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A Christmas poem

From all of us to all of you… have a merry Christmas, friends. Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come, The belfries (read more…)

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Last-minute gifts (you can still buy online) for Christmas Day

Man oh man, did Christmas sneak up on me this year. I really can’t believe it’s in three days. Mine’s a bit different this year, obviously—gingerbread house making? Going to The Nutcracker? Watching Elf? Not even a little bit. Our gift-giving is crazy simple this year—just a few things that can fit in our backpacks, (read more…)

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Fantastic Christmas music

I grew up around music. It was played throughout the house, I was given a radio for my room at an early age, and I have fond memories of my dad regaling us with childhood stories in the living room while playing his different records. One of my favorite childhood memories involves riding through the (read more…)

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The Gift of the Magi

Settle in, pour a steaming cup of your favorite drink, and enjoy a bit of Story Time for the holidays as a little treat. You can read this to your kids, if you want, but consider this first a story for yourself. The Gift of the Magi is a short story published in a collection (read more…)

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Weekend links

It’s December. What can you stop doing this Christmas? :: Shalom Mama How to survive holiday shopping when you are highly sensitive :: Sorta Crunchy Easy mason jar snowglobes :: The Inspired Room When you need to undecorate for Christmas :: Nesting Place …and from our travel blog, I wrote this week about how to (read more…)

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