I grew up in a Baptist/non-denominational home so Lent wasn’t really part of my childhood. It was something I heard about from time to time and friends said it was a misguided practice. But when my family later came to Catholicism, I began to understand why Lent is so meaningful.Read more
We spent many years trying to preserve Advent, but we always ended up with a problem: by the time we were ready to start celebrating, everyone else was tossing their Christmas trees to the curb!
It made for a depressing season.
A few years ago, we set out to solve this problem. It took some trial and error, but we now preserve Advent and important cultural traditions — all while staying sane.