Little HolyDays: Christmas Eve Edition!

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The waiting is almost over! Our Lord is almost here! It has been such a joy to observe Advent along with so many of you that participated in this link up.

Today I get to “curate” the posts from last week and share my very favorites with you. But I’ll be honest, I had a hard time narrowing it down. There were so many beautiful posts.  I was inspired by the reflections on Advent and waiting in hope during the difficult days following the tragedy in CT. And I loved the pockets of joy in seeing how your families observe holy time. Thank you, each and every one who participated!

I adored Sarah O’s posts this week on 12 Nativity Focused Picture Books. Some of our favorite overlap! And I also really resonated with her Why We Don’t “Celebrate” Santa Claus. We’re not Santa haters or anything (and neither is she), but it’s just not part of our celebrations (although we love to celebrate St. Nicholas on his feast day, Dec. 6th).

This post at A Catholic Heart for Home reminded me that I really want to start observing the O Antiphons next year. One year at a time, right?

And this lovely post at Frontier Dreams makes me really want to step up my game for St. Lucy’s Day next year (my daughter’s name day.) It’s unlikely that I’ll be pregnant and pukey next December so adorable costumes might actually happen.

And be sure to check out That Married Couple for some lovely ideas for starting new traditions that highlight the Nativity of Our Lord on Christmas Day.

All the links were so good that I had a hard time narrowing down my favorites so please check them all out here when you get a minute.

I’ll be linking up this week with a post on how we’ll be celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas and I hope you’ll participate, too 🙂


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We are three Catholic bloggers who love to observe the liturgical year to deepen our families’ faith and build up the domestic church. We would love to hear about your family’s celebrations and traditions! Please join us in “redeeming the time” in this Year of Faith by sharing your posts about feast days, liturgical seasons, etc. in this new linkup. We are starting at the beginning of the Liturgical Year: The Season of Advent!


Don’t forget to stop by my wonderful co-hosts Molly Makes Do and  Mother/Daughter Duo Tammy and Hannah @ DualingMoms for more great posts and ideas today and throughout the week.


Today’s link-up will be live until Midnight Saturday and you’re always welcome to leave a message on Twitter or in comments of any posts if you’d like a post to be added to our Little HolyDays Pinboard.

For the three of us, this link up is a way in which we plan on exploring and deepening our Catholic faith, but we would really love to hear from bloggers of all denominations and practices.

We welcome you to share your own reflections, feasts, festivals, and celebrations as they fall within each week of December.

Please take a moment to visit the other linkers and leave a short comment to let them know you were there!

As moderators of this link up, we will reserve the right to remove any offensive or off-topic posts as we see fit, in order to maintain a positive and understanding atmosphere.

Please link back to one of the hosts to let your readers know you were participating in Little HolyDays (and you can grab our Little HolyDays button.)


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  1. says

    I’m excited and honoured that one of my posts was chosen as one of your favourites. This has been a great link up that really helped me to keep my focus on Advent and waiting. I have gotten some great thoughts to reflect on as well some interesting ideas to try at least next year for those that were not possible this year.

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