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Advent Gardens

My children make these advent gardens every year at the Advent Fair we go to at the local Steiner school. This year they had, among other thing, clay hedgehogs, bendy dolls, golden pine cones and toadstools!  My daughters made angels out of some white sheep’s wool once we got home, and stuck them in the […]

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An Advent Calendar in Stories – December Traditions

Part of our preparation up to Christmas is to read a daily story from the lovely book ‘The Light in the Lantern’ from Georg Dreissig.  Dreissig’s short stories (up to two pages) form an Advent calendar in itself and they commemorate Joseph and Mary’s trip to Bethlehem. The 28 stories have been divided into four […]

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December Traditions: Pagan Nativity

Afoot our Yule tree stand different characters from your usual nativity scene. Ours represent the rebirth of the Sun God, who’s noted absence brought us self-reflections and slowed schedule. We are thankful for It’s return. We appreciate the lessons that if you want light, there must be darkness. And as we know for sure the […]

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