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A Catholic Advent Home Tour


As we are into week #2 of Advent 2016 I thought I would share a few images of our own Catholic Sistas readers’ homes as well as a few images found on the internet.  We, as women, are the keepers of our home.  We can make decorating choices that will influence our families as well as the guests that stop in our homes about the our faith and this quiet expectant time we celebrate in Advent.  Here are some images to inspire and hopefully give you some ideas for your home. 


Catholic Sistas Reader Kimberly sent us these beautiful images of her home via the #CSAdventDecor Instagram thread!



I love the front porch “O HOLY NIGHT!”



Laura’s home featured last spring in our Decorating A Catholic Home post.



The precious (empty) manger at the base of the tree…



A beautiful Advent Wreath with Our Lady of Hope…


A manger with the Advent Wreath…


A handprint Advent Wreath the children made…


Amber made a silhouette for the window…


as well as a nativity tea light!




Karen made a wonderful tradition to use this expectant Mary and Joseph set as an alternative to the Elf on the Shelf… moving them throughout their home nightly.


Gotta have the Fisher Price and Playmobil sets for the kids to play with!





A lovely sacrifice manger!


Lots of gorgeous purple in Sumer’s home!


Another lovely statue set…


The chalkboard art is perfect here…


A Jesse tree and a peg doll nativity!



Erika’s family made their own beeswax Advent candles from Holy Heros!


Another beautiful Jesse tree!


Mother of Life picture can be found here.


And a beautiful child friendly Melissa and Doug wooden nativity set!


Friends, may you have the most blessed remainder of Advent.  I pray this image round up brings you joy and inspiration! O Come O Come Emmanuel!

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GIVEAWAY: A Catholic Jesse Tree Ornament Set!

GIVEAWAY: A Catholic Jesse Tree Ornament Set!

It’s Advent 2016!  Happy New Liturgical Year, Sistas!  Advent is my *favorite* time of year and we are still adding to our Advent traditions that we do together at home.  You can see my own home tour post from last year here. And don’t feel bad if your home doesn’t look like my does in that post just yet.  We just returned from an out of town trip over Thanksgiving and I still have several things to finish getting out.

Our long standing tradition that we have been doing for years is the Jesse Tree, and it is hands down everyone’s favorite!  This fall I participated in a SWAP where a group of Catholic women exchanged a set of rustic log ornaments through the mail.  This set of ornaments is great because it is Catholic and it corresponds with the Holy Hero Jesse Tree DVD.  I painted an extra set with you all in mind and am so excited to giveaway these gorgeous ornaments to one of you!

GIVEAWAY: A Catholic Jesse Tree Ornament Set!

This set of Catholic Jesse tree ornaments has been lovingly painted and prayed over by women all over the United States of America.  The winner will receive a full set of the 34 ornaments shipped to their home.  (USA addresses only please.)  Please comment below with why you or your family would benefit from this set and I will pick a winner Thursday, December 1st at 12PM CST! 

But wait, I also need your help!  In the upcoming weeks I would like to put together a Home Tour post with all of your beautiful Advent displays.  Would you please take a second to send me some photos of your home and/or your family this Advent season?  I’m looking for any way that you celebrate- decorations, displays, traditions, etc.  Use the hashtag #CSAdventDecor on Instagram or email your photos to: hello (at) janalinhood (dot) com


UPDATE:  Mary Jones is the winner of the Jesse Tree ornaments!  Mary, please email me your mailing address to hello (at) janalinhood (dot) com!