The great thing about the O Antiphons is, they don’t start until December 17! That means even if you missed the boat with an Advent wreath or a Jesse tree, you’ve still got time for this!
If you’re not familiar with the O Antiphons, or even if you are, I suggest that you read my page all about the O Antiphons before moving on. I want to be very clear that the O Antiphons are not like the Jesse tree in that the focus is not about having a “thing” where you move or hang something every day to celebrate these. However, a lot of people around blog-land have really cool things they’ve made that I would compare to a Jesse tree in that way. That’s a neat idea because you only have to build it once, and you would have it year after year. Here are some of my favorites.
O Antiphon Printable
In The Advent Christmas Planner on page 41, I included an introduction to the O Antiphons, and then 3 pages with the golden night novena mixed in with the lyrics to “O Come O Come Emmanuel.” This makes observing these days a snap all with one resource! This is what we use to simply celebrate these days in our home.
O Antiphon Crafts
- Hands down, this is my favorite O Antiphon craft. It’s reproducible with supplies from any craft store, meaningful, and the supplies are a reasonable price.
- Check out this O Antiphon poinsettia wreath craft– very cute and simple!
- I absolutely love these do it yourself O Antiphon tree ornaments. (They have been on my “to-make” list for years.)
- And here is a very classy set of printable O Antiphon ornaments that would be super easy to assemble. (I know the post says Jesse Tree ornaments, but trust me, scroll down and you’ll see them.)
- Check out these cute food ideas to go with the O Antiphons!
O Antiphon Printable Prayers
- This O Antiphon prayer companion is free to print, and is absolutely beautiful! (Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the post for the links. Even thought it says “updated 2012″, it’s good for every year.
O Come O Come Emmanuel- Printable Lyrics
- There is a printable page with all the verses you need here. (Again, scroll all the way to the bottom of the post for the link.)
- Here is a printable coloring page for kids with the refrain of O Come O Come Emmanuel. Very cute!
Also, you can find all of my Advent and Christmas resources for Catholic families here.Pin It