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Christmas Tree Dice Game

As I mentioned before in my post about Advent, we do a fun activity each day in December until the 25th. But sometimes I just don’t have the energy to pull off something big. That’s when I bust out with one of my “cheat” days, like this! This game is SO simple to set up — you can make a set in literally one minute. And it’s a ton of fun for the kids (especially since we play with candy!) See the image below for how to play! We always play until the M&Ms run out, then sometimes they keep playing with bingo markers instead! Read More

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Why We Don’t Do SANTA

Most people I know celebrate Christmas the same way: Santa comes on Christmas Eve, leaving a mountain of toys for good little girls and boys. Our family chooses to celebrate a little differently, so I’m going to share with you how we do it!   1. Christmas is about Jesus, not Santa. Christmas morning, we try really hard to focus on Christ. We wake up, and before any presents are opened, we eat Jesus’ birthday cake for breakfast (it’s a breakfasty apple-cinnamon cake) and sing “Happy Birthday” to him. When it’s time to open presents, we remind the kids that it is not their birthday, but Read More