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Christmas Thoughts

    Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! ~Charles Dickens      

 
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What is Elf on the Shelf?

If you are a parent or grandparent of young children you are probably well aware of the current phenomenon of the Elf on the Shelf. However, if your family dates to pre 2005, you may not be aware of this very popular elf and its huge impact on the Christmas season. To briefly educate you

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Back by Popular Demand

I wrote this and posted it a year ago but lately I have been getting so many hits on it that I decided to run it again. Do you remember a visit to Santa after you had been naughty? That can strike fear in the heart of the bravest kid. Elf on the Shelf Causes

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Christmas Eve is Mysterious, Magical, and Majestic

Christmas creeps up on us gradually, gains momentum, and ends with the most glorious message of all. It begins very subtly. You may see a clerk unpacking angels in August. By Labor Day a few candles and wreaths might be spotted in the back of the store. Before Halloween some of the Christmas displays are

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Elf on the Shelf Causes Chaos

How does Santa keep track of all those children and know who has been naughty or nice? Which girls and boys deserve the latest, hottest toys? Or, which ones missed their goal and will receive only coal in their stockings? Santa’s special agent, the elf on the shelf, is the answer. My niece’s family adopted

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A STAR FOR THE AGES

Dear Friends: Here is my Christmas card to you. Thank you for your support and comments. Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. A STAR FOR THE AGES  “Oh, little town of Bethlehem… Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by, Yet in thy dark streets shineth

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MY CALENDAR COLORING BOOK: December White

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas is one of the most loved seasonal songs of all time. It is also the inspiration for this month’s coloring book. My granddaughter, Allison, suggested I color December white and I’m sure she was dreaming of several snow days off from school when she said it. A white Christmas

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