Farmhouse Christmas Gift Tags

Farmhouse Christmas Gift Tags

Farmhouse Christmas Gift Tags

I love giving gifts! It’s so much fun thinking about what to give, coming up with just the right thing and then … I love wrapping! It brings me so much joy to package up that perfect gift in a beautiful way and make it look cute and special.

 

 

I also love the cute simplicity of farmhouse style and so I decided to put together some free printable farmhouse Christmas tags.

Simply print and cut out and attach to any gift! The neutral colors make them great for mixing and matching with your favorite papers. Really, the sky’s the limit with what you can do with this cute little tags. They look so cute paired with some kraft paper. And they’re adorable attached to a simple white gift bag. Add some twine, ribbon or bakers twine and you have a beautiful gift all ready to give.  

Light the World Christmas Service Chain

Light the World Christmas Service Chain

Light The World

One of my favorite parts of Christmas is the service opportunities that come with the season. I believe that service helps us focus on and remember the true reason we celebrate Christmas. Of course, we can – and should! – serve all year long. But the magic of Christmastime brings extra opportunities to serve. I fondly remember a myriad of Christmas service projects we did growing up, and I strive to create similar opportunities and memories for my family.

light the world christmas service activity
Many years ago at our church Christmas dinner, we made acts of service Christmas countdown chains.

Like a traditional count down chain, we stapled strips of paper together and then each day as Christmas came closer we removed one of the strips and counted the days down.

However, instead of regular strips of paper, each link included an act or idea for service to do that day. This made it so that, as we counted down the days until Christmas, we were also focusing on serving and being more like Christ.

light the world activity chain
I loved the idea so much we repeated it the next year. And the next. It quickly become one of our families Christmas traditions, and we have continued to do it almost every year since then.

This year, with the “One by One” theme of the Light the World program, I thought it would be the perfect time to update our countdown chain! The links include suggestions for service to correspond with the Light the World theme for the day.

light the world 2020 christmas activity

To make your chain:

  • Print out the strips on colored paper. I love using cute patterned paper, but plain Christmas colors will work as well. The numbers on the strips alternate, so if you print out each page in a different color / pattern, you will end up with a mixed chain (not all the same color / paper next to each other.)
  • Cut the strips on the lines provided.
  • Print out the star chain topper. You can print this on a colored paper, or print it black and white and have the family decorate it. Use crayons or markers or take it to another level with paint and glitter.
  • Use the blank strip (with no words on it) and form a loop and attach the long part to the star.
  • Because these strips are dated, you’ll want to be sure you staple them in the proper order so they correspond with the day’s service theme. Starting with number 25, attach each chain in descending order.
  • Each day, remove the chain and do the act of service!
light the world 2020 christmas activity

Wishing you a Christmas filled with joy as you light the world – and share His light – each day!

Get a FREE Proclamation of the Family printable: 

family proclamation free printable
Choose to be Grateful – Thanksgiving Gratitude List

Choose to be Grateful – Thanksgiving Gratitude List

With all that is going on in the world right now, I am feeling an increased need to focus on the good.

And some days it takes a bit of work to find it. I have been constantly reminding myself that gratitude and joy are a CHOICE I get to make. Each and every day.

In an April 2014 talk, President Utchdorf asks us, “Have we not reason to be filled with gratitude, regardless of the circumstances in which we find ourselves?”

No matter the circumstances we find ourselves in – we can always find a reason to be grateful.

Sometimes we may have to search deep inside, but with some effort, we can always find those blessings. 

We can always CHOOSE to be grateful.

choose to be grateful thanksgiving printable

Recording Gratitude

Practicing gratitude requires recognizing our blessings. These little “choose to be grateful” strips make a cute way to record those blessings!

These are great for any time you’re wanting to ponder on the blessings you have, but are especially perfect for Thanksgiving.

The cute little cards are just the size to put at each Thanksgiving place setting. Your family members can each take a few minutes to record the things they’re grateful for. Then, display them in a place everyone can see. Or go around the table and have everyone take turns sharing a few of the things they’re grateful for – and why.

choose to be grateful thanksgiving list
choose to be grateful thanksgiving list

May there be lots of gratitude and smiles around your Thanksgiving table this year. 

You may like these other Thanksgiving printables:

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Gratitude Turns What We Have Into Enough Printable

Gratitude Turns What We Have Into Enough Printable

Fall is my favorite time of the year! I love the cooler weather. I love it when then the leaves change, creating beautiful warm colors all around.

But one of the reasons I especially love fall is that (at least for me) it seems to be a time of reflecting on the blessings I have in my life. For most of us, our thoughts tend to turn to gratitude. We focus more on family and friends and spending more time with those we love.

gratitude turns what we have into enough printable cards

It’s my favorite time of year, and so I wanted to share a gratitude printable with you! This is one of my favorite gratitude quotes. I love it all year long, not only at Thanksgiving time. Because truly, it applies to each and every day – year round- not only for a few weeks in November. 

Gratitude Turns What We Have Into Enough.

Gratitude changes our focus from what we lack in life to what we have in life. We then learn to love and appreciate what we have.  And when we do that, what we have does become enough.

gratitude turns what we have into enough printable

The neutral colors on this gratitude printable mean that you can use this all year long. Which is awesome because this is a message that we need every day – not just at Thanksgiving! These can be printed out on an 8×10, 11×14 or 16×20 to display around your home. I’ve also included a smaller card so you can print out the smaller sized to use in other ways.

Here are some fun ways you can use these gratitude printables:

  • Print a larger one to display around your home. 16×20 is a great size for a mantle
  • Print out and frame a smaller size to use as a Thanksgiving table centerpiece.
  • Use the smaller cards and place one at each place-setting
  • Tie one onto a loaf of pumpkin bread and take to the sisters you minister to! (muffins, cookies – any kind of sweet treat will be appreciated!)

Download PDF (8×10)

Download jpg file (can be printed 8×10, 11×14, or 16×20)

Download Mini Cards

Whatever way you decide to use this fun printable, it will be a great reminder to be grateful for what you have.

You may like these other Thanksgiving printables:

choose to be grateful thanksgiving printable
free thanksgiving printable
thankful grateful blessed mini note card printable
4th of July I Spy Printable

4th of July I Spy Printable

4th of July I Spy Printable

Before you spy fireworks in the sky, use this fun 4th of July I Spy printable to spot fireworks, flags, stars and more! This free printable is perfect activity for a group at your 4th of July picnic. 

To play individually, simple print out and count up the totals of each item on the list. Or to play as a group, make a copy for everyone and then start the timer. See who can finish first! Or set up a team game and do this relay style. Simply have one person find the first item, then pass to the next person.

free printable i spy for 4th of july

​However you decide to play it, these printables are perfect for a variety of ages. That means you can join in the fun too! This is a great activity to help the younger ones with counting. And the kids who are a little older can still be challenged enough to make it fun for them as well.

Printable games are a great way to encourage time away from screens and these fun I Spy pages aren’t just for counting. Your child will be having screen free fun while also learning:

  • Color recognition
  • Enhanced visual discrimination
  • New vocabulary
  • Memory skills
  • Teamwork (if played as a team)

I Spy is also perfect for when you’re on the go. Simply pack some I Spy sheets in the car and pull them out when the kids need a distraction. This is a great alternative to handing them electronics! They will be having fun, keeping busy, and learning all in one. 

Now print this 4th of July I Spy sheet out and get busy with the egg hunt started.

You may also like these other I Spy Printables:

St Patricks Day I Spy

Valentines Day I Spy

Easter, Bunnies & Chicks I Spy 

Mother’s Day Mini Note Cards

Mother’s Day Mini Note Cards

Mother’s Day Mini Note Cards

Mother’s Day is just a week away! These mini note cards are the perfect thing to tie onto a sweet gift. 

All you need is a printer and some card stock and you can have these little notes ready in minutes. I love the simplicity of these cards. They have a sweet message and are cute all on their own. You can simply write a heartfelt message and send it to the special mother. What are you grateful to her for? What things have you noticed she does that seemly get overlooked? Too often, things go unsaid, so use these little cards to share your special thoughts with her. 

mini mothers day cards free printable

Add it to a Gift

These cards are also so adorable added to a little gift. Here’s some sweet ways to use them to show your love:

  • Put some of her favorite cookies or treats in a cute basket or box and tie one on with some bakers twine
  • Fill a mason jar with candy and tie one on. Mini mason jars are the cutest!
  • Tie one onto some flowers – a single rose or an entire bouquet
  • Attach one to a houseplant 
  • Tie some onto some packets of seeds and some garden gloves
  • Stick one inside her purse or bag
  • Fill a lunch sack or other cute bag with treats and staple or tie on a love note
  • Leave one on her pillow or stick it on the mirror
  • Fill a box or bag with chocolate dipped strawberries or raspberries to gift with your little note
  • Or, simply tie on to your favorite gift – a book or CD is a gift she’s sure to love!
mothers day gift cards, mini mothers day cards,

Not Just for YOUR Mom

Mother’s Day is also a sweet time to celebrate not only your mom, but the other amazing women in your life. Write down some sweet thoughts to the sisters you minister to, your children’s Primary or Young Women’s leaders or any other women who have an impact on your life. Give her a little encouragement and let her know the things you notice she does as a mother. Let her know she is seen and loved. 

​Really, the ideas are endless! Think of something that mom will love, then write out a note straight from your heart. Tie it up and share your love with her.

So, print these out and start spreading around a little love!

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