Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry merry to you from us!

Hope your season is bright!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Sniffing The Sweet Smell of Christmas

Things perhaps get a little silly.

And scratch 'n' sniffy.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Books & crafts Advent calendar: 24 days of reading & art

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Candles are traditional, and chocolate is fun, but snuggling and spending time together is the perfect way to count down the days till Christmas.

Consider wrapping a series of winter or holiday books and craft projects, then having your child open one a day until the big day arrives. You'll get to enjoy a cuddly reading time or an interactive project opportunity together.

You can adapt this for Hanukkah by wrapping eight themed books, or as a countdown to Solstice or another celebration your family keeps.

You don't have to buy anything if you don't want to, so it's a frugal option to keep the spending and clutter down as well. I store our Christmas-themed books with our holiday decorations so that I can find them each year and keep them off the shelves when they're less relevant.

I'd seen this idea before of doing a solely book-themed countdown, but with our small space, we don't actually own 24 Christmas books. This year, though, I got the idea to sprinkle in other items: