Tag Archives: Christmas

Matchbox Advent Calendar Tutorial

Matchbox Advent Calendar Tutorial

I’ve written about our Advent calendars here before, but this year I thought I’d share how I make them. I’ve never actually written down the steps before, so I’ve probably done it a little bit differently each time. As you will see, I’m not an expert and made some mistakes, so hopefully you can learn from… Continue Reading

Wednesdays with Words: Christmas Time

Wednesdays with Words: Christmas Time

Sharing a favorite passage from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, which we recently enjoyed listening to: “Uncle!” pleaded the nephew. “Nephew!” returned the uncle, sternly, “keep Christmas in your own way, and let me keep it in mine.” “Keep it!” repeated Scrooge’s nephew. ” But you don’t keep it.” “Let me leave it alone, then,” said… Continue Reading

5 Favorite Christmas Traditions

5 Favorite Christmas Traditions

‘Tis the season for enjoying special traditions with our families! Here are five of ours. 🙂 Advent Calendars I wrote about this tradition several years ago on my first blog: I think anticipation is one of the things that makes Christmas my favorite time of year, and my Advent calendar has been a special part of… Continue Reading

5 Christmas Gift Ideas

5 Christmas Gift Ideas

I do most of my Christmas shopping online, although I am looking forward to my annual trip to World Market for Advent calendar fillers tomorrow. Hopefully, there’s still a good selection of chocolates and candies after all the Black Friday shoppers. 😉 Packages have begun arriving, and I thought I would share a few of… Continue Reading

5 Favorite Christmas Books

5 Favorite Christmas Books

It’s almost my favorite time of year, and I have some Christmas posts percolating! 🙂 I thought I would start by sharing some of our favorite read-alouds and audiobooks.  Keeping Holiday by Star Meade  is the book the older kids ask to read each year!  This Advent will be our fourth time through this allegorical story,… Continue Reading