We planted an amaryllis bulb today on the window sill of the playroom. I'm hoping it will bloom by Christmas, but I may be cutting it a little close.
At least we will have the anticipation of it's bright bloom all during advent. I've been trying to find new ways for our family to revel in the symbolism of the anticipation of Christ's coming. It is such a rich time, and after Christmas, I often feel as if I have not really taken the time or initiative to ponder it enough.
Do you have any simple advent traditions that you have found meaningful for your family at this time that you'd be willing to share?