Advent and Christmas Traditions Book - Buy this book on Amazon!
I know Colleen, this author, and I love the heart she has for sharing traditions with generations of kids. She has a planning page in the book, and she has "graded" every project as Easy (like for toddlers or moms of infants), Medium, and Hard. There are pages upon pages of traditions and history and our Faith, and I LOVE it, and if you ever want Colleen to come to a group at your Church or a moms group or something, she's been to events with Father Leo Patalinghug, and she'd love to attend yours -- and she comes bearing delicious goodies!
Every year I do the cinnamon roll advent wreath for 1st Sunday of Advent (or whenever I get to it), the kids put foil over a cookie sheet, arrange the Pillsbury Cinnamon rolls in a circle (you could have them make them from scratch), dye the icing green with toothpicks, decorate the tops with purple and pink anything (we've used gum drops, nerds, etc., and enjoy a very simple and time-savvy tradition each year.
I went through the book when I had too many littles, and grabbed 3 Easy projects and did those - St. Lucy's Eyes, Chocolate Nativity Scene (chocolate molds are at craft and cake supply stores and online), and Mexican Hot Chocolate.
Mmmm... ok, now I want to make these again! Now, each year, we always start off the 1st Week of Advent with a cinnamon rolls advent wreath, because it's deliciously easy.