Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Coloring Pages

Some Christmas coloring pages. PDFs. Just right-click and "save as." Formatted for regular 8 1/2 x 11 size sheets of paper.

Merry Christmas!

Hanukkah Coloring Pages

Some Hanukkah coloring pages
Printable PDFs--just right click to "save as"


Christmas Printable Posters and Gift Labels

More Christmas Printables! Stickers/labels for food gifts, and for general gifts, and mini Christmas posters.
Avery labels 5163/8163
Avery labels 5163/8163
Just a regular 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper/cardstock
 Just a regular 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper/cardstock
Just a regular 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper/cardstock

Hanukkah, Christmas Printable Stickers

Here are some Hanukkah and Christmas stickers to print. Just right-click and "save as."

More printables coming!
Avery labels 5164/8164
 Avery labels 5164/8164
Avery labels 5164/8164
Avery labels 5164/8164
Avery labels 5164/8164
Avery labels 5164/8164

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Send Addie a Christmas Card & Christmas Cards to print

Send little Addie a Christmas card. Basically, little Addie is very sick, but you can help make her Christmas by sending her a Christmas card. And to make things easier, here are some Christmas cards to print.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Shoebox time!

Every year, a portion of profits from An Enchanted Letter TM is used to pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, over at Samaritan's Purse

This is my pet project. I get so much joy from putting together the shoeboxes, which every Christmas go to kids all around the world. 

Here are the pics from this Christmas. I just dropped them off. Yes, they're similiar; I purchased the three of the same shoes. Girl at Payless thought I was nuts! I'm always on the lookout for a deal, especially on the shoes. And of course coupons and the CVS' "free after rebate" deals for the toothbrushes and toothpaste. And Dollar Tree for the stuffed toys. I really get a kick out of putting these together; I shop all year long.

When I find out exactly where they went, I'll post an update. OCC has a cool feature that you can track where in the world your shoeboxes go.

Makes you realize the world isn't such a big place after all. :)



More Free Thanksgiving Printables

More free Thanksgiving printables: stickers, food gift labels, coloring pages, and a "poster."

Just right-click to "save as."

Happy Thanksgiving!
Avery labels 5164/8164
Avery labels 5164/8164
Avery labels 5163/8163 
Avery labels 5163/8163
regular 81/2 x 11 sheets of paper
regular 81/2 x 11 sheets of paper
regular 81/2 x 11 sheets of paper
regular 81/2 x 11 sheets of paper

When I was a kid, my mom would buy all these cardstock-printed holiday designs and tape them to the windows and to the old mirror hanging in the dining room. Don't know if they still make those anymore, but that's where I got the idea from for the turkey "poster."

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving cards

Here are a couple of Thanksgiving cards (quarter-fold) cards to print.
Just right-click to "save as."

Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Countdown to Christmas Contest!

Found this great idea on another blog, Mary Hunt's Everyday Cheapskate, about starting a new tradition for Christmas, counting down with a book a day. They don't have to be new, just wrapped nicely for the surprise element. I love the idea not only of dragging out the holidays, but doing it thriftily. She suggests searching thrift stores, yard sales, even online.

Maybe there isn't enough time to collect 24 books this year, but this could be a wonderful year-round hunt. (Yes, I'm the type to be on the lookout for gifts all year long--on sale, of course.) And as an English major, I'm all for encouraging reading!

Here's the link to the Everyday Cheapskate blog post. And I highly recommend subscribing to her newsletter. It's free.

I loved the idea so much I decided to run a contest. Twenty-four Christmas books, for the entire family.

Here's a list of the titles:

The Nutcracker
The Christmas Rose
The Santa Snatcher (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Santa's Snow Cat
A House Full of Christmas
Just in Time for Christmas
Father Fox's Christmas Rhymes
Teddy's Christmas Cutout
Travels With Santa (sticker book)
Christmas Angel
Snow Angel (ornament book)
The Gift of the Magi
A Christmas Story For You
2 Coloring/Activity books
1 Coloring/Activity pad
Little Christmas sticker activity book
Of Christmas Memories
The Tiny Christmas Elf
12 Dogs of Christmas 
Santa Claus Postcards
Anne of Green Gables (I did find a mention of Christmas in there!)
Little Women (yup, a mention of Christmas!)
and a copy of 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Resolution (I have an essay in there!)

Just drop an email to with COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS CONTEST in the subject line. Body can be blank. I'll contact the winner for addy. Contest extended to December 10th. US only, 18+.

(Yes, these are new books. I'm clearing out my cache of Santa Letter writing stuff, to make room for the new. For this year, Santa and other letters are digital. See An Enchanted Letter for more info, and I'll post here in the coming days.)

In the meantime, you can grab my FREE ebook of classic holiday stories for year-round (includes a few for Christmas), Enchanted Holiday Stories for Children of All Ages, over at my Lulu Storefront. (It's on page 2. There's also a free e-coloring book for holidays year-round.)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

More free Halloween printables--Greeting cards!

Happy Halloween! Send some holiday cheer with these Halloween cards!

Halloween printable card 1 (PDF)--this a quarter-fold card, this is the front, blank inside

Halloween printable card 2 (PDF)--this a quarter-fold card, this is the front, blank inside

 Halloween printable card 3 (PDF)--this a quarter-fold card, this is the front, blank inside

 Halloween printable card 4 (PDF)--this a quarter-fold card, this is the front, blank inside

Boo! Some Halloween printables from An Enchanted Holiday

Halloween is coming up quick! Here are some stickers to print to decorate goodie bags, Trick-or-Treat bags, or anything else you can dream up.

Printable Halloween Stickers

An Enchanted Holiday is back!

It's good to be back. It's been a long time.

Funny the twists and turns a life takes. A difficult move has forced me to slow down, and reevaluate, well, everything. Things I'd thought I would keep forever had to go; other things I'd thought I was finished with have reappeared. Like this blog. I just couldn't stop thinking about it. Maybe because one of my picture book manuscripts, on the Chinese New Year, cracked the top ten of the annual Writer's Digest competition, a personal best for me. And of course I've been assisting Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Christmas Angel, and the Tooth Fairy with their letter writing, over at An Enchanted Letter.

But just as with all my manuscripts, returning is not the same. It's time for a new vision, both for the letters (which, at least for the time being, have gone digital) and this blog, which I originally started as a companion to the letters/website.

So, not really having much of a clue as to how I'm gonna manifest, well, everything, I'm just gonna take one baby step at a time.

Come along for the journey?

I'm resurrecting the blog with an eye to expanding to holidays year-round. Archived you'll find some short entries on the histories of various holidays, but that was incredibly time-intensive to produce, and with a stack of manuscripts needing some love, I'll start with some free holiday printables, and see where things go from there.

So thanks for stopping by, and come back soon!


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Shoebox Update

Just a quick update on the 6 shoeboxes An Enchanted Letter TM sent out this past Christmas. 

They arrived in Burkina Faso (in Africa) and Georgia for Christmas! How cool is that? 

Thanks to everyone who supports An Enchanted Letter TM, and kudos to Operation Christmas Child for all the hard they do. And a belated Happy New Year! (I've been digging out from under mounds of snow all month, can you believe it? And there's more coming.)

Thank goodness spring will be coming up soon. Can't wait to see what the groundhog says February 2nd!