Category «Christmas»

Mommy, Is Santa Claus Real?

As Christmas approached, I noticed a lot of posts doing the rounds on whether or not Christian parents should do Elf on the Shelf and let their kids believe in Santa Claus. I’ve never wanted to do the elf, but I had already been feeling convicted about the Santa issue. Christmas has never been about …

A South African Christmas

Christmas in South Africa is smack-bang in the middle of summer, so the usual depictions of reindeer and snowmen have always been a bit odd to me. That doesn’t mean our Christmas décor isn’t made up of reindeer and snowmen, of course. When I signed up to blog about a South African Christmas, I wasn’t …

The Jesse Tree Journey

Don’t you just love Christmas? One of my favourite traditions is the Jesse Tree. What’s a Jesse Tree? I’m so glad you asked. The Jesse Tree is a Jesus-focused Advent countdown that starts in Genesis and ends with Jesus’ birth. It traces God’s salvation plan from the beginning, and it’s a reminder of the real …

{Christmas Craft} Tree Ornaments

I found these cute ornaments to colour on Pink Stripey Socks. They’re perfect if you want something handmade, but aren’t in the mood for a messy and lengthy craft. Step one: Print out colouring pages and let your kids go wild. Step two: Cut out the circles and glue onto a piece of carboard. I …

{Christmas Craft} Low-Prep Shepherd Ornaments

These shepherd ornaments were made following the instructions on Danielle’s Place. I won’t post the step-by-step instructions here, but I hope you visit the original post and make some of these for yourself. And in the same region there were shepherds out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel …

{Christmas Craft} Wooden Peg Angels

This choir of angels was inspired by this post on Crafty Morning. The girls had a lot of fun making them, even though it took three days to complete. (We took two days to paint the pegs.) What you need: Wooden pegs White paint Gold/silver pipe cleaners Small white doilies Pink cardboard Pencil crayons Glue …

{Christmas Craft} Fingerprint Manger Scene

This fingerprint manger craft was inspired by this post on Crafty Morning. You will need: white cardboard/canvas brown paint peach paint yellow paint blue paint a lead pencil I had bought these square canvases ages ago, but never got around to using them. They were obviously meant for this craft. 🙂 I drew an outline …

Christmas Activity & Craft Roundup

I love crafting with my daughters, and for Christmas last year we did 12 Days of Christmas crafts and activities leading up to Christmas. We’re doing more this year, so come back tomorrow for the first of seven Christmas crafts. This is the master post for last year’s Christmas crafts and activities. Enjoy! 1. Evergreen …

Stepping Out Of Martha-Mode

I haven’t done a personal, from-the-heart post in a while. I’ve been caught up with homeschooling and lesson prep, with moving to a self-hosted domain and all that entails, with just keeping my head above water at this crazy busy time of year. How is it the middle of November already?! It’s so easy to …