Each year we make it a tradition to count down the days from December 1 until Christmas. It increases the holiday spirit and creates anticipation. There are many Advent Calendar Ideas for creating a Christmas countdown, some of them include family activities or small gifts or candy each day, while others are just simple ways […]
Advent is the days and weeks leading up to Christmas. There are many activities you can do to prepare your home, and your heart, to celebrate Christ's birth.
Melk, the Christmas Monkey is on his way to visit your family again this year, to teach your children who God is in the days leading up to Christmas. If you don’t have Melk’s book, you can get it here. Each lesson, with it’s letter from Melk to your child, and it’s activity give instructions […]
Melk the Christmas Monkey Melk the Christmas Monkey is back this year with more fun stuff for families who want Advent fun combined with meaningful Biblical teaching. His book is available in PDF or print form just as last year, full of 30 great lessons and activities to teach kids Who God is at Christmas […]
The word advent means “waiting time”, and if you remember a while back I shared a list of some things we would be doing with our kids as we await Christmas this year, but I wasn’t sure just how to introduce those activities to the kids. Well, we found the answer in Melk, The Christmas […]
By now you must know how much we love holidays around here, and especially Christmas! Each year, in addition to our manger scene calendar, it has become a tradition to do something special to count down the days from December 1 until Christmas. Two years ago, we had a paper chain and cut off one […]
Christmas is coming! The days are counting down! I know some of you don’t want to think about it until well after the Thanksgiving holiday is over, but for the rest of us, who like to plan and organize and shop and plan and create and cook, and did I mention plan? Well, for us, […]
Christmas Eve The pies fresh from the oven smell deliciously spicy. The presents are wrapped and neatly stacked under the pungent Pine tree, adorned with silver balls, red bows and a homemade angel. There are homemade ornaments (all from this year) and a paper chain. The stockings are stuffed and awaiting the surprise of the […]