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…

Thinking of Spring! With a new spring wreath from Commercial Palm Trees.com

Lavender Twig Wreath

Last weekend I finally put the Christmas things away. No more Christmas tree, no more nativity scene, and no more Christmas wreaths. Everything is tidly boxed and stored away until next winter. 

The place looked almost dreary without all of the Christmas decorations and the sparkling lights. The weeks of constant arctic temperatures outside haven't helped the tone and atmosphere around here much either! I needed to do something to make my home feel cozy and welcoming again. 

Two things have seemed to help.  First, as soon as I had the holiday items safely stowed, I started a little pre-spring cleaning. With just a little heavy dusting and vacuuming I started feeling better about the atmosphere in my home. We live in a 1928 bungalow-styled home, with a lot of dark wood and a stone fireplace. Just to polish the woodwork and clean the glass on the doors and windows helped to bring back some of the sparkle. 

Something else helped too. A few weeks before Christmas, I received two beautiful Lavender Twig Wreath from Commercialpalmtrees.com. 

Disclosure: I received the Lavender Twig Wreath from commercialpalmtrees.com for review. I was not required to post a positive review and this is my own opinion of that product. 

They arrived very quickly just before the holidays. They were well packaged and were free from any damage. I thought they were beautiful as soon as I saw them! When I hung one of them in my living room, I felt it was just what it needed to add the hint of spring that surely must be coming our way in the weeks ahead!

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Even the back is pretty

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It looks lovely against the woodwork in the living room.
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And it looked fantastic on the back door!

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I think these wreaths are well made and quite beautiful. I'm very happy to be able to hang them in my home.

If you're interested in purchasing this or any other wreath or arrangement like this, please contact me at mrsl@mydomesticchurch.com for information on how to receive a 10% discount.