Jesus is the reason for the season words

Todays Verse: Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem,  saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.” Matthew 2:1-2

Todays Goal: Todays goal is to make a Christmas Card list and a gift list. Write a list of all the people you want to give a card to. If you have started making out your cards, include those names too and put a check next to the ones that are done. Then after you have those lists made out, go over them again to make sure you didn’t miss anyone. Okay, did you include, your spouse, family members, Pastor and his family, the mailman, friends, maybe your hairdresser, church family, your in-laws, and anyone else that might be encouraged by you sending them a Christmas card. You can do the same with a gift list as well. Christmas cards make people smile and I don’t know anyone that doesn’t look forward to getting them, so happy carding!!!!

Todays Cookie Recipe:

Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup sugar

1 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

2 tsp baking soda

2 TBSP hot water

3/4 cup peanut butter

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

3 cups flour

1 tsp salt

Mix all ingredients together. Roll in small balls and press down with a fork, and bake at 325*F for 15-20 minutes

Something Special To Do:

Speaking of Christmas Card Lists!!! This is a project you could do to keep a running list for more than just one year. You could make if for as many years as you would like. You could buy one, or you could make one. Here are some ideas for making one:


Name & Address                                                    Sent/Received                 Sent/Received










* As above, you could use a regular lined notebook and draw columns leaving 3 – 4 lines for each address in the first column, then make as many columns as years and label each column at the top as “sent” (you could do a received column too if you wish). You could decorate the cover if you wanted to also. You just put check marks under sent and received when it is so.

*you could use a 3 ring binder and download a printable to put in the binder and decorate the cover.  Below is a couple of sites you could download free printables for this. There are many out there but this is a couple of places I found.

Scattered Squirrel           My Paper Crafting Obsession                Handmade Holidays through the year                 Organized Christmas

It is just an idea to help keep you organized, in the past I personally just wrote a list and used my address book to send my cards, but I always missed someone, so this year I am doing the address book and card tracker in one, as above. I am using a notebook and drawing my own lines! How do you keep track? I would be interested to know, leave me a comment and give me ideas!!! Love ideas!!! Have a great day, I hope you are enjoying the countdown so far!!!??!


2 responses »

  1. contadinak says:

    this is a great idea and i should do it!


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