What home rituals do you have in Advent? My family is packing to move house a week before Christmas, so Advent is rather invisible at home at the moment. In the past, we have had an Advent candle or an Advent calendar, and rituals such as writing cards and putting up the tree and decorations a week before Christmas. What do you do in this month to get ready for the One whose coming we await?
Below I have re-posted a lovely personal blogpost by another on this subject. It would be interesting to hear in the comments what YOU do in Advent to mark the season.
Recovering at home from a recent operation Sandra reflects on home rituals of Advent, and a Posada visit:
Several angels have been ministering in this house recently, bringing me cups of tea, hoovering , making me dinner and doing those tasks which the use of double crutches make impossible or at least difficult. But since Sunday an image of an angel has also appeared daily, so far one hovering over the bread bin , one in a window and two in the hall. And behold sitting on the sideboard between some cards is a wiseman on his camel. Sometime in the next two weeks he will meet the other two wisemen also in the house perched in unlikely places.
Slowly, day by day, my house is moving towards the climax of Christmas Eve . In the last week the tree will be decorated, the house will be filled with assorted…
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