December 1, 2014


The new church year begins and a new note is struck: It is a time of preparation and waiting, because even though, as autumn grinds to a dark and murky halt, everything is dying and falling asleep and falling off, something brand new is coming. Hope is coming.
-Anne Lamott

This may be a day or two late, but this DIY Advent garland is easy and versatile enough to whip up in just a few minutes.  Here's a link to the Dropbox folder that holds the scripture and the corresponding numbers, starting December first through the twenty fifth.  I printed mine out front and back and then splattered the numbers with gold paint to add a little something sparkly.

Isaiah 9:2
The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
a light has dawned.

To waiting, to reflection, to sloughing off coats of haircloth.


jennifer little said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! I absolutely love it!

Samantha Faith said...

I printed it out and will be using this every year! it's such a simple way to remember the true reason for the season. xo, samantha

Lexi said...

Thank you so much for this! I wanted something for the boys to do prior to opening their Lego advent each day, so that we could keep forefront in our thoughts & daily december activities what the season is all about, and this is absolutely perfect! I'm copying you exactly and buying fresh garland today :) Thanks again for sharing this free gift!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your generosity!! I will love having this in my home year after year!!

Shannon said...

Thank you~ Lovely.....

Shayla LaFreniere said...

Thank you for making and sharing these Chelsea they are beautiful and I love the scriptures you chose for each day.