I’m not great at sending out Christmas cards anymore. I have zero guilt over this. I have found other ways to be in touch with loved ones and find that taking “Send Christmas Cards” off my holiday to-do list is a great relief.
However, I still often find that it’s nice to have a few Christmas cards on hand to add to gifts, to put with a plate of cookies we’re giving away, or to simply encourage someone. I had fun creating a few different cards that I printed off to grab when I need one. Then I made each of the files into downloads to share with you!
Simply download the files below, print the cards on plain white cardstock, cut them apart, fold in the middle, and use them to bless people!
I especially had fun making these cards for people I miss and won’t be seeing for a while.
These cards fit into simple Invitation Sized Envelopes.
So tell me – are you a Christmas Card Sender Outer?? :)
Once again, we are behind at our house in completing Cake Boys episodes. This week, the boys finally finished this video that they began last January. So many videos, so little time!
Obviously, you’ll see that the boys add a little drama in an effort to be like the real show, Cake Boss. They always laugh at the real show when the characters are so dramatic over nothing. ;)
Games and food. Food and games. Acting goofy. Trying something new. Spending time together.
This is what memories are made of. None of it costs any money – except for the food. But we have to eat anyway, right? So in my book, it’s like not spending any money at all to have extra Christmas fun.
Christmas can so often become about stuff and things and getting and having and wanting. I’ll be the first to admit that since we don’t buy stuff for our boys any other time of year, it is super fun to surprise them with great gifts they’ll enjoy at Christmas! But I believe the richest Christmas memories are made in simply doing what is normal – and adding a fun Christmas twist.
Like these Snowman Pancakes we had today. We needed to eat breakfast anyway, right? But having our pancakes in the shape of snowmen was a little more special.
Here’s our favorite pancake recipe.
I love all the blessings God gives for us to enjoy. Enjoying my family during this season is the most wonderful blessing of all.
Now your turn. Share what you’re thankful for! Leave a comment on this post letting us know how God is working in your life. If you’ve written a blog post about what you’re thankful for, leave the link in the comments so we can visit your blog to read about it. We love sharing and reading about God’s blessings!
Our family enjoys any toy that lends itself to building and creativity. Legos are our favorite, hands down. We also love building blocks, K’Nex, and Gears. I just found some very good deals on building toys that I wanted to share with you. Our favorite gifts to give our boys are those that will be fun and help them learn too!
First, the basic 375 Piece Deluxe Building Set is just $10 right now!
K’Nex Robo Smash Building Set is also just $10.
Here’s another set for just $10: K’Nex Robo Sting.
K’Nex Robo Strike is $10.22, down from $15.99.
The Amazin’ 8 Coaster Building Set is priced at $17.97, down from $32.99.
The K’Nex Classic Transport Chopper discounted to $15.97, down from $24.99.
Gears! Gears! Gears! Super Set – 150-Piece Set is on sale for $29.99, down from $49.99. My boys have a set of these that have been so much fun!
Mega Bloks Big Building Bag, 80-Piece (Classic) is just $14.59, down from $24.99.
The Melissa & Doug 100-Piece Wood Blocks Set is $15.99, down from $19.99
I didn’t find any great deals on Lego Sets, but I did see that Lego Building Plates are just $4.99! We are always needing more of these as our boys’ creativity with Legos grows.
What are your kids’ favorite building toys?
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More Than Alive has been wonderful to work with here at Heavenly Homemakers! They’ve offered food package giveaways and even a Berkey Water Filter giveaway. Today, they’re offering a giveaway that is perfect, and so much fun right before Christmas!
Scarves, scarves, scarves! They carry a huge variety of beautiful silk scarves. Right now, they are heavily discounted. Plus, you can use the code DECSILK25 to get 25% off. And, the best news of all: Today they are giving a scarf of your choice to 12 of you!! Twelve! This is so much fun!
More Than Alive sent me several of their scarves to try out and I love them! Every single one is beautiful. These are classy, practical, soft, and comfortable. I love that there are so many to choose from. These scarves are wonderful accessories and make great gifts!
Head over to the Clothing Accessories section of the More Than Alive website. Look through all of the scarves they offer (notice their great sale prices!). Come back here and let us know which scarf you’ll pick if you are a winner of this giveaway. Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win. I’ll draw 12 random winners on Thursday, December 12. Be watching for a post stating the winners as you will be responsible for contacting me if your name is chosen!
And don’t forget, if you’re making a scarf purchase, use the code DECSILK25 and it will take 25% off of the already discounted scarves!
It’s a free shipping weekend at Tropical Traditions! I’m excited because they are also featuring a Buy-One-Get-One-Free deal on their highest quality coconut oil. It’s always great when a sale and free shipping happen at the same time.
This Virgin Coconut Oil does have a mild coconut flavor. I love using it to make popcorn, and in almost all of my baked goods. It’s also great to use topically. (It’s great for wind-burn in the winter.) It is the best coconut oil you can find anywhere.
Right now, you can get two 32 ounce jars for $40.00, plus free shipping. Use the code 91312 at checkout for free shipping to apply.
I also want to point out that I’ve learned all kinds of wonderful information in Tropical Tradition’s Virgin Coconut Oil Book, which you will receive for FREE if you are a first time customer to Tropical Traditions! This book is loaded with wonderful information and recipes. Please also be aware that I receive Tropical Traditions credit if you are a new customer purchasing through my links. See my full disclosure policy here.
Want to make homemade vanilla extract and get an amazing deal on vanilla beans? Olive Nation has discounted all of their baking supplies, which includes their vanilla beans. Receive 20% off select baking products when you use the code HOLBAKA at check-out. When you order only vanilla beans, you’ll also receive free shipping! (Read here about how to make homemade vanilla extract.)
Don’t forget that the 20% discount will also work for Olive Nation’s baking chocolates. These are by far the best chocolates I’ve ever worked with! I’ve experimented so far with their milk chocolate, white chocolate, and blond chocolate. These melt down wonderfully, making perfect Christmas treats! Free shipping does not apply to chocolates.
This code is only valid through Friday, December 6 – so don’t wait! Happy vanilla extracting, and chocolate treat making!
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