Christmas time is approaching quickly.  We are all busy this time of year with baking, wrapping gifts, and decorating our homes for Christmas. It is the time of year when we are all looking for ideas on how to add more fun and learning to our kiddos homeschool.  This is THE the perfect time to incorporate some fun reading into our homeschool lessons! You can use books as part of morning work or in place of worksheets while completing math problems, for example.   You may be thinking “I don’t have time for reading!” but these books are short enough that they won’t take up much of your day. Include them in your regular routine or as a special treat after dinner! Plus, it’s an opportunity to spend some quality family time together by reading aloud or doing other activities related to the book. What better way to get into the festive spirit than with stories?

MAKE IT A FUN GAME?  In addition to the reading list below, I also have some really cute and super fun cards you can print to make a game out of the choosing of the books.  Print these out and place them in a bag or a jar, and let the family take turns picking out the next one.  Enter your email address below to get your Free Printable 12 Books of Christmas Cards (PLUS..Keep reading to the end for a FUN giveaway!):


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If you are looking for some Christmas book suggestions, I’ve got 12 great book ideas that can be used from elementary through high school. I have included some classes as well as some newer, but really great Christmas books.  Most of these books contain Christian content because, well what is Christmas without Christ? Each of these books will keep the attention of everyone from the youngest to the oldest.  Keep reading for my Christmas family reading list:

Christmas Farm by Mary Lyn Ray

Jotham’s Journey by Arnold Ytreeide

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

The True Gift by Patricia Maclachlan

The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson

How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

The Drummer Boy by Ted Dekker

The Gift of the Magi by O’Henry

One Wintry Night by Ruth Bell Graham

The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado

Another year, another Christmas! The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. And some of the best things about this time of year is that it’s a time of gratitude, togetherness, and celebration.

I have teamed up with some pretty generous bloggers for the 9th annual Christmas Blessings Giveaway to bless FIVE families this year. In the past we have had two winners for this giveaway, but this year we wanted to give to even more families – we are giving away $200 gift cards to 5 families! Each winner will get a $200 gift card to wherever they choose – a restaurant, clothing store, grocery store, online retailer – any place that offers gift cards!

There are lots of entry options in the Rafflecopter form below – the more you enter, the better your chance of winning!  I know it can seem tedious and time consuming to go through all the entries, but isn’t a chance at $200 worth it? I think it is!  Plus, all of these amazing bloggers donated their own money towards the prizes, so this giveaway wouldn’t be possible without them.  I hope you’ll take the time to check out each one. Who knows, maybe you will find some new blogs to follow.

The giveaway will run from Monday, November 14th through Wednesday, November 23rd (ends at 11:59pm EST). Winner will be notified by email shortly after the giveaway ends and will have 48 hours to respond to claim the prize or another winner will be drawn. By entering this giveaway, you agree to be added to the email lists of the participating bloggers.  Please be sure to read the Rafflecopter terms and conditions upon entering.


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