Scripture Wrapped Advent Candles

DIY scripture advent candles from

"At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of advent by loving and serving others with God's own love and concern." Mother Teresa Growing up,  we never had advent calendars filled with chocolates and prizes. The only countdown we had were these darling paper houses from Hallmark where each door and window opened to reveal a meaningful word about the season. The celebration of Advent in our house was reserved for simple white candles tucked into a tabletop … [Read more...]

Mason Jar Advent Calendar & Advent-ures


I could see it all so clearly in my mind. The twinkling lights of the Christmas tree in the corner of the room. Perry Como’s voice crooning as only he can croon those holiday classics. Snow flakes gently falling outside the window. Steaming cups of hot cocoa with marshmallows and my family gathered together perhaps wearing matching holiday pajamas.  My husband would take out his Bible and read to us about the story of that first Christmas. The kids would be so moved by the moment that they … [Read more...]

O Holy Night Mirror and Advent Mantel

family room Christmas tree

Friday was a day of unspeakable tragedy, loss and heartache. We are grieving along with the rest of the world and we have held our loved ones a little bit...ok...A LOT...closer. It can sound trite to say that we are praying for those who've lost, but we truly are. Our mothers hearts ache. There are some bloggers who've chosen to have this be a day of silence and we respect that. But, we've chosen something different today. We've chosen to share what or rather WHO can bring light into the … [Read more...]

Simple DIY Advent Calendar


Whew! Is everyone recovered from Thanksgiving? We are moving into full-on Holiday mode here at the Fence and we are excited to be sharing with you some great projects this week to get the season started! Before we get to today's post we want to let you know that you can find out how to make this darling Cinnamon Stick Ornament by checking out Vanessa's post over at FOLK today. Now, we are thrilled to have our Guest Contributor Julie here today sharing this adorable Advent Calendar she made … [Read more...]