Top 10 Flanders Family Posts of 2021

Top 10 Posts 2021

Today I’m sharing links to the Top 10 Flanders Family Posts of 2021. As has become my habit, I always like to look back in January at the most popular posts of the preceding year. Since my goal in writing this blog is to serve my subscribers, it’s instructive to see which posts readers find most helpful.

Of the posts I penned in 2021, the following generated the most traffic. Look at them again with me and see if you can spot some trends:

The Top 10 Flanders Family Posts of 2021

10. Springtime Conversation Starters

Designed to act as discussion prompts around the dinner table, these free printable questions are just the thing to get your family talking.

Free Printable Discussion Prompts for Spring

9. Animal Baby Name Games

See how many animal babies you can correctly pair up with their mamas. This free printable trivia test makes a great baby shower game.

Animal Baby Quizzes

8. Free Printable Road Trip Games

Take these games along on your next road trip to keep the kids occupied in the car while you travel. The whole family can compete to see who finishes first.

Free Printable Road Trip Games

7. Softa’s Sumptuous Tomato Soup

Cold winter days are the perfect time for enjoying a big steaming bowl of this delicious tomato basil soup. It’s a family recipe I got from a dear friend’s mother.

Softa's Tomato Basil Soup

6. Conversation Starters for Winter Days

Here are another month’s worth of discussion prompts — these on a wintery theme. Try them out with your family over dinner tonight.

Winter Day Conversation Starters

5. How to Write a Senior Tribute

Such as it is, this Monday Mailbag column was written in response to a senior mom’s desperate plea for help in wording a tribute for her student’s graduation program.

How to Write a Senior Tribute

4. Free Printable Greeting Cards

Here is a set of pretty all-occasion greeting cards you can print for free at home. It’s just one more of my earnest attempts to keep the lost art of letter writing alive.

Free Printable All Occasion Greeting Cards

3. Printable Home Health Care Chart

I came up with this free printable form in response to another reader request. I try to fulfill as many such requests as time allows for.

Free Printable Home Health Care Chart

2. Scripture Scavenger Hunt Printable

This fun challenge will test your knowledge of Bible trivia. Depending on how well you do on it, you may also want to check out some of the Bible resources I share at the bottom of the post.
Free Printable Scripture Scavenger Hunt

1. Free Printable Calendars for 2022

And the number one post of the year was the one where readers who love to plan ahead could download any of my free printable calendars for 2022. There are four different styles to choose from.

Free Printable 2022 Calendars

And that does it for another year. You’ll notice that of the top 10 Flanders Family posts of 2021,

90% included a free printable of some sort
40% were designed to facilitate communication
30% were created in response to reader requests
30% were interactive games
20% were for record keeping and
10% were recipes

If I look at my most popular posts overall, I see a similar trend:

Top 10 Flanders Family Posts of All Time:

  1. Age-Appropriate Chore Chart – This pretty printable chart breaks down chores by the age at which most children would be able to accomplish them
  2. Christmas Word Scramble – The very first Christmas game I ever posted, and it’s still my most popular.
  3. Christmas Ice Breaker Bingo – Another free printable party mixer. I made a Christmas version and a Back-to-School version
  4. Number Writing Practice Sheet – A simple drill I designed to help my children learn not to reverse their numbers. This one is popular among teachers and mothers alike
  5. Make Every Month More Memorable – A treasure trove of ideas for making special memories with your kids all year long.
  6. How Well Do You Know Your Christmas Carols? – This game was inspired by a similar game my children’s piano teacher used to quiz her student moms at an annual cookie exchange.
  7. Who Gets What? Christmas Matching Game – Can you match up these famous characters with the Christmas “gifts” each wished for and/or received?
  8. 12 Days of Christmas Party Games – This is where it all started… my very first public offering of Christmas party games, drawn from years’ worth of original games I designed to play at private Christmas parties my husband and I had been hosting since we first got married.
  9. Homeschool Report Cards – A free printable template you can use for keeping track of your homeschool student’s grades, plus links to lots of different businesses that reward kids for making high marks in their classes.
  10. Free Chart for Keeping Track of Medications – This record-keeping graph is based on one my father-in-law uses to track my mother-in-law’s daily doses of a dozen different meds.

Why Does It Matter?

Again, can you see the similarities? More family games, record-keeping charts, a few reader requests, and lots and lots of free printables. So those are the things I will continue to focus on in 2022. I intend to provide…

  • Beautiful printables to make your life easier
  • Ideas and resources to make fun memories with your family and friends
  • Updated calendars for the coming year(s)
  • Plus as many special requests as I have time to fill

Is there anything that didn’t make my top 10 Flanders Family Posts of 2021 list, but that you’d like to see us offer on our website? If so, just shoot me an email and let me know. I’ll do my best to accommodate as many requests as I can.

And now, I’m ready to plunge ahead into the coming year. Aren’t you?

Let’s do as Paul did: “Forgetting what is behind…” [and who isn’t ready to put 2020 behind them?] “… and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize of God’s heavenly calling in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14)

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