We love Lent and the traditions we’ve built around it. I love this time to focus on Jesus. We keep Lent simple. The focus is on prayer, fasting, and giving.
1. We drape a purple silk on the mantle to remind us of the liturgical season. We also light a purple candle every night at supper.
2. We have a “crown of thorns” and every time someone does a good deed, we remove one thorn. We used a salt dough wreath in the past, but this year, I wanted to use a grapevine wreath from the store. However, I never made it there, so now we are just removing toothpick thorns from a jar and hoping our jar will be empty of thorns by Easter.
3. We hide the Alleluia. This year we painted the word on a scrap of wood and hid it in a little box that we will open on Easter Sunday at breakfast.
How do you observe Lent in your home?