With the Rooted Childhood Christmas collection, you’ll receive inspiration for connecting with young children through stories, handicrafts, and hands-on activities. Please note that this is NOT a secular collection.
The Christmas Collection is available as a digital PDF or a beautiful perfect-bound 80-page print. The print option is currently available as a PRE-SALE and will ship in mid-November. Print orders are available to U.S. addresses only. Canadian shipping is possible if you cover the additional cost- email [email protected] if interested.
The Christmas collection is inspired by the Waldorf celebration of advent honoring the mineral kingdom, the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom, and humankind during each of the four weeks of advent while still maintaining its roots in the Charlotte Mason method of education.
With a focus on simple, sweet moments at home, the Rooted Childhood Christmas collection aims to inspire, but not overwhelm. It’s a resource designed to be used for many years with the ability to pick and choose what you do this year that works with your family’s rhythm. While geared toward families with children under 10, the traditions and projects can be enjoyed by the whole family.
This collection will expand in future years and purchasers will receive a complimentary update with additional craft, recipes, and more as they become available each year.
This digital collection includes:
- inspiration and guidelines on how to create opportunities for connection in your home during the Christmas season including Advent, St. Nicolas Day, and Three Kings’ Day
- inspiration to set up a nature table and invite nature into your home during advent
- A story to tell aloud for each week of advent
- instructions for a simple craft projects suitable for all skill levels for each week of advent
- a seasonal recipe for each week of advent
- an idea for a hands-on family activity for each week of advent
- songs and poetry
- picture book recommendations
A note about worldview: This collection is designed as a parent resource so that you are able to adjust as needed to fit your family values. If you have loved the Rooted Childhood monthly collections, you will likely love this as well, but I want to be up front that this collection may be “too Christian” for some and “not Christian enough” for others. While this collection tells the Biblical Christmas story, it does include undertones of homage to the natural world and some bits of magic and spirituality in keeping with the style of the Rooted Childhood monthly collections. If your family prefers a more secular approach, you may prefer to substitute the advent stories with the Waldorf-inspired stories available as a free download at www.tiptoes-lightly.net. My hope is to give families a beautiful starting point to center their Christmas rhythm with enough flexibility for families to adjust as needed.
The Christmas Collection is available for instant download. If you do not receive a download within 24 hours, please email us at [email protected]