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5 Beautiful products to help your family live Advent


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Theresa Civantos Barber - published on 11/12/20

Get the whole family involved in praying and learning together as you prepare for the birth of Christ!

It’s time to start planning for the most magical liturgical season! The first Sunday of Advent seems to sneak up suddenly every year, but this year many of us will probably plan ahead and be ready. It’s something to look forward to in 2020, and that’s enough of a reason to start preparing early! These 5 lovely products will help you live Advent well and share the beauty and truth of the Christmas story with your family.

The Advent Traditions Box

This product from Catholic seller Door Number 9 is truly brilliant. Skip the stores, skip the lines and masks, and get everything you need for a beautiful, spiritual Advent shipped right to your door in one package. Sign us up!

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Nativity Trail: Advent Study for Families

Advent is the perfect time of year to come together and pray as a family, and this wonderful little devotional from Catholic Sprouts exactly fits the bill. Designed to be a journey with Jesus, Mary, and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem, each day of the study offers a Psalm, an imagination-based reflection, and a prayer. The study can be used any year, not just in 2020, and includes the following:

  • Printed Booklet with a reflection for each day of Advent
  • Digital “Countdown Map” with medallions to track the days of Advent
  • Each day’s plan takes 7 minutes or less
  • No prep work involved, just open and go!


Read more:
7 Tips for celebrating Advent as a family

The Children’s Little Advent Book

Even the youngest kids can join in Advent prayer and preparation! This book was designed to help parents with children ages 4-7 on a journey through Advent to Christmas, and each day in the program includes the following:

  • A brief Scripture reading
  • A reflection
  • Discussion questions
  • A prayer
  • A simple coloring page for children to complete during or after prayer with their families
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Magnificat Advent Companion

Magnificat is a treasure trove of prayer, wisdom from the Church and the saints, and stunning art, and their Advent Companion is no exception! Dive into the richness of the liturgical year and the truth, beauty, and goodness of our faith with this pocket-sized gem (or check out the app versions so you always have it handy!).


Great O Antiphons Coloring Book

Many Christians love to join in the ancient and moving tradition of praying the O Antiphons in the days leading up to Christmas, and now you can invite your children or grandchildren to join in this prayer (and keep little hands busy!) with a coloring book that’s rich in symbolism and imagery.


Read more:
3 Simple ways to prepare your family for Advent

While you’re preparing for Advent, don’t forget the Advent calendars! These fun novelty Advent calendars will bring a smile to your family’s faces every day of December.

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