Scenes from the first day of Advent. They couldn’t stop at just one wreath.
Our advent stocking activities for the year, in no particular order (more about this tradition can be found here):
make hot cocoa
make an advent wreath
get a tree
read holiday books
listen to holiday music
holiday party at the dance studio
cut paper snowflakes
get out Christmas dishes
watch ‘The Grinch Who Stole Christmas’
celebrate the Solstice
Christmas craft- still to be decided
decorate outside with edible ornaments for the birds
watch ‘White Christmas’
watch ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’
visit the light display
“‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” read by Pop-pop
There are 3 movies planned this year, more then usual and with more people included in the watching. And more media in general. I think I’m ok with that. I feel like I need to take things slow and go very easy this year, where I can, because there is a great deal that is beyond my control. I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about Sparkle Stories. When I saw that they were offering an advent story series with a new story each day, I thought it would be a lovely treat. Would it be better and more “Waldorf” if I researched stories for each day to tell myself or better yet made them up? Definitely more Waldorf and possibly better in some ways, depending on how you define better. But I’m quite content to have this sweet family time together to listen to wholesome, heartwarming stories while we all knit or sew or just cuddle together. At the moment I think it’s all the better that I don’t have to struggle and stress to make this time happen. That feels like a true gift to us all.
There are a great many more decorating and craft ideas on my Winter pintrest board.