If it were we deciding to for me....
I would start when I normally start school. In December, go back to the crafts from whichever country/culture you want, and do those things before Christmas.
sometimes when some people switch topics around, it messes up Bible reading and read alouds and other things. So if the goal is to be able to do Russian crafts or German crafts to coincide with December and Christmas, then just do those crafts in December. Then when you reach those countries in curriculum, you can do the crafts again, or find another one to do. But for me, I wouldn't rearrange everything or try to stay on a perfect ideal schedule just to have a specific activity in December. I know when December comes and can just do the stuff then -- no matter if I'm in ECC, CTG, RTR, etc.
Each family will be different.
club190 wrote: I know I read in one of the messages that Christmas-type activities fell around December when you start at a certain time, I just can't find the message I read that tidbit in, nor can I remember which country was being talked about in the post. Senior moment, sorry about that.
Just to clarify... There aren't "Christmas" type activities scheduled in ECC. so start your year when you want to start it. Don't worry about this. If it was something holiday in there, it is so minor..... (I've done ECC twice)
I've read that same post and uh uh uh.... that didn't happen either time I did ECC and I just cross checked this with my 2nd edition manual???. Maybe it was a book basket moment that had a craft in it or something....
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php ... =christmas
I just know this... it was minor in germany and book basket related if I read Rachel's post correctly.
You can just as easily find a Christmas craft related to ANY country you are on in ECC when it is December.
I know in Russia one of the crafts was something related to Jeweled eggs for easter, but that is not a requirement to meet a certain day of the year. If it happens at the right time, great, if not, who cares?