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Cottage Christmas

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Guest blog by Rhonda Sage-Ursulak

It is coming up to that time of year again, a time the malls fill up with shoppers, and the tour de households begin. It is Christmas in our house; we celebrate our holidays a little differently than most. We get out of the city.

It started after my daughter was born, my second child. We were feeling the stress of the traveling to household-to-household and shopping and the rush of the holiday season. The only way we could afford to get away from it was to go up North to our cottage. A 4-5 hour drive north to where you are guaranteed to have a white Christmas. Or at least New Years. It turned into our yearly tradition.

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Outdoor play Christmas

Need some ideas for Christmas ? Check out our outdoor play Christmas

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Gingerbread cookies and house


It is that time of year when everyone is rushing around, trying to get ready for the holidays. Christmas, Hanukkah or what ever you celebrate; slow down a little and bake some cookies with your kids. It takes some organizing but it is such a joy for the kids. This year I had her best friends over for decorating a ginger bread house and gingerbread cookies. They had so much fun and so did the mums.

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Pinecone art and make an Advent wreath

Last Monday we had fun collecting pinecones on our hike and decorating them and making an advent wreath.  Advent wreaths are a tradition very common in Europe. In my home country of Norway, we would light a candle and cite a poem by Inger Hagerup. 1. Candle for joy, 2 for hope and joy, 3 for longing, hope and joy.  4 candles lighted for longing, hope, joy and peace – but first and foremost for Peace on earth

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"På tur": Hiking food

When I grew up in Norway we would always go for hikes every Sunday. In the winter it would be cross-country skiing.  Going for ‘på tur’ is almost a cultural event for Norwegians. It could translate to mean going for a walk or a field trip or hiking, but that would just be the literal translation and not quite give the full meaning, but it always use of active transportation and a lookout for nature outdoors.

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Instagram contest for outdoor families

Safety_ReflectorsIf you are on Instagram I hope you will join us for a fun photo contest. I have teamed up with 19 other outdoor family bloggers and we have amazing giveaway prizes for outdoor loving families. We are happy to be a host and one of the sponsors for this contest and we are looking forward to see all your outdoor family photos.

Our giveaway are a family pack of safety reflectors (10 safety reflectors) value 25 $ and 4 reflective slap wraps value 25 $.

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