Thursday, November 20, 2008

A No-Panic Advent, Part IV: Files

This one is simple.

Keep an Advent file. Bookmark good stuff on the computer, and keep a paper file.

Toss good ideas into your files as you stumble upon them. When you're halfway through Advent, or seven days into the Twelve Days of Christmas, and you discover a great new idea, don't kill yourself trying to implement it right now.

The idea will still be there next year. Most likely, you and your kids will still be here next year, too.

So, don't try to do it all.

That's what files are for: to hold all the great stuff you're not doing at the moment, but will, one day, do.


Sarah said...

I think my comment just got lost so I hope this doesn't post twice but I wanted to thank you for all your lovely Advent advice. I purschased Christmas Mosaic and I've been pouring over and panicking about all the things I wanted to fit it and adding more and more and more books to my library request list. I'm definitely going to make a file. There's always next year and the next :)

Karen E. said...

Thank you, Sarah! Christmas Mosaic is such a rich resource, isn't it?

And, when we're getting overloaded on Advent *activities*, well, the lovely thing about books is that we can just sit and read them with our children. :-)