Hello! I know it’s Monday, but I just couldn’t get this out yesterday! So, here you go, your Sunday Post (on Monday night!).
I meant to share this story last week for Thanksgiving, but I forgot to include it in my last Sunday post. When the world seems so dark, there’s always light if you look for it. This story is one of many.
Now that party season is in full swing, here are a few more hostess gift ideas!
What holiday family traditions do you practice each year? I was lucky to have a big extended family, for whom the holiday season was kinda a big deal! So, I’ve developed many traditions over the years and I’m so excited to finally be able to pass them on to my own children. Our list –>
For a great movie night, you can’t go wrong with Home Alone (1 or 2), Miracle on 34th Street, Grinch, Scrooged, Polar Express, or It’s a Wonderful Life. If your kids are older, and you’re open to a deeper movie that will require discussion, but will help deepen your faith, The Nativity or The Passion are also wonderful options.
If you’re unable to volunteer this season or “adopt a family” for gifts, you can always seek out gifts that “give back” — check out this list of 22 gifts that give a portion of their proceeds to different charities!
We started reading Twas the Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve a few years ago after my mom gifted us the beautiful FAO Schwartz version (which I understand is no longer available) … but here’s a great alternative. But there are so many wonderful Christmas stories to read with your family, we have all the ones below on our bookshelf during the Christmas season!
If you’re like me, one of the toughest parts of crafting is dealing with the mess afterwards. For once, let the mess go, and just be in the moment with your kids and make Christmas snowflakes, a gingerbread house, let them measure the flour for cookies, or make one of these super-fun Christmas crafts: salt dough ornaments, easy Christmas tree painting, adorable rustic stick & cardboard reindeer head, or this beautiful dried citrus garland.
Finally, what would the holidays be without a beautiful holiday playlist? Here’s ours!
Wishing you all a wonderful week. Stay warm and spread some holiday cheer!