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  1. Christmas
    What are your traditions for Christmas Eve food? I know some do a specific dinner or others have a traditional round of snacks or drinks and sweets and such. I do not have any but I would love to be inspired by learning about what you all do?
  2. Christmas
    Anyone care to share some of their Christmas traditions! What do you do on Christmas eve? When do you open presents? What do you do before Christmas to get everyone excited! Do you do Santa? As you can tell I am very excited!! Lol
  3. Christmas
    This year the church gave each family with children a Advent candle set up. This one is very pretty a glass bowl filled with purple "crystals" and floating Advent candles and fill with water when your home. The minister also made a advent devotional to use with the candles every evening. My...
  4. Frugal Canadians
    I phoned my sister in PEI this morning. I heard via the family grapevine that she has apple potlucks every fall! Well I had to check it out. turns out she does! Last weekend they were running apples through the cider press and eating apple pies and just generally having a fun time with a...
  5. Thanksgiving
    since the only family I have is my grumpy, pessimistic 76 year old dad....I was wondering if anyone has any traditions for Thanksgiving? I know people have lots of traditions for Christmas and it seems Thanksgiving always gets left out. I want to teach my kids that Thanksgiving is an important...
  6. Halloween
    Do you have any family traditions that you have for Halloween? The day after Halloween, the kids get to take "Jack" (our jack-o-lantern) out to the end of the driveway & smash it.
  7. Holidays-Special Occasions-Celebrations
    Traditions can be for holidays, special occasions or everyday things. Funny, serious, anything goes. Are they important to your family? It's funny to look back on some of these things to see who started them. One of our goofiest ones comes from Dh's grandmother. Whenever a burp would sneak...
  8. Green Living
    I'm slowly transitioning my family and would love to chat with someone. Whole foods, a more natural way of feeding ourselves & our family. Based on this book: Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig :wave2:
  9. General Chat
    As I just got told that my tradition that I share with my dad is seen as 'weird'...I was wondering who else out there has any 'weird' or 'odd' traditions that they do on Christmas. With or without friends/family etc. Mine - on the 25th I take my dad to the casino for some gambling and lunch at...
  10. Holidays-Special Occasions-Celebrations
    We're coming up on Thanksgiving and soon after Christmas. I thought it would be fun to see what some of our favorite holiday traditions are and share those with each other. What are yours? A couple of mine are making cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate (on the stove) on Xmas morning. And making...
  11. Christmas
    celebrate in your family? My DS & I (as I was a single mom for 9 1/2 yrs ~ from pregnancy til I got married to my now DH) have always bought a new Christmas ornament each year (1 for him & 1 for me) to put on our Christmas tree. & when I got married, my DH thought it was fun & fantastic &...
  12. Simple Living
    How do you keep things simple is the midst of the chaos that is Hallow-Thanks-Mas? (A former pastor came up with the term, and I can't think of a better way to describe the holiday mania that commences at the end of October.) So, how do you keep the focus on what's important? Our family gives...
  13. Thanksgiving
    We have a tradition of doing a "Thanksgiving Tree", starting on the first of November we write one thing we are greatful for everyday until Thanksgiving morning. (made leaves out of construction paper) I found a new one I want to do this year. You use a white sheet as a table cloth, and put...
  14. Halloween
    Do any of you have any Halloween traditions? We always end up staying home and watching a scary movie, eating a favorite food, and then opening a bag of our favorite candy. We turn off all the lights and pretend we aren't home. Then again, we tend to do this at Christmas, too... except we get...
  15. Freebies
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  16. Christmas
    Ok, here I go again with my themed books. Haven't yet done the Home one, that is coming this year, but I began my Christmas Traditions Book last night and I just love it. I snapped photos throughout the season with this in mind. The intro is a letter to the girls about the importance of...
  17. Relationships
    with your family at christmas? for us: we take a night once the kids are out on break and drive around looking at the lights. we open our presents on christmas eve. that way, if we go to someone's house on christmas, our private one is already over with. plus, that also helps with the...
  18. Christmas
    I would really like to be able to recommend an alternative to my family this Christmas. None of us can afford to buy for everyone. I was thinking about a Make and Bake Christmas. But, what about the kids? (There are a lot of them). Also, do you have any little Christmas traditions in your...
  19. Christmas
    I enjoy Christmas, its my favorite holiday but I am sad to say that I don't really include any religious traditions in my celebrations. I don't attend any church services, I don't bake a birthday cake for Jesus, I don't own a nativity scene, I don't read the Christmas story etc. Christmas is...
  20. Green Living
    http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/
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