Christmas, Germany, Holidays, Homeschool, Travel

German Christmas Markets!

We took the boys on their first Deutsche Bahn ride to visit two Christmas markets. Our first stop was in Landau, a little college town and birthplace of cartoonist Thomas Nast, who created the modern Santa Claus, the Republican party elephant and Democratic party donkey, Uncle Sam, and several other early American characters. My favorite… Continue reading German Christmas Markets!

Christmas, Creative, Holidays, My Style

Decorating for Christmas (without a mantle)

I miss my mantle! It's sooo much easier to decorate when you have a mantle. But alas, we have an old fashioned wood burning fireplace, no mantle. Where to hang the stockings?After much deliberation we decided to hang our stockings along the entryway staircase. A little rug tape holds the stockings pretty well.(btw, we bought… Continue reading Decorating for Christmas (without a mantle)