Gifts for Every Little Citizen On Your List from Chronicle Books

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We’ve partnered with our friends at Chronicle Books to bring you a gift guide to books for every little citizen on your list! We know that no two little citizens have the same interests so here you’ll find that no two books are alike. Chronicle has something for everyone, whether they’re just learning to read or dream of flying into space to look at the stars, we’ve got you covered with this list!

Snowball Cookies and Love Across the Miles

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This holiday season, we’re sharing family traditions and recipes from our friends near and far.  Meet Tina Fussell, of Flying House by Traveling Mama. Tina lives with her family in Copenhagen and shares her stories of raising kids abroad. Here, she shares with us her family tradition of baking Greek cookies called kourabiethes.

DIY Snow Globe

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Snow globes date back to the early 19th century in France. In 1889, a snow globe containing a model of the newly built Eiffel Tower was produced to commemorate the International Exposition in Paris. Snow globes became popular in England and in the early 1920s, crossed the Atlantic to the US where they became a popular collectors item.

In the 40s, the snow globes became a way to advertise. In the 50s, the glass objects became available in plastic. Today’s globes can be found with music boxes, internal lights and moving parts. In this DIY, you’ll learn how to assemble a simple mason jar snow globe. 

New Year Celebrations from Around the World

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New Year’s Eve is celebrated across the world. In many places across the world, people stay up late to see the old year out and the new year in. In Sydney, Australia, London, England and New York City, crowds of happy people fill the streets. A countdown to midnight starts at 11:50 PM as a way to say goodbye to December 31st and hello to the first day of the New Year at 12:00 AM. Fireworks go off, people share a kiss and toast to the year that was and the year to come. This is probably the celebration that you’re most familiar with, but that doesn’t mean it is the only way the new year is celebrated or the only time of year!

DIY Advent Calendar with Petit Collage

lorena_advent_4We’ve long been fans of Petit Collage, the SF-based creators of “modern decor and playthings for homes the world over, all influenced by a mid-century aesthetic and healthy dose of playfulness”. Their products feature DIY masks, puzzles, toys, beautiful wall decor for nurseries and beyond! When we were first introduced to the founder, Lorena Siminovich, we knew immediately that she embodied the Tea spirit. This holiday season, we’re celebrating big gatherings, small moments and the traditions that connect us all. Originally from Buenos Aires, Lorena offered to share a holiday tradition she grew up with and continues with her daughter. Here, Lorena shares the story behind her holiday tradition of the DIY Advent Calendar.