Our family Christmas traditions

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Waldorf window stars

Christmas truly is a magical time of year.

And the anticipation as we journey towards Christmas day is as important and special as the day itself.

Christmas tree

As a family we have slowly created our Christmas traditions. Working out what is special and meaningful for us.

And along the way, I have read inspiring books that have helped me find that meaning and bring it into our family.

decorating for Christmas

And as each festive season slowly unfolds, I watch my children eagerly anticipate the elements they have come to recognise as making our family Christmas

Christmas book nook

The Christmas books return to the book nook and they spend hours revisiting their favourites.

Christmas books

We venture out on a hot Summer’s day to find the Christmas tree that sings to us, telling us it is the one.

getting the Christmas tree

They carefully and excitedly open the box that holds our Christmas decorations. They rediscover their creations of years past.

decorating the Christmas tree

We spend afternoons and evenings crafting. Warming wax in our hands to decorate amazingly scented beeswax candles.

candles

And the sun is captured and celebrated through our beautiful Waldorf window stars. The little ones join in by filling shapes of trees and stars with rainbows of kite paper.

sun catchers

Our beautiful nativity reemerges to grace our nature table. And our mornings start with the opening of parcels from our advent stick.

And closer to Christmas day itself the wonderful scent of cinnamon and ginger will fill our home as the children bake a gingerbread house with their dad.

And on Christmas Eve, we will lull them to sleep by looking at the Christmas lights over our neighbourhood.

This is what Christmas is for us *smile*

This post was sponsored by the beautiful shop, Dragonfly Toys. An Australian based Waldorf inspired shop which aims to keep the magic of childhood alive.

Blessings, Kelly

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11 Comments

  • Reply Kate - An Everyday Story December 8, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Gosh your Christmas shelf is just so beautiful. I LOVE your nativity scene. So many lovely traditions.

    • Reply Kelly December 9, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      Thanks Kate, we were very lucky to have a friend make our nativity for us x

  • Reply Kate Lloyd December 9, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    So wonderful. I could read your words and hear about you and your family traditions all day. Just beautiful. Merry Christmas.

  • Reply kate @ livinglovinglaughing December 9, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    so many lovely traditions around your chrismas, just beautiful! such a wonderful time of year, huh!

  • Reply Chelsea December 9, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Just beautiful <3

  • Reply Danya December 9, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Lovely. xx

  • Reply Bek @ just for daisy December 9, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Love Love Love! So beautiful Kelly! So much to celebrate at Christmas time!

  • Reply Christie-Childhood 101 December 10, 2015 at 12:15 am

    I love the magic of Christmas and your traditions are truly wonderful. Sending love to your family for the holidays x

  • Reply frey_lou December 11, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Beautiful Kelly 🙂
    xxx

  • Reply trixi symonds December 12, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Love the way you’ve developed Christmas traditions that are meaningful to you and your family !

  • Reply Olivia July 6, 2016 at 9:21 am

    How lovely, just beautiful.

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