Category Archives: Seasonal

A Thanksgiving Tree: Traditions from Our Family to Yours

Come November, one of our favorite traditions is making a Thanksgiving Tree. First step: We gather some branches and place them in a vase or pitcher. (This year, it might be difficult because our 2-year-old picks up stick and sees

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Valentine’s Day Ideas?

  (Last year: making chocolate-covered strawberries. Awesome.) I need your thoughts! What’s the best thing to do in the Valley on Valentine’s Day? I’m looking for every answer under the Penns Valley sun: do you have a special tradition, restaurant,

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12 Days of Christmas: A Penns Valley Gift Guide

The Valley is full of wonderful small businesses. Can you and I help them to thrive? I think so! Let’s give back to our community by shopping locally this Christmas. Beginning this Monday, November 26th, we’ll be highlighting one shop

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A Peanuts Mayflower: Traditions from our family to yours

Of course, we love our annual viewing of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Remastered Deluxe Edition), but we really love the bonus story, “The Mayflower Voyages”. You can watch it here: [lyte id= dkayU08s6QM] Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving flick?  

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The Thanksgiving Story: Traditions from Our Family to Yours

This is a great way to teach the Thanksgiving story to the littlest members of the family. Make bracelets, necklaces, key chains, or friendship pins as you dramatize the well-loved story of Thanksgiving. First black bead – for the Pilgrims

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The Drumstick of a Turkey: Traditions from Our Family to Yours

When I played this dusty old radio program for my freckled-faced five year old, she giggled and giggled… it was truly the sweetest sound. Needless to say, we’ve kept up the tradition of “tuning in” to Father Knows Best every

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A Thanksgiving Tree: Traditions from Our Family to Yours

One of our favorite traditions is a Thanksgiving Tree. At the beginning of November, we gather some branches and place them in a vase or pitcher. This year’s branches were particularly meaningful because they fell during Hurricane Sandy, which devastated

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What to do with all these pumpkins?

Here’s something fun for your weekend: an inspiring activity to occupy all of your little pumpkins. Grab some nails, sturdy hammers, and get to work hammering pumpkins! The nails slip in so easily, even the littlest workers can succeed. Older children

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What to do with all that candy?!

Once you’ve separated all of the Reeses from your kids’ stash, you can feel good about either of these candy options: THE 3rd ANNUAL GREAT HALLOWEEN CANDY BUY BACK! “November 1st or November 5th, bring your child/children, with the unopened

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First Annual “Christmas Gift Guide”

If small, local businesses are going to thrive, we need to show them some holiday love!  In a few weeks, PennsValleyFamily.com will be hosting a spectacular “12 Days of (Penns Valley) Christmas” Shopping Guide, highlighting 12 local businesses that offer

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