The coming of Advent has me searching for simple traditions to begin in our family now that Bear is a bit older. (Trying to do a craft each day last year burned me out). I want the Advent season to have meaning to our family and draw us closer to each other and to God. Most importantly I want Bear and J-jo growing up to think that Christmas is about doing for and giving to others more than it is about receiving gifts for themselves.
Today we celebrated Martinmas (I know we’re a good nine days late, but Bear was none the wiser) and all four of us really enjoyed the beauty of the candles and lanterns and the sweet little stories about the last Autumn spark and the good deed of Saint Martin. It made me want more of these types of celebrations.
As I research other Waldorf celebrations and look for ideas to tide Bear (who asks on an hourly basis if Christmas is tomorrow) over to Christmas Day, I wonder: what are your holiday traditions?