Planning Ahead for Advent and Christmas

I found the Advent candles. They're all blessed from Candlemas; I put them where I could remember them. And I'm feeling pretty good about that right now, because my house is a long way from "as fair as you are able." All my little elves are bigger now, and somehow less helpful. Not sure how that happened. So, without apology, I'm just reposting this list of links and going about my --ahem--merry way. That's a whole lot to do around here today.  I will try to answer questions left here sometime this weekend, as my dust bunnies and my elbow allow:-)

Happy preparing!

I see you clicking around, making lists, getting organized, planning plans, and thinking big thoughts. Good for you! Collected here, to help your search, are Advent and Christmas posts from years past. If you don't see what you're looking for, leave me a note on the comments and I promise to help you find it.



Advent and Christmas Books and Lots of Lesson Plans

More Advent and Christmas Reading

Jan Brett Books and Lapbook

Jan Brett Gingerbread Lapbook

The Tomie de Paola unit (books to read, things to cook, crafts to craft: complete lesson plans for all of December:-)

Preparing for Christmas and Advent Around the World

Literature for the Young Lady Advent Plans

Tomie de Paola Unit

Pine Tree Fairy and Hansel and Gretel

The Christmas Tree Fairy

Saint Nicholas Flip Book


The Jesse Tree

Week One

Week Two

Week Three

Week Four

Week Five



Cooking And Crafting

Making and Baking

Christmas Dinner

Set Another Place

Teacher's Gifts

Poinsettia Flower Fairy Ornaments


Pondering the Season:

A Little Quiet Every Day

Mama's perception and Attitude check

She said, "Yes!" Do you?

It's Supposed to be All About Him

How to Help Kids Truly be Merry

Advent Baby 
Hospitality with a Kind and Generous Heart
A Dwelling Place for God

How to Spend our Time



Liturgical Notes

Advent Candle Song

Jesse Tree

O Antiphon House

Gaudete Sunday

Immaculate Conception: Candle and Novena, Craft

Our Lady of Guadalupe