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School Kris Kringle

I’ve noticed in the last few years that schools are encouraging (if that’s the right word) Kris Kringles for gifts between the kids. Not sure if this is good or bad really. Certainly easier if kids just give each cards but a few would always want to give a...

Banning Santa or religion?

At Fort Worth in the USA, schools are not allowed to have Santa and gifts in classrooms – decorations are only allowed if ‘part of the curriculum’ and parties only if for educational purposes. Keeping distractions (like an actual visit from Santa)...

Christmas songs at school

Today, I went to an afternoon tea at my children’s school – it was to thank parents and others who do things to support the school, such as go on excursions and help with reading programs. During the afternoon, various classes came in and sang Christmas...

Paper chains for Christmas

Did anyone else make paper chains for Christmas? We made them at school every year during Primary school, plus I attempted making some at home. At home, I cut my own paper strips and I never did get the cutting quite straight! The home made ones were a bit boring,...