Most years I am still trying to clean up the mess after Thanksgiving. I have all these grand ideas of all the Advent traditions we should take part in. It just never works out the way it appears in my head.
Last year I finally got somewhat prepared. I finally printed out all those Jesse tree ornaments and cut them out AND laminated them.
I went out to the bookstores after Christmas and scored a couple of Advent books on clearance.
Advent Storybook has a story to read each day leading up to Christmas. Haven't started reading it yet but we will catch up on that.
The Story of Christmas book has little minibook ornaments that tell the Christmas story.
This year. This is my year.
Check it out.
We have not just one, but TWO Advent wreaths.
The Christmas Tree is being slowly set up.
Once we get it up we can start putting the little book ornaments on it each day...
Yup. As you can see, I have it all together.
Oh, you wanted a picture of the Jesse tree? Um, well it's still in a closet somewhere. I'll get to that.
And my crowning achievement?!
The best St. Nicholas feast day celebration yet!