The blogosphere has been filled with oh-so-many great ideas for celebrating Advent. Because we already have many family Advent traditions and because I've been bouncing back and forth between a sick baby and college applications, I promised myself I'd only add one new thing.
We've never "done" the O Antiphons before this year and I've always wanted to make them part of our Advent celebration, so O Antiphon Houses seemed the perfect addition. And thanks to Jennifer Miller and O Night Divine, I actually know what I'm doing where this devotion is concerned!
Here is the "house" this morning, before we've added any blocks:
And here is how it will look Christmas Day. The church is for Christmas Eve and the manger is for Christmas Day: