Christmas

Free Printable Christmas Budget Planner

I wanted to share with you as part of my Memorable Christmas on a Budget series, a FREE printable Christmas planner that can help you get a handle on your holiday budget (with a twist)! I’ve made this two page simple and cheerful planner, aka Budget Guide, free to subscribers! I want to help you get […] Read more…

How to Unspoil Your Kids at Christmas

When I was 9 years old, I got something I really wanted for Christmas: a fancy version of an Etch-a-Sketch.  For all intents and purposes, I should have been happy. But instead, I burst into tears after opening all my presents and feeling like I didn’t have “enough”. Looking back, I obviously realize that this […] Read more…

25 Simple Advent and Christmas Activities for Kids

25 Simple Advent and Christmas Activity Ideas for Kids

We LOVE the Christmas season around our house! Each year, we try to establish some fun family Christmas traditions, try new Christmas-y recipes and do a few crafts, activities and printables that we find online.  I wanted to share with you 25 simple Advent and Christmas themed crafts and activities for kids that I’ve found […] Read more…

15 Bible Verses to Teach Your Kids About Advent

15 Bible Verses to Teach Your Children About Advent

Do you celebrate Advent? If you’ve been on Pinterest lately, you’ve probably seen a ton of pins about what seems at first glance to be a secular tradition. But there is much more to Advent than DIY calendars and Santa Lego cities! For hundreds of years, beginning four Sundays before Christmas and through Christmas Eve, […] Read more…

25 Bible Based Christmas Gifts for kids ages 4-8!

25 Bible Based Christmas Gifts for Kids Ages 4-8

This year, you might be looking for some great Bible-based gifts for your kids that are actually useful, don’t break the bank and don’t create lots of extra clutter! Here are some of our favorite things, 25 ideas from DIY stocking stuffers to board games and Scripture music that will help your children grow in […] Read more…

5 Tips for a Simple Christmas Season

Post by contributor Jennifer from A Heart for the Home. freedigitalphotos.net/franky242 It’s that time of the year again!  You walk in the stores and it’s everywhere, in your face and even on the t.v.    We haven’t even gotten to Thanksgiving yet and we are already starting on Christmas.   Then it’s the toy lists, […] Read more…

Merry Christmas and Truth in the Tinsel Wrap Up!

We’ve concluded our Truth in the Tinsel crafts and devotions for this year! I actually don’t even have any pictures of the last couple of crafts but the kids hung them all as ornaments on their own Christmas tree downstairs. It’s an artificial tree that they could decorate any way they like. {It looks pretty […] Read more…

10 Frugal Christmas Gift Ideas! – Thrifty Thursday #39

Welcome to Thrifty Thursday with myself and Anna from Feminine Adventures! We’re so glad to have you join us! Thank you to all of you who linked up last week with your helpful and frugal posts! Today I’m going to share ten frugal {and I think thoughtful} Christmas gift ideas! Many of these have been […] Read more…

Truth in the Tinsel, Day 9

We’ve very much been enjoying the great Scriptural truths in Truth in the Tinsel as well as the crafts! We’re doing only the characters this year since I didn’t have time for one craft each day. Yesterday, which was day nine, we made Joseph in the same fashion as we made Mary on day five. […] Read more…

Truth in the Tinsel, Day 5

I should have known something would get in the way of actually following Truth in the Tinsel to the letter! :) Yesterday we had a sick daughter and a teething baby who wouldn’t nap. So we had to forgo yesterday’s Gabriel craft for now and move on to Mary! We had so much fun making […] Read more…

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