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Category: Holidays & Traditions (page 2 of 6)

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.

Organic Christmas Wreaths for the 2017 Holidays

Organic Christmas Wreaths combine contemporary sensibilities with classic tradition in a manner that is eco-friendly and sustainable. Read more

39 Ingenious Family Gift Exchange Ideas

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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!

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Counting Down the 10 Best Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

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Looking for some last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts? No worries, we got you covered. Read more

Christ-Centered Christmas Traditions that Children Love

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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.

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What Your Spouse Really Wants For A Stocking Stuffer This Christmas

Looking for a little something special to put in your spouse’s stocking this Christmas? Read more

20 Plaques with Uniquely Romantic Quotes for Your Soulmate

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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. Read more

The Two Keys to Finding the Ultimate Home Bar Holiday Gift

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There are two keys to a fantastic, treasured, memorable, and appreciated home bar holiday gift. If you follow these tips, when the wrapping comes off you’ll be sure to see that heartwarming smile, that exclamation of surprise and delight, the meaningful laugh that says, “You know me so well!” Read more

DIY Gift Guide for Simple, Nifty Christmas Gifts

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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

52 Unique Christmas Gift Ideas for the Home

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Here are 52 of the most interesting and unique Christmas gift ideas we’ve found for the home, including home decor, kitchen, man cave, and home bar gifts, gadgets, and accessories. Read more

How the Moscow Mule Got its Name (and its Shiny Copper Mugs)

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What could be more refreshing on a hot summer day than an ice-cold cocktail of vodka, ginger beer, lime, and a sprig of mint served in a shiny copper mug?

The answer, of course, is “I can’t think of anything that would be more refreshing and now I want a Moscow Mule real bad”.

So what is this drink, how did it get its name, and why is it so special that it gets its very own copper mug? Read more