Waldorf Inspired

Waldorf Inspired

May 11, 2016

As many of our existing collections are anchored in core values—more and more Waldorf schools, stores and families have come to feature our delightfully engaging handmade products. It’s been an honor to discover the Waldorf community and their joy of teaching the “heart, head and hands” of their students. We absolutely love the idea that Waldorf schools honor, protect and sustain the wonder of childhood. A childhood rooted in a creative aesthetic that includes a lot of work with felt and wool crafts not to mention rainbows, things handmade, yarn, fairy tales and Elsa Beskow…. we love it all!

One of the things we love most about the Waldorf way is the cadence of festivals that mark the its Calendar. We love this rhythm—so linked to the seasons, the natural world and to ancient cultures and traditions.

We were first introduced to the Waldorf Calendar by the amazing women from The Juniper Tree —one of our great Waldorf Store clients. The Juniper Tree is a beautiful and colorful store just beside the Austin Waldorf School. Based upon their design feedback and advice we are preparing a whole new collection of Waldorf-inspired ornaments and dolls for each of the Waldorf festivals. But we realize that the Craftspring world is already very much attuned to these festivals and year-round celebrations. Check out our Craftspring Waldorf Calendar below!

Michaelmas: Sept 29th - The Festival of Courage 

Halloween / Dia De Los Muertos: Oct 31st

Martinmas Lantern Walk: Nov 10th - Festival of Compassion and Light

Grandparent’s / Special Friends Day: The day before Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving: The fourth Thursday in November

Advent: Dec 1st - Dreamy coundown to the holidays

St. Nicholas Day: Dec 6th - Generosity and gifting

Santa Lucia: Dec 13th - The Swedish Celebration of Light

The Shepherds Play: Jan 6th - Epiphany & The Festival of the Three Kings  

Las Posadas: Dec 16-24th - The Nativity

Candelmass: Feb 2nd - Celebrating the end of winter and the coming of light 

Valentine’s Day: Feb 14th

Easter Sunday 

Mayfest: Takes place on the first Saturday of May each year

Mother’s Day: Takes place on the second Sunday in May each year

Class Plays 

St. Francis: Lessons in respecting the environment and the natural world

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