Category «Christmas»

DIY Nativity Triptych

A few years ago we made a cute nativity scene from toilet rolls and felt. But, being made of less than durable materials, it didn’t survive last Christmas. (Also, last Christmas Rafe was a year old, and very curious. Several ornaments also didn’t survive.) I could have bought a new nativity scene, but if you …

The Five Minute Wreath (Anyone Can Make)

I really wanted a wreath for our front door this year. I really wanted it to be a homemade wreath, at that. So although I saw a lot of pretty readymade wreaths at the shops, I didn’t buy any. I came close, mostly because I didn’t want to spend more to make the wreath myself. …

Fun Family Advent Calendar

We’re finishing up our schoolwork at the the end of November, which means lots of time for Christmas things! Yes, our tree has been up for ages and we’ve been singing Christmas carols for a while now – but there’s no such thing as too much Christmas spirit, is there? No, there isn’t. We do …

Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Homeschool Mom Friend

What do you get for the homeschool mom who has everything? Not books – unless you’re shopping directly from her wishlist *cough*hint*cough* – because odds are she has very specific ideas on what books she wants or needs. Not bubble bath, because who’s seriously got time to soak in the tub? And odds are the …

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 …

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