Christmas

Begin Each Day With A Smile

Begin Each Day With A Smile

Begin Each Day with a KindNote I recently wanted to say thank you to a very special friend that had helped my family during my moms cancer. What do you get that person that was there through the hardest time in your life. How do you express the gratitude that words cannot even begin to(…)

The 12 Nights of Christmas

BY LYNDA CHELDELIN FELL Have you heard of The 12 Nights of Christmas? Also known as Secret Santa, I came across this concept years ago while reading “In Search of the Real Spirit of Christmas” by Dan Schaeffer. In the back was a chapter describing his family tradition modeled after the 12 days of Christmas.(…)

The Christmas Horse and the Three Wise Men

The Christmas Horse and the Three Wise Men

The Christmas horse is on a journey to meet baby Jesus! Join him and his animal friends with the three wise men as they cross snow-capped mountains, swift rivers, and hot deserts to reach the peaceful stable in Bethlehem where baby Jesus lies in a manger. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as captured by Isabelle Brent’s(…)

Book a Day December:  The 12 Joys of Christmas

Book a Day December: The 12 Joys of Christmas

For so many families, Christmas can feel like a whirlwind of shopping and spending. But long after the last perfectly wrapped holiday present has been opened, it’s the memories of time spent with family and friends in this special season that remain as our real “gifts.” In the new holiday book The 12 Joys of(…)

Holiday Activities for the Kids

Holiday Activities for the Kids

Gather a few supplies and have a crafting afternoon with the entire family.  Here are a few of our favorites. Festive Flake Gift Bags Round up some solid colored gift bags, white tissue paper, glue and scissors.  Fold a sheet of tissue paper four times.  Make the first two folds square and the second two(…)

Book a Day December:  Post 8

Book a Day December: Post 8

I have recently been made aware of a wonderful December tradition for families and that is giving your children a book a day leading up to Christmas, starting on December 1st.  Maybe I have been living under a rock, but this is the first I’ve heard of this tradition.  As many of you know, we(…)