|From a vintage calendar my girls loved|
I've been preparing for Christmas baking. When I was young, I always knew Christmas was coming when this little cookbook below made an appearance on our kitchen table alongside my mother's coffee cup. It meant she was planning what foods to bake for kitchen gifts for neighbors and relatives. As an adult, I was thrilled to find one of these cookbooks at a book sale!
If you have not visited my Christmas blog, Mrs. T's Christmas Kitchen, you will find that I posted there concerning my preparations for Christmas baking. And honestly, I think you'll enjoy visiting if you haven't. Loads of ideas for baking, decorating, crafting and handmade gifts -- and more!
Briefly, so far I've stocked up on Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1 gluten-free baking flour,
I've been preparing to send out Christmas cards. I've bought all the cards I need except for special "family" ones. Bought some new Christmas stickers, too. And I'm preparing some "tuck-ins" for a Christmas card swap I'm taking part in.
And I've also been pondering the true meaning of the words "Let every heart prepare Him room." I don't want my heart to be so crowded with Christmas preparations that there is no room for the reason we celebrate. In addition to crafting, cooking, and card-writing preparations, I want my heart to be prepared and ready to celebrate the Savior's birth!
Today I am linking up with Sandi's No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage. You will want to head on over and see what others have linked up!