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Christmas Tradition: Books after Christmas

I saw this on Leah's blog and I was enchanted with the whole idea.  Well, it is books, and you all know how much I love books.  So I sent off for some books the children had asked politely been nagging for, collected some brown paper, twine and sellotape and I was ready to create…

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Christmas Traditions at Angelicscalliwags

This blog is primarily a gift for my children.  It is the legacy of their childhood.  The best bits, the memories, successes and trials for them to look back on as adults.  A gift of love and of the treasure of our family life.  I don’t want to forget, but I also don’t want my…

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Angelicscalliwags Christmas Traditions: Christmas Eve

I do realise I'm posting this after Christmas, but I wanted to include it in my tradition series, without having to wait a whole year to do so. This is a tradition we have had since Gary and I shared our first Christmas together in our very own flat.  It has changed a little, accommodating…

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Angelicscalliwags Christmas Traditions # 6: Apple Sauce and Cinnamon Decorations

Donna asked if I would post the recipe for these, so here it, especially for you, Donna!  It is a recipe from the book 'The Adventure of Christmas'.  We make these each year. No-Bake Spiced Dough Ornaments 1 cup ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon ground cloves 1 tablespoon ground ginger 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg 1 cup apple…

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Angelicscalliwags Christmas Traditions # 5: Decking the Halls

For the last two years decorating for Christmas has felt more of a chore than a joy.  What with the cancer and a baby who wouldn't stop crying day and night, Gary, the older children and I were exhausted.  Last year I remember having got out all the decorations into the living room, and disappearing to…

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Angelicscalliwag Christmas Traditions # 4: Preparing for Advent

The tradition of preparing for Advent goes back to the beginning of our marriage.  I was a newish Christian and determined that every part of my life should at the very least attempt to reflect my beliefs.  Advent would be our time for preparing to celebrate Jesus' birthday.  Thing was, I was new at this…

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Angelicscalliwags Christmas Traditions # 3: A Christmas Decoration

T11 was born just 9 months and three weeks before his twin sisters.  After a very dangerous time giving birth to L naturally and C by emergency caesarean, amounting to no blood pressure or pulse at times for me and four blood transfusions, I discharged myself just two days later to be at home with three…

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Angelicscalliwags Christmas Traditions # 2: Country Living Magazine

For as long back as I can remember I have craved to live in the countryside, in an old house with wooden beams and lots of history to go with it.  Even as a teenager I would dream big and get myself all excited about the possibilities.  One day.... Until that day came, I contented…

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Angelicscalliwags Christmas Traditions # 1: Charity Christmas Fair

This blog is primarily a gift for my children.  It is the legacy of their childhood.  The best bits, the memories, successes and trials for them to look back on as adults.  A gift of love and of the treasure of our family life.  I don't want to forget, but I also don't want my…

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A very special present

Hello everyone and happy new year!  I do hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are all looking forward to a brand new year, with no mistakes in it....yet.  (sorry, one of my favourite near quotes from Anne of Green Gables) We had a great Christmas, which as usual was kept very simple.  We…

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