Advent Season

Advent is a beautiful season in the liturgical year, but it is often overshadowed by the busyness of the secular Christmas season. Beginning at the end of November or beginning of December, depending on the year, the four weeks of Advent help us to prepare, spiritually, for a celebration of the Nativity—and Christ’s return, as well. Over the years I’ve developed some ways to engage with this introspective time of the Church year that make it more meaningful for me and my family. Below you will find some of these traditions—maybe one or more of them will enrich your own Advent practices.


St. Martin’s Lent
Nicholas, an Advent Saint
Advent Embertide

Advent Crafts for Children
Meditation :: The Advent Wreath
Rose Ornament

For more ideas and inspiration for celebrating Advent, visit my Pinterest board!



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Kelli lives in rural New Hampshire with her husband Damian and their two children. She works as a writer, and in her free time enjoys reading, gardening, taking pictures, walking in the woods, and celebrating the seasons of nature and the feasts, festivals, and holy days of the Christian year. Kelli shares her family's everyday adventures at OurCommonHours.com.

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