So, I haven't done a Five on Friday in approximately forever...literally since 2014. Today seemed like the day to get back on the Five horse.
ONE - Visits with Santa, A Photo Link-Up Announcement
It's that time of year when we go visit our favorite jolly fellow in the red suit and we take home festive memories in the form of one of those little candy canes (don't they all hand those out??) and a photo. Aria's first picture with Santa is one of my all time favorite pictures of her ever.
This one, right here.
So, Jenny, Elizabeth, Sara, Stephanie, Laureen, and I decided to get together to host a link-up where we can all share those photos we get this year of our kids visiting with Santa. I just love seeing these pop up all Christmas long. A place to gather them all together is practically perfect in every way.
The link up opens on December 10th and will run through the end of the year. That way no matter when you visit Santa you will have a chance to share, and if you've already visited and posted about it go ahead and link that up as well. You can also use #visitswithsanta15 on Instagram and Twitter!
I can't wait to see all your Visits With Santa photos!
Two - Link-Up Reminders
If you signed up for the Secret Santa Mommy & Me Book Exchange...don't forget to please send your books to your partner by Monday, Nov. 23rd. It's just around the corner.
Don't forget that the next Teaching Together Blog Hop will be on Thursday, Dec. 3rd. Loving the great posts you all linked up with the previous two! I'll be sitting this one out but you can add your links on any of the other hosts' blogs.
And, if you didn't see yesterday's post Jamie, Elizabeth, Whitney, and I would love for you to share your favorite Christmas dessert recipes on December 3rd. Bonus points for pictures in your tacky sweaters!
Three - Books to Read with Christmas Spirit
Four - New Advent Calendar
Ashley link to this Target one and I had to have it. It's similar to the DIY one I made last year except much sturdier and much smaller. I'm so excited to plan out our advent now, to go along with our book advent...because one advent just isn't enough.
Five - Blog Vacay!
And, lastly I'll be off the blog for the next few days for my annual end of November blog break. I always like to take a few days so that I can really enjoy Thanksgiving and prep for Aria's Birthday and Christmas. I also hope to squeeze in some extra reading time as well. Although that usually doesn't work out as planned with so much going on but perhaps this year it will.
So, I will see you after Thanksgiving...with another link-up announcement because four didn't seem like enough this year!