each day.

...reading--this year in particular we are enjoying the Advent blog by
Jan Richardson. The rich artwork and text that is thought provoking and inspirational.