Preparing for Advent


I love Advent. It is my absolute favourite time of year. I love all the seasons for their unique gifts, but Advent is a very special time in our home and we all feel it.

Advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. It is traditionally a time in which we prepare for Christmas; for the coming of Christ on Christmas Day.  In these commercial times, it is easy to get carried away; arranging far too many outings, trying to spend time with as many friends as possible before Christmas (as if time were finite and Christmas were the deadline!) People spend large quantities of money on presents and parties and take on too much at a time when we are naturally getting tired, so illness can strike if we don’t look after ourselves.

I am not immune to all this. I often take on too many projects in…

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2 thoughts on “Preparing for Advent

  1. Giggling at your bit about taking on too much, just been having the same conversation with a friend of mine about how she needs 48 days in advent for all the crafts and cooking she would like to do. Love advent and the time to reflect.


    • I know! 48 days would be handy to spread it all out! Of course there are the twelve days of Christmas too but we do tend to do most of our crafts and baking during advent. I have lists of things we would love to do. Let’s see what happens. 🙂Enjoy it all!


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