Christmas Novena Chaplet

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I had been desiring some accountability for the Christmas novena, a vital part of my family’s Advent plan.  I was inspired by Summer via Elizabeth’s post .  Additional inspiration came from Jennifer at Family Feast and Feria

The chaplets are easy to make.  In fact, I’m sure most of us have the supplies on hand.

I opted to attach a prayer card (that can be found here) so that it was always accessible.  The prayer card is small enough to fit into a pocket but big enough to read without a magnifying glass – no excuses!

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We made the chaplets using the same techniques as St. Therese’s Sacrifice Beads.  The instructions can be be found here. 

supplies - chaplet

SUPPLIES:

  • ribbon or thread
  • beads
  • scissors
  • optional:

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DIRECTIONS:

  • cut ribbon to the desired length
  • string the beads on using the technique shown hereribbon
    • tape the ends of the ribbon prior to lacing  

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This is how the chaplets will look without the prayer card.

  • optional:

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    • print/cut prayer card
    • hole punch top of card
    • lace the card with the remaining ribbon from the chaplet
    • tie of the ribbon

 Christmas Novena Chaplet with prayer card

May this meditative prayer help us increase our awareness of the real focus of Christmas and helps us prepare ourselves spiritually for His coming.

8 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I've seen those type used as St. Therese beads but never thought of it for the novena! Love having the prayer attached! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  2. Great idea. I just covered a few of the prayer cards with clear packing tape to reinforce them and added the chalets to them. The packing tape works nicely if you don't have a laminating machine on hand.

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  3. This is such a great idea, Lena!

    I printed off your cards the other day, laminated them, and gave one to each person in our family (the sheet of nine was perfect for us!) We have been praying it together as a family at dinner time.

    Thank you so much for sharing the printable!

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  4. This is such a great idea, Lena!

    I printed off your cards the other day, laminated them, and gave one to each person in our family (the sheet of nine was perfect for us!) We have been praying it together as a family at dinner time.

    Thank you so much for sharing the printable!

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  5. ALL FOR! i am happy to share where and when i am able.

    karen - great supplement for lamination. now you know what to put on your christmas wish list, a laminating machine. you can get one for under 25 at costco (wal-mart or target). it's worth every penny!

    jessica - i'm delighted that we will be united in prayer and usage of the printable prayer card. :) my girls have been talking about their pen pals for some time now. a letter is definitely in the works. they're great at writing and i'm terrible at mailing - mea culpa. ;)

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  6. Great idea! I posted it to my blog FB page, thanks for sharing!

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  7. What a beautiful project!! I love it.

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  8. I'm trying to get my ready. Hadn't thought about using ribbon. Yours are beautiful.

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