• Fruity Cookies
    Christmas,  Holidays,  Recipes

    Fruity Cookies

    I know, “Fruity Cookies” sounds a bit funny. I am really not sure where the name came from, possibly my Mama, but I just love saying it. These have been a tradition in my family at Christmas time since, well since I can remember. Fruit Cake is one of my very least favorite Christmas treats, although my husband absolutely loves it. These little cookies resemble them ever so slightly, however, I don’t believe I have met someone yet that has not loved these. They are also terrific to enjoy while dipping into a hot cup of coffee. I really hope that you will make a batch and try them. I…

  • The White Envelope is a touching story and family tradition. This tradition has gone viral on our website and the White Envelope Project has taken off worldwide. The man who hated Christmas #thewhiteenvelope #whiteenvelope #christmastraditions
    Children,  Christmas,  Holidays,  Life Lessons

    The White Envelope

    The White Envelope is a touching story about how a new family Christmas tradition began. In 2016 this post literally went viral and broke our website. The White Envelope is brilliant! I think we will be adopting this tradition. Christmas Story:For the Man Who Hated ChristmasBy Nancy W. Gavin It’s just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past ten years. It all began because my husband Mike hated Christmas. Oh, not the true meaning of Christmas, but the commercial aspects of it—overspending and the frantic running around…