#4 – Keeping the Advent Season Simple & Memorable

November 24, 2018


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Welcome to another heartwarming episode of “The Holy Hot Mess Podcast” for Catholic Women with Heather! In the midst of the chaotic holiday season, Heather shares her insights on how to keep Christ at the center of Advent, even when life gets busy and time seems scarce.

While we all cherish the enchantment of Christmas, Heather acknowledges the challenges of creating a memorable holiday while staying on budget and fostering meaningful family traditions. In this episode, she presents a fantastic list of simple yet impactful activities that require little effort but cultivate lasting memories for the entire family.

Heather emphasizes the importance of focusing on family, giving, and the true meaning of Christmas. From the practicality of Grab Bag/Secret Santa to the joy of Christmas Eve Dinner Out, she unveils her family’s cherished traditions that go beyond material gifts. Heather also introduces unique and inspiring activities like the Shepherd on the Search, a delightful Advent adventure that includes a shepherd, a book, and a manger scene. She highlights the Giving Manger, a heartwarming experience that encourages generosity and gratitude.

But the goodness doesn’t stop there! Heather introduces “The Mass Box – Super Advent Bundle,” a thoughtful and engaging way to bring the spirit of Advent to children. With options for one or two kids, this bundle provides a wealth of activities to enhance the holiday season.

Tune in as Heather shares her wisdom on simplifying the holiday hustle, keeping Christ in focus, and creating lasting memories that truly matter. This episode is a perfect blend of practical advice, heartwarming traditions, and the joy of celebrating the true essence of Christmas. Don’t miss out on this special episode of “The Holy Hot Mess Podcast”!

Links & Resources:

1. Grab Bag/Secret Santa

2. Christmas Eve Dinner Out

3. Simple Advent wreath lighting at each meal.

4. Shepherd on the SearchΒ : https://www.dayspring.com/the-shepherd-on-the-search-advent-activity-set
$29.99 – comes with Shepherd, Book, Manger scene

5. Giving Manger: $39.95 one time pay – comes with book wooden manger, bundle of straw, baby jesus.

6. The Mass Box – Super Advent Bundle : $39.95 for one kid, $64.95 for 2 kids


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