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2013 Ornament Exchange

I hosted our 3rd annual ornament exchange in my home this year. It was again, such a treat. Just to recap how we do it: There are 12 ladies in our exchange group. Sometime in September we send out invitations … Continue reading

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The 25 Days of Christ

Yesterday my girls and I sanded, painted, hot glued and hand tied 25 ornaments. I love getting this kind of stuff done early in the year, so that when Christmas is here, all I have to do is pull it … Continue reading

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2012 Ornament Exchange

Our second annual ornament exchange transpired last weekend. To see how our exchange works you can read my post from last year. A dozen ladies make a dozen handmade ornaments, then we come together to exchange after chatting over salad, … Continue reading

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Christmas Breakfast

We are having a pancake breakfast for our church Christmas party this year. Using this fabulous poster as inspiration, we put this announcement together to get everyone excited for a fun morning. We will have simple decorations, but one favorite … Continue reading

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Ornament boxes

I love the idea of having a box full of Christmas memories to give my girls when they leave our home and start their own families. Since we made so many ornaments this month, I feel like we have a … Continue reading

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Christmas gifts photo op

The last couple years I’ve had great success taking pictures of my girls with their Christmas presents, later in the day. I love how the gifts are a reflection of their interests and personalities, and it is always fun to … Continue reading

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Twinkle’s Merry Christmas

Twinkle’s last day with us has been a great one. We awoke to find her on the breakfast table, peeking through the back of the nativity, with all the figures in place, including the sweet baby Jesus in the manger. … Continue reading

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Holy couple at the door

This morning we woke up to find Twinkle looking concerned. Joseph and Mary are at her door, looking for a place to stay for the night. The North Pole is no place for this special couple to rest for the … Continue reading

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A cradle lovingly made

This morning Twinkle was found next to Joseph, who apparently was giving her a few carpentry tips. With a chisel in hand, Twinkle is carving what looks to be the beginning of a tiny cradle. It’s good to know Joseph … Continue reading

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Candy Cane Greetings

Twinkle appeared this morning next to the shepherd from our nativity. She was holding two candy canes – one in the shape of a J for Jesus, and the other right side up like a shepherd’s staff. Around her neck … Continue reading

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