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

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 Joyous Christmas Traditions to Start This Holiday Season

CHRISTMAS MEANS TRADITION

Christmas is a holiday steeped in tradition. Rooted in the religious traditions of the Christian church, the popularity of the many holiday practices surrounding Christmas have taken on a life of their own in much of the Western world. Read more

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

Tired of drawing names for the family gift exchange? Try one of these 39 ingenious alternative gift exchange ideas

Tired of drawing names for the family gift exchange? Try one of these 39 ingenious alternative 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! Read more

Christ-Centered Christmas Traditions that Children Love

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

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

10 Custom Christmas Ornaments

Christmas decorating centers around the tree, and any great tree is going to feature fun and unique Christmas ornaments. Read more

Unique Christmas Gifts Top 10 – 2012 to 2013

When the holiday season is approaching, with it comes your search for unique Christmas gifts for everyone on your list. Here are the top 10 Christmas Gifts from Northwest Gifts. Read more

DIY: Coffee Filter Christmas Tree Decor

DIY Christmas Decor

Try this coffee filter Christmas Tree DIY tutorial from Crafts by Amanda. Easy and cute! Use brown coffee filters for a vintage look, or white filters for the classic snow-white decor.

Christmas Card Tree DIY

Christmas Card Tree DIYWhat a cute idea! The Christmas Card Tree DIY from Little Lucy Lu: A simple project which will accent your home and serve as a way to display all your Christmas cards. All you need is some wood, nails, paint, and mini clothespins. Merry Christmas!!