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Meet Rita, our Christmas mouse

Meet Rita, our Christmas mouse

Rita has arrived!  She was hoping to be here at the beginning of Advent, but only her husband Ramón (currently unavailable for a photo) came then.  Rita was still visiting some of our friends in México. Ramón and Rita are missionary mice, and they’ve come to teach us about life in other countries, and help … Continue reading

25 Christ-Centered Christmas Traditions: Advent Calendars

25 Christ-Centered Christmas Traditions: Advent Calendars

Earlier this week I shared 25 Christ-Centered Christmas Traditions, and promised to give you more details in case you would like to make any of those traditions your own.  Yesterday we looked at Child-Friendly Nativities; today’s topic is Advent Calendars!   When you talk about Advent calendars, you get one of several reactions.  One is, … Continue reading

25 Christ-Centered Christmas Traditions: Nativities

25 Christ-Centered Christmas Traditions: Nativities

Yesterday I shared 25 Christ-centered Christmas traditions, and assured you that I would be blogging about these ideas before Advent. I want you to have all the ideas and resources you need! We’ll start with things you might want to buy, since Advent is coming soon! Today’s topic: Child-friendly Nativities! Having a Nativity your child … Continue reading

Holiday Potato Stamp Fun!

Stamp it up with your favorite paint (I like washable for these two!), then turn your masterpieces into gift tags, banners, wall art, wrapping paper, or anything else!  Perhaps a cover for a little homemade book like our Advent books I shared yesterday?

Another Advent Idea!

We’ve worked very hard to center our Christmas celebrations and traditions around Jesus rather than presents.  If you desire to change your focus from the one you had growing up, take heart; it’s very possible!  Here is one idea for slightly shifting the focus from presents to Jesus: Make a Christmas tree for Jesus, and … Continue reading

Celebrating Advent!

I love Advent!   It’s such a wonderful time of preparation for Christmas, and such a great chance to teach my children why we celebrate Christ’s birth.  I’m a little more on top of Advent preparations this year than last, and it has made a difference in how excited my 4yo is to celebrate!  Two years … Continue reading