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Holidays & traditions, and the gifts that go along with them. We provide lots of creative gift ideas, but more than that we’re interested in using this space to explore the holidays themselves and the traditions we associate with them.

Hopefully you come away inspired to begin new traditions with your family. Maybe you’ll start Jolabokaflod, which is our favorite book-related holiday tradition, or perhaps you’ll looking for new Christ-Centered Christmas Traditions that Children Love.

You may want to incorporate more plain-old-fashioned fun and joy into your Christmas activities. In that case, here are 15 Joyous Christmas Traditions to start with your family this upcoming holiday season.

We’re interested in everything that relates to gift giving, so watch for more upcoming articles on the meaning and development of various holidays and their associated traditions. And of course, we will always include creative and unique gift ideas to go along with every holiday and celebratory occasion.

10 Classic Christmas Books to Read Aloud as a Family

Let’s talk about classic Christmas books to read aloud to your family this holiday season!

There’s something about long wintery evenings (maybe because it gets dark at 4 pm) that begs for a cheery fire, some cozy slippers, hot cocoa, and a stack of books as high as the mantle.

And there’s nothing better than reading a classic and beloved book together with your family. You will all take in the same beloved story at the same pace, enjoying the thrills and despairs along with the characters who will come to feel like part of the family.

Here ten of my favorite classic Christmas books to read aloud as a family. Bookmark this list if you’re stuck looking for your next holiday story time tale!

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Non-Toy Gifts for Kids: 100+ Imaginative Ideas

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Kids these days get so many toys I don’t think they even know what to do with it all. Their rooms are stuffed with things they don’t play with, yet another birthday and another Christmas holiday is coming up… what do you get for the child who is already overwhelmed with toys?

Well, consider giving them some non-toy gifts.

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National Taco Day and How to Celebrate It

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National Taco Day is an important holiday. Let’s learn a little about what it is, when it is, and how to observe it with an appropriate measure of enthusiasm and circumspection.

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These Nostalgic 90s Toys Are Perfect Stocking Stuffers

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If you’re a child of the 90s, this will be a trip down memory lane. Why not share it with your kids on Christmas morning? (Or your nieces and nephews, friends’ kids, etc…) No one should be deprived of the joys of Gak. Or Yak Bak.

Stock their stuffings with some great 1990s toys. You can spend some quality time with your littles, showing them how to properly feed your Tomagotchi pet or throw down that slammer so the pogs flip perfectly every time.

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Mystery Gift Wrap: A Fun Christmas Tradition For Kids

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This is a fun Christmas tradition for kids. This will add a splash of mystery on Christmas morning if you have more than one child in your household.

If you have younger kids, they will no doubt wake up super-early. As parents, it is your duty to make them wait for a while before opening gifts.

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We decorate our Christmas tree with skeletons. Here’s why.

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You know how Christmas decor starts right after Halloween? Like, November 1st hits and wham, everything is green and red with bright sparkly lights and ho ho ho.

Of course you know. Everyone says, “Golly gee, I can’t believe the year has flown by and it’s Christmas again!” Like this hasn’t happened before. Every. Year.

Well, here’s something you might not know. The day after Halloween is one of the best days to stock up on some great Christmas ornaments. Because the stores pile in all the Christmas stuff on November 1st, the old orange-and-black spooky-witch-and-pumpkin junk has to go. So go it does, and usually at 50% off or more.

I’m telling you, this is the best time to buy your skeleton Christmas ornaments.

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Halloween Evangelism: 13 Ways to Honor Christ & Love Your Neighbors

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How do we Christians honor Christ and love our neighbors on Halloween?

More specifically, on a day when our neighbors are literally coming to our door and asking for gifts – what we might call “grace” – what is the best way to display the Greatest Gift of all?

That’s right, I’m talking about Halloween evangelism.

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How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as a Christian Holiday

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As Christians, how do we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Nowadays it seems the green-themed Irish holiday is simply a time for corned beef and cabbage followed by drunken revelry. But as Christians, we know there is much more to life than that, and we have even better reasons to celebrate.

In fact, we have a blank check for celebrating, and should be ready to party at just about any excuse. The blank check is this, and it’s actually a command:

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33 Best St Patrick’s Day Gifts (Plus Party Ideas)

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St. Patrick’s Day is a time of celebration! So let’s take a look at the best St Patrick’s Day gifts, plus all sorts of party ideas (decor, activities, favors, shirts and costumes, etc).

The countdown to Saint Patrick’s Day has begun! Of course, we know thisĀ countdown always begins the day after St. Paddy’s Day at #364, so we’re talking about up to a whole year of preparation.

Hopefully that is enough time to plan and pull of a legendary ol’ fashioned Irish bash, but if you’re in need of some inspiration we are here to help.

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15 Meaningful Christmas Traditions to Start with Your Family

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We love Christmas! In this article, I’m going to talk about 15 joyous and meaningful Christmas traditions that you can start with your family this holiday season.

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