Our 2014 Advent Book Basket and Printable Labels
I finally gave up looking for purple wrapping paper and wrapped all the books for our Advent Book Basket in brown paper since I had plenty… It’s the first year I haven’t been able to find the purple paper locally and I couldn’t bring myself to order it online… I ended up making little tags for each and am loving how they are turning out! Almost done, just in time for Advent.
Here are the 25 picture books that ended up in our 2014 Advent Book Basket:
December 13 – Santa Lucia Day: Nutcracker (NEW) Purchased on clearance last January. I also hope to take the girls to see the performance on either the 13th or 14th.
December 16: Katie’s London Christmas (NEW) Love all the Katie Books and look forward to reading this one too. They have been a great addition to our art course.
December 24 – Vigil of Christmas: The Night Before Christmas (NEW) So excited to see this book back in print this year. It’s the version I remember from my own childhood.
* = Study Guide Available in Christmas Mosaic
I also purchased A Tree for Peter
(and pre-ordered The Chestry Oak
for Snuggles’ Easter Basket). I’ve had these book on my wish list for years and had been unable to find a reasonably priced secondhand copy. I’m so excited to see that it was re-released last week! It will end up in one of the children’s Stacks of Books on Christmas Morning
I hope you all have a blessed First Sunday of Advent!
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.