Merry Christmas!

December 21, 2011

Our two oldest kids are home from school and we have been really loving the lazy days that provides us.  Thanks to Pinterest, I have been inspired with some fun new ideas, crafts and traditions.  I will share some of my favorites below and encourage you to see all of the ideas I saved here.

In order to spend the most time with my family, I will be taking a blogging break for the remainder of the year (my assistant may write up a post or two if we decide to have any product sales).  Until I write again in 2012, Merry Christmas!

Psssst: if you missed it earlier this year, you can see the digital Christmas card that I created here.  Then I linked that card to our family slideshow video (also shown below).

Activities and Crafts:

-Recycling socks with holes into the most adorable sock snowmen you have ever seen!  I now have a special place to put all our socks with holes for making more snowmen :) .

-Gathering up past photo Christmas cards, hole punching them and connecting them with two book rings.  Each night the goal is to pray for one family using these cards as prompts.  This is a great way to continue to enjoy photo cards from year to year!

-Making peanut snowmen tree ornaments.

-Making snow globes out of baby food jars, glitter and small plastic toys.

-Making a new Christmas Card holder using a wooden embroidery hoop, wood glue and clothes pins.

-Curling Ashlyn’s hair using strips of cloth.

-Teaching Hunter how to play Monopoly (and finding out he LOVES it)!

New traditions:

-Using the free Jesse Tree advent devotional from A Holy Experience.

-I wrapped up 24 Christmas and/or winter themed books and from December 1-24 the kids took turns opening one to be read.


-A $12 oil pan at WalMart to make a great magnetic surface for fridge letters as well as a drawing surface for dry erase markers.

Baked goods:

-These oreo truffle balls were unfortunately VERY GOOD :) .

-I am wanting to make these healthy peppermint patties!

If you have not read it year’s past I will leave you with one final Christmas reflection.  Wishing you peace, joy and hope this Christmas!


Follow Me:

The post Merry Christmas! appeared first on Mom4Life Blog.

Leave a comment