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Favorite Christmas Tradition

I thought that I would kick off the Christmas season again this year with my Favorite Christmas Tradition!  

We have been doing this tradition in our home for several years now and I always look forward to it more than anything else that we do!  

Even if you do not do this tradition in your home…it is a great story to start of your holiday season and get you in the true meaning of Christmas!

We started this Christmas tradition in our home few years ago.  

My children are all grown and married, and every year we would go through this little ritual.  They would say, “Mom, what do you and dad want for Christmas?”  and I would reply “that we really did not need anything,” and I could never come up with any ideas for them.

We usually all get together for Sunday dinner, and five years ago at one of these family nights, I read the following story to my family.  

This reminds me so much of my own husband.   He does not like the commercialism of Christmas.  Just like the man in the story.  Thus was born the tradition of the “White Envelope”.  

It is truly the highlight of Christmas for my husband and I.  We wake up on Christmas morning and we read the letters from each of our children and their family.  I must admit, that it usually brings tears to our eyes!  What a beautiful way to start our Christmas Day!

This is my “White Envelope”, I made it out of fabric and it goes on the Christmas tree.  

You could use any white envelope, but I decorated it up and we use it year after year.  All of the grand kids know exactly what it is and they get caught up in the spirit also!

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Dec. 2016 Visiting Teaching Handout

Dec. 2016 Visiting Teaching Handout

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!  I spent the time getting all of my Christmas decorations up and so now I am ready to move on to the next big holiday!

 Tis the season!

I hope you enjoy the Dec. 2016 Visiting Teaching handout for this month.  The Dec. message from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is: “Family Joy is Found in Righteousness”.  dsc_8751 (more…)

Ruffled Thanksgiving dishtowels

Ruffled Thanksgiving Turkey Dishtowels

I have not done very much decorating for Thanksgiving, but I did make these darling Ruffled Thanksgiving Turkey Dishtowels to decorate my kitchen with!Ruffled Thanksgiving dishtowels

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grateful heart

Grateful Heart

Don’t you love the month of November? It is the month of Thanksgiving and having a Grateful Heart!

In this country, we have so many things to be grateful for.  We enjoy many freedoms and privileges.   There are opportunities to learn and better ourselves at every turn.  Many have sacrificed much for us to enjoy all these freedoms.

A  perfect  way to start each day is with this thought:
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