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Christmas Traditions: Spirit of Giving

Christmas Straw Place a straw in a basket beside an empty cradle. Each time a family member does a kind or thoughtful act, they can place a piece of straw in the cradle. On Christmas eve wrap a baby doll in swaddling clothes and lay on top of the hay. Struggling Family Take a basket of gifts to a struggling …

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Christmas Traditions: Christmas Day

Christmas Morning Take pictures of the kids getting up. The first one up wakes everyone or kids must wait until a special signal-e.g. playing a song. 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 …

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Christmas Traditions: Advent

Counting down for Christmas is a popular family tradition. You can make yours’ centered around activities or use to teach the meaning of Christmas. Advent Candle Paint alternating red and green stripes around a 3″ x 8″ candle. (use nonflammable, nontoxic acrylic paint). Every night at dinner, decide as a family one thing that you are thankful for. Light the …

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Christmas Traditions: Christmas Eve

In most families, Christmas eve is about traditions. We tend to do the same routines each year, and the kids love it. If you lack family traditions or you are interested in new ones, check out our ideas below. Turn down the lights and sing carols by candlelight. Read the Christmas story aloud from the Bible. Attend watch night or …

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Gardening gifts

Know someone who loves working in their garden? Here are some gift ideas they will love. Occasion: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthday, Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter Gardening Basket Fill with:SeedsKnee padsHand cultivatorGarden glovesPlant markersHand prunersHand trowelBulbsNail brush Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission to fund my craft supply habit and keep the lights on …

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Christmas Grandparent Gifts

Looking for a special grandparent’s gifts that your children can give to them? Here is a list of thoughtful and personal gifts they can choose from. Occasion–Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthday, Christmas, Hanukah, Valentine’s Day Activity box for visiting grandchildrenColoring booksPuzzlesBlocksBooksSide-walk chalkBubbles Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission to fund my craft supply …

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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 Countdown

Four Weeks Before Christmas Mail packages that are going awayFinish Christmas card list and mail by the end of the weekComplete at least 1/3 of Christmas shopping list by end of weekPurchase emergency giftsBegin holiday decorating-decorate outside, doors, shelves, mantles.Reserve baby-sitter for Holiday partiesIf, haven’t already done so sort through child’s toys and books-donate barely used toys to charityMake appointment …

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Black Friday Tips

While shopping on Black Friday may be hectic, we have put together tips to make it less stressful. Organization, before you go, will spare you time and frustration. The first Black Friday tip is to make a budget. Note amounts you would like to pay for each gift. Make a list and include sizes. It may not seem wrong to …

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Keeping Christmas Memories

Keeping Christmas memories for future holidays. Creating a journal, photo album and a holiday with suggestions for pictures and memorabilia to include.

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