Category Archives: Christmas

A Winter Nature Story for Everyone

This is a wonderful secular seasonal story because it teaches the values of giving and kindness without talking about any particular holiday. Additonally, it can be told in countries where there are not fir trees because other kinds of trees are mentioned in the story as well and all children...
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Advent Ribbon Craft & Cookie Tradition

This year Pagan Advent (the four Sundays before Winter Solstice on December 21st) and Christian Advent (the four Sundays before Christmas) coincide with both beginning on November 30. So, starting November 30, there are 4 Sundays until the winter solstice, or the end of advent, this makes 22 days until...
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What is an “Open Table”?

Today I took a look back in time. What were we doing on Thanksgiving five years ago? And how have things changed since then? What I discovered surprised me. Looking back I can see how what we did was very healing to our family as well as others and contributed...
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Sir Winter: The Phlegmatic Temperament

“Sir Winter”, The Phlegmatic Temperament By Kristie Karima Burns, MH, ND, Ph.D. This was originally published in the ROTH Online Magazine. However, since the link is no longer available online we are re-publishing here until the link becomes available again. Like a down comforter the winter snow covers and protects...
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Advent Ribbon with Cookies and Story Tradition

This year Advent starts on Sunday, December 2nd and ends December 24th, 2012. A couple years ago we created a special “ribbon” calendar – the picture above is a collage that shows some different angles and close-ups. We can now use this each year! Different stones for each season and...
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Spiritual Letter from Santa

Every year many people request that I re-post this or they write to tell me how much it helped their family and how much they enjoyed using it this year or last year. So here is this year’s Spiritual Santa Letter… Letter from Santa By Kristie Burns www.Earthschooling.com Note: If...
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