Christmas cards are so much fun to receive, don’t you think? It’s such a nice change to get something in the mail other than a bill! And for those we don’t see too often, its a great way to see how their family has grown and changed. I really enjoy displaying all of these greetings in my home. However, I am prone to boredom, as we have already established, so I like to change up how I display them each year. Here are some easy and creative ideas for Christmas card displays to keep it fresh.
After the gifts are opened and everyone is happy, the wrapping paper is cleaned up and the coffee is made, who really wants to jump right up and make a big family breakfast? I don’t. That’s why, every year, I make a breakfast casserole. (See last year’s here) It can be made in advance and reheated. It makes for a very relaxing Christmas morning.
I love Starbuck’s. Especially this time of year when they have their Peppermint Mocha on the menu. However, with the cost of Christmas itself, I just can’t have one of those frothy, sweet beverages whenever I wish. So I came up with a recipe that tastes almost as good as the real thing. A homemade peppermint mocha is just the ticket to help me spread the holiday cheer!
We have always had an advent calendar. And it is your standard fare. I ordered it from Pottery Barn Kids and it is very similar to this one.
But as I prepared to set it up, I decided that we needed to do something different this year. My children have enough stuff. Trinkets and treats galore. They do not need any more. Nor do they need candy. Or school supplies. Or any of the various items one could tuck into those tiny pockets. What my children need is an advent calendar that would teach them the true meaning of Christmas. Because Christmas isn’t about stuff. It’s about love and peace and spreading joy.
So, of course, I turned to the geniuses of the blogosphere and found some amazing ideas.
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