Category Archives: Christmas

Best Christmas Cookies Ever

What’s the one dessert you associate with Christmas? Blog radio host, Linda Kozar, asked me this question when interviewing me recently. Without hesitation, I said, “Ruth’s Chewy Oatmeal Fruit Cookies.” This is our family’s favorite cookie, but we only make … Continue reading

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Capturing Christ in Christmas and Other Holidays

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Unwrapping Martha’s Joy: Creating a Mary Christmas in Your Heart and Home

My friends say with a name like Poinsett (almost a flower!), I’m a natural for celebrating Christmas, and indeed I am. I love to have people in my home to celebrate Jesus’ birth, but this is not to say, I … Continue reading

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An International Christmas

  I have an  international family, and we’re having  an international Christmas celebration. On Christmas Eve we’re having an African meal in honor of Ben’s son Christophe who was born in Chad. We’ll have a Japanese meal on Christmas Day (son … Continue reading

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Make Christmas Merry – for Less Money

Creative gift wrap Recycle gift wrap and gift bags. If gift wrap is wrinkled, iron it. For gifts within the family, I’ve used The Wall Street Journal financial pages—the black and white print looks great with a red or green … Continue reading

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Tips for Simplifying Christmas

Decide what’s most important Make a list of what your family does to celebrate Christmas. Ask family members which preparations and events are meaningful to them. Arrange list items in order of importance and ask them to consider eliminating those … Continue reading

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Miracle on 25th Street: A 25 Day Christmas Activity for Children

Christmas is for celebrating Jesus’ birthday. When you think about Jesus, who he was, and what he did, there is much to celebrate, and this booklet gives children and families a way to do this. It has 25 daily devotionals … Continue reading

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