The season of Advent (the four Sundays before Christmas Day) are normally used to prepare – we decorate our homes, plan our Christmas meal, shop for gifts and trim our Christmas tree but how much attention do we give to preparing spiritually for the celebration of Christ’s birth?

What can we do this year to prepare our hearts and minds for Christmas?

Here are three practical suggestions:

1. Use an Advent devotional calendar for personal or family devotions.

2. Be involved with the annual Kingsview Christmas Toy Tree and Hamper project.

3. Visit someone who needs cheering up.