|Christkindl Angel Ornament|
(pictured on this Heritage Lace Silent Night Runner)
Since Advent began on November 30th this year, on the official “Day 1” we unwrapped and set up all our Advent Calendars, our original favorites and some new ones as well.
Our family really loves to assemble puzzles during Advent! In 2010 we assembled the Our Lady of Guadalupe Puzzle. In 2011 the kids loved The Nativity in the Woods Puzzle, followed by the gorgeous Holy Family Jigsaw Puzzle and the They Come Bearing Gifts Puzzle for Epiphany. In 2012 we assembled the beautiful Glorious Nativity 1,000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle and this lovely stained glass puzzle. Last year we assembled “The Invitiation” – a gorgeous Noah’s Ark themed 1,000 piece puzzle and also assembled this lovely 12 Days of Christmas Puzzle during the 12 days of Christmas.
This year I was excited to discover this beautiful new Stained Glass Nativity 1,000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle! Isn’t it gorgeous?! I will probably wrap it up as the special treat for the “O Emmanuel” Antiphon. I also have this Christmas Angel puzzle that I purchased last year that I hope to assemble with the children as well, just as soon as our Christmas break from school begins.
UPDATED with new photo: These weren’t suppose to arrive until tomorrow afternoon, but the mailman just dropped them off! St. Nicholas must have helped get them here in time for his feast tomorrow! 🙂
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I also wanted to mention Treasure and Tradition for anyone out there who would like to learn more about the Latin Mass. It is a gorgeous new book from St. Augustine Academy Press and I’m looking forward to reading my review copy!