It’s a great idea to start off the new year with a calmer erev Shabbos – these charts make it easier for both you and your children to get off to that great start.
While dreading the crunch of trying to check off all the items on my erev Shabbos to-do list, an idea was born. There had to be a better way to greet Shabbos. And plus, we all have a chiyuv to count towards Shabbos every day. I always had a dream to design something that will help, and after pushing it off for too long, here it finally is.
I launched this project with my own siblings. We were in touch with Hadassah Dina Goldenberg (the florist of purplepetalsflorist.com and founder of the B’oi B’Shalom Shabbos Project – an amazing woman who is totally devoted to welcoming Shabbos in the most calm beautiful way. She closes her business by Thursday night!). She spoke on our family conference line and gave over a beautiful message on the topic Erev Shabbos. Now that we’ve started – we’ve just out to spread the word!
Download them for free now and start welcoming Shabbos more calmly this week!
This is a chart to help organize tasks to get done each day of the week. Every family will know what works for them. For some people it means baking early in the week, for others it’s the ironing. There are no rules. Just ideas. Do whatever works for you.
Here’s a chart to encourage your little helpers! They can color it in and then use any stickers or simply checks to fill it all up.
All ideas and feedback welcome!
Avigail is a busy mother and freelance graphic designer who simply wants to help others have a calmer erev Shabbos.