Jen shared her Advent plans here. Mary Beth's plans are below, with a PDF with live links for printing at the very end. I'm so excited about these few books. The "Treasury" books by Collins and Eriksson always turn out to be family treasures for us. We're all looking forward to an Anne-with-an-E Christmas! (Well at least all the girls are. Colleen and I have something else up our sleeves for the boys. Colleen's creativity has kicked into overdrive and we're all going to benefit--stay tuned:-)
:: The Anne of Green Gables Christmas Treasury Carolyn Strom Collins and Christina Wyss Eriksson
::Read these books to Katie and Karoline at night. With Katie and Karoline, "live" these books. Dig into the craft ideas, plan tea parties, study the maps and the floor plans. Just make this your year for an "Anne" Christmas.
*Start a planning calendar using iCal for feast days, project days, menu plans and family traditions.
::Spend a couple hours at most at O Night Divine and Catholic Cuisine and choose 1 new tradition, craft, or meal you'd like to introduce to our family. Be inspired and encouraged, but be prudent, too. Remember, we have lots of traditions already and we want our days to be ones of joyful anticipation, not frenzied craziness;-)
:: Assist Mom in planning for our family traditions during Advent and Christmas. You'll find the paper planning of these in mom's Christmas notebook. If you'd like, you may re-work these documents and make them pretty for both of us:-)
::Check out the Flylady.net to see if there are any useful updates since the notebook was first made.
::Help me make shopping lists for the craft store and the grocery store and then come along with me:-) Stop for a gingerbread latte.
:: Using iCal (the “prayer” calendar, which has the feasts already noted ) plan and then print the cooking and baking and crafting schedule for all the Feasts and Holydays of Advent and Christmas. Don't forget Baptism anniversaries and name days. Put one copy in my notebook and one in yours.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ** Organize our picture books into five baskets--one for each week of advent and one for the Christmas season. Use the new Serendipity "Around the World" plan as your guide (coming soon;-). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ :: Christmas in Prose and Verse(editor - Allison Putalla) :: Choose one poem to memorize that reflects the hopeful nature of the season
::Fairy Tale Christmas With Bailey, plan a tea party for the week between Christmas and New Years. You may choose your party from this book or the Anne Christmas Treasury
Plans in Printable PDF format:Download Advent Plans for Mary Beth