Christmas

Christmas

Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to our home! In the urns by the front door, I added some free Christmas tree trimmings and free pinecones. Many places that sell Christmas trees will give free Christmas tree trimmings if you ask. I hung some wreaths I bought several years ago. This year, I added the two lanterns by the door….

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Christmas Gifts Under $5

This post contains affiliate links. My per person budget for members of my immediate family is usually between $10 to $20 per person, including gifts that go in their stockings. While I make many gifts for pennies, I also purchase items from garage sales, and I look for low-cost items that my family members will love…

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Rethinking Christmas Stockings

A few years back, we were in need of new Christmas stockings. Our family had grown, and we didn’t have enough matching stockings for the family. At the same time, I had been seeing beautiful miniature stockings online made from vintage grain sacks. I loved the simple red stripes at the top and I especially…

Christmas

Advent Activities 2014

This post contains affiliate links. Last year, I made an advent calendar to help us have more fun together as a family in December. I included crafts, special treats, and activities we would be attending. I found that writing out a list made it easier to make sure we did the special things I wanted to…

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Grain Sack Inspired Stockings

Do you ever have the urge to ditch all of your plans for the day and just make something new? I did that this week. I put away thoughts of sewing any presents, served leftovers for breakfast one morning, and worked on a project instead. We took out the Christmas decorations and set up the tree…

Christmas

Advent Activities

One of our family traditions is that starting on the first day of December, we sing Christmas songs together before bed. Everyone gets to pick a song and we all sing. I want to add a new tradition in our house this year that our children will look forward to each year. For that reason, I’ve made…