As my cute country Christmas gingerbread cup and clipart proclaim - its the season for fun parties - and for the Sandwich Generaton that can include a fun blog party or 5

Happy Holidays! Christmas Blog Party Fun for the Sandwich Generation

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As my cute country Christmas gingerbread man and clipart proclaim - its a season for parties and for the Sandwich Generation that includes a fun blog party or fiveAs this cute Gingerbread Man cup reminds us, tis the season for parties, among many other fun activities. As much as we may enjoy Christmas parties, though, the Sandwich Generation issues of life may seem to be a detriment to getting out and about for some “happy holidays sugar and spice.” Thanks to the internet, though, that’s no longer the case!

One of my favorite seasonal blog parties starts tomorrow! Denise Brown and everyone at have invited all of us to join in the fun for their annual Holiday Progressive Blog Party. It’s a chance for us to see cheerily decorated sites, meet fellow caregivers (often including more grandparents), and maybe even win a prize or two -there or here – here’s one of the many goodies from the stocking I won last year! And I will be giving away TWO Amazon $15 gift cards! One here at SandwichINK AND one at  These are great for a new caregiving book, encouraging and comforting Christmas praise and worship music, or maybe a fun new game to play with the grandkids. Just leave a comment anywhere and anytime this week (through 8 p.m. EST on December 10, 2011 = OF COURSE, THIS IS OVER BUT THERE ARE TONS OF FUN IDEAS BELOW 😉 ) at SandwichINK for my giveaway. And check out once their party has started for their rules.

Awww - the Sandwich Generation granny nanny loves this snowman from Denise Brown and Caregiving last Christmas - shot with my digital camera that is easy to use

And that’s not ALL the fun that’s out there! I’ve found a few other delightful Christmas blog party site-seeing for us all. I’ve listed them below, and you’ll find more added periodically as I discover them, so do check back. So click on the badges above each link, and enjoy a few minutes, or more, of delightful holiday respite from caregiving duties. 

The Sandwich Generation granny regularly enjoys Pink Saturday - and even more now that it is including red and green as my happy holiday clip art shows

First up, is a regular favorite around here – Pink Saturday which has turned red and green (and still plenty of pink, I suspect) for the holidays.

 All sorts of lovely holiday printables that are free from Yellow Bliss Road – lovely printables for us to share with grandkids, senior parents, and others during this holiday season, along with fun and creative ideas for how to use them. Click here to enjoy them.

Two fun ideas for Christmas Tree Craft from Scraps! First – great tips for making mini Christmas trees from the scraps you’ll spot at a Christmas tree farm or lot. Then here is a cute tree made from fabric scraps from Live Laugh Rowe. 🙂

The Sandwich Generation granny nanny is looking forward to the vintage Christmas blog party at Common Ground 2011

Vintage decor your cup of tea, or hot chocolate? Common Ground is hosting a Vintage Christmas blog party each Friday in December.

The Sandwich Generation granny nanny thinks the gingerbread Christmas blog party is adorable and fun for the grandkids

If you and your grandkids love all things gingerbread, Cozy Home Scenes is throwing a Gingerbread Blog Party and Giveaway. I’m especially looking forward to this one as my grandkids love real AND faux gingerbread cookies and houses. (Don’t you love my cute country gingerbread boy clipart at the beginning of this post? I’m also using him as my Christmas party guide over in the far right column. Just click on him and you’ll easily come back to this post to check on any blog party updates!)

A huge Christmas Blog Block Party event runs the week of December 5-10.  Just click on the badge above starting on the 5th and it should lead to all the details and links.

A Debbie-Dabble Christmas blog is full of lovely decorations and even more links to more blog party fun. Her Christmas home tour is sure to put a sweet smile on your face! 🙂


Christmas Pudding has the A-Zs of Christmas – great for sharing interesting tidbits with friends and family, especially those cute grandkids. 🙂

The Sandwich Generation granny nanny loves the Rose Chintz Cottage and their Christmas Tea

Rose Chintz Cottage has such a delightful Christmas tea party waiting for us, with lovely sights and sweet words of inspiration.

Love your easy to use digital camera but want to learn more. Darcy at My 3 Boybarians is great. And she even has an upcoming Bokeh Holiday Blog Party along with bokeh tutorials.

12 days of diy holiday blog party is sure to have a wide variety of fun ideas including some easy crafts for kids and seniors - great for the Sandwich Generation family

Very cool! A 12 Days of Holiday DIY (Do It Yourself) blog party! I especially love the wooden Christmas Tree from Google Plus friend, Rayan Turner at Design Confidential and the Green Holiday DIY. Perfect for grandparents who love woodworking and have plenty of wood scraps around – but really, it looked like it would be one of those easy crafts for all ages – kids thru seniors, with just a quick trip to Home Depot. 🙂

Well, that’s it for now, but if more happy holiday blog party fun turns up, I’ll add the links to this page, so be sure to check back. You can get here easily by clicking the cute gingerbread hot chocolate cup over in the far right column through this month of December.  MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of us – in AND out of the Sandwich Generation. And don’t forget to leave those comments, y’hear. 🙂

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    • Jessa
    • December 3, 2011

    Thank you Kaye!! These posts are so wonderful. I will be back to have a look at each of these wonderful parties when I have a moment. I am getting ready for my hubbies work Christmas party at the moment. It is always such a nerve racking ordeal, wish me luck!

    • chubskulit
    • December 3, 2011

    Very pretty!

    Pink with Puzzle time, looking forward to see you when you get a chance. Thank you!

    • T
    • December 3, 2011

    Christmas blog party fun – lots of fun site-seeing for the busy Sandwich Generation – gives us a chance to enjoy…

  1. Hi Kaye!! Happy Holidays from’s Holiday Progressive Blog Party! I love your site and how much fun you have with it. Your festive heart shines throughout the year. Thanks so much for joining us this year. I’m so grateful for our friendship!

  2. Hi, Kaye! I’m also participating in the Progressive Holiday Blog Party. Your site is so festive! You definitely make visitors feel welcome. 🙂 I’m looking forward to getting to know you and your site more.

    caregiving. family. advocacy.

  3. Hi Trish and WELCOME! Thanks for the fun visit for the Holiday Progressive Blog Party! And thank you for your sweet words of encouragement! As a member of the Sandwich Generation, I stay extra busy caring for elderly parents AND babysitting grandchildren, and the latter have been keeping me hopping this morning! But I’m slowly but surely starting to make some party visit and looking forward to heading your way! Have a blessed week! 🙂

  4. Hey hey hey Denise. Thank you so much for your sweet comment. You are such a blessing in my life as well and what a fun and Happy Holiday Progressive Blog Party we’ve got going on here. I’ve been busy all morning with church and babysitting grandchildren, but now they’re “nestled all snug in their beds…for a long winter’s nap” and I get a least a couple of minutes to do some serious blog hopping. 🙂 That’s one of the great things about an online Holiday blog party – as caregivers, we can enjoy the festivities and still keep up with our caregiving needs. Thanks again for another fun year and have a blessed week! 🙂

  5. Thanks Chubskulit 🙂 Merry Christmas! 🙂

  6. Hi Jessa, Thank you so much! And thank you for your lovely and very Happy Holiday blog party. I remembered enjoying your parties for past holidays and was thrilled you were had another blog event going on. Have a blessed week.

    • Jo
    • December 4, 2011


    Greetings again from a regular reader although rare poster. Just stopping by from for the Progressive Blog Party. I have to echo what was already said, it is fun to “site” see the other blogs and always encouraging to know you’re not alone. Merry Christmas Kaye!

    • Angela McKnight
    • December 4, 2011

    Hello Kaye,
    It is a pleasure meeting you. I came to know you through’s Holiday Progressive Blog Party. Thanks for visiting my blog and my Care About You Fan page. I appreciate you. I’m happy to connect with other caregivers and senior advocate. I will be back to visit your site. I look forward to reading and learning more.


    • Lynn
    • December 5, 2011

    Isn’t it amazing Kaye, all the holiday parties we can attend while wearing our jammies? Love it! I am busy today writing a blog post on how to make a candy cane vase. Hope you can visit later this week. And as always, many thanks for visiting The Vintage Nest. It’s always good to see you! xo

  7. RT @sandwichink: You're invited to #Christmas blog party fun at SandwichINK: gr8 ideas, a fun giveaway & more -M

    • Jan Mabuse
    • May 15, 2012

    Really good article. Interesting and useful. By the way I am a retiree and I am moving to Pennsylvania. Someone suggested Garden Spot Village is one of the Best Retirement Communities. Anyone have any idea about them. Please let me know. I will appreciate.

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