Saturday, November 30, 2013

Advent Begins! Our Plans

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So it begins. I don't how you do it at your house, but we are of the Put The Tree Up After Thanksgiving Persuasion. We want to give the Pilgrims their due. Plus, I start getting twitchy if the tree is up too long. I love Christmas and all, but we don't celebrate the Tree. 

We have our favorite traditions. This year I am trying a few new things. For one, I have written down a few favorite "must do at all cost" things. I thought about planning one a day and then I decided I'd wear wool to the pool. Below you can see the list of Christmas Activities I assembled for us to work through. 

We also are doing a couple more things. The Muffin and Me (sounds like a sappy movie title) always strive to keep the True Reason For the Season front and center in our Christmas celebration. 

Last year, Josiah and I read  Jotham's Journey: A Storybook for Advent. We are reading through it again this year. I recommend it heartily to families whose desire is to talk about Christmas in a meaningful way. 

Something new we are doing this year is working through Truth in the Tinsel. This is a fun e-book that has an ornament craft everyday through the advent season. The crafts look easy to do and put together (yay!). I'm excited to get started. 

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I need to tell you that the book was written for kids ages 3-5 in mind. I honestly think that it can be adapted for any ages. I don't want to frustrate myself (or Josiah) with complicated crafts. I am planning on "blinging out" a few of them. While I was doing a bit of research I came across this fun post on how to make the ornaments using Legos! I think we are going to have to try a few. 

I promise to post a few as we go along.

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