Charlotte Mason Advent Traditions
We are so incredibly excited for Advent this year!
Be sure to scroll down to the bottom to enter a wonderful giveaway of $500 to two lucky homeschool families!
Preparing A Gentle Advent for you has warmed our hearts so much toward the coming season. We are delighted that so many of our dear friends and readers have decided to join us, and there is room at our virtual Advent celebration for your family, too!
These living literature books are a Charlotte Mason inspired reading list and are all books recommended to help your family experience a delight filled, character building, historically rich Advent and Christmas season. Many of these take more than a day to read or listen to together, so I only included 20 instead of 24. Some of them are harder to find, but well worth the effort and since they are available used, it is easier to justify buying more 😉
For our family, we select our Christmas books for the season and place them around the base of our tree which usually goes up the day after Thanksgiving. We have made this a tradition in our home that involves carols, hymns, baking, and homemade hot cocoa. We add a new book every Saint Nicholas Day. Because we follow the 4 gift rule, something you want/need/wear/read, we wait till Christmas Eve to put presents under the tree.
Creating an atmosphere of love and learning only sweetens the beauty of the season. Where they were available, I included audiobook versions as well since the holidays can mean lots of busy hands and lots of travel. I can’t wait to hear which ones your family adds to your holiday reading this year!
Living Books for Advent and Christmas
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While we wish we could bless many more families, we were able to come up with a big prize for TWO families – $500 each (delivered via Paypal) – that we pray will make a big difference in their lives this Christmas season – whether it’s to fulfill their kids’ Christmas wishes, pay off some bills, or to help build some savings, our prayer is that it helps to lessen any financial burden and/or fills a specific need.
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