We haven't gotten the decorations out yet (bad mommy) although, honestly, we don't really have the space to put almost anything out/up. So what I'd like to write about here is something near and dear to my heart called Advent Conspiracy. Advent Conspiracy was founded by Rick McKinley (pastor of Imago Dei, where I went to church from 2006-2011) and two other pastor friends of his. Here are the four basic principles:
Love All.Here's an awesome video explaining it a bit more:
Anyway, one of the principles I've really enjoyed working on is spending less on presents by doing more homemade things. I've always enjoyed crafting and what not, and now I get to incorporate my kids into that (Ruby, at least). We spent some time making treats to give to our neighbors.
|Found the directions for these here|
|We used crushed mints and little holly leaf and berry decorations.|
|I'll admit that I'd rather that Ruby took naps every day, |
but there is something special about doing a project with her while the boys are sleeping :)
|Ruby takes a break to enjoy her mint "plate" she made at the playdate|
Hope your Advent season is meaningful too!