Pre-Advent Prep: The Cards

After figuring out the books for Advent and Christmas, my next step was to plan our Christmas cards. (You can read about our crazy November prepping here.)   Although I didn’t get everything sent out before Advent, most the preparation (buying stamps, writing the letter, ordering the cards) was done before Thanksgiving.  I’m still working […]

Pre-Advent Prep:  The Books

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  One of my favorite Advent traditions involves our giant stack of Advent and Christmas books.  I individually wrap all our books for this season, putting a date on the outside to coordinate with any appropriate feast.  Each day one of the kids opens a present.  A present that didn’t cost anything! We have enough books […]