Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Snow Days and Vacation Break

Having a family plan for those Christmas snow days and the Christmas vacation break is a must for families with children. Top priority for those with children too young to stay home alone is who is going to be keeping an eye on the children. Next there is the question of what will the children be doing? The answers change depending on age. Many will go to video games, playing with toys, and TV, but there is more that can add enjoyment and holiday magic into the days.

Many of us who love Christmas also enjoy the baking and decorating. We find love and joy from working on special food and items to make Christmas day special for everyone. Children would also love to help get ready for Christmas. Those snow and vacation days are the perfect time to get the kids involved and excited for Christmas. It is also a good time to bring up what Christmas means and add in some learning as well.

Kids Crafts, Christmas Cookies, and Christmas Decorations are wonderful way to keep kids busy durring the winter breaks.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Trains
Thomas Kinkade Christmas Express Train Collection
 A Christmas train is on my husband's wish list and has been for the last five years or so. Trains are becoming more and more popular to have a train go around the Christmas tree, there is even stands to put the train half way up the tree. There are many many different trains each perfect in their own way.

For me, a Christmas train being special goes back to when I was a little girl. My grandfather worked for Grand Trunk, a train company. Every year we would wait in line early in the morning for hours. It was such a long line that they would serve hot chocolate and donuts while we waited for the train to arrive with Santa. The train cars leading up to Santa where decorated in a wonderful Christmas theme. On decoration I remember the most was the talking Christmas Tree. The tree would talk to people as they were going by. Then everyone would get to see Santa and get a small gift and candy.

Many years of fond memories of the train. I had checked when my kids where young and the Christmas train was no more. I look forward to hopefully see it recreated one day.

I found some good article on Squidoo on Christmas Trains. You can find even more enjoyable information about Christmas Trains.

Christmas Train Sets
Top Rated under the Christmas Tree Trains