Missionary Christmas: Tips & Ideas

Missionary Christmas from Let's Get Together

What are you sending your missionary for Christmas? One friend is mailing her son in Ghana a soft roll of toilet paper (among other things, haha). My daughter loved getting church vocal music and Wingers amazing sauce. 

We recently received this instruction from our son’s mission: “We encourage you, if possible, to please send your missionary something at Christmas, even if they tell you they don’t care, they don’t want anything, or offer other excuses.  Despite what they say, we’ve noted that it is difficult for missionaries to be away from home at Christmas and even a small gift really does brighten their day.”

Here’s a few ideas for your missionary’s Christmas:… 

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Turkey Tag Feature

DIY Turkey Tag

While we were growing up in good ol’ Katy, Texas, we had one of those backyards that was destined to be a neighborhood kid gathering place. It was huge. So huge that when Kellie and Trisha were fighting, mom would send them out back to run laps. I can’t really tell you what that was like. I… 

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Gratitude Hunt Feature

Gratitude Photo Scavenger Hunt

   PAUSE: a temporary stop; to linger. Sounds heavenly. Does your life need a pause button? Gratitude gives us reason to pause. This gratitude photo scavenger hunt is a fun way to recognize the small stuff and big blessings in life. Schedule it sometime before Thanksgiving or we’re doing ours after turkey dinner to get… 

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Caramel Apple Bar

One of the 10,000 things I love about fall is apples. And with apples usually comes caramel apples, right? Today we have an awesome little twist on the normal caramel apple. Instead of dipping a whole apple in caramel and then proceeding to attempt to bite into it (which usually proves difficult) we bring to you the Caramel… 

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2014 Singing Time Feature

Singing Time Program Review Games and Ideas {FREE PRINTABLES}

If you’ve followed along or caught any of the Primary Singing Time posts, you already know that I’m a newbie with this chorister thing. And now it’s Fall. In Primary. Which means Primary Program time. My first instinct is to panic. 

Capture the Flag Feature

Glow-in-the-Dark Capture The Flag

   As the evenings are getting cooler, it’s the perfect time for a heart-thumping, sweat-dripping night game of CAPTURE THE FLAG. Glow stick-style. Here’s how to play:

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October: Strength Train

So…did you say no to soda last month? I sure hope so! I can’t even believe we only have 3 more months until 2014 is behind us. I hope you are feeling healthier and finding that these small changes each month are making a difference. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Feature

The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

Look, we’ve lived all around the country. Between the four of us kids, that’s a lot of block parties, bake sales, birthday parties, and every other kind of place or event that might call for a chocolate chip cookie. After a lot of searching (and personal research-which was all kinds of fun), we found the… 

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General Conference Who's Who Feature

General Conference Who’s Who

To celebrate General Conference, a team of LDS bloggers have connected to bring you some great freebies and ideas.  Pick up our General Conference Who’s Who printable here (link and answers are below!).  If you are hopping along the train, you just came from Brightly Street. Once you grab our Who’s Who, head over to From the… 

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