the little things this advent season

oh, it's been awhile hasn't it? we visited california {more on that soon!}, celebrated thanksgiving with turkey & naps, had an amazing time at the little craft show, & lived life in between the busyness. i've missed this place so much & i'm looking forward to spending much more time here during this advent season & the upcoming new year.

this season i am focusing on the little things that bring joy & comfort. making gifts by hand & baking warm bread in the kitchen. opening our home to guests for potluck dinners & gift exchanges. finding the perfect little tree & hanging only our favorite ornaments.

last night i spent the evening crafting our christmas cards, one of my favorite family traditions. with a mix of sewing, glitter & glue, our cards came together perfectly. you can see our cards from years past here & here.

more little things we plan to do & celebrate this advent season

+ sip hot cocoa near the tree
+ peppermint bark gifted to friends
+ a small package of treats for our neighbors
+ hand knits finished before christmas eve
+ read christmas stories & watch a christmas movie
+ celebrate His birth with loved ones
+ a little handmade elving in the studio
+ wrap gifts with kraft paper & found greenery & berries
+ go for long walks & enjoy the crisp air
+ capture the advent season in film
+ decorate our porch with branches & pine cones
+ resist the urge to spend & buy
+ find peace in not getting it all done

what are your thoughts & hopes this advent season?



Kelton said...

so excited to see you back. and this post is quite fun. especially your christmas cards! they are amazing. this holiday season, i am also going to try to "resist the urge to buy." happy happy holiday season to you!

Her said...

I love your Christmas cards! They are so wonderful and unique!
I make sewn photo cards of my prints for craft fairs, but never thought of making holiday cards that way.... you have inspired me.
ashley bluebird

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