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The Holidays are Coming
Thanksgiving break is upon us, and it’s hard to believe it’s already time for the holidays! It always has a way of sneaking up doesn’t it? 
We’ll be staying in town for the most part, and the kids have been celebrating Thanksgiving at their schools. I made this popcorn-filled paper bag turkey (tutorial from One Charming Party) for one of the classes and it was a big hit. Liam’s kindergarten class also put on a little first Thanksgiving play–it was adorably chaotic. 
I went thrifting with my friend Mary again today, and found a few holiday items I thought I’d share…

The Holidays are Coming
This little coloring book tells a more accurate tale of the pilgrims coming to America. This is a reprint, but was originally published in 1947, I love the illustrations!
The Holidays are Coming
I also found a mix of 40 Christmas cards (with some very beautiful vintage ones) for only $2.50! I usually love having cards printed with our family photo in it, but that can be so stressful. I’ll just tuck a little photo inside these ones instead this year. Have any of you ever sent out New Year’s cards instead?
The Holidays are Coming

I also found some gorgeous vintage Christmas books for the kids, including a beautiful book called The Innkeeper’s Daughter*. I love having a stack of Christmas books to read with the kids during Advent and Christmas. Do you have any favorite Thanksgiving or Christmas books?

I really hope to keep the holidays simple this year. One of my favorite ways to do that is to do as little in-store shopping as possible. Handmade gifts and online shopping are the way to go at our house. And to help you guys out a little, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite gift ideas for the whole family each day next week–so be sure to check in!

How are you celebrating Thanksgiving this year? What are your favorite family Advent traditions?