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Things to be Grateful For List – Leading into Advent

Things to be Grateful For List – Leading into Advent

Advent begins next Sunday. What are you doing to prepare for Christmas through this coming Advent Season?  In our family, we read a special set of Scriptures throughout Advent, to refocus our attention on Christ during the holiday season.  Personally, I think it would be great to connect Thanksgiving to Advent & Christmas by using… Continue Reading

Advent Snail Mail

Advent Snail Mail

Advent is such a great opportunity to not only celebrate and honor The Coming of Christ’s birth, but also to show love to the people in your life! We have tried many different Advent opportunities as our boys grew up. From reading daily scripture to crafting adorable ornaments with Truth in the Tinsel, and Rak’ing… Continue Reading

5 Clues to Put Christ Back into Christmas

5 Clues to Put Christ Back into Christmas

Christmas is right around the corner and I confess! I’ve been troubled to see what has become of Christmas these days…Yes, it’s true! In recent years the White House did not send Christmas cards wishing recipients a “Merry Christmas”. They hope you have a “happy holiday season”, instead. In Massachusetts, the mayor of Somerville apologized… Continue Reading

Is the Holiday Season Difficult for You?

Is the Holiday Season Difficult for You?

I grew up with happy Christmases. My kids grew up with happy Christmases. Many friends have happy Christmases. But recently, some holidays are not happy. Trials and suffering challenge my “happy Christmas”. What about you? For many, Advent and Christmas are difficult.  Some of us struggle through trials. We try hard to keep Christ the… Continue Reading

Can You Have a Stress Free Christmas: Surviving Christmas

Can You Have a Stress Free Christmas: Surviving Christmas

You are probably saying to yourself that I have lost my mind if I think I can have a Stress Free Christmas. Well, my mind is still here and we’ve had several Stress Free Christmases in the past few years. I thought I would share some of the lessons I have learned to help in… Continue Reading

Add Meaning to Your Christmas & SAVE 50% with our 3 Day Christmas Sale

Add Meaning to Your Christmas & SAVE 50% with our 3 Day Christmas Sale

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Do You Want to Add Meaning to Your Christmas?

Do You Want to Add Meaning to Your Christmas?

Most of us want to pull away from the commercialism of the holidays and put more meaning into our family Christmas. That’s why I’m hosting a FREE Christmas workshop the Tuesday after Thanksgiving & I’d love for you to join me. It’s called 5 Clues to Putting Christ back into Christmas. You’ll need to register… Continue Reading

3 Epiphany Traditions from our Family

3 Epiphany Traditions from our Family

Actually, I didn’t know what Epiphany was until our kids were older. Even so, we formed some family traditions that I’ve continued. We also had some Epiphany traditions that I didn’t even realize we were doing. Christmas Thank You Notes We used the time between Christmas & Epiphany to learn thankfulness.  Our kids wrote thank… Continue Reading

Christmas Activities for Kids – Truth in the Tinsel {Review}

Christmas Activities for Kids – Truth in the Tinsel {Review}

Yesterday I mentioned an advent resource that I wish we had when our kids were younger. Today, I have a review of Truth in the Tinsel to see if its a good fit for your family. For those of you who have young kids (preschool to young elementary), Truth in the Tinsel is one of… Continue Reading

Advent Family Traditions

Advent Family Traditions

Last month I shared our Thanksgiving family traditions, so let’s take a look at our Advent family traditions.  Advent occurs during the four weeks, prior to Christmas. It is a time of “anticipation” for the “arrival” of Christ’s birth (Christmas). In future posts, I’ll share our Christmas family traditions. I’ve linked some of these ideas… Continue Reading