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sparkle craft: vintage christmas songbook

In the Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures! story “Singing Together,” when Mr. Weber invites Martin and Sylvia's family to come downtown to sing wintertime songs at the local shops, brother and sister only think of one thing: they might have to see Mr. Amos. Mr. Amos owns the antique store, and they've heard stories that he is mean and doesn't like children. On the night of the downtown singing, however, they learn how important it is to ignore hearsay and "see for yourself"!...

sparkle craft: 20-minute kid-sized bobble blanket scarves

In the So Many Fairies story “The Rag Maiden," there is an unusual tradition in a small northern town. The morning after the longest night of the year, one household wakes to find a gift at their front door. It is always the same gift: a beautiful and unique hand-woven carpet. What makes the carpet more magical is this: it is always warm. Even when the rest of the room is cold, the carpet remains warm....

Our Nine Favorite Homemade Holiday Gifts

These nine projects make for wonderful holiday gifts, whether you make them for friends and family (with the help of children!) or you create them for the members of your own dear home....

Our Nine Favorite Holiday Treats

We have so many yummy recipes to go with our holiday stories. We rounded up nine of our favorite holiday treats - to inspire your December days!...

sparkle craft holiday special: martin & sylvia's colorable ornaments for advent

One of my favorite memories of last year's Christmas season is of my son crawling into bed with me on cold December mornings and asking, “Mom can we listen to the Martin & Sylvia Audio Advent Calendar for today?” The short, sweet stories were so perfect for an extra ten minutes of snuggling. How could I say no?...