If you are like me, St. Nicolas Day, Advent, and Christmas all sneak up on me way too fast and I'm never prepared. It often feels like it goes so fast that I don't get to enjoy it!
This year I'm working on doing little things that will help me keep my focus on Christ this year. One thing that I'm doing and I'll invite you to do also is the Advent Scripture Challenge. Over 200 of us in our Facebook group are reading the daily readings and sharing our thoughts and meditations. We are using the book 4 Simple Steps for Better Meditations, which is free as a PDF download at this time. You don't have to use the book but many find it very helpful with learning to focus.
Our family celebrates St. Nicolas Day, December 6th, each year by putting out our shoes in hope that St. Nicholas will fill them with goodies. If your family does this as well, here's some things from Real Life Rosary that would be good shoe or stocking fillers...
Candy Rosary or Candy Rosary Kit - we often put candy in the kids shoes, usually in the form of "gold coins", gold foil wrapped chocolate coins. Our Candy Rosaries and Kits can help kids stay focused for the rosary and reward them with a treat.
Single Decade Chaplets - these are extremely popular. They are small, soft, and perfect for kids hands. Available in 40 colors!
Necklaces and Bracelets - Our necklaces are beautiful and fun to wear. They use a barrel clasp for easy removal. Add a Saint Medal for only $1. The bracelets are adjustable and will fit anyone. Both are available in 40 colors!
A Visit to Church - although this may not fit in a shoe or stocking, this wonderful book will help children of all ages learn about the things they see in the Church and what they are used for in the Mass.
Key-chains make a nice gift for teens and young drivers. The single decade chaplet is easily detachable for prayer time. Available in 40 Colors.
Finally, any of our rosaries make great gifts for any occasion. They are available in 40 colors or design your own tri-color rosary for endless combinations that may match a favorite sports team, school, or club.
I hope you make this the best Advent ever and I hope Real Life Rosary can help make that happen!
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