Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Last Saturday we gathered with our Waldorf homeschool group for the annual Martinmas festival and lantern walk. The new lanterns were lovely, though Emma's purple paper was probably slightly too dark in retrospect. Before we went on our lantern walk the Saint Martin story from The Festival of Stones was read, a poem was shared and the lanterns were lit. Once we were all outside (and the obligatory pictures were taken) we began our walk all the while singing Glimmer Lantern Glimmer. Slowly and steadily we walked down the path through the woods letting our lanterns shine as beacons of light in the darkness. Once we returned to the house apple cider, hot chocolate and molasses cookies were enjoyed before everyone departed for home. For those that don't know about Martinmas my dear friend Kim over at Mothering with Mindfulness has described it beautifully in today's post. We just adore Martinmas and it's beautiful message of helping others and letting your light shine. xo


  1. How fun! Your lanterns looked lovely. <3

  2. Shel, the lanterns turned out beautifully. Sounds like you had a wonderful gathering. xo

    Thanks for the shout out my friend.

    1. You are very welcome, dear friend! Thanks so much for always saying so beautifully what is on my mind and in my heart! And thanks for your tips on making these lanterns! So much fun! xo

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    1. The lantern walk is always a good time! You would love it! xo

    2. I am so hoping to do it next year! No one in the local home school group I belong to mentioned it, so perhaps I'll have to start one next year? :)