For the third year in a row, we will use our “Today for Lent” cards to mark each of the forty days of Lent with prayer, kindness and sacrifice. This is a wonderful, tangible way to bring Lent and Easter into our home every day.
The cards are back in the mudroom this year. We are in and out so much, that I love having that gentle reminder to “live Lent” every time we come and go.
Each morning at breakfast we pick a card for the day. While most don’t require any sort of preparation, there are few that we save for the weekend. For today, Ash Wednesday, we chose a simple “be joyful; not complain”. The card of the day goes up on the board in the mudroom.
A tacked a few others up here so you can see how we keep them through the Lenten season. On Easter we have a wonderful visual reminder.
If you’re curious, we gave up “giving up” back when we started this. After thirty some odd years of giving up french fries or candy or Coke, it just seemed silly when I started explaining it to the littles. I think that the sacrifice can be so much more personal and intentional, and maybe just maybe have effects that last much longer than forty days.
I will leave y’all with a quick shot of Elsa. She never leaves my side… except when digging holes in the yard. :-)
You can find the free printable file HERE >>> Today for Lent. The first pages include our cards, and the last page is blank should you like to make your own.
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