St. Joseph’s feast day is coming up on March 19, and it’s actually a solemnity, which is a little higher ranking than a feast day. In other words- it’s a fun and important day! There are a lot of ways to celebrate the solemnity of St. Joseph at home. Last year, we made a St. Joseph altar for the first time, and it was a ton of fun! We’re totally making another one this year, and I’ll be linking it up at Evann’s St. Joseph Altar Blog Fest 2011! All the coolest bloggers are going to be there.
If you’re thinking that you have no idea of how to go about making a St. Joseph’s Altar at your home, then you need to check out my post on St. Joseph Altar for Beginners, because that was soooo me last year! But I put everything you need to know in one easy-to-bite-off blog post. (And no, you don’t need a super fancy St. Joseph statue to have your own altar- it’s all in my beginners post!)
If you’re looking for ideas of different foods and things to place on your St. Joseph Altar, check out last year’s post about St. Joseph Altar ideas, including one of my favorite (and very easy projects) where you carve symbolic fig newtons!
If you’re still feeling intimidated about putting together a St. Joseph altar, check out this cut and color version from the Virtual St. Joseph altar. Very easy and cute!
I also have a post with links to a bunch of different Saint Joseph printables. From paper dolls and prayer cards to coloring pages and lapbooks, there’s a lot of free stuff available!
If you’re not feeling up to anything complicated and your printer is out of ink, just serve some sloppy Joe’s and tell your kids about how awesome Saint Joseph is! God bless!