Writing a letter to your confirmation candidate

It seems that one of the biggest events in confirmation preparation in this country is the letters of support to be given to the confirmation candidates during their mandatory retreats.

I have three such letters saved on this blog:

Confirmation letter to my daughterConfirmation letter to my fourth sonConfirmation letter to to my third son
I've asked my children what they remember about the letter they got from me and their dad, and also what they remembered about the letters they received. 
The answer was not much, or at least nothing specific. In general they were happy to have gotten a bag full of letters and there was a sense of feeling loved and supported. I guess that's the main thing - for them to have a sense that this is an important step in their spiritual growth, and that people they know, love and respect have taken the time out of their lives to let them know that! So here are some tips on procuring and writing letters for young confirmation candidates. Start thinkin…

Advent/Christmas arts and crafts

This first week of advent in the Catholic Mosaic book is about preparing and decorating - so the girls and I did that yesterday.
I found a very cute book at the library called My Christmas Art Class

 I let Rosie look through and she decided she wanted to make the Christmas birds.

I just have to poke a hole in the top and they will be ready to hang on the tree.

 We also worked on our first bird seed wreath.
Here are the girls working to mix up the gelatin, flour, corn syrup and water with the bird seed. and here is what the first one looks like so far! CHRISTMAS ART CLASS

I used a bird seed that cardinals are supposed to really love, because it seemed to have the most interesting variety of seeds.  We'll make a few more and then I will purchase the ribbon!


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