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Our Favorite Holiday Traditions!

December 8, 2016 2551 Views

The holidays are a special time for so many families. This time of year is precious not because of the gifts we receive, it's precious because of the time we share together.

Whether it's hiding a pickle in your Christmas tree or reading a festive book each night, every family has a tradition that makes the season bright!

We asked our fans on Facebook to share their favorite Christmas Eve traditions. We hope you enjoy reading through these festive traditions—maybe it will inspire a new tradition in your home this year!

Celebrate the Holidays with Author Marianne Richmond

December 7, 2016 3698 Views

Celebrate the Holidays with Author Marianne Richmond

I love a lot of things about the holidays — the decorations, the music, the celebrations. Our family's Christmas is casual and relaxing, the perfect end to a busy year. I'm a laid back mama and most of our family traditions were inspired on a whim — something that seemed like a good idea and stuck. I have four teenagers now and these are four of our favorite holiday traditions!

The Heart of Christmas by Sandra Magsamen

December 2, 2016 3543 Views

The Heart of Christmas by Sandra Magsamen

Written by author Sandra Magsamen.

When I was a little girl on Christmas mornings, whichever sister woke up first would wake up the other four sisters. We then lined up at our parents' bedside to wake them up so we could all see if Santa had come. My father would rub his eyes, pull his legs out of bed, and put his feet on the cold floor to begin his journey downstairs to check. My mother wrapped her robe around herself asking, "I wonder if Santa came?" My sisters and I were firm believers in Santa. When my father finally hollered from the living room, "OK, you can come down now," we all ran down the stairs, thrilled to see the lights twinkling on the tree and the mounds of brightly colored packages. We would each pause for a second to take in the magic of the moment.

Encourage Good Behavior with a Free Letter from Santa!

November 2, 2016 13852 Views

Most of us have said the words, "Remember, Santa's watching" to encourage our kids to behave. But how can we help our children form the habits of being kind and polite that will last beyond this holiday season? We've got some ideas...

Reading is a Gift

December 9, 2015 4371 Views

Reading Is A Gift

This holiday season is the perfect time to remind your child that reading is fundamental (and also really fun). If you're looking for ways to show your little one that reading can be remarkable, use these 5 simple gifting tips to introduce your child to their new favorite book.