Christmas Round-Up: Advent Ideas!

Christmas Round-Up: Advent Ideas   The word “advent” means the arrival of a notable person or thing.  As the easiest way of explanation, Christians celebrate the Advent season as a countdown to Jesus’ birth.  I looked up the history of the thing and there were all these facts that led up to an explanation of the 12-Days-of-Christmas, which interestingly enough, was celebrated after Christmas.  Who knew? However, it is Advent–not the 12-Days–that is my topic today!  I don’t remember having much {Read More}

How To Be Christmas Crazy!

How To Be Christmas Crazy   It’s no secret to anyone who spends time with me that I’m a “Christmas Crazy” type of person. In today’s gloom and doom world, I feel like I need to surround myself with good and positive things. It just so happens, that Christmas is one of those!     Now, just in case you are not a “Christmas Crazy” type person and you’ve ever wondered how to be, here is a 5-step program just {Read More}

Hey, Watch This: Must See Christmas Movies To Get You In The Spirit!

Hey, Watch This: Must-See Christmas Movies To Get You In The Spirit!     Now that it’s past Halloween, it’s officially time for some Christmas movies–at least for other people.  In our house, it’s not unusual to have a Christmas movie playing in the middle of the summer!  Sometimes you just need a little Christmas spirit. Everyone has their own favorites when it comes to Christmas-themed movies and it is quite possible that some of the ones on my list {Read More}

Christmas Traditions Around the World

Christmas Traditions Around the World   People all around the world celebrate Christmas, but did you know that they each have their own unique traditions? Most of us don’t even realize that how we celebrate the holidays is not necessarily how our neighbors—let alone how people across the globe–do it! While it isn’t unusual for me to put the decorations up early and have multiple family celebrations during the Christmas Season, many people I know don’t decorate until the week {Read More}

The Importance of Giving (and Receiving) With a Cheerful Heart

Updated Post Alert: This is an after-Christmas post from 2014. I had every intention of writing a post about how it really is “the thought that counts,” but after rereading this one, I decided I probably just couldn’t say it any better.   The Importance of Giving (and Receiving) With a Cheerful Heart   I started off the Holiday Season like a whirlwind.  I had big dreams and plans and calendars full of ideas.  Now, Christmas Day has come and {Read More}

17 Fun Facts About Christmas

17 Fun Facts About Christmas Sometimes it’s just fun to know random things. Plus, you never know when you’ll need it for an episode of Jeopardy!! I’ve been perusing the internet all day looking for the most random Christmas facts I can find. (So basically anything I think is funny.) This is what I came up with…   Mistletoe stays green and bears fruit in the winter when other plants die. For this reason, it was held sacred by Native {Read More}

100 Christmas Bucket List Ideas

100 Christmas Bucket List Ideas   According to the dictionary, a bucket list is “a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish over a lifetime.” Most people have made a bucket list without even realizing it. Every time you say “I want to try that” or “I would like to go there someday,” you’re basically just adding something new to your bucket list! But have you ever made a bucket list just for Christmas? {Read More}