In honor of the Easter season and the #Hallelujah campaign that is going on here at Sugardoodle, we joyfully introduce our Easter Advent for Holy Week with you. The thought process behind this project was to create an advent much like what SugarDoodle created for the #ASaviorIsBorn campaign this past Christmas. In this kit, there are 10 mini devotionals that are completely do-able for families to share in a 15 minute family study. I include additional enrichment activities and crafts that may be added to your devotionals and require just a little more effort to plan and schedule, but not necessary to the meaning in the lesson. Anyone can do this, we’ve made it so easy! Start off by downloading and printing all the pieces at once on your home printer or on a digital color commercial printer like at a Fed Ex Kinkos branch. Some assembly is required with the Palm Leaf garland.
The artwork is an incredible value. Each page was hand-painted and hand-lettered by me to create the kit. There are 20 original art prints that would retail at an average price of $3 each in the SugarDoodle store, but we included all 20 of them at a sale price of $9.95! Note: In addition to this main kit, we are offering larger size downloads with a few of the prints included in this kit for $3.50 each if you want a variety of sizes for your gallery wall.
Follow the SugarDoodle blog throughout the upcoming week, starting this Monday, and I will guide you through each day of this Easter Advent for Holy Week. I’ll be sharing lots of images with several possibilities. Won’t you join us here? Find the kit available HERE.
This guest post was submitted by Aimee Ferre. She grew up in the desert of East Mesa in Arizona, but married a mountain loving Utah boy. She currently lives in Sandy, Utah and is a mom to 3 daughters. She owns a small crafting business where she creates holiday decor and specializes in hand-lettering. You can always find her creating new projects or planning gatherings for friends and family. Follow her on Instagram to see what is currently on her desk or find her at aimeeferre.com.
Thank You’s and Photo Credits:
I want to briefly share the experience I had in meeting with Janet Hales, author of a beautiful book entitled , A Christ Centered Easter: Day by Day Activites to Celebrate Easter Week: Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2002. (A resource I recommend getting your hands on if you don’t already have that little gem in your library.) Have you ever met someone and felt like you’ve known them for a long time? Yes, that describes my first greeting with Janet: Warm, calm, gentile, brilliant and very articulate. She has a very strong relationship the Savior and wants nothing more than for her family to have that same depth and adoration for Him. I owe so much of what I included in these devotionals to her recommendations about celebrating the life, crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Christ. She bore such a powerful testimony to me of the importance of the Easter season being centered on our Savior. I couldn’t help but catch the vision, and had images immediately come to my mind when considering where to start.
Thank you to my dear friend and personal family photographer, Amy Little. Yeah, she’s pretty much my bestie when it comes to capturing my life’s most important occasions and people. But don’t steal her. Or rather, don’t steal her when I need her. She’s incredible, and I couldn’t have captured the visuals for this project without her. I mean, just look at her point and shoot. She made melted butter and marshmallows look amazing
My other big thank you goes to my go-to technology expert and another contributor to this Sugardoodle blog (and her own blog, MeckMom). She’s a computer whiz and did all the layouts for this project. When I grow up, I want to be as technologically nerdy and beautiful as her. Thank you Maria, for keeping your eye rolls to yourself when I asked dumb questions and for filming Adobe Illustrator tutorials just for me. I admit, I’m incredibly technology challenged, and she helped hide all of that from you, until now.