Our Favorite Advent Calendar
Since some of my thoughts this week have been geared towards Advent preparations, I thought I would do a quick post on Advent Calendars…
Over the years I have tried to have an Advent Calendar for each child. However, as the years go on, and more children arrive, this is getting harder and harder to keep up with. 🙂
In all my searching for various Advent Calendars, there is one I found back when our oldest was a baby that we all LOVE! I thought I would share it with you now, in case any of you are on the hunt for one this year. It is by far our favorite. It has 24 cubicles which each contain a magnetic character for the children to get out and add to the metal Nativity Scene. It is very pretty and the children just love moving around the different figures of the nativity.
I purchased ours from Catholic Child. It is also currently available at Amazon: Kurt Adler Wooden Nativity Advent Calendar with 24 Magnetic Figures
The only thing I don’t like about it, and this goes for any pre-made Advent Calendar, is that it is not an accurate countdown of Advent. Advent Calendars should begin on the first Sunday of Advent and end on Christmas Eve. Every year this date changes and can be as early as November 27 or as late as December 3. I really wish that they would make this Advent Calendar with extra cubicles to be modified as needed each year, instead of pre-numbered slots. Wouldn’t that be perfect?
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.