Sunday, December 4, 2011

Letting Advent Soak Into Me

 It's not Christmas yet. It's Advent, and I need the entire Advent season to get into the Christmas spirit. Then I am usually in the Christmas spirit when the actual Holy Day comes around and enjoy the full 12 days of Christmas. I put up my tree, decorate, and send cards when I am good and ready and not a moment before.

Retailers are telling us it's Christmas. The Church says it's Advent. I am happier listening to the Church. Advent slowly sinks in, and I do more Christmas activities as time goes by.

I've been doing most of my shopping online because all the stores are cluttered and crowded.


Meghan said...

I'm the same way- Advent helps to get me set up towards Christmas, and then by the time the twelve days of Christmas start, I'm all set. Blessings to you this Advent season!

Amanda @ "All in His Perfect Timing" said...

I haven't done any Christmas shopping either. Online is starting to sound very lucrative this year. I hate going in the stores before Thanksgiving, even, with all the Christmas decorations up ... and houses are lit too.