Rediscovering Advent

Christmas is well on it’s way! Our tree is up, the presents have been bought, there’s a Santa at every mall, even my coffee this morning had a Santa in it.

santacoffeeSeriously how cool is that? (Petit Bocal, that is some serious talent you have right there.)

December is a crazy wonderful time of year. In our family we have 3 birthdays in the lead up to Christmas (including mine, hooray!), end of year events, Christmas services, work deadlines, holidays to plan, and of course all the presents to buy. I love the Christmas lights, the family times, the time off work. It’s my favourite time of year, but, to be honest, I’m pretty exhausted already… and there’s still 2 weeks to go. Yikes.

I’m well aware that not everyone loves this time of year. Many people have had enough of the chaos, the commercialisation, the pressure and the presents; they’re well and truly over Christmas. At the same time though, it’s interesting to hear that people are rediscovering the season of Advent as a solution to all the Christmas craziness. Continue reading