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Christmas Traditions: Christmas Day

Christmas Morning Take pictures of the kids getting up. First one up wakes everyone or kids must wait until a special signal-e.g.. play a tape. Read Luke 2 before opening gifts. Move Mary, Joseph and Jesus into the manager (see Nativity advent traditions) or place Jesus in the manager from Christmas straw advent tradition. Light last candle in the advent …

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Christmas Traditions: Christmas Eve

Turn down the lights and sing carols by candlelight. Take a drive to see outside lights. Read the Christmas story aloud from the Bible. Attend watch night or candle-light service. View Christmas lights about town. Let kids open one gift (such as pajamas). Hang stockings. Serve eggnog or wassail. Is there room in your inn? Tradition from Mexico. Go door …

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Christmas Traditions: Family Activities

Create memories by doing special family activities each year. Start a large jig-saw puzzle at the beginning of the season. See if you can finish before New Year’s Day. Visit Santa. Write Santa. Read a story aloud each evening. Add a new storybook to your collection each year. Watch a Christmas video. View Christmas lights about town. Make a Christmas tree …

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Christmas Traditions: Decorating

Start some family traditions centered around decorating. Pick one or more of the following ideas. Family Collections Start a collection of angels, Nativity sets, Bells, Nutcrackers, Plates, Music Boxes, Cookie Cutters, Teddy Bears, Christmas Books, Father Christmas, Candles, etc. Add a new piece to the collection every year. Decorating the Tree – Serve same menu every year. Your choice from …

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Family Activities for Easter

flowers, Easter eggs

Crown of ThornsInsert toothpicks into a small Styrofoam or straw wreath. Every time a family member does a thoughtful or kind act they can take one of the toothpicks out of the wreath. Easter Banner or FlagCreate a banner or flag that symbolizes Easter for your family. Instructions for a basic banner can be found at the above link. Good …

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Easter Tree

egg ornament

You will need a small branch for your tree or you can tie two sticks together to form a cross. You can spray paint the branch or twigs silver, gold or white if desired. You will need a pot filled with either sand or Plaster of Paris to stand your tree or cross in. Cover the top of the sand …

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