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Our family's Christmas traditions, & a few new ones to start...trees, Santa, stockings, mistletoe, gingerbread house building, hot choc, Christmas light sightseeing, cards, carols, gifts, visiting, sugarplum dreams(hanging garlands with lights & tying on candy & lollipops over kids' beds), snowman sheets, making candy, baking cookies, gumdrop tree, milk & cookies for Santa, magic reindeer food &/or carrots, volunteer, donate, pix with Santa, special ornaments, pickle, clues to find gifts, countdowns, & wishlists!
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Gumdrop snowflakes-instead of gumdrop trees?
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Christmas Party Idea!
Gumdrop snowflake fun for kids!
Edible Christmas treats for kids
For our Christmas party play date Gumdrop snowflakes
good list. I like these gum drop snow flakes! via poca cosa: Kids Christmas Crafts
Gumdrop snowflakes, kid crafts
Adorable handmade Christmas ornaments - Have the kids make gumdrop snowflakes
Adorable Handmade Christmas Ornaments
(READ)-From October to Christmas, things to do every week to make the Christmas season even better/easier
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Things to do from October to Christmas. Plan plan plan!!!
From October to Christmas, things to do every week to make the Christmas season even better/easier-great simplified Christmas organizer. Families with a Purpose also has a great Christmas organizer called "The Frazzle Free Christmas E-Book." Third year using it, much more joyful Christmas seasons lately!
October 7, 2011 Printable Handmade Holiday Organizer (3rd annual) From October to Christmas, things to do every week to make the Christmas season even better/easier
2012 Christmas Organizer - to-do lists for the 12 weeks leading up to Christmas
each little person gets their own wrapping paper---none of the gifts are marked, and in order to know which gifts are theirs, they have to find a tiny piece of their wrapping paper in the bottom of their stocking. it's a little last minute excitement, as they see the gifts, but don't know which belongs to who.
New Tradition: Each kid gets their own wrapping paper - none of the gifts are marked, and in order to know which gifts are theirs, they have to find a tiny piece of their wrapping paper in the bottom of their stocking. it's a little last minute excitement, as they see the gifts, but don't know which belongs to who. love this!
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its the most wonderful time of the year!
A fun Christmas tradition- each child gets their own wrapping paper---none of the gifts are marked, and in order to know which gifts are theirs, they have to find a tiny piece of their wrapping paper in the bottom of their stocking. it's a little last minute excitement, as they see the gifts, but don't know which belongs to who. Cute idea! My mom did this one year. It was awesome
the anderson crew: christmas traditions.
Every Christmas give children three gifts: one “gold” gift, the big item they are longing for; one “myrrh” gift, which is for their body, such as clothing; and one “frankincense” gift, for their spiritual growth. Just think how often this reasoning will come up for discussion with your children. And how you will get to share the Christmas story. Tell of the wise men searching for the new born king. How they followed the star, found him and gave him those three gifts.
(NEW maybe?)-We've been doing something like this ever since child #2 was born. 3 gifts from Santa - just like the 3 gifts the Magi brought the baby Jesus. i love this tradition! every Christmas give children three gifts: one “gold” gift, the big item they are longing for; one “myrrh” gift, which is for their body, such as clothing; and one “frankincense” gift, for their spiritual growth. just think how often this reasoning will come up for discussion with your children. and how you will get to share the Christmas story. tell of the wise men searching for the new born king. how they followed the star, found him and gave him those three gifts.
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3 gifts of Christmas!! LOVE it, because we are all guilty of forgetting what Christmas is really about!
3 gifts of Christmas idea: Gift of Wonder, Gift of Usefulness and Gift of Meaning. Helps teach kids about the 3 gifts the Christ Child was given.
SHOULD WE DO LARGE CUT OUTS OF THE CAMEL AND 3 WISEMEN AND PUT THAT ON THE BLUE WALL??? Every Christmas give children three gifts: one “gold” gift, the big item they are longing for; one “myrrh” gift, which is for their body, such as clothing; and one “frankincense” gift, for their spiritual growth. Tell of the wise men searching for the new born king. How they followed the star, found him and gave him those three gifts.
merry christmas and remember the true meaning
The three wise men
Nap Time Journal: 3 gifts of Christmas 2011 Edition
Christmas countdown. Wrap a book to read each night as a family until Christmas. A great way to promote reading and to count down. We have always read a book each night...this year we wrapped them all & are opening one each night...much more fun!
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Fun tradition to start: wrap up holiday story books and open one up to read each night leading up to Christmas. Going to do this when the little one is old enough!
Christmas countdown. Open a new book to read each night as a family until Christmas. A great way to promote reading and to count down. Love this idea. I think I may start getting Christmas books to do this next year :)
Wrapped Christmas books. Christmas is all about creating fun family traditions and indulging the littles in extra fun!
Book lovers Christmas countdown. Open a new book to read each night as a family until Christmas
Christmas book idea for every night in December.
Christmas Book Advent. Unwrap a Christmas book every day until Christmas.
Blue Cricket Design | DIY inspiration for your home and family!
(WISH!)-Christmas at the beach
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CHIC COASTAL LIVING: Outdoor Christmas Trees
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Coastal Living Outdoor Holiday Decorating at Home
Christmas at the beach CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Christmas at the Beach House
Christmas at the beach - One day I will have a white Christmas tree as a second one - maybe next year :)
CHIC COASTAL LIVING: Outdoor Christmas Trees
(NEW)-Might do this for Christmas with the Nativity story - Have each person read their part of the story.
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Tea Parties & Baseball Games: Fall Table Setting bible verse under clear plate
Thanksgiving quote dinner plate
Tea Parties & Baseball Games: Fall Table Setting
handwritten Christmas cards
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kraft paper envelopes + wonderful calligraphy by kathryn murray (wedding invitations by alyson of unrulythings)
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loving the calligraphy... Caligraphy is beautiful, as it speaks volumes about the person who sent an envelop or letter using this lovely way to convey a message. It also conveys the sentiment of respect and caring to the person who receives it.
Love combining multiple style vintage stamps on invitation envelopes! Could be cool with "just right" current stamps as well. Photo via Oh So Beautiful Paper | woodland wedding invitations envelopes Alyson + Levis Vintage Botanical Wedding Invitations
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MAYBE A NEW TRADITION-stockings on Mom and Dad's bed. They come snuggle first thing and open stockings then on to the tree!
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Cute tradition! Stockings on mom and dad's bed. Kids come in on Christmas morning and cuddle and open stockings before heading downstairs :). Cute idea of you don't have a fireplace!
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"White CHristmas" Stockings on mom and dad's bed. Kids come in on Christmas morning and cuddle and open stockings before heading downstairs :) I think we need to do this.
Christmas bedroom decorations; white Christmas stockings hung on the bed
white bedroom with stockings hung from the bed frame, Christmas morning tradition in my family... checking out stockings in bed before we all jump onto our Christmas tree.
Write to Santa. . . (This site is full of fun Christmas games, recipes, carols, everything to make Christmas FUN!)
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Dear Santa Letter. Christmas Wish List
FREE Dear Santa Letters website. Our site is designed to bring you and your family the spirit of Christmas this holiday season. While you are here make sure to visit each of our pages to see all of our different features and have some fun. Here are some of the fun activities you will find: Free Printable Letter From Santa Call Santa Claus Christmas Music Fun Christmas Games Cookie Recipes and much more
Call or Write to Santa. . . This site is full of fun Christmas games, recipes, carols, everything to make Christmas FUN!
fun things to do with kids during the holidays: Free Printable Letter From Santa - Call Santa Claus - Christmas Music - Fun Christmas Games - Cookie Recipes
Fun things for children to do around Christmas time :)
Christmas Wish List....Website full of Christmas ideas
holiday shopping-not this beautiful though
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Would love to be walking down this winterwonderland!
Snowy Day, Old Town Quebec, Canada.. We will go in Quebec city to visit some great friends and also snowboard there!
Quebec City in the Province of Quebec, Canada. I would love to Christmas shop on a day snowy day like that in a city like this. Just warms me from the inside out. Not all the hustle and bustle of malls.
Do you prefer a White Christmas or a Warm Christmas? Old Town Quebec City, Canada #travel
Snowy Day, Old Town Quebec, Canada / It looks like a life-sized Christmas village!
It's Christmas Time! Old Town, Quebec City, Canada...<3
Snowy Day, Old Town Quebec, Canada. It looks like a winter wonderland!
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not just for the bucket list
this is why i love the holidays!!!
I WANT A KISS under the mistletoe!!
At Christmas time, at a Christmas party with a house full of people!
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
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Printable music sheet
24 days of christmas music? YES, PLEASE!! vintage sheet music
Adorable Christmas printables
Christmas Caroling Music Sheets. Great for family gatherings etc. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Christmas Caroling Printable sheet music
O Little Town Of Bethlehem Christmas sheet music
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We put snowman or Christmasy sheets on our beds to kick off the holidays!
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peppermint garland PERCALE from #garnethill
I'm not sure of the point of having Christmas bedding but I could be talked into these
We put snowman or Christmasy sheets on our beds to kick off the holidays!
Gingerbread house building supplies--everybody gets their own muffin pan full of goodies!
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Gingerbread house building supplies--everybody gets their own muffin pan full of goodies! for our gingerbread house party
great candy selection for gingerbread party
Gingerbread house building supplies--everybody gets their own muffin pan full of goodies! This will be good for cookie decorating on Christmas eve!
Gingerbread house building - separate supplies into muffin tins
Christmas pickle- family tradition
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The Christmas Pickle Ornament - a family tradition. "The night before Christmas it's hung on the tree, Santa does it secretly. And on Christmas morning when you arise, the first to find it gets a sweet surprise."
Hide the pickle ornament! Christmas tradition! @Nichole Lieb
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The German Christmas Pickle! This tradition sees Germans hide pickles [of the glass variety..!] deep in the branches of the family Christmas Tree after all the other ornaments. The next morning, the child who spots it first receives an extra gift from Santa, while the first adult gets good luck for the whole year! Who'd have thunk it... #QuirkyXmas
A very old German tradition was to hide a pickle ornament deep in the branches of the family tree on Xmas Eve, hanging it last. On Xmas morn the child who found it got an extra gift from St. Nicholas. For the 1st adult to find it, it meant a year of good luck.
Our kids LOVE doing this-Christmas Clues (Scavenger Hunt)-clues to find leading to their gift *Note to self-start writing clues NOW!
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Christmas riddle scavenger hunt
clue for a Christmas gift riddle hunt and tons of other Scavenger Hunts
Christmas gift Scavenger Hunt within your home
Christmas Scavenger Hunt questions | Printable Christmas Gift Riddle Scavenger Hunt Clues
An easy 4 clue Christmas gift riddle scavenger hunt. Make Christmas gift giving last a little longer by having the kids hunt for one or more of their gifts.
sprinkle Magic Reindeer Food on your front lawn Christmas Eve! Just mix together some rolled oats and sugar sprinkles and take care of those reindeer! and in the morning there was reindeer POOP all over the place! Apparently the reindeer poop looked a lot like Cocoa Puffs cereal!
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Reindeer Fun and FREE Printable Magic Reindeer Food Tag! « Happy Home Fairy
This website has a lot of adorable Christmas ideas!
Christmas Eve crafts: Reindeer food recipe and poem - Providence Frugal Living | Examiner.com
Magic Reindeer Food Recipe •Raw uncooked oats (not instant packets) •Glitter (use candy sprinkles for a bird-safe mixture) •Plastic sandwich baggies •Ribbon in festive holiday colors •Paper for the printable tags Pour about 1/8 cup of oatmeal in the plastic bags. Add some glitter or candy sprinkles. Close baggie with ribbon. Shake to mix. Add a tag to the bag of reindeer food and your children can give this to their friends at school to use on Christmas Eve.
Maybe a new tradition?-Santa's footprints. Baking soda+glitter...just another way to make Christmas morning a bit more magical.
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Santa's footprints. Baking soda + glitter...just another way to make Christmas morning a bit more magical.... Santa isn't real?! 🎅😭😭🚫
Super Cute Idea if you have Kids... Santa Boot Prints
Santa's footprints. Baking soda+glitter...just another way to make Christmas morning a bit more magical. Thought this was a cute idea if you had little kids
baking soda and glitter Santa Foot prints Christmas morning.
Not so idle hands
Mistletoe Kissing Ball!
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Mistletoe Kissing Ball - Martha Stewart Holidays
mistletoe kissing ball. - You can deck the halls with all kinds of evergreens, but only one plant evokes such a passionate response. Let mistletoe serve as a gentle reminder, amid the holiday hubbub, to take a momentary respite for romance.
Christmas: Christmas Decorating Ideas - Martha Stewart
Usually hang ours on cabinets...add ribbon this year!