Here is a little posy, a ribbon wrapped offering

of Christmas- tide treasures:

A sweet and simple Advent reading schedule – I am enjoying this! The Jesus Storybook Bible is poetic and lyrical and wholeheartedly focused on Christ. There is creative license taken with some stories (in my opinion). This free download contains scheduled readings all mapped out and beautiful artwork. I cuddled a sweet girlie on my lap today and we enjoyed this so much.

Golden Hours– This is a delicious blog published entirely in honor of Advent season and Christmas time. It is beyond lovely. So beautiful. Perfect for stolen moments with a steaming mug and some quiet. I have been reading Lanier’s words for many years, now. Her home blog is a treasure. This joint endeavor, a delight. This is a favorite! from Golden Hours: Advent Meditations 1

Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill on Christmas Traditions – Lovely line-up of books at the bottom of the blog post and a podcast link, too!

Ishtar’s Odyssey: A Family Story for Advent– this series has been an exciting part of our holiday season for many years, now…and Ishtar is new this year! This is a Daddy read aloud and it is challenging to find the time. But..we are doing the best we can.. I was delighted when several children eagerly asked if we were going to be reading these books again this year.

Poems we are enjoying:

In the Bleak MidWinter

Christmas Bells

Stopping by Woods

The Coming

An offering of beauty, my friends! As I started to write, the ideas and books just kept coming… trying to keep this small and simple.

Blessed Advent!