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101 Days of Christmas: Holiday Mail for Heroes

In addition to raising funds for military families in need, the Red Cross spearheads the Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign to send encouragement and joy to troops during the holiday season. Each December, they deliver tens of thousands of Christmas cards to veterans, military families and active-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the…

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Best Christmas Albums for Kids and Their Parents {Plus a Free Music Download!}

The following guest post is from Jennifer of Swing Whistle Zing: Music is about as important to the holiday season as cookies and presents. What would Christmas be without its accompanying soundtrack of carols, hymns and original popular Christmas songs? But, if your children get stuck on a favorite album (or worse a favorite song)…

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Read more about the article 101 Days of Christmas: Christmas Books {Roundup}
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101 Days of Christmas: Christmas Books {Roundup}

As part of this year's 101 Days of Christmas series, I'm sharing a roundup each Sunday with more ideas from across the internet! It's been a few years since our family has done this advent activity. Basically, the idea is that you wrap up 25 books and unwrap one each day during advent to read…

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101 Days of Christmas: Printable Advent Calendar Ornaments

Looking for a simple way to celebrate advent? Be sure to print out these cute advent calendar ornaments. Our family will be using them during our 12 Days of Christmas this year, but they are numbered from 1-25 and ready for you to use however you wish: Write an activity on the back of each…

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101 Days of Christmas: Color-Coded Gifts for Kids

I love this idea for designating which gift is for which child and making the presents easy to sort on Christmas morning: Rather than using gift tags or labels, simply use different wrapping paper for each child. They won't know which presents are theirs (which also makes it harder for them to snoop!), and even…

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101 Days of Christmas: DIY Advent Calendars {Roundup}

As part of this year's 101 Days of Christmas series, I'm sharing a roundup each Sunday with more ideas from around the blogosphere! I love advent in general, and although our family tends to stick to a 12-day countdown rather than starting on December 1st, I love all of these creative ideas for counting down…

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