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My family has a long-standing Christmas tradition of ringing the bell that we’ve passed down for over 30 years now. When I was growing up, my dad would bring my brother and me with him to ring the Salvation Army bell. He always signed up to ring the bell on Christmas Eve. Lots of people […]
To encourage you to get out and enjoy all that East Texas has to offer this time of year, we challenge you to a Christmas Scavenger Hunt!
She ties them neatly, those packages and bows….cleaning up smudges, from head to toe. Everyone loves a pretty package and bows, but what if it comes with fingers and toes? What if its full of snips and sails and puppy dog tails? Filled with sugar and spice and everything nice and gets sprinkled and scattered, […]
Christmas Traditions. But what if you weren’t really raised with Christmas Traditions and suddenly you’re an adult and creating your own….from scratch? Neither my husband nor I were raised with any strong Christmas Traditions and when we were first married, it was just a simple thing and we […]
My mother adopted a tradition begun by my grandmother long ago: the mystery gift. Every year, my mom would purchase one small item for each us, wrap it, and then two weeks before Christmas, the fun would begin. Every day, we each got one clue about our gift, we could ask one yes or no […]
I try to be a good mom. Really I do. I try to plan things my kids will enjoy. I try to be cheerful even when they whine and complain. I try…I try… Especially around the holidays I want to create warm, lasting memories. I let them help me decorate the tree, plan parties with […]