101 Days of Christmas: Printable Advent Chain

One of our favorite ways to countdown the days until a special date is with a countdown chain, where you tear off one loop each day, watching the chain get shorter and shorter each day. I've combined that idea with a list of advent activities that you can print out on the back of scrapbook…

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101 Days of Christmas: New Pajamas on Christmas Eve
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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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101 Days of Christmas: Unwrap a Book Every Day

Although I wouldn't recommend starting this activity today with 94 days until Christmas, I wanted to share it early to give you plenty of time to get prepared! Unwrapping -- and reading --  a Christmas book every day during Advent is a fun tradition that the whole family will enjoy, but it doesn't have to…

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Question of the Day: Are You Ready for Christmas?
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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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