One of my favorite weeks of the entire year is the week between Christmas and New Years. The pace of the holidays is decidedly slower that week as the excitement of Christmas fades away and the hope of a new year beckons us forward. Until a few years ago, I didn’t see the full beauty […]
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Ever since we tied the knot, I have been spending time trying to create Christmas traditions for our family. First we had the newlywed phase, where everything was new and fun. Then we had the baby’s first Christmas phase, where you want every single thing you do during the season to be memorable. Eight Christmases […]
In our home, we have only one holiday tradition and that is an Advent Calendar. People do these differently and I tend to switch mine up a little each year. As a general rule though, all of the activities are a mix of fun Christmas themed activities, acts of service, and bible based lessons. Our […]
This is going to be the scrooge-iest post you’ll read all Christmas. If you LOVE Christmas and put your tree up in July and have been streaming Burl Ives “Holly Jolly Christmas” on Pandora for weeks… avert your eyes. BUT – if you’re one of the “privileged” December babies or heck – even a January […]
When we married, we two became one. We just forgot to apply that to our Christmas traditions. It looked like he won it in a crane arcade game. Thin, gold tinsel lined the white plastic star, studded in even intervals by thin-tipped, multi-colored lights. Chintzy, cheap, and completely unfit to sit atop our tree, but […]
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!