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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Today heralds the beginning of a new Church Year, ushered in by the First Sunday of Advent.  Advent is a time of Expectation, a time to Prepare for the Birth of Christ. As with any major event, a little bit of organisation aids tremendously in success.  Inspired by Gae’s Advent/Christmas Bumper Ideas Edition and Jenn’s Prepare Now posts, (posts which I often refer too) I thought to collate our previous plans and celebrations into a semblance of order, as we begin Advent.

Open Letter:
Creating Advent Traditions 2009

Advent/Christmas Book Lists:
Aussie Christmas Titles
Books for St Nicholas
Christmas with Golden Books & Joan Gale Thomas
Christmas Library Selection
Christmas Selections From Our Town Library
Destination Bethlehem
Family Christmas Favourites
Focus on the Nativity
More Nativity Peeks
Tomie de Paola’s Christmas Titles

Planning:
Advent Checklist 2009
Planning- 1st Week of Advent 2009
Planning – 2nd Week of Advent 2009
Planning – 3rd Week of Advent 2009
Planning – 4th Week of Advent 2009
Checklist for Advent Preparations – Week One 2007

Writing:
Christmas Guest Post Series – 2011

Celebrations:
Celebrating Advent 2010
It’s Definitely Not Snowing Here 2009 (Humorous Story of an Advent Wreath)
‘Twas Nearly the Night Before Christmas 2008

Feast Days in Advent/Christmas Season:
St Barbara – 4th December
Celebrating the Feast of St Barbara 2012
St Barbara’s Tower 2011
Feast of St Barbara 2008
Feast of St Barbara 2007

St Nicholas – 6th December
The Feast of St Nicholas 2012
Celebrating the Feast of St Nicholas 2011
Blessings on the Feast of the Epiphany 2008

Collating these posts is fascinating as I see I’ve been big on recording the planning and not the Celebrations.  As I intend to do more of the later this Advent, be sure to check back in as I update ‘this space.’
*ETA: List is continually being updated, last updated November 2013.

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