Christmas

Advent Around the World

Today we are kicking off our fun Christmas in Different Lands Blog Hop. To start this year’s blog hop we are discussing Advent Around the World. Advent is the time to prepare for Christmas. The word Advent means “coming” or  “arrival”. During the month before Christmas, Christians prepare for the Advent of Jesus Christ. The […]

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A Guatemalan Christmas

A Guatemalan Christmas Lets take the imagination train to Antigua, Guatemala, on a beautiful Christmas Eve day. Now it doesn’t snow in Guatemala, so it is not a winter wonderland, a white Christmas. What a Guatemala Christmas has is tradition and so much of it: the sights, sounds, aromas and unity. Imagine walking down cobblestone

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Tips for Sustainable Gift Giving This Holiday Season

I love the holidays, but I know they can also be stressful. I’ve found that focusing on sustainable gift giving reduces the stress. It allows me to engage with my family and friends during the season with a focus on truly enjoying our time together, while also knowing that I’m being a socially conscious consumer. Plus, I’ve

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Transitioning to a “MAKE-YOUR-OWN” Christmas Tradition

With the children growing up we have started a Christmas tradition of “making our own” Christmas decors, cards or gifts. The past two years we have slowly introduced the notion of buying less store bought gifts and last year, we have started giving them a “budget” to buy gifts for family members. Now at age

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Merry Christmas! Our Multicultural Christmas Traditions

Readers of this blog will know that our bloggers are a very multicultural group! We are made up of bloggers from all over the world, and many members of our group live in countries that are different from the one they were born in! As the final post in our Christmas in Different Lands series, we asked

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