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Advent: A Season to Both Meditate and Create

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Prepare for Christmas while keeping Advent holy!

Spend December creating a holy gift while meditating on the season of Advent.

Have you been wanting to learn how to sew, embroider, hand letter or some other artistic skill? 

Here is a wonderful surprise for you – you can do that this Advent and spend time with the Lord too!

Embroider Advent Candles!

Happy Nest Home Goods: Advent Candles Embroidery Kit

Experience the joy of embroidery with this beautiful and complete embroidery kit!

The “Advent Candles” pattern is perfect for beginners–even children!

This kit will help you to create a beautiful work of art for your home or to give as a gift.

The delightful design is sure to become a cherished heirloom and help your family observe Advent while preparing for Christmas for years to come!

Sew a Catholic Blanket!

Patchwork of Salvation: An Advent Devotional for Quilters

Travel from Creation through Bethlehem, through 25 exquisitely designed quilt blocks centered around biblical themes, as you wait in joyful hope for the birth of our Savior!  Designed for quilters, this Advent devotional shares our salvation story from the very beginning of time through Christ’s birth. Each of the 25 days in the devotional include a Scripture reading, devotion, and reflection space that connect to that day’s theme.  Additional pages are included at the end for reflection space.

This book is available both in print and digitally for your Kindle.


The Jesse Tree Quilt

This Advent season, do something different. Journey from Old Testament to New, discovering our salvation story along the way as you create 25 individual quilt blocks that lay the path for our shared story, beginning in Genesis and ending in Bethlehem.

Each quilt block pattern, 25 in total, include a reflection tied to that block’s scripture theme. As you sew, you can reflect on the meaning of God’s word in your own life. Blocks finish at 8″x8″ and are foundation paper pieced.

Hand Letter Your Own Christmas Cards!

Advent A-Z: 26 Days of Hand Lettering with the Saints

Think of this book as an Advent calendar.

Each day you’ll open to the next letter, and a new Saint quote to practice lettering. You can also color in the decorative wreaths and bouquets. The quote pages are single sided, so you can cut them out and display your work. At the end of Advent, you’ll also have spent this beautiful liturgical season resting in the wisdom of the Saints. By meditating daily on their words, you will fill your mind with truth, goodness, and lasting beauty.

Make your own Nativity Christmas Ornaments!

Rough to Rustic has this awesome DIY 9 piece Nativity Ornament Set!

These were designed with kids in mind – they can color or paint them however they’d like and hang them on their tree.


Share some quality time with your daughter this Advent!

Do you have a daughter who is still trying to find what they like to create and where their talent lies?

Give them the Be Yourself Journal for Catholic Girls.

This journal has coloring pages,

a design a room challenge,

a scrapbooking activity and

lots of writing prompts. 

And best of all, the whole goal of the journal is to grow a personal relationship with God in a way that she can see that she is unique and urepeatable, she was created out of love and God has a beautiful mission for her life.

This could be a beautiful opportunity to sit together in a no-pressure environment.  Spend time with God and one another . . . and maybe some meaningful conversations will happen naturally!

Do you want to see more Advent products and resources?  The Ultimate Catholic Gift Guide has an entire section for Advent!  Get it here:

The Ultimate Catholic Giftguide: Never have to struggle finding a Catholic gift again (free download)

Don’t forget to decorate your home this Advent with symbols of the season, as well as pray the Saint Andrew Christmas Novena!  We love this prayer card from Kimberly Design Studio!

Don’t forget to download your free gift guide!  Advent ideas and Christmas gift ideas too!

Free Catholic gift guide!