Over the years I have collected links and resources for the holidays that I thought would help me and my family prepare our hearts and spirits to celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus. I haven't done everything on this list. Some of it is a wish list, but there was something in every link that I thought was worthwhile.
Perhaps first on the list is actually getting our homes ready for the holidays:
Holiday Grand Plan or join their Yahoo Group Holiday Grand Plan
and get your planner ready~ Advent Planner
Advent Music Playlist:
Carrots for Candlemas
Also, for a wonderful music for Advent and Christmas, I recommend this new CD from the Peace Together Choir. Mr. Pete and I both participated on this with our friends in the Peace Together Choir. Also available on Amazon!
Printable Christmas Novena Prayer!
A spiritual Christmas Crib New
About homeschooling Christmas Calendar
Professor Carol's Advent Calendar
Sun and Candlelight New!
Scripture Writing Plan - through December New!
Advent Calendar - Catholic Mom! New!
Planning for Advent
Wildfowers and Marbles Blog
A More Meaningful Advent New for 2015
Catholic Cuisine- treats for Advent and Christmas
Christmas advent planner
Shower of Roses- Advent Book Basket
Shower of Roses - Advent Book Basket New for 2016
Comfort and Joy E-Book New for 2015
Elizabeth Foss - Most Read Aloud Time of the Year! New for 2015
Advent Music list! New!
Kids literature link for Advent
Father Sanders, History of the Advent Wreath
Eight Ways to Keep Advent
Waltzing Matilda's Huge reading list for Advent!
Legend of the Poinsettia -Review
Christmas Mosaic, An Illustrated Book Study for Advent and Christmas
Preparing the Jesse Tree
Jesse Tree ornaments
More Jesse Tree ornaments
4Real Forums: Alternate Art Study - Jesse Trees
Jesse Tree Reflections
The Voice - Jesse Tree readings and ornament symbols.
Praying Advent New!
Easy Peasy- print, cut, display!! jesse tree sybols
Prayers of the season!
Saint Andrew Novena
Our Lady of Guadalupe
A longer, but interesting read on advent prayers and traditions
Saints of the Season
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Our Lady of Guadalupe - lots of information here!
St. Lucy New!
Printable Catholic Advent saints! via Catholic Icing New!
Celebrating the Immaculate Conception
St. Nicholas Center
Advent and Christmas Links at Domestic church.com
My del.icio.us St. Nicholas Links!
St. Nicholas - from Shower of Roses New!
St. Nicholas Day Cookies from Holland New!
St. Nicholas- 10 facts! New!
O Antiphon craft with altoid box!
More O Antiphon links and crafts.
Lots of O Antiphon links!
O Antiphons from Catholic Icing
O Antiphons Chants and readings New!
Cool code behind the O Antiphons - via Adam's Ale
O Antiphons- Shower of Roses! New!
The Golden Nights New!
O Antiphon coloring pages New!
O Antiphon braceletNew!
A Stack of Gold for Epiphany New!
The 12 days of Christmas - party idea!
Celebrating Epiphany - Shower of Roses New!
Preparing for Candlemas
Other miscellaneous resources!
A Catholic Life
Advent and Christmas Favorites- Shower of Roses New!
Advent Planner from Catholic Icing New!
Advent Symbols New!
Catholic Fire - Resource Guide
Catholic Mom Lesson Plans
Celebrate Advent Well New!
Count Down to Christmas - Paper Chain New!
Tons of links from Catholic Mom
Cherished Hearts at Home - lots of links!
Family in Feast and Fiera
Grief and Loss over the Holidays New!
Stress Free Advent New
Lots oLinks from Love2Learn.net
Matthew Kelly - Advent Inspiration New!
Star of Bethlehem
Shower of Roses- Sample Christmas Mosaiac Reading Basket New
My Advent Links on Diigo
Bible movies in the first weeks of Advent
Homemade gifts and ideas via the Common Room!
How to Save Advent
The Barest of Advents New!
Whether to Homeschool During December or not.
Ruth's Advent Activities and Links for Children!
Catholic Fire- 12 Tips to a Better Advent
Catholic FIre-12 Tips for Making Advent More Spiritual.
Catholic Fire - 15 ways to Pump up Your Prayer Life New
ABC Advent saints Christmas tree ornaments
CD's and MP3 downloads are available here and also on Amazon