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Make plans for family this weekend! Connect with the loved ones you are sharing a hallway with, reach out to those across the miles or recharge your soul with a weekend of silence (or good friends).
Excited doesn’t begin to describe how I feel about Christmas vacation. Having both my husband and my kids home with me everyday for the next two weeks sounds like bliss! And then throw in a Winter Solstice party! Yippee!
Here are my interesting reads, creative ideas, and fun activities from across web!
♦ Take a walk and go on a Christmas light scavenger hunt. Count how many Stars, Frosty the Snowmen, Snowflakes, Nativity scenes, or Inflatable Santa’s that you find.
♦ Test your Christmas trivia knowledge with these Family Friendly trivia questions.
♦ In case you missed it, I posted this article, 46 Ways to Give Experiences Instead of Stuff this Year on my Facebook Page and found it to be a wonderful reminder of how to incorporate giving experiences into gift giving this year. Thank you Wellness Mama!
♦ Create a family photo calendar. Earlier this week I posted how I have been creating the family calendar for years. Read the post here and get to creating your own Calendar with Cardstore.com or Shutterfly.com.
♦ Still finishing your holiday shopping? Sign up for Ebates to earn cash back on purchases you were already making online. I love seeing my cash back bonus grow!
♦ Just in case I have to answer the tough question about Santa this break, I will be prepared with this wonderful response that I found at PopSugar.
♦ Participate in a Holiday Run! My 7-year old daughter and I participated in the Seattle Jingle Bell 5K run last weekend. We had SO much fun! I’m going to run with her while I can…I predict it will only be another year before she will be out-running me!