I know I just posted my list of Thanksgiving books but Advent (the 24 days leading up to the celebration of Christmas) will be up on us very soon. No one should miss Karen Edmisten’s wonderful series for a no-panic Advent. She has a host of wonderful suggestions to help families enjoy the season rather than rushing through it in a panic.
The one piece of advice I am most thankful for is her idea of creating an Advent file and storing away all the crafts to make, goodies to bake, and books to read that you see during the season but can’t fit in so they are there for you to enjoy next year. The file I started last year also contains a list of the events and activities we enjoyed, our traditions and things I wanted to do differently this year.