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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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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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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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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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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