Celebrations of Light: a Wintertime Family eGuide

20 Advent Ideas

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We are entering into the darkest time of the year.  The days are shorter and colder and it is a season where we often turn inward, focusing more on our home and family.  When I was asked to contribute to an eguide about celebrating warmth and light for families, I was honored and eager to participate because I know those are things I strive to bring to my own family this time of year.

Liz, of A Natural Nester, whom I have worked with before, has written The Celebrations of Light Family eGuide as a compilation of ideas and inspiration for creating memorable & meaningful wintertime traditions with your family.

Creative and easy-to-follow, in pdf format, this guide is based on the “celebrations of light” she been honoring with her family for years.

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There are five celebrations included in the eguide: Winter Solstice, Advent, St. Nicholas Day, St. Lucia Day, and the New Year.

In addition to a brief explanation of the holiday or festivity, each of the five celebrations in this wintertime eGuide offers:

  • a non-denominational ritual such as a Nature-Based Advent Celebration and a New Year’s Spiral Walk
  • a meaningful & fun project or craft like a St. Nicholas Kind Deeds Stocking Craft and a St. Lucia-Inspired Table Wreath
  • a warming, seasonal recipe such as a Winter Solstice Curried Root Vegetable Soup and Peppermint Chocolate Truffle Hot Cocoa
  • a “bright idea” for embracing the true meaning of the celebration & season like a Wishes in the Fire New Year’s Tradition and Spread the Cheer Anonymous Giving idea
CelebrationsLight150The suggestions for wintertime celebrations in this guide are not faith-based. They are intended to encourage warmth, meaning, and light in ways families of all different faiths can adopt and enjoy.

Eight creative contributors serve as your guides, offering insight into their family celebrations, while providing guidance and inspiration for building your own wintertime family traditions.  The talented contributors to the Celebrations of Light Family eGuide are:

Sarah of Imagine Childhood ~ Kara of Simple Kids
Valarie of Jump Into a Book ~ Stephanie of Gypsy Forest
Heather of Shivaya Naturals ~ Amy of Mama Scout
Rose of The Laughing Monkey ~ Liz of A Natural NesterPlus,  the guide features an introduction on the importance of creating playful family traditions by Shawn of Awesomely Awake.

The Celebrations of Light Wintertime Family eguide is available now for $19.95 and can be purchased here.

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at KElizabethFleck.com.

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