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ONE NIGHT: Beautifully-Illustrated Advent Calendar

Not everything needs looking ahead so far but in this case, we’ll make an exception since getting the word out there is crucial to the success of the “One Night”. This beautifully designed and marvelously handcrafted advent calendar has been in the works for years now and is launching a kickstart campaign to make it the rest of the way from the creators to you! 

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Christmas Cookie Baking

Our family makes and bakes rollout cookies every Christmas season. It was funny because the day I decided we’d make cookies this year is the exact day we did the last year (via a reminder from Facebook). There was no planning in that whatsoever. Apparently, it was just time to do so! 

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Christmas Eve Eve Eve Service


We go to a pretty big church so big in fact, that they had 5 Christmas Eve services. Since we had premade plans with my husband’s side of the family on Christmas Eve morning, we opted for the Christmas Eve Eve Eve service our church hosted on the Friday right before Christmas Day.  

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December 2017 Gift Knitting

December is always a busy month and with that usually comes lots of knitting!  I tend to prefer to give useful handmade gifts like wearables or helpful household items when and if I can. We don’t often have much money to spare when it comes to store-bought gifts and gift cards and have always found handmade a bit more doable with a smaller dollar amount but a larger sacrifice of time. 

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The Giving Manger , A Family Tradition of Kindness

Start a Family Tradition of Kindness with The Giving Manger

Winston Churchill said it himself that “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life out of what we give.” This is something I want to remember and also instill in my children not just around the holidays but year round.

Starting this year and hopefully, from here on out, we are starting a new tradition with “The Giving Manger” to purposefully seek out opportunities to give and do other good deeds throughout the month of December. Of course, it’s the task we are aiming to have it become a habit so we’ll be reminded to look for those opportunities and seek to help others year round.

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