I just signed up for this Free Holiday Challenge called from Hectic to Harmonious:
"an email every day during the month of December with a guideline for slowing down, connecting with your family, and embracing what you truly value about this season. The challenges take a small amount of time so that it is doable and you can embrace the spirit of what matters to YOU this holiday!"
What are your favorite traditions? This is what I am excited about at this time of year:
- These ten homemade Advent calendars are inspiring (starting a few days late is just fine.)
- Day One "Feed the Birds" from my friend Becky's 2010 Adventure calendar was all about sharing and giving back to nature. What a lovely idea.
- Unplug the Christmas Machine: The complete guide to putting love and joy back into the season. This book totally changed my view of the holidays and helped me hone in on making it mine again.
- My kids and I are reading a story every night from Jan Brett's Christmas Treasury. I love her illustrations. My daughter wants to bring back the days when we used to play hide and seek for a Jan Brett Christmas book each night, but that might just put me over the edge during our already chaotic bedtimes.