Real Solutions: Christmas


12 Tips for an Easier Christmas
12 Tips for an Easier Christmas

Twelve tips to keep the holidays festive, fun, and realistic.

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Under the Tree

Put classic Christmas books under the tree so that your little ones won’t be too focused on the gifts.

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Gift Recommendations for Small Kids

Looking for gift ideas for your kids? Try Small Notebook’s Amazon shop for recommendations and suggestions.

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Goal: Get Christmas Shopping Finished Early

I did it: I bought all the Christmas gifts early, and I learned a few lessons…

Thinking Ahead for the Holiday Season

Will you be doing anything to get ready for Christmas ahead of time?

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Christmas Eve – Accepting the Imperfection

The beauty of a “Come as You Are” Christmas means you can let go of what you haven’t done yet and let the imperfection be the backdrop for Christ coming into the world, just like it was.

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Christmas at Home (Wait…whose home?)

One of the rocky starts in our marriage was deciding how we would celebrate the holiday season. We needed to start our own traditions.

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Holiday Decorations Made with Food

Clementines and popcorn garlands – what could be more perfect for apartment renters than decor that doesn’t have to be stored once the holidays are over?

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Beyond the Tension: Having Christmas with Joy!

How do you go beyond the usual tension and find joy in your Christmas celebration?

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The “Use What We Have” Christmas

While I’m making up my holiday plans, I’m trying to think of ways to use what we already have.

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The snow started falling on Christmas Eve, and we watched with wonder to see if it would stick.

The Halls are Decked

A little holiday house tour…