Month: December 2020

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Passing Down Holiday Values to Our Grands

Sharing our holiday values with grandchildren helps shape their views of family, celebration, and faith for years to come. What we may forget in the hustle and bustle of holiday prep is that it also becomes a factor in forming their identity. Most of us struggled with identity as young people, especially in our tween …

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Passing Down Family Holiday Traditions

Holiday traditions can be a lifelong source of inspiration and joy. Family traditions are great connectors between generations. Over the course of a lifetime, as we lose loved ones to death, memories are stirred when we pull out treasured decorations, read celebratory or spiritual stories together, sing, or cook favorite family dishes. As we go …

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Meaningful Gifts in an Unprecedented Year

Gift-giving as a Grandparent is both a delight and a conundrum. Watching Grandchildren, especially young ones, open gifts often presents a time of unfiltered enthusiasm, cries of delight, and jetstreams of energy. As the Grands get older it may get harder to find gifts that elicit the same enthusiasm and there’s always the possibility of …

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