Are you feeling it yet? That chill in the air, the darker nights, whispering that the festive season is ready to begin? I don’t know how your family celebrates, but for me November is when I start planning for our Christmas, Chanukah and New Year celebrations in earnest (although in reality, I order Frida’s advent calendar, book us tickets for plays and ballet shows, and start considering gifts well before this; this year I booked us ballet tickets for December and January in August). I’m getting into the seasonal spirit, and I couldn’t be happier about it.
I’ve been feeling a bit guilty for not writing any “festive” posts yet. But this year our diaries have been busier than usual, and my time has felt very precious. I really didn’t want to simply replicate old content – book lists, gift suggestion – with a new face simply because I “should”. With that in mind, here are some blog posts I wrote last year and the year before:
- Beautiful Books: Books for Winter
- Beautiful Books: Books for Christmas
- How do I talk to my kids about Santa?
- Why we use candles
- Frida Be Mighty Gift Guide: Arts and Crafts
- Frida Be Mighty Gift Guide: Beautiful Books
- Frida Be Mighty Gift Guide: Toys
- Christmas Gifts Age 3.5
- Christmas decorations: Bringing winter inside
I’ll be sharing a post on our plans for advent very soon (I’m basically planning on our whole December home schooling being dedicated to celebrating!) so be sure to check back for ideas.
PS. If you are thinking about gifts for yourself which will serve your whole family, there are still a few days to book your place on Rhythm in the Home which will run in December. And next week, booking opens for A Beautiful Childhood: The Course, which will run for eight weeks across January and February. One course to end the year with intention and clarity, another course to begin the year full of fresh inspiration. I love this time of year!