Episode 46: Christmas Recipes, Crafts, and Easy Gift Ideas

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Episode 46: Christmas Recipes, Crafts, and Easy Gift Ideas
Episode 46: Christmas Recipes, Crafts, and Easy Gift Ideas

When it comes to Christmas, it is the thought that counts. Who wants a gift just for the sake of receiving a gift? Thoughtful and meaningful gifts are golden—but how do you deliver? In Episode 46 of The Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show—“Christmas Recipes, Crafts, and Easy Gift Ideas,” Stephanie shares about Christmas creations, inspiring gifts, and the free Cranberry Christmas resource that you can download today. Learn more at


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Make a Christmas Video Gift

Giving Gifts from the Heart

The Old Schoolhouse® Staff Holiday Recipes

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Savor the season with your free copy of Cranberry Christmas! This eighty-eight page eBook is jam-packed with activities, stories, crafts, and recipes to keep your homeschool days berry and bright! ‘Tis the season to be baking! Expand your recipe collection with cranberry recipes galore! Indulge in a Colorful Cranberry Slaw, Cranberry Relish, Chicken with Dried Fruit and Cranberries, Cranberry-Apple Walnut Bread, and more!

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  • Recipes

Cranberry Cream Scones (Monthly Menus)

Cranberry Fluff (Monthly Menus)

  • Crafts

Advent Art (Elementary Art Lessons)

Tree of Jesse (Everyday Easels)

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  • 12/18/23: Episode 47—“Home Where They Belong for Christmas” hosted by Christine Weller of 
  • 12/25/23: Episode 48—“Oranges for Christmas” hosted by Deborah Wuehler of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
  • 1/1/24: Episode 49— “I Am Resolved to . . . Homeschool!” hosted by Deborah Wuehler of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine

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