Establish a Tradition of Giving

Day 57 – Begin to research ways for your family to give this season. Take a look around your community for something meaningful to you.  What are some of your family’s giving tradition(s)?

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Entertaining for Christmas

Day 58 – Begin to think about what might be happening in your home in December.  Where are your holiday gatherings are usually held. If in your home, what are your best tips for hosting?

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Advent Activity Planner

Day 59 – One of my favorite family traditions is our family’s Advent Calendar.  Instead of candy, I place an activity in each day of December.  It really helps me stay on track with all of the lovely things of the season.  Do you have an Advent calendar?  Tell about your Advent calendar plans.

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Don’t Forget Your Furry Friends

Day 63 – Pay tribute to the pet in your life this Christmas. Maybe you could buy them a new bone or a new play toy or even have your children make something that shows how much your family values that pet. Give your pet a little extra attention this holiday season.  Show us a photo of your furry, feathery, or fin-y friend!

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Stock Up on Stocking Stuffers

Day 64 – Go through your gift closet and stash of trinkets and goodies. Inventory what you have and consider what might be good to keep your eye out for to add to your collection. Keep in mind the size of your stockings and do not go overboard. What does Santa put in stockings at your house?

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Day 65 – Think of ways that you can do your part to reduce, reuse, or recycle this holiday season. Skip the paper plates and enlist help to wash the dishes. Use reusable gift bags instead of wrapping paper. Store your cookies in reusable containers instead of ziploc bags.

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Wrap Roll Call

Day 66 – We’re now one-third of the way to Christmas!  Inventory your holiday giftwrap and
supplies. Do you have enough of what you need? What are your favorite gift wrap tips and techniques?

___ Paper rolls
___ Gift bags (paper or fabric)
___ Tissue paper
___ Gift boxes
___ Tape
___ Ribbons
___ Bows
___ Gift tags and labels
___ Gift card holders or boxes

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Home for the Holidays

Day 76 – Many, many people will be traveling either for Thanksgiving or Christmas. This is no small undertaking, especially if you have children in tow. Tell us if and where you will be traveling for the holidays.

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Prepare to Say “Cheese!”

Day 77 – If you haven’t already, plan your family’s Christmas card photo by booking a photographer or scheduling some time on the weekend to gather everyone together for a photo or searching through your family vacation photos for the one where you are all tanned and happy.  Everyone likes a photo in their Christmas card.  Tell us your best tips for great family photos!

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Address Roundup

Day 78 – Every year, friends and family move, give birth, or do something to alter their contact information.  Before it gets hectic, take some time to update the addresses of those to whom you plan to send Christmas cards.  How do you keep track of addresses year after year?

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