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Ann Hibbard, Family Celebrations

  • Ann Hibbard, Family Celebrations. This book, now out of print, is well worth any effort required to obtain a used copy. Hibbard provides patterns to make a felt Advent “road to Bethlehem” banner which we’ve used every year since our eldest daughters were toddlers. Christmas for us wouldn’t be the same without it, as the following photos from yesteryears suggest.

    Rachel with the Advent banner
    Rachel with the Advent banner

    Hannah and Rachel wearing ornaments from the Advent banner
    Hannah and Rachel become the Advent banner


    “Come Lord Jesus, Light of the World” – Lighting the Advent wreath

  • For more ideas, see Ann Voskamp, The Greatest Gift (2013); cf. her upside-down Christmas tree.
  • Catholic Supply offers a great selection of nativity sets for kids, nativity costumes, etc.
  • The Saint Nicholas Center offers a treasure-trove of information about Saint Nicholas, as well as activities and games for kids. (See my posts on gifts: meteorites, magi.)

Rachel with a nativity set
Rachel with a nativity set
Rachel and Hannah with a nativity
Rachel and Hannah with a nativity
Rachel and Hannah with a nativity

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