21 December 2009

50 festive links and a song

A winter solstice message in {here comes the sun} at journey wildly.

Photographs of children and snowflakes in Blizzard Today… at Life with Kaishon.

Beautiful Frost pictures at Free Flowing Ways.

The Seasonal Event of the Year™ in A tale of Christmas Present at Like a Starfish.

A collection of Salvation Army Band toy soldiers in Favorite Christmas Decorations! at The Quintessential Magpie.

A charming photostory called Snowman Tea at the road goes ever ever on.

A brand new hat in Winter Weather Brings...Hats for Babies! at Motherhood Moments.

A mosaic of My Snow Birds at Viewing nature with Eileen.

More birds in Time to Flock Together at soeurs du jour.

A book review in Urban Picture Books: Anna's Wish at What Do We Do All Day?

A recipe for Cranberry Mincemeat at Corridor Living.

A series about the Twelve Days Of Yule at On Bradstreet.

Some thoughts on Christmas at grit's day in a series called Grit's guide to Christmas for mean parents.

Mama Liddle contemplates Is There a Santa?

More on Santa in A Foundation of Trust at API Speaks.

Eclectic gift wrapping in I'm dreaming of a .... wrapping paper-free Christmas at Going to Graceland.

Ideas for a Simple Joyful Christmas... at Our Unschooled Family.

Solstice Ideas at serendipity.

A Winter Solstice Story at living our own lives.

A Mountain Mama writes about Christmas in Our Cabin.

Truly Celebrating... at Simple, Green, Frugal Co-op.

Memories of Me and the metal Christmas Tree! in Monday Memories: The Fortieth! at Planet M Files.

Giveaways in the "Gift of Jewels" project at Necessary Room (entries remain open until 6th January 2010).

Win a set of 5 bookmarks to celebrate the New Year in Ruby Tuesday Giveaway for the Holidays! at Work of the Poet (link to your Ruby Tuesday post by midnight EST on Tuesday 22nd December).

Lots of festive links in And The Stockings Were Hung at Shivaya Naturals.

Festive crafts:
12 Days of Handmade Holidays -- Round Up - Frugal Family Fun Blog
Gifts Kids Can Make -- Chocolate Nut Bark - Frugal Family Fun Blog
5 Little Snowmen Play Set - Frugal Family Fun Blog
Green Christmas Crafts - No Time for Flashcards
Super Simple Snowflake/Star Ornaments! - No Time for Flashcards
Festive Baking - Home Baked
Christmas craft and tutorial links - Home Baked
Cinnamon-applesauce ornaments - 5 Orange Potatoes
Newspaper chain countdown - 5 Orange Potatoes
Paper Cup Angels - The Ramblings of a Crazy Woman
Snow Fun-Painting Alternative Snowmen - Marghanita
Snowflake T-shirts - Pepper Paints
Yarn Ornaments - Someday Crafts
Button Snowflakes - handmade beginnings
Holiday Countdown: Felty Button Tree - scrumdilly-do!
Frugal Fun: Pine Cone Christmas Tree - Pocketful of Posies
Holiday Craft: Kids Table Bead Jars - 4 Crazy Kings
Fun Christmas Trees To Make - The Crafty Crow
Gifts That Kids Can Make - The Crafty Crow
Big List of Toddler Art Gift Ideas - The Crafty Crow
40 Gifts Parents Can Make For Their Children - The Crafty Crow
36 Green Gift Wrapping Ideas - Wise Bread
Making Your Own Holiday Gift Wrapping by Robyn Coburn - Natural Life Magazine, November/December 2009
Yule Food and Decorations - Gaiatribe
Winter Solstice Celebrations for Families and Households - Circle Sanctuary

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  1. great list! thanks - and thanks for including me on the list.
    Love your new blog header/banner/whatever you call it!

  2. thanks for including me in your list--I'll have to check some of them out. That song was totally awesome, little Emma has some talent.

  3. Thank you for linking my post. Lots of wintery posts to check out. What a lot of work you have put into this - it is so muh appreciated. Emma's video was so good - i am off to bed now with her song in my head. xx

  4. Thanks so much for including my post on my toy soldiers and Salvation Army band members. I also think that's so neat that you told me about their shop in England where you work. :-)

    I look forward to seeing some of your other links.


    Sheila :-)

  5. Wow! What a list - I'm bookmarking this for next year.
    Thanks for including me :o)

  6. thank you for sharing all these wonderful links. When I am not traveling I will have to come back to this and do some exploring! Wishing you days with light, a bit more each day.

  7. That is an AWESOME list! Thanks for taking the time to make it! I am bookmarking it too.

  8. I saw this on my google reader, and wanted to say,

    Thank you!