Nov 282016
 

Bubbles is extremely excited for the Christmas season this year.  She loves to sit next to the tree and look at the ornaments while playing with her Little People Nativity Set.  So I was excited to partner with PackageFromSanta.com to sprinkle her with some holiday magic.

Kids can receive a personalized package from Santa full of Christmas magic mailed directly to them!

A few days ago a box was delivered to the house.  I tucked it away for a day or so until I knew we would have the time for her to really enjoy opening it. Continue reading »

Nov 272016
 

Christmas tree decorating traditions are some of my most favorite holiday traditions.  From hiking out with my Dad and brothers to cut the family Christmas tree to some of the new traditions I’ve adopted since marrying there are plenty of tree decorating memories to make me smile.

5 Christmas Tree Decorating Traditions that you can easily try with your own family.

In the past Bubbles has looked at the Christmas tree with awe and wanted to touch each ornament as it was hung.  This year she was even more excited to participate in decorating process.  Thank you to Hallmark for sending us new ornaments to compliment our Christmas tree decorating traditions. Continue reading »

Dec 032013
 

I received Elf Magic Christmas Elf to help start a family Christmas tradition.  All thoughts and words are my own.

I think establishing family traditions is really important.  It’s something that bonds your family together and gives you situations you can look back on over time and recall together.  Growing up my parents provided us with lots of special family traditions, especially around the holidays.

Many of those traditions I’ll be continuing with my own family in years to come, but Bubbles is on the young side to understand or appreciate most of them.  I did think it would be fun to invite a Christmas Elf to visit us as a way to help her understand the Santa-side of Christmas.  When I saw the Elf Magic Elves I thought their soft, huggable bodies made them the best choice for introducing a Christmas Elf tradition to a toddler.

Start a Christmas Tradition with a Christmas Elf - Elf Magic Elves #ElfMagic

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Jul 032013
 

When I was growing up we always left cookies and milk for Santa.  We also left carrots for the reindeer; I mean, they have to do a lot of work, too, flying all night.  I was always worried they’d get really hungry!  My parents assured me that they loved carrots and that they were good for their eyesight.

One group that I didn’t really think of as a child were the elves.  I’m not sure how they didn’t cross my mind, but they didn’t.  But they really shouldn’t go hungry, either.  So with Bubbles I’ll be starting the tradition of leaving out tiny little snacks for them, something like these cute elf donuts.  I also made a special little box to serve them in, that’s shaped like a gift.  Both are easy to make.

Elven Gift Box with Frosted Elf Donuts

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