Collage Friday - wrapping up November!

It's been  a heck of  month here at The Joys of Home Educating.  Lots of sickness 8(  (still can't shake the head cold)   However, we were able to fit some fun stuff in this week!

Right after Thanksgiving I decorate for Christmas!  This year, I am going with the LESS is MORE Concept.  I only put out about 1/2 of the decorations that I usually do.  Nativities are a MUST. We have several kinds. The girls have the Little People Nativity in their room.  This one shown was a gift from my mother a few years ago. I love it!

One of the other traditions we have is getting out our seasonal books.  This year was no exception.  I am in love with the writings of Christmas and Winter.  Each night we read at least 2 of them. They never seem to get old!

We had a quick visit with Santa (no one wanted to sit but Z gave a High Five)
Dropped off our donations for Toys.   We were able to find a Mailbox at the Santa location in the mail to drop off our Letters to Santa.    Found a Salvation Army kettle to drop our lose change off too!  We are starting our Christmas Around the world unit on Monday!  Looking forward to that!  

Join myself, Mary and others over at Homegrown Learners for College Friday!

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Have a Blessed Weekend!


The Adventurer said…
We are going for the less is more approach this year too:) I have the kids buy a gift for the angel tree. But this year my kids say they are too old to send letters to Santa Claus or even go visit:( My oldest no longer believes and my youngest is starting to question it. I long that they grow up but sometimes I wish they would stay little.

Enjoy you Christmas season and you beautiful family
Phyllis said…
I am doing a less-is-more Christmas this year, too. Yes, it is time to get those books out, isn't it?
Mary Prather said…
I understand not being able to shake a head cold... I have had one since two weeks before Thanksgiving and it's driving me bonkers!

Have a great weekend.

Less IS more!
melismama said…
So glad I am not the only one cutting back this year! Thanks ladies!
Dawn said…
I hope you are feeling better soon. Those head colds are such a pain.
blessings, Dawn
Caroline said…
We are doing less is more and food pantry giving, I have had a hard year and am working on giving more than receiving.

Be well, hope to see you soon,
Karyn Tripp said…
I started a brand new blog linky today and would love to have you stop by and share some of your great ideas! Thanks so much!

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