Today, I’d like to offer you an Advent Giveaway!!
The winner will receive this lovely package of the Giving Manger and an Advent Journal…
Just leave a comment here, and your name will be added! It is always great to hear from you. 🙂
I will announce the winner next Monday, November 15th!
You will receive…
The Giving Manger!
I was able to get this last year after Christmas so I could gift it to you this Advent. I have never used one but it looked like it could be helpful to someone!
The Giving Manger helps families shift the focus of Christmas back to giving. A piece of straw is placed in the manger for each kind deed or act of service performed. On Christmas Day, the Baby is placed in the manger filled with service and love. As your family works together to give gifts of service you will find your hearts and home filled with more joy during the holiday season than ever before.
Each Box Set Includes:
The Giving Manger Picture Book: a heartwarming story with beautiful cut-paper illustrations that presents the tradition and will get kids excited about participating.
Wooden Manger: to be placed in a visible spot in the home, waiting to be filled
Bundle of Straw: pieces of straw to be placed in the manger after each act of service
Baby Jesus: to be placed in the manger on Christmas day
Each item in the box is built to last so your family can keep the tradition going year after year.
The Giveaway will also include:
Advent is such a special season! And you are about to make it more meaningful than you ever have!
This Advent journal is for busy moms who need a little help making this season special within the home. It will help you stay on track and be consistent with the customs you have decided to incorporate within your four walls.
I have broken it down into bite-sized tidbits that, when laid out for you, will be easy to accomplish. As you check each item off you will get a sense of fulfillment knowing you are getting done what is truly important in this expectant season! The other things will get done….but first things first!
At midnight, on Christmas Eve, when Baby Jesus arrives, you and your family will look back upon your Advent and sigh with satisfaction, knowing you truly have celebrated with the Church, that you have put your best foot forward in making this a spiritual, enchanting, holy time for all!
The first few pages of this book will have a run-down of the special Advent customs and activities that will be on your checklist each day. They are simple, they are doable.
I hope this Advent is more special than ever as we walk hand-in-hand making the Liturgy come alive in our homes!
One time in 1949 Padre Pio was talking with a certain doctor who was very close to him. They were discussing prayers for the dead. Padre Pio said to him, “Maybe you don’t know that even now I can pray for the happy death of my great-grandfather!” But the doctor remarked that he has been dead for many, many years. Then Padre Pio explained, “For the Lord the past does not exist. Everything is an eternal present. These prayers had already been taken into account. And so I repeat that even now I can pray for the happy death of my great-grandfather!”
Let these journals help you along on your Catholic journey!
The Catholic Boy’s and Girl’s Traditional 30-Day Journals! Let’s keep our youth engaged in the Faith! Let’s teach them how to be organized, how to prioritize, how to keep on top of, first, the Spiritual things in their lives, and then the other daily duties that God requires of them… Available here.
Beginning with the first day of Advent and continuing through the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord, these selections from the immortal pen of Fulton J. Sheen encourage readers to explore the essence and promise of the season. Those looking to grow in their prayer life and become more attuned to the joy of Advent and Christmas will find a wonderful guide in this spiritual companion….
You are about to make the season of Advent more meaningful than you ever have! This Advent journal is for busy moms who need a little help making this season special within the home. It will help you stay on track and be consistent with the customs you have decided to incorporate within your four walls. I have broken it down into bite-sized tidbits that, when laid out for you, will be easy to accomplish. As you check each item off you will get a sense of fulfillment knowing you are getting done what is truly important in this expectant season! The other things will get done….but first things first! At midnight, on Christmas Eve, when Baby Jesus arrives, you and your family will look back upon your Advent and sigh with satisfaction, knowing you truly have celebrated with the Church, that you have put your best foot forward in making this a spiritual, enchanting, holy time for all! The first few pages of this book will have a run-down of the special Advent customs and activities that will be on your checklist each day. They are simple, they are doable. I hope this Advent is more special than ever as we walk hand-in-hand making the Liturgy come alive in our homes!
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Teresa Poss said:
Another lovely post! I’m waiting for Advent with excitement. I love the time to slow down and grow in anticipation of the birth of the Lord daily. Such a fruitful time.
This would be a great addition to our traditions!! I love the journal ideas!
Erin Menke said:
This is beautiful! Thank you for hosting this raffle!
That journal is beautiful. Thank you for the book suggestions too.
The advent journal is very nice, and I use it so far every advent! Thank you! Beautiful tidbit from Padre Pio. 🙂
Rhea Wilson said:
Thank you for all your support in our family lives!
Amanda Gerten said:
I LOVE Advent! I already have the journal in my cart, so I’ll wait a week and see if I’m lucky 🙂
Thank you for offering this give away and thank you for your beautiful blog!
May God bless you and all your family!
I’m looking forward to Advent this year. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.
Thank you for all the “traditional” encouragement.
Thank you for thinking of us and doing this giveaway. Your resources have been a blessing to our family. God bless you!
Catheirne Fernandes said:
Thank you for doing this giveaway! Your posts have really been a help for me
What a beautiful idea on this lovely blog! Thank you so much for wonderful inspirations! God bless you!
I love how these resources focus on creating an intentional, Christ-centered Advent for the whole family. Beautifully done!
Both items are lovely!
We are on a quest to start some solid traditions for our kids. These look great!
I haven’t seen the Giving Manger before. I’ve been appreciating the journal from afar :). They would be beautiful in the home during Advent. God bless you & yours.
Ashley Miller said:
Love the idea of the giving manger! That’s such a great way to remind yourself to do acts of kindness.
Thank you so much for the lovely giveaway!
Ramitha Julian said:
Wowwww.Such a lovely giveaway. God bless your family for such generous giveaway.
Thank you for another inspiring post! I always look forward to new ones.
Elizabeth Fernandes said:
Thank you for this giveaway! I love reading all y’alls posts. They have helped me.
Amy G said:
You are my favorite blog on the whole web. I only wish I had found your material sooner into my marriage and motherhood journey. The Giving Manger is a beautiful tradition, and I am sure your Advent journal is very advEntageous.
Thanks for this beautiful and inspiring blog! I have learned so much!! Would love to win, thank you for the opportunity!
Loretta Meyerhofer said:
Hey there… what a blessing you are to us weary wives and mothers! I really love recieving your daily messages in my email…I just don’t open them as often as I would like. Thank you for all you do… and God bless you for your efforts.
Marie Kelly said:
What a charming set! This would make a perfect addition to my hope chest. 🙂
Jennifer Marie Barbosa said:
That journal looks so beautiful! I absolutely love Advent!
Thank you so much for this generous giveaway. Advent is so important to the season.
Advent helps us to remember that gift giving and decorations are a small part of the Christmas holiday.
This is such a lovely and thoughtful giveaway. Thank you
I’ve never used a journal before — a bit reticent to jump in and try it. Thanks for the nice giveaway.
Thank You for this beautiful giveaway. Advent is such an important season to prepare for the birth of Jesus . God Bless.
Eydie Tyer said:
What a beautiful advent tradition! I used your advent journal last year and loved it. Thank you for inspiring me on my renewed faith journey.
My children do giving mangers at school and I’ve been wanting to start the tradition at home for the rest of the family!
Hi Finer Feminity,
This sounds like a perfect thing for Advent…. I’ve tried to make a journal like this for us before, but yours sounds so much nicer!
Your blog is lovely! Thank you for all the inspiration and advice!
Amy Edwards said:
Thank you, Leann, as always! God bless you and your family.
Looking forward to this Advent especially because we have a little one due a week before Christmas! I always have to slow down at the end of pregnancies so I’m hoping it will give me the opportunity to really have a slower more prayerful Advent. Praying all the ladies who visit this site have a very blessed Advent!
Mary Alice Sobczak said:
Wishing you and your whole family a blessed advent and a most peaceful and loving Christmas. Thanks for all you do to help us live better Catholic lives.
Thank you for all your beautiful and inspiring articles. This week I realized we are only a few weeks away from Advent and I really want to focus on this time of preparation with my children (5, 4, and 18 months). I have felt the last several years that Advent goes by so quickly and I miss it! But living Advent well leads quite naturally to a more fruitful Christmas. So, praying I can give that gift to my children this year.
Julia V said:
I have wanted to begin the giving manger tradition with my family for years. Maybe this Advent I finally will. 🙂
Thank you for all your posts, ideas, examples, suggestions and experiences that you share on the blog. I always love to read and learn a lot from them! God bless!
Shelley Firkus said:
I would love to gift this to my daughter to do with her 5 children. Such a nice idea to prepare for Christmas!
I did not know that Padre Pio Story! Thank you for sharing information and encouragement for wives and mothers- information that is rare to find and truly valuable. God bless you and your family.
I’m so happy & excited for advent to come!💖
Thank you for your beautiful posts. What a blessing!
I loved my Advent journal last year!!
Erica Piferrer said:
Happy Thanksgiving to your family. God bless you all.
Thank you for the beautiful feminine guidance you give. So needed in today’s world.
May God bless you and reward you in this Ministry.
I look forward to reading all your beautiful inspiring posts!
God bless you.
Mary Anne Letourneau said:
I look forward to get back to reading the blog and would like to enter the giveaway.
Thank you, Leane.