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Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!!

We hope you all are enjoying your day with your family. In celebration of Christmas and Hanukkah we would like to share The Night Before Christmas Poem and the Story of the Festival of lights. Enjoy your day with your loved ones.

 

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Chanukkah Lights

By P. M. Raskin More P. M. Raskin

I KINDLED my eight little candles,
My Chanukkah-candles–and lo!
Fair visions and dreams half-forgotten
To me came of years long ago.

I musingly gazed at my candles;
Meseemed in their quivering flames
In golden, in fiery letters
I read the old glorious names,

The names of our heroes immortal,
The noble, the brave, and the true,
A battle-field saw I in vision
Where many were conquered by few.

Where trampled in dust lay the mighty,
Judea’s proud Syrian foe;
And Judas, the brave Maccabaeus,
In front of his army I saw.

His eyes shone like bright stars of heaven,
Like music rang out his strong voice:
“Brave comrades, we fought and we conquered,
Now let us, in God’s name, rejoice!”

“We conquered–but know, O brave comrades,
No triumph is due to the sword!
Remember our glorious watchword,
‘For People and Towns of the Lord!'”

He spoke, and from all the four corners
An echo repeated each word;
The woods and the mountains re-echoed:
“For People and Towns of the Lord!”

And swiftly the message spread, saying:
“Judea, Judea is free,
Re-kindled the lamp in the Temple,
Re-kindled each bosom with glee!”

My Chanukkah-candles soon flickered,
Around me was darkness of night;
But deep in my soul I felt shining
A heavenly-glorious light.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to you and your family from all of us at The Boy’s Store.

Christmas Goodies!

The Holidays are one of those times that we enjoy everything and try not to worry about what that means. Especially when it comes to cookies and sweets. Family and friends get together more during the holidays than any other time of the year, and they often bring sweets. So if you and your family are getting together this year for a fun family gathering and its your turn to bring something yummy, then we have a recipe for you that is simple and sweet, and really good to eat.

This amazing and simple (did we mention simple? It is that time of year where we are all busy so simple is the magic word!) recipe is from Small Town Woman, a cooking and entertaining blog written and coordinated by Beth Pierce. She knows how to pull together a party and she knows just what sweets you should share this holiday season. This delectable dessert not only looks delicious, it is delicious, and its festive without being too much work. So head on over to Small Town Woman for the full details on this incredibly sweet and simple treat. While you are there check out some fun and fast ideas to improve your entertaining this holiday season and all year long.

Christmas goodies

Peppermint Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

What You Will Need:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 28 unwrapped peppermint kisses

Now head on over to Small Town Woman for the full tutorial including amazing easy to follow pictures.

Holiday Vacation Busy-Work

The holidays can be very busy, especially if you have kids. Holiday break from school can be one of the craziest and most chaos filled times of the year. It is incredibly difficult to get the holidays going and have everything ready when you have kids underfoot looking for something to do and wondering whether you bought that toy they wanted yet. After just a few days of “vacation” you will be begging for some help. Well we can’t be there to help, but we can try to supply you with crafts, activities, and busy-work to occupy those kiddos.

We have compiled a list of places to provide you with crafts, activities, and free printable to occupy those kids for a t least SOME of the time. We are sorry we cannot guarantee more.

Free Christmas Printables: These can be easily printed and your kids can color to their hearts content. Head on over to Thirty Handmade Days for more.
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Popsicle Stick Crafts: Dozens of craft ideas that can be made with or without parents help.

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Snowman Paper Plate Craft: Paper Plates make excellent craft materials, and they aren’t very expensive. 

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Play Snow: Make play snow for those days that they want to build snowmen but the snow just isn’t cooperating! 

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