Christmas Family Time: Decorating the Tree

One of my earliest memories is of wrapping my hands around a Christmas tree light and admiring the way the light shone through the cracks between my fingers. Every year when we decorate our Christmas tree, I enjoy watching my kids enjoy this same phenomenon of light captured in their hands. Christmas is my favorite […]

3D Paper Christmas Tree Paper Craft Tutorial with Printable

I learned how to make this neat 3D paper Christmas tree from the mom of a girl in Lily’s kindergarten class. I had never seen anything like it! My friend makes them just by guessing the distances, but I found that hard to do the first few times, at leas, so I deconstructed it into […]

Turn Holiday Stress into Simple, Meaningful Memories

Last month I was invited to speak to a group of women about my family’s Christmas traditions. Some were quite surprised by our family’s fairly simple gift-giving traditions, and they asked if I planned to continue such minimalist gifting as my kids grow older. My answer? I think we will. I hope we will. Keeping […]

Setting Goals for a Meaningful Christmas Season

December starts tomorrow, and I met my November goal of getting all of my Christmas shopping done by the end of November! Still shopping? Check out my list of recommended gifts that encouraging learning and promote creativity for kids! Having my shopping done gives me a great start on setting goals for a meaningful Christmas […]