Dress: H and M
Belt and boots: Target
Necklace: Mortar and pestle pendant, a gift from my internship at a colonial apothecary shop
Lessons and Carols is a lovely Advent tradition that I only discovered in the past few years. It combines hymns with scripture readings (the lessons), focusing on prophetic readings about the Messiah. I love how it gives me time to reflect on how long-awaited Jesus' coming really was.
I also appreciate that The Betrothed's choir director picks lots of great Advent hymns that pack some theological heft. Celebrating the Incarnation should not reduce Christians to Ricky Bobby, cooing over "sweet little 8 pound 5 ounce baby Jesus in your crib with your Baby Einstein videos" and his pretty mommy. As our priests were so good at explaining yesterday, Christ's arrival for a suffering world means so much more than that.