Category Archives: Christmas

Snowmen Tealights

Make these paper snowmen luminaries in less than 5 minutes!Crafts by Amanda had a post about paper snowman luminaries that were as cute as a button. She explained how they take less than 3 minutes to make. That really grabbed my attention.

I eagerly read her directions. When I got to the part ‘use markers to draw a snowman face in the center of the paper,’ I groaned.

If I drew a snowman’s face, it would look like it needed to be rushed to the hospital and be placed on a life support system. My artistic abilities are that spectacular. Continue reading

Christmas Countdown

This Christmas countdown helps children learn their numbers -- as they anxiously await Christmas Day.I have several purposes in mind for today’s post. First, I want to share with you a Christmas countdown.

Since my grandchildren are learning their numbers, I wanted a countdown to help them with numbers.

Plus, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about grandmothers who do not live near their grandchildren. I wanted something that they could easily mail (or e-mail) to their far-away-grandchildren without having to mortgage the farm to pay the mailing costs. Continue reading

Christmas Treats and Crafts

Here are some quick and easy Christmas treats and crafts.How in the world did we ever live without the Internet?

(And cell phones, and computers, and mini iPads for that matter?)

Many of my grandma friends are not very tech savvy. Poor things!

However, technology brings glee to my life — especially when I find things on the Internet that are fun and inexpensive. Especially at Christmas time. Continue reading

Christmas Doorbell Ditch

When driving around looking at Christmas lights, play 'Christmas lights doorbell ditch' where you leave a doorknob hanger complimenting what wonderful lights that house has.Last week, I wrote about doing a Christmas light scavenger hunt with your grandchildren. That reminded me of an activity that my son and daughter-in-law have done with their children.

You’ve probably heard about doorbell ditching, haven’t you? That’s where you ring somebody’s doorbell and run away. They come to the door and nobody’s there. Not cool.

This activity is similar. Only better. It’s a kinder, gentler version of a doorbell ditch — Christmas style. Continue reading