2015 Homeschool Christmas Card Exchange

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As a homeschooling mom, I’m always looking for ways to turn normal everyday activities into learning experiences, one of the many ways we’ve found that we can squeeze in some homeschooling through the holidays is by doing our family Christmas cards. We are practicing handwriting, spelling, sentence formation, addressing envelopes, geography {we discuss the cities to which we are mailing our cards, and prayer {we pray for each family receiving a card from us}.

Christmas card day has become a very exciting day! I make hot cocoa and I make sure we have  a fresh batch of Christmas cookies to snack on while we write.

This year, as we did a couple of years ago, we are inviting our friends in the homeschool community to join us in a Homeschool Family Christmas Card Exchange.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Enter your family’s last name and complete mailing address into this Google Doc:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nO_L1_jS6yDU5DpgBcMnBC9yRObXB_hVIUD38W8RfT8/edit?usp=sharing
  2. I will leave the sign ups open until 12/10. After that I will close the sign ups. Keep the google spreadsheet handy {bookmark the page} so that you can refer to it when you are ready to send out your Christmas cards. You will send Christmas cards to the five families above your name, and the five families below your name. This way each family will receive at least 10 Christmas cards. If you are in the first five on the list, please send to the five below your name, and the last five on the list. If you are in the last five on the list, please send to the five families above you, and the first five families on the list. You are welcome to send more than 10 cards if you wish. 🙂
  3. You may begin mailing your cards at any time {you do not have to wait for the list to be finalized}, but I ask that you please have them all mailed by 12/15/15 to ensure delivery by Christmas.
  4.  Please make sure you follow Life of a Homeschool Mom on Facebook so that you will receive updates and have access to the finalized list of participating families. Click here to make sure you have “liked” the Life of a Homeschool Mom Facebook page.
  5. You are welcome to write whatever you wish inside your cards. I typically have my daughters write a special message for each family. It could have something to do with a special family Christmas tradition we have, something about a special Christmas celebration in our area, or a Christmas prayer for the receiving family. This is totally optional. It just adds a little bit of personal Christmas cheer to each card.
  6. Consider praying over each card before it is sent. We also pray for each family who sends us a card.
  7. Display your cards around your home to remind your family that you have homeschooling families from all over the country praying for you!
  8. If you’re on Instagram, share photos of your family writing your cards, and/or share photos of the cards you receive. Use the hashtag #HomeschoolChristmasCardExchange so that we can all follow along and see the beautiful cards that are sent. You can follow me on Instagram by clicking here.

If you have any questions, please email me at LifeofaHomeschoolMom@gmail.com.

I pray that this will be an excellent way to spread God’s love and cheer this holiday season!

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. I love this idea.

    1. It’s really so much fun! 🙂 I hope you’ll join us!

  2. i tried to sign up but it wouldn’t let me add from the iPad . I’d love to join!

    Braswell Family
    119 Radford Circle
    Dothan , Al 36301

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