31 Easy, Homemade Christmas Ornaments

31 Easy, Homemade Christmas Ornaments

When I decorate our Christmas tree each year, I am filled with memories as I hang various ornaments on our tree. The pin & white knit stocking made by a co-worker for The Child on her first Christmas. The bicycle ornament I gave Mr. D. when we were first married. The ornament the church gave me when I was a toddler. And especially, the wax filled ornaments my great-grandparents brought with them from Germany.

As beautiful as those ornaments are, the ones I love the most are the handmade ornaments from friends & made by The Child as she was growing up. Do you have handmade ornaments on your tree? If not, it’s time to add some! If you do, you can always make room for more!

Country Living shares their selection of 31 easy to make ornaments. Many can be made with & by your kids. Prepare them for your tree this year. Then, enjoy the memories they stir up each year as you decorate your tree!

What is your favorite ornament on your Christmas tree? Tell us about it! Share the history & why it means so much to you!

Easy to Make Ornaments

Santa Claus Christmas Crafts Ideas

Santa Claus Christmas Crafts Ideas

Kids are always so excited during the Holiday season. As the song says, they know that Santa’s on his way! And they can hardly wait! This year, give your kids a taste of Santa early when your family creates these fun Santa crafts. BHG has found ways to share the Jolly Old Elf throughout your home. Just the thing to make the kids happy until Christmas. And remember, at Christmas, we’re all kids!

Do you & your family make Christmas crafts? What are your favorites? Please share your craft projects with us!

Santa Crafts

16 Winter Drinks To Sip Around the Fireplace This Christmas

16 Winter Drinks To Sip Around the Fireplace This Christmas

Here in SoCal today, it is very rainy & cooler than normal. The thought of sitting by a cozy fire with a Holiday beverage appeals to me! With the weekend just a few hours away, it might be the perfect time for YOU to enjoy one of the tasty treats from Country Living. They may be just the thing to chase away the winter chill!

Winter Drinks

The Simple Joy of Advent Part 5

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Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, as the song says! However, Christmas can be very stressful. Our lives are already busy enough & then we have all the Holiday tasks & activities added on to our regular schedule. It can be overwhelming!

One way to slow things down each day at Christmas is by observing Advent. Advent begins the last Sunday in November & continues through Christmas Day. During Advent, families take time each day to prepare themselves for the coming of Christmas, the birth of Jesus. Each day, we take a moment to consider the impact Jesus’ birth has had on our lives. Families make Advent wreaths, light the candles of the wreath each day & share a Scripture verse.

In this series of classic programs, Jean Ann discusses Advent & shares more about the meaning. Jean Ann teaches you how to make an Advent wreath for your family. Finally, Jean Ann shares Advent lessons for the 4 weeks of Advent.

Begin a new tradition in your family this year. Celebrate the Simple Joy of Advent!

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The Simple Joy of Advent Part 4

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Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, as the song says! However, Christmas can be very stressful. Our lives are already busy enough & then we have all the Holiday tasks & activities added on to our regular schedule. It can be overwhelming!

One way to slow things down each day at Christmas is by observing Advent. Advent begins the last Sunday in November & continues through Christmas Day. During Advent, families take time each day to prepare themselves for the coming of Christmas, the birth of Jesus. Each day, we take a moment to consider the impact Jesus’ birth has had on our lives. Families make Advent wreaths, light the candles of the wreath each day & share a Scripture verse.

In this series of classic programs, Jean Ann discusses Advent & shares more about the meaning. Jean Ann teaches you how to make an Advent wreath for your family. Finally, Jean Ann shares Advent lessons for the 4 weeks of Advent.

Begin a new tradition in your family this year. Celebrate the Simple Joy of Advent!

Listen Now

10 Everyday Items That Make Awesome Christmas Trees

10 Everyday Items That Make Awesome Christmas Trees

It’s fun to add Christmas decorations throughout your house, especially Christmas trees. Unfortunately, trees can be expensive & difficult to store. good Housekeeping has solved both problems for you. they have put together trees that you can make with ordinary things found around your home or easily picked up. I LOVE this pallet tree! Such fun & a true Simple Joy!

Christmas Trees

The Simple Joy of Advent Part 3

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Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, as the song says! However, Christmas can be very stressful. Our lives are already busy enough & then we have all the Holiday tasks & activities added on to our regular schedule. It can be overwhelming!

One way to slow things down each day at Christmas is by observing Advent. Advent begins the last Sunday in November & continues through Christmas Day. During Advent, families take time each day to prepare themselves for the coming of Christmas, the birth of Jesus. Each day, we take a moment to consider the impact Jesus’ birth has had on our lives. Families make Advent wreaths, light the candles of the wreath each day & share a Scripture verse.

In this classic series, Jean Ann discusses Advent & shares more about the meaning. Jean Ann teaches you how to make an Advent wreath for your family. Finally, Jean Ann shares Advent lessons for the 4 weeks of Advent.

Begin a new tradition in your family this year. Celebrate the Simple Joy of Advent!

Listen Now!

The Simple Joy of Advent: Part 1

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Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, as the song says! However, Christmas can be very stressful. Our lives are already busy enough & then we have all the Holiday tasks & activities added on to our regular schedule. It can be overwhelming!

One way to slow things down each day at Christmas is by observing Advent. Advent begins the last Sunday in November & continues through Christmas Day. During Advent, families take time each day to prepare themselves for the coming of Christmas, the birth of Jesus. Each day, we take a moment to consider the impact Jesus’ birth has had on our lives. Families make Advent wreaths, light the candles of the wreath each day & share a Scripture verse.

In this series of classic programs, Jean Ann discusses Advent & shares more about the meaning. Jean Ann teaches you how to make an Advent wreath for your family. Finally, Jean Ann shares Advent lessons for the 4 weeks of Advent.

Begin a new tradition in your family this year. Celebrate the Simple Joy of Advent!

Listen Now!