Thursday, December 21, 2006

Advent tree?

Well, since I'm trying to really teach my children about celebrating Advent, one of the new things we did this year was to decorate our *Advent* tree while waiting until Christmas Eve to make it a *Christmas* tree. I purchased 3 strands of purple lights at our Lowe's for $1.99 each and then just used what I already had to make it relevant to Advent festivities. I put the St. Nick ornament on it on the feast of St. Nicholas, the Our Lady of Guadalupe ornament on her feast day, etc. Just a few purple glass ornaments and gold ornaments to fill it up a little bit more. It's been an interesting experiment to help us build excitement for the birth of our Saviour!

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