Category: Christmas

Christmas Ornaments for Book Lovers

Christmas Ornaments for Book Lovers

Stuck on what to give as a Christmas gift for somebody? Consider an ornament! Almost everybody, regardless of their religious persuasion, does some sort of decorating in December. In addition to being hung on trees at home, ornaments can be…

My Favorite (Slightly Obscure) Christmas Songs

My 6 Favorite (Slightly Obscure) Christmas Songs

As a professional piano player, I spend Decembers playing the piano for office lobbies, departments stores, school choral concerts, Christmas luncheons, sing-a-longs, office parties, and home parties. A couple years ago I even played the piano a few times a…

10 Unfinished Wooden Christmas Ornaments to Paint

10 Wooden Christmas Ornaments to Paint

Painting unfinished Christmas ornaments together is fun and easy way to spend family time together during the holiday season. When my two girls were little, they loved crafts of all kinds. I would regularly go to Michael’s and buy them…

Mint Green Christmas Ornaments

Mint Green Christmas Ornaments

I’ve always loved the color green. It’s a very peaceful, calming, and lush color. (It’s always a color that usually looks great on Irish redheads such as myself.) When I was a teenager I went through a “green phase” when…

5 Lovely Christmas Tree Music Boxes

Christmas Tree Music Boxes

A Christmas tree music box makes a beautiful decoration for the holidays. It looks lovely sitting on a shelf, possibly with other collectibles, on top of a piano, or as a conversation piece for a holiday party. I found these…

Our Week of Christmas Movies

Our Week of Christmas Movies

Rachael suggested that we watch a different Christmas movie every night this week, so here’s what we watched: Elf I had never even heard of Will Ferrell when I first saw this movie a couple years ago (although of course…

Nutter Butter Reindeer Christmas Cookies

Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies

  Our church has a Christmas cookie sale every year in early December. People sign up to bring several dozen cookies and all the proceeds from the sale go to MUST Ministries, an organization that provides things like groceries, hot…

Our Christmas Tree Ornaments

Our Christmas Tree Ornaments

We have a pretty set-in-stone Christmas tree tradition around here. The Saturday after Thanksgiving, we put on the soundtrack for A Charlie Brown Christmas, get all the Christmas stuff down from the attic, and start setting it up while the…

Packing Samaritan’s Purse Shoe Boxes

Samaritan's Purse Shoebox with Snoopy

Benjamin attends a “homeschool school” kind of thing at a church one day a week, where he takes PE, astronomy, stop-motion film-making, Lego Robotics, and math games. It’s a nice arrangement, and he quickly made a good friend there. Anyway,…

Snowy Owl Christmas Ornaments

Snowy Owl Christmas Ornaments

An owl isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of snow and Christmas ornaments — in fact, it’s not even the first animal that comes to mind. However, while I was wasting time doing…