From the Editor Advent is upon us! In this edition, our Christmas focus is Surprise Babies in honour of the ultimate surprise baby, Jesus. This month’s article features the testimony of Louise Elliott, one of our readers whose ‘surprise baby’ was born a week before Christmas in 2013. The article also shares some insights into the emotional rollercoaster ride of a surpise baby with some tips and resources to help you or help you support a friend or family member on this beautiful journey. In the seasonal notes, we have a round up of our best Advent crafts and prayers to make this time in your family special. We also have a big feature on St Nicholas (Dec 6) and how to incorporate generosity-focused fun into your family’s Christmas traditions. Kiara Pirola P.S. You can also embed CathFamily into your school Newsletter or Parish website. Simply click the ‘Share’ button at the top menu and select ‘Embed’. Then all you have to do is copy and paste the code into your post.