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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Countdowns

As we pack away the autumnal decorations for another year, I bring out the various Christmas manipulatives we keep in our home to infuse Christ into the Holly Jolliness of the season.

What God Wants for Christmas is a fantastically sturdy nativity set, complete with a great storybook, CD, and message for your children.  We started using this when I still had preschoolers - my kids STILL love this one.
What God Wants For Christmas

We also use the JESSE TREE.  This is great for elementary-age kiddos.  Paper cut-out ornaments adorn a tree.  It can be a real tree, the ornaments in the shape of a tree on the wall - whatever works for your home.  


And we have a great little felted nativity scene that ornaments are hung on.  Each ornament is held in it's own numbered pocket beneath the manger.  

Fabric Nativity Advent Calendar

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lunchbox Love

HomeWant to send a great note to your kids during the school day?  Say Please has got your covered.  They have a variety of encouraging notes, coupled with a fun factoid, to put in your child's packed lunch.  It's great for lunch time conversation in the cafeteria, too!
Say Please offers "everyday" cards as well as holiday cards, cards for friends, co-workers, and more.  Check them out - start a collection.

    Lunchbox Love for Loved Ones