Updated: Nov 19
Here at the Farm we wish you the most joyful and memorable old-fashioned holiday ever! Including the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. Here are 4 budget-friendly and festive tips to help you and your family make this holiday season spectacular!
Let's start with crafting easy-peezy paper and popcorn decorations to make your Charlie Brown Christmas tree shine! Let's work together this holiday season and create memorable family traditions.
The 3J Farm Family is here to help you and yours make the best of this weird year. As farmer's we've learned a thing or two about using what we have and making the best of it. Cheer comes in all shapes and sizes and it doesn't have to cost a thing!
~A Merry Country Christmas from The Farm to you and yours!
#1~Watch a Christmas Movie!
Let me start by sharing two of my FAVORITE Christmas Movies ever.
1) Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase and
2) A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Mainly because, much like Christmas around our house here at the Farm, they just had all the craziness, chaos, and danger that often came with Christmas on the Farm. Crazy, check. Hectic, check. Dangerous (sometimes), check. Memorable, TOTALLY! I'll stop there.
One thing that has always brought me peace and joy during this historically stressful season was turning on one of my favorite movies. Sometimes that's all it takes but if I'm feeling energetic, I do some baking or crafting too.
So turn on your family's favorite Christmas movie (maybe slip on your pjs) and let's get into the spirit of Christmas!
#2~ Decorate the Christmas Tree with POPCORN & PAPER decorations!
I remember dad and mom driving us around the farm looking for the perfect Christmas tree, it was always a cedar out in the country. Never mind its branches were limp and it looked like a Charlie Brown Christmas tree. It was beautiful to us, it smelled like Christmas and it was ours for the decorating!
Some of my fondest memories are of mom popping popcorn for us to make popcorn strings, paper chains of red and green construction paper and paper snowflakes. They were so easy. We loved making them. Plus, the tree's sweet limp branches held up much better under their light weight.
#3~Bake some cookies!
I try to limit my sugar intake as a rule. Some days I do better, others not so much. I can tell you fresh baked cookies are the hardest sweets to resist. So at Christmas time, I don't.
I normally like to make cherry almond cookies. Basically a sugar or butter cookie with almond extract and the split maraschino cherry in the middle. That's the quintessential Christmas cookie for me. There's lots of recipes out there. Make your family's favorite.
#4~Make each other's Christmas presents by hand.
It's been some years by now, but I can remember a couple of Christmas's where we drew names at Thanksgiving to make gifts for Christmas. One year we even drew names at Christmas for the next Christmas which gave us a whole year to make a custom gift for the recipient.
It's such a special and memorable gift. I remember making a scarf with my newly acquired crochet skills and one year I built a basket of crochet hooks, books and yarn for the recipient to learn (because she had said she wanted to.) Again, it doesn't have to break the bank, it only needs to be thoughtful and made with love. That's it.
I told you 4 TIPS but I'm just feeling so in the spirit of giving I thought I'd share one more. There are lots of free and inexpensive places to go in Oklahoma for Christmas fun times like pictures with Santa Claus, roasted chestnuts, Christmas caroling, and more. So keep a look out for things your family can do to make this Christmas memorable together!
Are you ready to start your Country Christmas? Then start with us here at The Farm. We have variety of events, workshops and more to get your holidays goin'.
The Farm is Feeding Oklahoman's at Thanksgiving ~ This food drive is a great opportunity for families to share and receive abundance. Drop off canned goods, donate food for Thanksgiving or make a donation to the Farm as we strive to feed 20 families together!
The Farm's Christmas Bazaar Sunday Nov. 15th & Dec. 13th 10a-2p
Elf Dave's Toolbox & Birdhouse Workshops for Kids Sunday, Nov. 29th & Dec. 13th 10a-12p $50/ea with Santa Pics!
Photos with Santa & Co. every Sunday starting Sunday, Nov. 15th 12p-2p 1 for $12 or 2 for $20 4in. x 6in
Mini-Sessions with Santa and Co. Schedule your 20 min mini-session with Santa on Saturday, Nov. 21st for only $75
Country Cedar Christmas Trees Available starting Friday, Dec. 4th 10a-2p
PET'S! Mini-Sessions with Santa and Co. Schedule your PET'S 20 min mini-session with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 5th for only $75.
Story Time at the Farm with Miss Cathy and her dogs Buzz & Sully Saturdays 10a (Free)
Mini Farm Camp at the Farm with Miss Brandi-Schedule Varies-Plus a Spring Break edition! ($30 Half Days & $50 Full Days)
Need Gift Ideas for that hard-to-buy-for person? The Farm has GIFT CARDS in the Farm Store plus farm fresh proteins, jams, jellies, honeys and crafts.
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