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.
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.
Jolabokaflod is Iceland’s national holiday tradition. Loosely translated as “Christmas Book Flood,” Jolabokaflod is a practice where everyone gives books on Christmas Eve, then spends the rest of the evening curled up somewhere cozily reading those books.
Tired of drawing names for the annual Christmas gift exchange? Try one of these 39 ingenious family gift exchange ideas.
Drawing names for the family gift exchange… again… *sigh*
Your family is too big to get everyone a Christmas gift, and it’s been that way for quite some time. So long, in fact, that everyone is pretty much bored to death of the ol’ “drawing names for the family gift exchange” ordeal.
So why not spice up this holiday season with something a little more clever, a little more affordable, a little more fun, a little more meaningful, or even a little more… tricksy? Hmmmm….. sounds intriguing. Read on!
We love Christmas so much at our house. All the traditions, all the decorations, all the presents.
Even the cheesy parts, like schmaltzy Christmas music and drinking hot cocoa by the fire.
We love watching Home Alone and The Santa Clause, wearing Santa hats and listening to someone read A Christmas Carol (even if it’s just the Disney picture book version with Mickey Mouse).
We love Christmas so much because we love celebrating that Jesus came into the world to live the life we couldn’t live, die the death we should have died, and make us right with God now and forever.
This is such good news (what we Christians call “the gospel”) that our family loves to do anything that makes the coming of Jesus seem as beautiful, fun, attractive, intriguing, inspiring, and awesome as it truly is.
For a wedding or anniversary gift, or as a special personalized gift for birthday or Christmas, or as a step above chocolate & flowers on Valentine’s Day, you may be considering a gift of a personalized plaque with a romantic quote for your sweetheart.
Each year when Christmas season rolls around, we’ve found our list of families and individuals to whom we want to give Christmas gifts growing by several notches. This is a happy thing, because our extended family is growing as new spouses, significant others, and children are added, and new friends are being made. We love it!
But this expanded Christmas gift list does make affordable gift shopping a daunting task. One easy way to handle the task is Read more
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