11.20
Misc: Thank You for the Pillbox and the Pill

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TCC’s own Melissa Musick writes for Celebration, about her five year old granddaughter’s birthday “hope list,” and how she graciously received something not on the list from her almost ninety year old grandmother. She writes, “Anna received every package she opened as gift…I am trying to do the same.” Read the entire essay after the jump:

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12.13
TCC Reads: The Story of Christmas Illustrated by Pamela Dalton

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The Story of Christmas

Looking for a beautiful picture book to give to a child this Christmas? We recommend The Story of Christmas. The text is from the King James version of the Bible and the illustrations are the cut-paper artwork of the artist Pamela Dalton. Read more and watch a video of how Dalton makes her art after the jump:

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11.16
Misc: DIY Gifts You’d Actually Want to Receive

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Some Catholics try to get their Christmas present shopping and making done before Advent, so that they can be fully present to the season. Check out Buzzfeed‘s guide to DIY gifts. Some of these seem a little crazy. For example, I think I’m going to pass on the “geode rings,” but others seem cool. Check out the full list:  DIY Gifts You’d Actually Want to Receive  The Catholic Catalogue‘s Christmas gift guide will be available soon.

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