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Christmas Cards and Pictures

“I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness.” ~ Carrie Fisher Old Fashioned   In some ways I am old fashioned. Or maybe in a lot of ways. I love giving and receiving snail mail. I use to eagerly check my mail box when I ….

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My 2019 Skating Ornament

“It’s always a wonderful time to be able to settle down by the fire, enjoy the Christmas tree and the decorations, and just spend time with the ones you love and surround yourself with the people that you don’t get to see enough throughout the year.” ~ Jay DeMarcus My Own Little Tree My family could have had our own ….

Getting Christmas Crafty

“For me growing up, Christmas time was always the most fantastic, exciting time of year, and you’d stay up until three in the morning. You’d hear the parents wrapping in the other room but you knew that also, maybe, they were in collusion with Santa Claus.” ~ Chris Pine Traditions While a lot has changed this year, both for the ….

Advent Calendar: Days 1 to 13

“Why is there an end of the year? Because the calendar imposes numerical order on time. There is a natural fitness in the celebration of the New Year, a holiday of numbers imposed on things, with lists, as well as with Advent calendars and songs like ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas.’” ~ Elif Batuman About Dang Time! Guys, I FINALLY ….

What Do I Wear?!?! Ugly Christmas Sweaters

‘There’s something about a Christmas sweater that will always make me laugh.” ~ Kristen Wiig “Ugly” Christmas Sweaters  I use to hate Christmas sweaters. I know! What? Me? Miss pseudo Santa Clause herself? But guys, let’s be real, they are NOT fashionable! Regardless of whether they are “Ugly” or not, they just aren’t. I feel like I have a pretty ….

Wrapping Presents

“Christmas is far and away my favorite holiday. I love everything about it, from the event that inspired it, hoping for a white one, to wrapping presents. But mostly I love having family and friends gathered, and sharing traditions.” ~ Ellen Hopkins Designated Wrapper You are gonna think I am cray-cray but bear with me, I LOVE wrapping. I am ….

Kate’s Christmas Playlist

“Christmas is never going to go away, and it’s always going to be there. And there’s always room for one more Christmas song, I think.” ~ Johnny Mathis The Power of Music There is something about Christmas music that is positively timeless, joyful, festive, and just gives me all the feels. My Mom use to start playing it right after ….