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My children spend 6-7 hours a day at school, and their teachers become their friends, their caregivers, their mentors and so much more.  We owe a debt of gratitude to teachers who truly love our children, and the holiday season is the perfect time to show that love and appreciation.  I know from experience that many teachers prefer gift cards, however there are also some fun and creative ideas on Pinterest that are sure to make them smile!  Hopefully they will inspire you to start thinking about what to give the special teachers in your family’s life!






1. “We whisk you a Merry KISSmas!”

Source: homeisright.blogspot.com




2. “Merry Christmas to a Scent-sational teacher!” 

Source: michellepaige.blogspot.com





3. “Just settle down for a long winter’s nap!”

Source: jacolynmurphy.com





4. “For your mistle-toes”

Source: princesspinkygirl.com





5. “Just soapin’ you have a Merry Christmas and happy new year!”

source: neatnestorganizing.com


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A mom took to social media to tell other parents exactly what gifts Santa should and should not be giving to their children.  This photo definitely riled some parents up and created some good conversations about Christmas, Santa, and gifts.  We want to know what you think.





Here are some of the comments:

“Parent my child for me, please. I don’t like having difficult discussions with them about the nature of the world, so if you could go ahead and change your Christmas ever so slightly, that would be great.”

“I know I’m not lying to my daughter and future kids about Santa. Presents are from mommy and daddy!”

“I am a mother of 4 children and no we don’t have a lot of money and I don’t agree with this post I try to teach my kids to be thankful for what they have been given and not to worry about what others have “you should only look into others bowls not to see if they have more but to make sure they have enough” they are always going to have to deal with someone having what they don’t so it’s better we teach them to appreciate then to be jealous.”

“Why doesn’t everyone raise their kids the way they want to and have everyone else worry about their own instead of what the neighbors are doing.”


The kids in our house are almost too old for Santa, but he always brought the stockings.  Santa wasn’t the primary gift giver, but we celebrated him and enjoyed the idea of Santa.  The last few years we have instituted the four gifts of Christmas: Something you want, something you need, something to wear, and something to read.  It makes things simple and they know all along our focus is not about the presents.  Of course they still get gifts from other family members as well.



Don’t you love the delicate and fancy bows and headbands that you find in boutique stores?  But if you’re anything like me, you suffer from sticker shock when you realize how much they cost.  So my theory is…make your own!  In this video I show you how to make two basic fabric flowers that can be used for anything from accessorizing an outfit to home decorating.  The most important thing is that you have fun!



Janet Schlosser @ forgetthefinishline.blogspot.com
Video credit- Stephen Foote @ Broad Leaf Photography