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Best Christmas Gifts for Busy Moms


Top 10 Real Gifts for Moms Stuck for a Christmas gift for mom? Here's a guide to thoughtful gift-giving for that special lady! Skip the candy, flowers and cards and give her a gift that shows how much you care! read more

Free Printable Christmas Party Games and Puzzles


Free Printable Christmas Party Games Free printable Christmas games and puzzles make great group party activities, fun for children, party icebreakers and traditional Christmas party crowd pleasers. Here are five free, safe game sites to print off Christmas games. read more

Best Gifts Under $20 for Girls


Best Girls Christmas Presents Under $20 Stuck for ideas for a good gift for daughter, granddaughter, goddaughter, niece or gift exchanges? Here is a gift guide for tween (or preteen) and teen girls. Each gift in this list is available at Family Dollar, Walmart and sometimes Target for $20 or less. View more »

Free Printable Christmas Cards


Free Printable Christmas Cards With expensive Christmas cards and stamps at 42 cents each, sending holiday cards can be too expensive. Here are two solutions to keep the Christmas card tradition alive: free printable holiday Christmas post cards and cards.
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Free Printable Christmas Carol Sheet Music and Song Lyrics


Free Printable Christmas Carols One of my favorite parts of the holiday season are the Christmas carols. If you're planning on Christmas caroling here are links for free printable Christmas carol sheet music. Check the links for free printable Christmas carol lyrics, too. View more »

Third Week of Advent: Preparation and Mary, Mother of God


What was Christmas like for Mary, Our Blessed Mother? Essay for the third week's theme of Advent: Preparation. Christmas and the nativity from Mary, Our Blessed Mother's perspective. View more »

Twelfth Night: The History of the Magi


The Magi: The History of the Wisemen Whose Visit to the Nativity is Celebrated as Epiphany Who were the wisemen or kings or Magi that visited the Christ Child in Bethlehem? Read on for historical and sociological information.
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Free Epiphany Printables

Free Printables for Epiphany Epiphany, or the feast of the three kings, is celebrated as the main gift-giving holiday in many countries. Celebrate this day with free printable activities. View more »

Christmas Traditions: Wreath History, Craft, Recipe


Christmas and Advent Traditions: The Wreath The evergreen wreath has traditionally represented eternal life. Christian missionaries adapted the symbol of the wreath for the celebration of Christmas. Here's the history and symbolism of the wreath, plus wreath cookie recipe and craft project. View more »

Gifts for Senior Citizens, Disabled, Shut-ins, Homebound


Top 10 Gift Ideas for Senior Citizens (Especially the Homebound)
Large variety and price selection of gifts for those senior citizens. Special focus on those who are home-bound or have special needs! View more »

Free Printable Christmas Craft Patterns


Free Christmas Holiday Craft Patterns I just found one of the largest free craft Websites that I, who scour the web daily for good websites, have ever seen. allfreecrafts.com and her sister site, allfreecrafts.net have a huge assortment of Christmas and holiday crafts. View more »

Advent Week Two Essay: Modern Tiny Tim


Advent Week Two: Hope He slams into his second grade classroom, late as usual. He must have read Hitler's Mein Kampf, how to make a grand entrance. Weighing in under 50# and reaching my belly button, he packs a lot of piss and vinegar. View more »

Free Printable Christmas Coloring from Jan Brett


Free Printable Christmas Coloring Crafts Christmas is my favorite season for making crafts with children. Happily, the internet is loaded with websites that offer free printable crafts. Visit Jan Brett's website for loads of free printable holiday coloring, cut and paste crafts! View more »

Free Printable Advent Wreaths for Christmas


Free Printable Advent Wreaths to Color, Cut and Paste During Advent, Christians light one candle on the Advent wreath. Each candle symbolizes hope, expectation, preparation and joy at the Birth of Christ on Christmas. Here are links to free printable Advent wreaths to color, cut and paste. View more »

Free Christmas Cut and Paste Crafts, Printables


Free Christmas Printable Cut and Paste Activities and Toys
Are you ready for free Christmas printables like you've never seen before? Then visit The Toymaker! Styled in Dickens England designs, these printables are manna for vintage art lovers! Easy enough for children to cut, assemble and paste. View more »

Free Printable Advent Calendars for Christmas


Free Printable Advent Calendars Advent is the four week liturgical season preceding the feast of Christmas. Children enjoy counting down to Christmas with advent calendars. Here are several links with free printable Advent calendars to color, cut and paste. View more »

Kids in the Holiday Kitchen

How to Engage Children in the Thanksgiving Celebrations 25 simple inexpensive ways to involve children of all ages in Christmas or Holiday holiday preparations. Kids in the kitchen sounds like a nightmare, but can be a dream come true if you follow this guide. Build memories with unique activities. Keep restless, anxious kids productively occupied! View more »

How to Plan a Company Holiday Party


How to Plan Your Work, Company or Business Christmas Party
List of what to avoid and how to organize your company, business or work Christmas party.Food, gift exchange, decorations, location, holiday preferences, guest list and more! View more »

Advent Christmas Countdown


Advent Math, Writing Project Craft Advent is all about prayer, fasting, and alms-giving. Make a giving craft calendar. Teach math and social studies as well as giving with this advent craft. View more »

Free Printable Christmas Activities and Crafts


Free Christmas Printables: Santa, Reindeer,Wreaths, Bells and More!
Top rated websites with free Christmas printables including lessons, games, puzzles, activities, cut and paste, decorations on the secular or non-religious themes of the holiday. View more »

Dec. 12~ Our Lady of Guadalupe


Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe: Lesson Plans, Celebration Guide December 12 is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Roman Catholic liturgical year. Here is a guide to celebrate her feast day in your homeschool or classroom. Celebrate Mexico's history,traditions, literature, food, customs and culture as well! View more »

Christmas Breakfast: Easy, Nutritious and Delicious


Easy, Festive Holiday Brunch Casserole Although children may want to breakfast on their Christmas candy, sooner or later, everyone will be hungry for breakfast on Christmas morning. But who wants to get up and cook,especially when it's finally the old folks turn to open gifts? Here's a recipe and how to for delicious holiday brunch casserole, that you can assemble on Christmas Eve and pop in the over on Christmas morning. Stay on the couch, Mama and enjoy your Christmas morn! View more »

My Christmas Essay, As Usual, a Little Quirky


What was Christmas like for Mary, Our Blessed Mother? I'm selfish and I love my kids like a mother bear. I'm well old enough to have Mary, Mother of Jesus's mother. It's hard for me to imagine how I'd cope with my daughter being chosen as the Mother of God. Would I argue with Yahweh? Probably, knowing me. My holiday essay or devotional, however you choose to read it. The Christmas story from a different perspective.
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Gifts for College Students


Back-to-School Guide: College Student Dorm Room for Under $500
Overview of the most useful items to buy or bring with you as you move into your college dorm. Pricing guide to buy products at the best prices. These tips can save you about $30 per day on food, beverage, coffee costs alone. View more »

Christmas Gifts for Moms

Christmas Gifts for the SAHM Mom Written as a gift guide for Stay-At-Home-Moms, these ideas make excellent gifts for any mom or woman! Sometimes the best gifts can't be wrapped! Lighthearted look at what women really want for Christmas! Unique gift ideas for those who like to think outside the box! View more »

DIY Projects for Christmas Gifts

DIY Projects for Christmas Gifts Holiday gifts don't have to be bought in the store. Give the gift of time and DIY talent. Surprise mom this Christmas with easy, diy home repairs and remodeling. projects! 10 projects that you can complete relatively easily that will delight and impress mom!Written for Mother's Day, these ideas work for any gift-giving! View more »

Holiday Parties: Host the Perfect Kid's Party


How to Organize a Holiday Party for Kids of Any Age! Need ideas for holiday activities for children? Here is the definitive guide! Compiled by a 22 year veteran teacher,and loaded with time, money and energy saving ideas, you can host a party that every one will enjoy (even you!) read more

Holiday Survival Guide- Self Care Tips


How to Survive the Holidays and Enjoy Them! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or any other variation of the winter celebrations, the month of December can be a challenge. As much as we may love the holidays, they can really wear us down. Here are 50+ ways to cope until January. read more

Regift and White Elephant Christmas Gift Shopping: Shelves


White Elephant Treasures - Shelves, Racks, and Containers
In the olden days in school, when Christmas rolled around, we'd make gifts for parents. Dad always got a ceramic ash tray or a pipe rack. Nixing the ashtrays was probably smart, but the rack or shelf was a great gift for dad. Here's a gift guide that will high marks; choose a novel shelf or rack to give as a gift. White elephant and secondhand stores are gold mines for unique gifts! Creating restful, useful and artful spaces begins with choosing the right furniture. Explore your local secondhand venues and rummage sales for white elephant furniture pieces. You'll find variety, individuality and occasionally some history! read more

Regift Christmas Gift Shopping: Tables


Christmas Gift Ideas - -Occasional Tables White Elephant Gifts: for unique gift exchanges or creative gift-giving. Here's a white elephant gift idea: occasional tables. Lovely, individual, personal and very distinctive! read more

Religious Christmas Traditions


Creative Christmas Traditions As a homeschooling family of four kids, our holiday traditions have focused on family, spirituality and education! (Home-schoolers can't resist making everything a lesson!)Here are over a dozen holiday traditions from over 20 Christmas seasons in our family! read more

Teen Boys Gift-Giving Guide


Top 10 (plus a Few) Gift Ideas for Teenage Boys When I choose tags from a 'giving Tree', it's generally the teen boys who are left for last. And it's not because no one cares; it's just that they can be pretty intimidating to shop for! Here's a no-fail gift guide for teen boys that sure to please! read more

Free Printable Christmas Craft Activities


Free Printable Christmas Holiday Coloring Cut and Paste Crafts
Christmas craft projects to print free. Color, cut and paste, paper dolls, decorations! Originally written to highlight Halloween crafts, this article covers all free printable holiday activities and First School! read more

Free Printable Christmas Preschool Crafts


Free, Printable Preschool Learning Crafts When older siblings go back to school all day, preschoolers get bored. When the weather is too wet or cold to play for outside play, preschoolers need activities. Preschool teachers need supplemental practice pages for holiday, letters, numbers, shapes and other concepts. read on

Recycle, Repurpose Christmas Lights


Holiday Lights: Green, Creative Ways to Use and Reuse Don't you love the simple beauty of holiday lights? Strings of soft, delicate colors add a lovely ambiance. Use low wattage holiday lights year-round for decorating and design. Here's a list of green ways to use holiday lighting. read more

Free Printable Christmas Coloring Crafts


Free Printable Thanksgiving, Christmas and Holiday Cut and Paste Activities
Want some free printable Thanksgiving cut and paste crafts? Keep busy hands and minds cutting, coloring and pasting Thanksgiving decorations, bingo games, jigsaw puzzles, coloring pages, place cards, greeting cards and more! read on

Homemade Christmas Gift Crafts for Dads and Granddads


Handmade Gift Crafts for Dad's and Granddads-Quick, Easy and Inexpensive
Complete guide to three easy, inexpensive craft projects in which children of all ages can participate. Great for any occasion or holiday! Fun, inexpensive and useful! read more

Christmas Gift Ideas for Childrens' Charities and Overseas Missions


Top 10 Gift Ideas for Children's' Charities Trying to choose a gift for your group's Christmas giving tree? How about a Toys for Tots gift? Or overseas mission? It can be pretty difficult to know just what a child will like when you don't know them. This article lists issues to consider in charitable gift-giving. Includes great gift suggestions that work well for anonymous giving. And thanks for giving of yourself! Best Gifts for Kids Missions

Advent Wreath - Craft, Prayers, History and Devotions


Advent Wreath Devotional: History, How-tos and Traditions
Description of Advent Wreath practices, meaning, history and prayers. Ideas for handmade advent wreaths. read more

Christmas and Advent Craft- Countdown Chain


Paper Chain Christmas Countdown Craft Easy craft for all ages to help eager children anticipate the Christmas holiday. Use my included list of silly activities to countdown the days. Or use my secret santa activities to practice corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Use in classroom, home, homeschool or day care. read more

Christmas and Advent Craft- Jesse Tree


Jesse Tree Advent Devotional Craft History, tradition, devotional use of the Jesse Tree to trace the lineage of Our Lord and prepare for his coming. Craft project instructions.
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Christmas Holiday Printable Cards and Ecards


Top Sources for Holiday E-Cards Here is a great site for holiday e-cards! Many free selections, free printables, clip-art and great gift ideas as well! No fees to join. Email updates with free printables. read more

Free Printable Hanukkah Activities


Free Hanukkah / Chanukah Printables 10 Websites featuring free Jewish, Yiddish, Hanukkah activities, printables, greeting cards,games, decorating, coloring, cut and paste and lesson planning. Mazel Tov! read on

Easy, Cheap Holiday Gift Crafts~ Great for Kids to Make


Christmas Gift Crafts Handmade by Kids with Love! Give poor Santa some help! Handmade holiday gift crafts! Tried and true family favorites! All the kids can get involved whatever their ages! Easy, Inexpensive, DIY, Green! Attractive and useful! Works with student groups as well! read more

Natural Holiday Candle Centerpieces


Christmas Candle Centerpieces Candles are the perfect accent for Christmas centerpieces. All religious celebrations use candles in their holiday observance. Here's a diy guide to creating holiday centerpieces with candles. Safety, color themes, arrangements and more. View more »

Easy DIY Advent Calendar


Homemade Advent Calendar Easy Advent calendar for your home-school, religious ed. or Sunday School! Inexpensive,educational way to prepare for the Christmas holiday! Green craft for advent. read on

25+ Cheap, Easy, Recycled Christmas Gifts Crafts


Easy Holiday Gifts to Make 25+ holiday crafts. Make with kids of all ages. Quick, easy, cheap projects! Cute crafts projects that make great gifts. Perfect for group crafts. Good parents gifts to make at school. Make these crafts with your scout troop, senior care center, Sunday School, Religious education, 4H, day care or after care students. Easy on the budget! Green crafts made from recycled stuff. We've been doing this for 16 years with our family! read more

Christmas and Holiday Shopping How to


Buying Christmas Gifts for Everyone Without Going Broke Over 20 tips to stay out of financial hot water this holiday season and still get what you want to get for everyone. View more »

Christmas in Grand Haven, MI~ The Spirit of the Season!


A Holiday Celebration 'Yule' Love! Cider mills, reindeer and Christmas tree farm, a lavish downtown parade with Santa and Mrs. Claus presiding, historic home tours, a tree lighting ceremony, Toys 4 Tots, and a huge narrated nativity on Dewey Hill ...join us in Grand Haven, MI! View more »

Gifts for Senior Citizens and Home-bound


Top 10 Gift Ideas for Senior Citizens (Especially the Homebound)
Large variety and price selection of gifts for those senior citizens. Special focus on those who are home-bound or have special needs! read more

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