Putting Christmas Away- Cheap Storage Ideas
That's it Christmas is over, the last carol sung, the last gift unwrapped, and the last cookie eaten; it's time to put away Christmas. Ugh! I hate putting lights, ornaments, and all the Christmas stuff away, not as fun as taking them out of storage!
I thought I was clever when years ago I bought a dozen large plastic bins from Walmart to store everything in. Still a good idea, but somehow every year I need more bins.
I don't know why the same ornaments won't fit back in ...
Tips to Keep Santa “Real” for Your Kids
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I'm not sure how everyone feels about Santa Claus. I know that there are two schools of thought, those that love the magic of this beloved Christmas tradition, and those that refuse to perpetuate the myth.
The Santa debate briefly raged in our house a few years ago just before my youngest daughter's wedding. Her fiance, tho not entrenched in the non-believer camp, put forth the argument that children should not be encouraged to ...
DIY Gingerbread House
I love Gingerbread Houses! I love walking thru Gingerbread House displays during the holidays. We make our own Gingerbread House every year, it's one of our Christmas traditions.
We've made them using store bought kits as well as making our own out of graham crackers and candies. In either case our houses never quite look like the pictures, possibly because we never read all the directions. Nonetheless we have lots of fun making them and the kids love to munch on them.
Grinch Family Movie Night – Free Printables
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, a great Christmas Classic! Either version works well for a Grinch Family Movie Night!
One of the many fun family activities during the holiday season is a Christmas Movie Night! It's easy and inexpensive to organize and you can invite friends and family for a great gathering.
Here are some ideas to get you started.
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1. Announce your Movie Night.
Tree Trimming Party
Christmas is a time for family and friends, we all love to get together during the holiday season. If you're looking for an excuse to throw a quick informal get together with friends and family how about a tree trimming party?
It shouldn't take long to organize and should be relatively inexpensive to host. Best of all you get the tree trimmed while visiting with friends and family!
Here are some ideas to get you plan your tree trimming party!
Since it's a very informal gathering you can ...
You’ve Been Jingled! FREE Printable!
Thanksgiving has come and gone. The turkey and trimmings have all been gobbled up and we're all stuffed. It's time to turn our attention to Christmas, my favorite holiday of all! So let's play You've Been Jingled!
Christmas is time for sharing and giving. Here's a fun neighborhood game to help you spread holiday cheer. It's exactly like the other neighborhood games we played this year during Halloween and Thanksgiving, this one just has a Christmas theme, You've Been Jingled!
Polar Express Movie Night – FREE Printable
The Holiday Season is a time for family and friends. A Christmas family movie night is a great way to take a break from the season's hustle and bustle and spend time with loved ones. A Polar Express Movie Night will get everyone in the holiday spirit.
It doesn't take much planning, and should be inexpensive, all you need is the DVD and a few snacks. In most cases you don't need much decor as the house is already decorated for the holidays. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Cheap DIY Christmas Gifts From Your Kitchen
The bests gifts I receive are always homemade ones. It means that the giver cared enough to take the time to DIY Christmas gifts. I specially love homemade candies and cookies.
Here is a round up of easy and inexpensive DIY Christmas gifts from your kitchen.
Homemade mints in pretty jars are great hostess gifts anytime of year.
They look pretty, you can make them any color and shape you want. Learn how to make these cream cheese mints here!
DIY Christmas Gifts in a Jar are ...
15 Cheap Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
Thanksgiving is in a couple of weeks, that means the kids will be out of school for the very long weekend. Keep them busy making fun inexpensive Thanksgiving crafts while you're busy in the the kitchen preparing that delicious Thanksgiving Day meal. You can also set a kids' Thanksgiving table for your little guests and keep them entertained making their own craft projects to take home.
Many of these kid's crafts are made using things you have at home or inexpensive supplies you can ...