Celebrating Advent and Creating Christmas Traditions

Last Nov. 17, I had the privilege of attending the Christmas Traditons, Christmas Crafts Workshop by Quetti Azurin of Fancy Momma at the Fully Booked in Bonifacio High Street.
Aside from the Christmas crafts that she taught us, she also talked about the Christmas traditions that we have in our families. One of the things that really struck a chord in me was when she said – if a traditions was causing you too much stress, it’s okay to just do away with it. 
This had surprised me because I have already accepted it that Christmas is really a time when I am so stressed with all the activities and demands of the family. For the past several years, all I remember about Christmas is that I was so tired. In fact, the last two years, I wasn’t happy anymore when December comes. All I could think of was how tiring and expensive this season is. 
I had obviously forgotten who this season is about.

So in celebration of this Christmas, I’ve decided to start a new tradition in our family – the lighting of the Advent wreath and having daily devotions about Advent.

This year, I’d like to do something different for us. 
I’d like for our family to focus more on the reason we can celebrate Christmas yearly.
The birth of Jesus Christ. 

We have been faithfully having our Advent devotions and those are truly the sweetest moments in our family. We did start a week late so we’ve been reading two devotions per day. I am always thankful that I went to Quetti’s workshop. Not only did my kids and I have fun creating the Christmas crafts she taught, it inspired me to create a new tradition in our family.

For your own daily Advent devotions, download a free copy by Ann Voscamp. You’ll have to subscribe first before you can download.

Get to know Quetti Azurin of Fancy Momma better through her Facebook page and her website – Quetti Borromeo-Azurin.


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I so agree

If you’re seeing a cat in the middle of my post,I’m sorry about that and don’t know how it got there. I’ll fix it as soon as I get to a laptop. Thank you for your patience.

Gail Monique Mallo

Hello there,

I’m sorry to hear about your baby son. I know what it is like to lose a loved one abruptly. I lost my father more than a year ago to cancer, just two months after he was diagnosed with terminal lung CA. it was already on its 4th stage and it was very difficult for us to comprehend. It’s stil hard everyday but everyday I give extra effort to heal and grieve for the pain to lessen.

They are our angels now and I keep thinking that God made everything beautiful in its time. It says in the Bible that we cannot add nor subtract what He has already planned for us. This gave me peace because like you, I asked why HIM and why US.

All the best,

Gail Monique

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