The Nativity Fast should be a period of calm and joy as we prepare for the birth of our Lord, but instead it often becomes hectic amid the demands of the Christmas season. Regain peace and purpose with a guided planner just for the forty days of the Winter Lent!
Holly & Ivy is a planner for Orthodox Christian families to use from Advent through Theophany. This practical and devotional guide includes fasting information for each day, as well as special planners for spiritual and practical concerns: family goals, prayer, almsgiving, dietary fasting and meal planning, gratitude, memories, budgeting, daily planners for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and forty Activity Cards with daily activities to use as you count down the days of Advent in your little church. This year, we have revised and expanded the Advent Planner to include six study guides for reflecting on the season: Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Thanksgiving, St. Nicholas Day, Sunday of the Forefathers, Christmas, and Theophany.
Lenten Pantry organizer to prepare for the fasting season
Six weeks of meal planning pages with daily fasting designations
Family gratitude worksheet
Seasonal budget planner
Thanksgiving menu planner
Thanksgiving grocery list
Thanksgiving potluck organizer
Thanksgiving Day hourly schedule
Christmas gift planner
Christmas menu planner
Christmas grocery list
Christmas potluck organizer
Christmas Day hourly schedule
Gift shipping organizer
Thank you list
Six study guides with an overview, Epistle and Gospel readings, hymns, and questions for reflection for the days of Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Thanksgiving, St. Nicholas Day, Sunday of the Forefathers, Christmas, and Theophany
Memories worksheet with prompts for recording special memories from this year and ideas for next year
40 activities to do each day as you count down to Christmas
40 activity cards to cut out and use as you count down the days
Bonus downloads: a printable single-page individual gratitude list for the entire season; and a printable Christmas card tracker
Designed in the USA
This is a PDF file for printing at home. No physical planner will be shipped to you. Sorry, but no returns are accepted on downloadable items.
OUR PLANNERS ARE UNIQUE
Every product we make has a single origin: the daily liturgical life of Orthodox Christianity. But we manage the design and production of our products from top to bottom, as well. Everything we make is bespoke—designed by us and proudly produced in the USA just for Parousia Press.
Unsure which calendar you need? NS is the New Calendar, which means you observe the feast of Nativity (Christmas) on December 25. OS is the Old Calendar, which means you observe Nativity on January 7.