Daily Prompts

Use these prompts for ideas for celebrating every single day as if it were Christmas. Here you will find daily treats and kindnesses for yourself and for you to give to others.

Slipper socks

Slipper socks

Make sure you have appropriate slipper socks for the upcoming winter. Cozy socks that aren’t completely ragged. They are easy to find in the bargain bins this time of year. (Image credit: arakias) You might also like these posts...

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Pencil bouquet

Pencil bouquet

Last week I mentioned this quote from the movie You've Got Mail: "Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address." Using this quote as inspiration,...

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Boston Cream Candy

Boston Cream Candy

Boston Cream Candy is very special and Christmas-y, but just in case it's still hot weather where you live, not to worry. This candy is made on the stovetop. You'll need at least a 3-quart saucepan so it doesn't boil over. You will also need a candy thermometer or...

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Autumn equinox

Autumn equinox

Today is the official first day of fall. Get this lovely book at your library and read it with your children. Autumn Equinox: Celebrating the Harvest by Ellen Jackson (affiliate link). This book teaches all about harvest traditions in cultures around the world. A...

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Yes, Virginia…

Yes, Virginia…

It was on this day in 1897 that the letter from Virginia O'Hanlon was published in the New York Sun, with the iconic answer from Francis Pharcellus Church. Enjoy. Dear Editor, I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, "If you...

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September week 4

September week 4

The first day of fall is Tuesday. Fall brings its own colors and fragrances… Red harvest apples and deep brown gingerbread. Indoors, warming spices like cinnamon and clove mimic the colors of changing leaves outdoors. Rich colors and dropping temperatures make us...

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Strawberry-cranberry jam

Strawberry-cranberry jam

A recipe for a strawberry-cranberry jam has been posted on the Internet with the title of “Christmas jam”. It is a gorgeous red color, and is delicious as well. I love how the blend of strawberries and cranberries is perfect for the transition from summer to fall. I...

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