March is here and that means the countdown to Easter has begun.
I know that the countdown really begins with Lent, but I refuse to do even one Spring-y looking thing until March, so around here, that is when we start breaking out the pastels and the nest.
But of course we are still in Lent. So how to bridge the gap between walking in the desert and celebrating new life?
A banner of course! (What did we do before Banners became the answer to almost all our decorating dilemmas? Seriously.)
This week I took A Homemade Year out for a test drive. On Wednesday night, after a belly warming meal of chicken veggie soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, I read a chapter from the book to members of our church family and then together, we made some Lent inspired crafts, including this banner.
I chose the word REMEMBER for several reasons, one of them being that the it has the same amount of letters as ALLELUIA. In many Christian churches the word Alleluia is not said or sung between Lent and Easter. At our church the kids even went as far as burying them in the garden so that none of us would be tempted. Part of the fun of this banner is that you can turn it around after midnight on Easter and when the kids get up for breakfast Easter morning they will see a big ole Alleluia shinning down on them in addition to their baskets full of chocolate bunnies and marshmallow eggs.
8 Book Pages, with V cut on bottom
Letters for Alleluia and Remember cut from colorful paper
3 Yards of Ribbon