Ways to be Christmassy // A Christmas Themed Post

Well HOwdy! HOw are you doing? I HOpe you’re well!

See what I did there? XD

I have been feeling as if I should be more in a Christmas feeling mood of late. You know how sometimes you get caught up in what you’re doing or what happens in a few months or random things, and you lose track of the season? Well, I do that, and so today I thought I would make a fun post about things that will help you enjoy the Christmas season, and maybe even give you some Christmas spirit!

Now, I know everyone always looks forward to getting gifts on Christmas, but some of the most fun in Christmas is giving! A fun way to give is to write letters to someone you love or know, and decorating them just adds to that. (*post on Christmas mail soon!*) I love doing reds and greens and maybe-a-liitle-bit-over-the-top script *grins cheekily*.

Ahh.. there’s just something about taking a minute to sit down, drink something yummy and warm, maybe by a fire, and read a good book. I have just embarked on “A Christmas Carol” for the first time. Dickens is one of my favorite authors, and so I figured it was about time I read this! Do you have any favorite Christmas books?

Quotes! Verses! Movie lines! Putting fun things around you like this really help with bringing on that Christmas feel. Have any favorites? I know I could choose at least 50 fro Elf and 50 more from the Grinch. Haha, both are so good!

This is kind of completely unrelated but SOCKS! My goodness, they’re my favorite! I’m only not wearing socks when it’s Summer, other than that, I love them! Fun patterns and designs are super fun. Every year at Target I get a weird Christmas pair. Hehe, it’s a fun and useful tradition! My friend and I used to do a Christmas sock exchange, too, that was super fun. What is your favorite tradition?

Journaling, drawing or doodling is a fun way to incorporate some Christmas in the everyday. Check out this post where I made my December bullet journal spread. I really enjoy this for some inspiration and I enjoy the colors! What is your favorite kind of art to do?

My friend Sammi once showed me her room one Christmas season and she had dozens of beautiful paper snowflakes all over her ceiling, and so I tried it and I have done it for years! They’re so fun to make, and I love seeing them on the ceiling. Have you every done this?

I don’t typically go crazy on decorations for my room, but I do love putting lights up! My Dad and I went to Lowes recently, and they are selling 21 ft. strands for 2.99 and I got very excited! They really brighten up a room and make it very festive! Here is a link if you’re interested in doing the same to your room!*

Well, that is all for now! I hope you all enjoyed this little Christmas ideas post, and I hope you have a great day and a Merry Christmas! Stick around for more posts soon, and be sure to leave suggestion for future posts!

What is your favorite tradition? Do you get snow on Christmas? What is your favorite Christmas song? Do you like Candy Canes or Eggnog?

*not sponsored or affiliate

Christmas Countdown, Day 17 (The last day!)

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IT’S CHRISTMAS EVE! How are we here already?!

Well, seeing that it’s the last day of “Christmas Countdown”, which has been super fun, I am going to do a recap of all the fun posts over the last 20 days! (All these words are ricocheting back on me! Have I really posted everyday for 20 days? Wow!)

My First post for Christmas Countdown I introduced you all into what I was doing, then I talked about My Family’s favorite Christmas music. If you would like to read that post, click →here←.

My Second post was “Christmas-y Fashion” 🤣 There wasn’t much to this post, but it was funny! Click here.

My Third post was pictures from around my house that we had recently decorated.   Click here to visit!

My Fourth post was about our favorite Christmas Cookies. Come see it here.

My Fifth post  Was about food (my favorite!) and food traditions. They’d love to have you see them!

The Sixth post was about Christmas Movies we like. It was a fun one. Visit here.

Our Seventh post was on the topic of gift wrapping. I liked this one(: Click here to see it.

The Eighth post was about Christmas fun, and I told what our favorite fun activities are at Christmas. It’s here, if you want to come!

My Ninth post I chose “Events” as the topic. Clickedy Clack over here.

The Tenth post was about Fun Facts! I really liked this one. I learned some things I didn’t know! Check that out here.

The Eleventh post was about weather. I don’t know why I chose this, but I guess it makes sense! (haha!) Here! Click here!

My Twelfth post was about Christmas Cookies (again) because I didn’t do all my favorites justice! Here ’tis!

I had day 13 about Decorations, Day 14 about Christmas Books, Day 15 about presents, and day 16 about some of the art that i’ve done recently.

And today is the Grand Finale! The Eve of Christmas day!

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you, he is the Messiah; the Lord. This will be a sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God saying: Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those whom he is pleased.”

Luke 2:11-14(:

HO! HO! HO!

~theJunebugblog

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Countdown, Day 15

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Hi!

Can you believe there’s only days until Christmas?? Whoa.

Well, today I was thinking I’d do Presents as my topic. Most people get a present or two around Christmas time!

 

Here are the questions!

Do you open a Present on Christmas Eve?

We do, if we remember(:

How do you open presents? Does everyone take turns, or does everybody open all at once?

We start out taking turns, but we end up opening all at the same time(:

Do you give presents to your whole family from you, or do you only give to certain people, or do you do a Secret Santa?

We all give to each other, but when we get with a lot of family we give to certain folks(:

Let me know what you do! I’d love to hear!

Come back tomorrow!

4 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

~theJunebugblog

Christmas Countdown, Day 12

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Oh! I’m glad you’re here today!

How are you?

Well…..

Today I am going to revisit Christmas Cookies, Because, I mean, who can ever have to many Christmas cookies! (and, I really didn’t do all of my favorites justice😂)

So, when I last posted on this subject was ten days ago. (on the 8th) Not to early to talk about it again!

Last year we made a lot of different kinds. A few include:

the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever

Buttery Spritz Cookies

Easy Sugar Cookies (with frosting!)

Be sure to check those out! (and save one for me!😄)

Some that we’re planning on baking this year are:

Gingerbread Whoopie Pie

Christmas Sugar Cookie bites

Chocolate Covered Oreos

Yum! I can’t wait to make all of those!

What kind of cookies do you like? Do you make cookies?

Come back tomorrow!

ONE WEEK UNTIL CHRISTMAS! 🌲🤯

~theJunebugblog

 

 

Christmas Countdown, day 11

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Salutations!

Today I chose weather as the topic for “Christmas Countdown” (:

A little bit of an odd one, but I though I’d give it a whirl!

 

Here where we live in Georgia, the weather on Christmas day is quite unpredictable.

I can only remember one white Christmas, and I think that was about nine or ten years ago! We usually get at least one snow a year, (maybe two, if we’re lucky) but we haven’t had a white Christmas in quite some years.

In 2016 we had 80° weather here! I remember that, because my Mom, for Christmas, had got me a plaid flannel shirt that I was eager to wear, but when we all went outside, since it was so sunny and warm, I had to go back inside twice to change into something that would be cooler! (I have pictures; I ended up with a tank top and shorts!)

But most years it’s just been cold, maybe sunny, and snowless): But that’s okay, because if we don’t have snow before Christmas, we usually get some after. (:

What Is your weather like where you live at Christmas? Do you get snow? Is it Hot?

Come back tomorrow!

8 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS! (wait, what?! 8 days?)

~theJunebugblog

 

Christmas Countdown, Day 9

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Hello all!

Today is the, hmm.. let’s see, 14TH OF DECEMBER?!!??

WOW! How is it the 14th already? December is flying by!

Well, today the topic is… Events!

Today we’re going to see a play; “A Christmas Carol.” (Charles Dickens) It’s with our homeschool group. I’m excited! We recently bought “A Christmas Carol” Radio Drama from Focus On The Family so we can know what the story is, so we’re not lost in the story of the play(:

Like I’ve mentioned in previous posts, we go Ice Skating for my Brother’s birthday.

Also this year we’re doing a dessert party/gathering for the neighborhood around us(: We’re going to make lots of desserts, have coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

Do you do any Christmas Events? If so, what?

Drop by again tomorrow!

11 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

~theJunebugblog

Christmas Countdown, Day 8

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Hey There!

Today for “Christmas Countdown,” I will be talking about………………………………………………

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…………………………………………………………………………FUN!

a HAH!

hee hee(:

So. Christmas fun.

Well, My Brother’s birthday is this month, and we have gone Ice Skating for the past few years. It’s always really fun! It never gets below 25º here, (rarely even that!) and snow is meager. (although, we DID get 8″ last year, which is the most we’d had since 1993!) So we never get to do a lot of snow activities. That’s why outdoor Ice Skating is so awesome!

Every year my whole family and I make bunches of pans of cinnamon rolls, which is always super fun!

What do you do for fun at Christmastime? Have you ever gone Ice Skating?

Come back tomorrow!

12 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

~theJunebugblog

 

Christmas Countdown, Day 7

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Welcome!

Today for “Christmas Countdown” I’m posting about gift wrapping!

I know, kind-of a weird topic, eh?

Well, I know a lot of people who wrap gifts differently; Paper, Bags, Tissue, Boxes, ETC.

 

Well, we wrap in both bags and boxes, but you know how it gets sometimes, the paper “run-out” leads to some creative wrapping ideas (😄)

We also have to wrap very good. We have a snoop my Dad or two in the family, who like to pick up, shake, rattle, spin and examine the gifts under the tree, so we’ve come up with some ways that, if there’s any way that someone could guess what’s in the bag/box, they can’t. (😂)

How do YOU wrap gifts? What do you use?

13 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

~theJunebugblog