Advent has dominated my thoughts for quite a while now - I find it very exciting. It is the season of remembering that Jesus came and joined us here on earth and that He is going to come again. Of remembering Emmanuel - God with us, forever.
Of course it is also a very busy time of year, although I've been trying to mitigate that by being organised and also trying not to wear myself out, which has led to having to turn down some invitations. I've not fully recovered from November's spectacular crash unfortunately. However, I think that keeping it quiet can be a good way to go. I was even thinking the other day that spending Advent in retreat, focussing on Jesus and meditating on His coming would not be a bad way of preparing for Christmas.
I've been finding this song hugely exciting, the bell like chorus of "Christ is born" is wonderful. The song and its sheet music, is available as a free download, along with four others, on Kingsway's website, although you do need to create a log in.
The angel above is made using a pattern from ravelry, Nordic Angels, I think they're rather charming and look even nicer when hung up, I'll try to get a picture when we put our Christmas tree up. The glitter comes from knitting in a strand of Drops glitter, as with the snowman.