Christmas Gingerbread Cookies
I love making cookies but want to make them with ingredients I have at home. Rushing to the store for one thing, like molasses, that I won’t use on a regular basis, is a waste of money. So, I found a recipe online for these cookies and decided to add to it a little, to make them into fun cookies that my kids will eat and we can also bake them to share. With Christmas comes games, caroling, walks to see the neighbor’s Christmas lights and more family time together. Check out some awesome Christmas-y products below the recipe that will add to the holiday cheer.
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When my kids were little we’d wrap Christmas books and have our own advent for December. Each evening we’d unwrap one book and read it together. Here are two great Christmas books for young ages. Santa’s Christmas Train by Helen Foster James and B Is for Bethlehem: A Christmas Alphabet by Isabel Wilner.
For those that don’t want books specifically about santa or religion you can find this book of dreams; There’s Greatness on the Inside This book inspires others to find out what their passions are and how to pursue them as adults. Very positive, upbeat tempo.My mom bought my kids a pair of ‘rainbow glasses’ a few years ago and the kids loved them. We never thought to use them while out looking at Christmas lights! Holiday Specs come in reusable plastic glasses and paper ‘tuck over the ear’ ones (that fit like the 80’s 3D glasses). Great to share with friends and family. Every year we do evening walks (fantastic way to get a little family time and exercise in) to see the neighbor’s Christmas lights as they go up. These special glasses now show the lights in an extra special way.
After a long walk it is nice to cuddle up and watch a movie. Having a favorite ‘lovie’ stuffed animal is a must. Christmas is when we get most of ours, since they are so perfect to cuddle with on chillli nights. Classic Raggity Ann and Raggity Andy dolls are a favorite since my mom made my sister and I set when we were kids. Now this Christmas I’m going to give her a pair. Stuffed Christmas bear and colorful mermaid doll are going to new family favorites too. I love the huge selection from Aurora World of stuffed animals and dolls.Movie time. We love watching all the Christmas classics and finding new ones as well. PBS Kids has this awesome set of old shows from the last 10+ years with over 4 hours of fun with Caillou, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Super Why, Wild Kratts and more.