It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
I see a new tradition starting this year. Christmas Eve Creamy Crockpot Hot Chocolate - 1.5 cups heavy cream, 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14oz), 2 cups milk chocolate chips, 6 cups of milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract. With all of that it would have to be good!
How to introduce & use Elf on the Shelf with focus on love, grace, acceptance from A Small Snippet. Has kids teach about grace when elf is naughty. Idea that Santa is NOT just an old man who you have to please in order to earn his presents but Santa operates out of grace, because we all mess up & need to know we're still loved. Gives example letter from Santa to include with Elf.
another pinner: love the way she explains Jesus and Santa and also how she incorporates The Elf on The Shelf.
12 Days of Handmade Christmas Present Tutorials
i am in love with this idea! fill 25 little bags with ornaments and a bible verse about Christ birth. Everyday (starting Dec 1) let child open a bag and hang an ornament on the tree and teach them about the story of Jesus' birth.