January 19, 2017

Countdown to Christmas – Gingerbread Man Chain tradition

Dec1

Gingerbread Man Chain – This is a wonderful way to organize your holiday To-Do list so you can actually enjoy the festivities. Make a paper chain with 24 gingerbread men, and write the numbers 1 through 24 on the front of each one. Make a list of all the things you need to do during the month of December and write one on the back of each gingerbread man

Elf on the Shelf: Christmas Tradition

Nov26

Many of the family traditions that we have adopted into our family have purpose and intentionality behind them; others are just plain crazy fun – like this one ( full tradition idea at bottom of post). Meet Carl: Our Family […]

Blessing Baskets for those in Need

Dec17

Often, these last few weeks before Christmas, signal a shift into consumer mode. Especially for the children, counting of the presents ramp into full gear. The comparison of who deserves the most becomes a daily occurrence, and generally an all […]

Christmas Cruising

Dec10

Christmas Cruising – Some of the best traditions are simple and sweet and require little more than hot chocolate and a full tank of gas. About a week before Christmas get the whole family together for “Christmas lights” cruising in the car.

Reindeer Food for Christmas

Dec22

Reindeer Mix So you’ve thought of you cookies for Santa, but have you left poor Donner and Blitzen out in the cold? Don’t worry, with only days left until Rudolph’s big arrival, this is something that you can whip up […]

Candy Cane Trail (special Christmas morning tradition)

Dec16

Traditions are meant to last! Most kids crave novelty – the newest video game, the greatest CD-ROM, the biggest Christmas tree, the latest, greatest… But at holidays, they are transformed from thrill seekers to traditionalists. If your family has done […]