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thirteenth day of advent


Happy Saint Lucia day! There is some sweet bread rising in the kitchen and we might make some crowns later today, then a little parade will probably be in order because I have a girl very proud to be the oldest. There are directions for making a lovely Santa Lucia crown here and there are star hats for the boys there as well! Hey, you could even print out mr. smiley star up there and paste him all over the little boy’s  hat.

Download today’s coloring page here

Buy the whole coloring book here

See what everyone else has been coloring here

twelfth day of advent


Sorry today’s coloring page is a little late, but Granny was coming and the house had to be clean!

Download the stockings to color here

See all the pages here

Buy the whole coloring book here

eleventh day of advent


I’ve been getting more and more long winded as these days of advent go by, but today is busy so I’ll skip the pithiness. Download these logs to color here, buy the advent calendar coloring book here, and show the world your art here.

If you’d like to see all the pages so far or just pass the link on you can now find them all in one place: the category for the advent calendar coloring pages.

tenth day of advent


Cookies! My favorite thing about christmas is always the cookies. I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t made a single christmas cookie yet, but these chocolate espresso ones are on deck (or in the freezer, whatever) and I have a gingerbread project in the works. In past years I have made (and loved) these fig pinwheels, these amazing spoon cookies, english toffee, gunpowder balls (but everyone has a different name for them), chocolate gingerbread cookies, surprisingly good earl grey tea cookies, prune rugelach (could a cookie sound more geriatric? don’t let that stop you -they are good), these pain in the ass, but so so awesome chestnut cream cookies, and I guess I could just go on and on, but I’m getting hungry. What cookies are you making this year? Feel free to put it off to tomorrow and just sit down and color with your kids today. Download the cookie page here (and buy the whole book here, if you like).

ninth day of advent


We are buried under a foot of snow here this morning! So the day’s plan is to bundle the kids up and put them outside to play, thaw them out with hot chocolate and then get out the art box and color color color.  Whatever the weather is like where you are you can download today’s coloring page here.

As always, buy the coloring book here and show off your work here!