Advent helpers

advent-helpers

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Max is so very excited about Advent this year.

After listening to Martin & Sylvia’s Audio Advent he asked if he could be an Advent Helper.

The Advent Helper sends magical letters to children in the lead up to Christmas.

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Max has so many advent ideas! First we needed to get craft supplies to write Advent letters to Ruby and Teddy!

He carefully cut out numbers and stuck them onto our red and green envelopes.

Next we made a list of things to do on our journey to Christmas.

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On the 2nd of December we will bring out our Christmas books

On the 4th of December the children will start making Christmas gifts

On the 10th of December we will watch a family Christmas movie

On the 15th of December we will bake shortbread

And on Christmas Eve we will look at the Christmas lights in our neighbourhood.

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But on the 1st of December, Max wanted us to write a letter to Ruby and Teddy explaining how advent would work this year.

This is like the letter the Advent Helpers sent to Martin & Sylvia

And he has been asking me when he can post it to them ever since *grin*

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I love that Max is so very excited about our Advent journey, but more than that, he wants to make it magical for his sister and brother.

And that is the spirit of Christmas working through him,

Max has also discovered Sparkle Stories new Junkyard Tales audio advent. I wonder what new ideas he will have for next year now!

And if you’d like to have a listen, you can start your Sparkle Stories Free 10-Day Trial now!

Blessings

Kelly

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Christmas gifts for Waldorf children

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This post is sponsored by Honeybee Toys

I am often asked what Christmas gifts we will be giving the children.

So this year, I thought I would share ahead of time {and I have to tell you, taking the photos for this post, without anyone seeing, was no mean feat!}

We continue to use our gift giving philosophy of

Something they want, something they need, something to wear & something to read

And find it works well for us. Sometimes we might swap something out, and add ‘something to create’ instead.

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This year Ruby will be receiving the beautiful book The Apple Cake.

I’ve often wondered what this book is like, and recently had the chance to look through a copy at a friend’s house. It is super lovely, so I can’t wait to share it with Ruby. She will also receive The Cleo Stories, A Friend and A Pet. We have the other Cleo book and they are delightful and sweet.

For something to wear, I was lucky to find a second hand rainbow swirl skirt and leggings on a Waldorf Buy Sell Swap page ~ I know she will love these!

And for something she wants, Ruby will be receiving some rescue dolls. Dolls that have been ‘made over’ to be more childlike and innocent {this is a compromise, given we prefer to minimise plastic in our home}

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My little Teddy will be receiving this gorgeous rabbit hutch, to go with our trio of sweet rabbits.

He is very engaged by small world play at the moment, so think he will really love this gift.

He will also receive a beautiful wooden toolset so he can work with his dad around the house *grin*

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For something to read, Teddy will receive I Took the Moon for a Walk and Sun Bread. Teddy is very intrigued by the moon and sun at the moment, so these too books should fit the bill!

And because I couldn’t resist the handmade horse reins at our local Waldorf Spring Fair, he is getting a set of those too.

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Max is getting a little trickier to buy for now that he is a bit older. And I would love to give him a carving knife but think we will wait a bit longer for that.

He is super into games through, so he will be given Australian Menagerie. As well as some fun face paint from Giotto.

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For something to read, I picked up a few books second hand that he will love, The Magic Knot from Reg Down and The Boy who knew what the Birds said by Padraic Colum.

The lovely angel, and blue and blush red play silks are also for Christmas, they will be part of our Advent journey which I shared about last week.

What are your children receiving for Christmas?

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Blessings, Kelly

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