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The Season of Advent


The Christmas season has come to my house. I love having my tree up so much that it didn't get put away until Ash Wednesday last year ... I could blame traveling, but that wouldn't be the whole truth... Anyway, I put my tree up on Sunday after I started Advent with Mass. I know it's a little early. I used to have a rule that decorations didn't go up until after the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, but last year someone gave me a tree on Thanksgiving weekend and I had to get it out of my hallway. I mean, I couldn't trip over it for two weeks. Plus since I traveled for about half the time it was up last year, I needed more time before Christmas to enjoy it. I promise to leave it up until at least February 2nd - the last acceptable day to have Christmas decorations up as it's the Feast of the Presentation.


This year as I was putting up my Nativity, a few mishaps happened. Well, a few years ago one of my wise men lost his head. Then last year another head fell off. I've tried glue, it doesn't work ... also I noticed today that there is lots of glue on many of these figures. I think a new nativity might be in my future for next year. Now to begin searching...

Beginning my 3rd annual Advent tradition, spending the time with Mary to prepare for my consecration anniversary. Although Advent started on Sunday - today, I begin my daily half hour with Mary to prepare for Christmas. Oh Advent!

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    1. Thanks! Christmas makes me so happy!!

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  2. Christmas makes me so happy too, and I say leave your tree up for however long you want! There's something just so fun and beautiful about this festive time of year. Your nativity looks great from afar, but I totally understand wanting to invest in one. I've heard great things about Fontanini being super durable.

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    1. I don't want to get rid of it because it was given to me by my godmother from her husband's father's house when he passed. Maybe I'll keep it long enough to inherit the one from my grandmother that my mother has now. That's an absolutely beautiful nativity with a stable made by my grandfather!

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