Be more intentional about preparing for a unique and joy-filled Christmas!
Even when things feel chaotic, we can find peace in Jesus. Advent is a chance to focus our thoughts on the gift God has given us in his son Jesus who stepped down from Heaven and took the form of a man so that we might believe.
Unpack your expectations for Christmas and rethink how you prepare for this great celebration during the season of Advent. The resources below can help you be more intentional about preparing for a unique and joy-filled Christmas.
Advent Reflections for Your Home
Advent Wreath & Weekly Prayers
You can find an Advent wreath and candles in the arts & crafts or holiday section of many stores. Arrange them in the center of your table & gather each week for a brief moment of reflection using the guides below.
Advent Reminders on Your Phone
Want to be more intentional this Advent? Get inspirational on your phone with Advent lock screen and prayer sent right to your device each day. Give yourself a little reminder to pause and pray each time you pick up your phone.
Christmas Decoration Blessings
When we ask God to bless a person or object, we are presenting that person or thing to God so that they would be set apart for God’s purposes. We can pray for our Christmas decorations to be blessed to set them apart to be used to bring us closer to Jesus.
More Advent Reflection Resources for Adults
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A exploration of the mystery of the Incarnation, the Virgin Birth, and the events surrounding the arrival of Jesus.
Oriens 2021: A Pilgrimage Through Advent and Christmas
(by Fr. Joel Sember)
More Advent Reflection Resources for Families
Christmas Movie Chats
More Advent Resources for Children
The Christmas Promise (Tales that Tell The Truth)
by Alison Mitchell
Welcome Baby Jesus: Advent and Christmas Reflections for Families
by Sarah Reinhard