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The Third Week of Advent: Coloring Activities

By Ann Zlotnik

The candles for the first, second and fourth weeks of Advent are purple, but the candle for the third week is rose. It symbolizes joy — the joy we feel knowing that the birth of Christ is very near. 

What is more joyful than coloring? Bring out your crayons, colored pencils and markers, then visit our virtual Advent wreath. You will find several printable coloring pages featuring Nativity images from the Marian Library’s collections. Some are quite detailed (perfect for those sharpened colored pencils), and some have big open spaces (excellent for crayons or broad-point markers). Regardless, they will bring Christmas joy to all ages.

If you enjoy both coloring and cutting, grab your scissors as well, then download and print our create-your-own Nativity set. Consider making it a fun family activity.

Visit each week of Advent to interact with our wreath and see what surprises we have in store for the UD community and all of our friends near and far.

— Ann Zlotnik is a graphic designer and the communications and creative coordinator for the University Libraries and the Marian Library.

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