A Lovely, Easy Advent Wreath for Your Mailbox


A huge thank you to Celine McCoy for sharing her amazingly creative (and yet easy and affordable) ideas for home Advent decorations. In this wonderful PDF file, Celine shares her directions for creating home made Advent banners and flags, and a lovely Advent Wreath that is the perfect outdoor decoration for this season. To download Celine’s full set of instructions, click here and have fun decorating your home for Advent!

Mailbox Advent Wreath Instructions


If You Don’t Have a Mailbox

Update: Celine has been kind enough to create a wonderful second set of ideas for those who do not have mailboxes! Here’s the PDF file for some alternative Advent decoration project ideas!




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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.


  1. Even if I can’t get this together/done this year (very doubtful), it WILL be on our mailbox next year…and the banner will be on our door as well! I’m even thinking that mini versions of the banner would be great as Advent gifts for our parish…and the Advent wreath would be great for CCD class b/c it would teach the kids about Advent w/out having to light candles in class (quite dangerous w/all those 6 yr olds around the table!). LOVE this project…thanks for sharing & God bless your Advent!!!

  2. Celine McCoy on

    Thanks to Lisa for posting this and to everyone for your kind comments! I’m thrilled that this idea might catch on around the country (and the world?).

    Just wanted to add a little note about the candle flames: if you have trouble cutting a smooth line–or if a child is doing the cutting–it actually can look very artistic to cut the flame and center with jagged edges. (Keeping the outer circle as round as possible.) And feel free to use different combinations of colors, i.e., a white background, yellow flame, and orange center. I chose yellow for the outer circle as being the most eye-catching out of doors, but if you’re making one that will stay indoors, then any color would do. You could even use 3 pink and 1 purple for the outer circles (opposite of the candle color).

    A Blessed Advent to you all!

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