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New Feature—12 Days of Christmas Encouragement Articles

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Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, pull up a chair, and take a moment to enjoy 12 days of Christmas encouragement from moms and homeschoolers just like you. We invited writers from all around the world to share their thoughts and insights on how to take some of the stress out of Christmas, and they shared twelve articles full of tips and ideas from exploring Advent to slowing down to do more. Take a look at the articles we’ll be sharing from now until Christmas:


How to Opt Out of Christmas Stress by Angela Fitzgerald

Memories of Christmas Cards by Phyllis Sather

Keeping Jesus at the Center of Christmas: Activities for Homeschoolers by Kim Hubbard

Slowing Down to Do More by Kathy LaPan

Make a Christmas Video Gift by Evonne Mandella

More Time to Be Thankful by Kim Raymond

A Gift for Jesus by Mark Trodd

Using the Advent Wreath in Keeping Christ at the Center of the Christmas Season by Kim Hubbard

5 Tips to Cancel Christmas Chaos by Mark Huebner

Journey to Bethlehem: Advent Bible Study by Robyn K. Terry

This Christmas by Amelia Brown

Caleb’s First Christmas by Bonnie Rose Hudson


Plus, we have a special bonus for you. Author Mark Trodd has made his children’s picture book A Hippo in the Stable available to all members as a free .pdf download. Come meet Harriet the hippo who witnessed a miracle and discovered how to find her way back home.


You’ll find these resources on the Lessons Library tab. Articles will be posted throughout the days between now and Christmas. We hope these articles are a blessing and encouragement to your family.




Bonnie Rose Hudson
Editorial Assistant
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