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Christmas Traditions

This is a re-post from a couple of years ago, but I think that it is a fun way to start off the season by sharing some of our favorite Christmas Traditions!

  This is a lengthy post, but you have all weekend…right? :) 

One of our Christmas traditions that we do is to donate blankets and quilts to one of our local hospitals.  We start this in November or even before.  I try to make a few quilted quilts and then we all tie several fringed fleece blankets. (click on link for tutorial on how to make these easy fleece blankets)  This year I did a few quilted quilts for our ward Humanitarian Project.

(I love this cute picture!!!  My grandson was only 2 1/2 years old in this picture, he is now almost 8 years old!)
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Sinterklaas Party 2013

We had our annual Sinterklaas party this last weekend and the kids had a great time!

 Sinterklass day is not until Dec. 5th, but we always have our party on the weekend when we can all be together.  We started this tradition after my oldest son served a mission for our church, in the Netherlands.  I love all of the rich traditions that go along with the arrival of Sinterklaas and the start of the Christmas season.  That is why we celebrate it every year.  It is just a fun way to kick off the holidays!   I will apologize in advanced for all the family pictures in this post, but that is what this party is all about and then also this fun guy:

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