101 Days of Christmas: Dry Erase Christmas Countdown

We've recently discovered the beauty of dry erase markers for family activities! Before our trip to Disney, I traced a Mickey Mouse outline on the backdoor and wrote "Days Until" in one ear and "Disney" in the other. We then changed the number every day as we literally counted down the days until our trip.…

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101 Days of Christmas: Jesse Tree Ornaments (+ Free Printable)

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: A Jesse Tree is an advent project. Each day you color an ornament that represents a bit of the lineage of Christ. The tree begins with creation and stretches through the Old and New Testaments until we reach the wonderful story of…

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101 Days of Christmas: Visit a Nursing Home

It's been a few years since we've done this, but visiting a nursing home at Christmas time -- to sing carols, hand out cookies and cards or just chat with residents -- is a beautiful tradition and a great way to take your focus off the busyness, to-do lists and stuff that surround the holidays…

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101 Days of Christmas: New Pajamas on Christmas Eve

One of our favorite Christmas traditions is to give the girls new Christmas pajamas each year, which they get to open on Christmas Eve after church. They look forward to this "first gift," and it makes for cute pictures on Christmas morning as they come down the stairs with crazy hair and sleepy eyes! We…

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Question of the Day: Are You Ready for Christmas?

Just nine days until Christmas...are you ready? We've got most of our presents wrapped, and I'm planning to finish our baking tonight. There's a few little odds and ends (like actually mailing our Christmas postcards...) to finish up, but overall we're ready and just enjoying the season. How about you? Are you ready for Christmas?…

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Question of the Day: When Do You Decorate for Christmas?

A lot of people think we're crazy, but we always decorate for Christmas the weekend of Halloween! It's not that we want to skip over Thanksgiving; we just like having the decorations up for more than a month. They make our home feel cozy and festive throughout all of the holidays. But I know we're…

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