The season of Advent is a season of joyful waiting and watching for the arrival of God to humanity. This happened once before when Jesus was born, and we look forward to the joys of Christmas. Jesus also promised to come again in power and glory, and so Advent is a time for us to reflect on our readiness to meet him on that day.
Advent is a season that you can celebrate at home as well as in church! Whether you have an Advent wreath on your dining room table or you have an Advent calendar on your wall, it's a wonderful way to bring religious observance into your home. Who knows? You might even get into the habit of praying at home throughout the year! Here are some resources to help your Advent anticipation.
Not quite sure how to explain what exactly Advent is? This video by Busted Halo can help.
Advent Activities for Families and Kids - One of a variety of resource and activity lists available from Mustard Seed Associates, including, Celebrate with Simplicity This Christmas and Advent Candle Light Liturgy.
King of Peace Advent Page - A parish resource page about the traditions of Advent, including Advent wreaths and Jesse Trees.