The church tradition I was raised in shied away from any practices that were similar to what more liturgical churches might do. So of course this meant we didn’t celebrate Lent or even Advent. But I think there’s a great deal of spiritual benefit to taking time each year to focus more intently on what Christ has done for us. I have loved teaching the kids the story of redemption throughout Advent season so I’ve been thinking of trying to do something similar during Lent season this year. I’ve done “resurrection eggs” with the kids the past few years but I really want to do something that lasts longer than a week.
I found a cute hand made tree that I’m calling my “resurrection tree.” It even has a “rose of Sharon” at the top:) It makes me think of new life and growth. This year we are going to start out by making an ornament each week during Lent and then one each day during Holy Week. Eventually, I’d like to have an ornament for each of the forty days of Lent. The ornaments are going to cover the story of redemption as well as the final week of Christ’s life. It’s a similar idea to what we did during Advent (in fact I’m tempted to climb in the attic and get it all down). But my oldest, the artistic one, is excited about making ornaments so I can’t let him down:)