Can they be lovely? Of course.
Can they be elaborate? Can they be simple? Definitely, whatever your taste.
Can they be overwhelming? Sure, if that’s how you like it.
Can they be nonexistent? It’s your December.
Can they be more than decorative elements? Yes! I think they can.
While putting our decorations up, I noticed an interesting thread. Most of what I put up had an obvious, uplifting, and sweet reason for being there.
The snowman on our steps was my grandmother’s. We were close and she died almost 10 years ago from pancreatic cancer. We once tried to count all the snowmen in her home and became tired before we passed 50. Christmas was a joyous season for her, and I love that I have a few of her favorite things to decorate our home with.
Prints and scripts that prompt our hearts to worship and admire God. (And drawings from good friends’ kids. The best.)
I am a sucker for a lovely art print or book or desktop wallpaper. True sucker.
What used to be Naptime Diaries is now All Good Things Co. Sweet women striving to share the message of Jesus and hope with the world through beautiful artwork and inspirational prints.
Last year I purchased a few of their Advent resources and greatly enjoyed them. They recently shared the Advent 2017 Collection. Devotionals, banners, prints, and more.
I am really digging the theme of this year’s resources: do less. make it mean more.
How freeing and inspirational does that sound? Doesn’t it make you crave simplicity? Doesn’t it strengthen you to be more intentional with your choices as holiday months approach?
Yes. Yes. Yes. Help us, Lord.
I’m curious… do you and your family celebrate Advent? How? What works for you or your crowd?
Do you have any candle lovers in your life?
I do. And I am one.
50 cents from the sale of every mason jar candle is donated to help fight the battle against human trafficking. I love the idea of shopping with purpose, shopping with beautiful intention. And for a person who always has a candle burning, this is a cool one!
Just an idea :)