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.

Hello, I'm Michelle and I love to encourage others through my blog. I write about homeschool, books and family life. I enjoy testing out products and giving my honest opinion about it. If I'm not in front of my laptop, I can usually be found watching TV or having my favorite frappuccino at Starbucks with my favorite Mary Higgins Clark book.