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6 Winter Waldorf Festivals to Celebrate in December

Advent The period beginning four Sundays before Christmas that is observed by most Christians in preparation for the celebration of Christmas Day. In Waldorf homes, Advent is recognized by representing the kingdoms of our planet each Sunday:The first Sunday of Advent we recognize minerals and stones.The second Sunday of Advent we recognize the plant kingdom.The …

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Share Your Holiday Traditions – A Giveaway!

This past Sunday was the first day of Advent and whether or not Advent fits within your family customs, the time leading up to the Winter Solstice and Christmas is a good time for contemplation, going within and working through unresolved issues in your heart. In the Waldorf tradition, the weeks leading up to Advent …

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The Day Saint Nicholas Came

In Holland, children set their shoes This night outside the door; These wooden shoes Knecht Clobes sees And fills them from his store. But here some hang their stockings up On handy hook or nail; And Santa Claus, when all is still,  Will fill them without fail.  Speak out, you please, speak out And let …

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The First Light of Advent…Remaining Hopeful

 The first light of Advent, It is the light of Stones, Stones that live in crystals, Seashells and our bones.  In Waldorf Education the first light of Advent represents stones. A pretty way to recognize this at home is to decorate your advent wreath with small gems, pebbles, shells, crystals or even a photo or …

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Happy St. Nicholas Eve!

Tonight St. Nicholas comes to many households and leaves small tokens and goodies in children’s shoes that are left out.  Sometimes he leaves candies that look like gold coins, gum or apples and fruit.  Simple little things.  Nothing that requires much planning. Will your children be leaving their shoes out for St. Nicholas tonight?  Is …

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Time to Breathe and New E-Book Releases!

For the last two months, we have been working feverishly around here writing and creating two wonderful new e-books through Little Acorn Learning.  The children have been helping me with the crafts and in the evenings and on weekends I have been carving out time to write. My partner in this Festival Series project, Sara …

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Then Comes Santa Claus

O Children, Little Children You Must Be Good Because…A Few Short Days Brings Christmas Eve And Then Comes Santa Claus!And Somebody Will Tell Him All You’ve Said And Done…For Many A Week And If He’s Pleased…Heigh Ho! Look Out For Fun!!!(this sweet little note was on Maia’s desk when I tucked her into bed last …

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First Sunday of Advent

In Waldorf Homes many people follow Rudolf Steiner’s teaching on celebrating the four kingdoms separately each week: Week One begins with honoring the mineral kingdom by placing stones, shells, bone fossils, crystals, etc. on the wreath. Invite your family to choose their favorites from their collections or found in nature and place on wreath. “The …

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