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Make this Christmas special with a recipe for magic reindeer food, tips for gift wrapping, and a ton of festive dessert recipes. These Christmas tree pudding cups are one of our most popular recipes.

You can also learn about some of your favorite holiday greenery through the posts below. Discover the history of mistletoe and learn facts about poinsettias.

Don’t forget to get in contact with Santa this year by calling his phone number or writing a letter to his mailing address. Make sure you’re staying on Santa’s nice list all year long!

Speaking of writing, make sure you send out your Christmas cards on time this year. If you’re looking for something extra to write in them, you can include one of these holiday quotes.

Bake Cookies Day – Celebrate with These Festive Gumdrop Cookies

December 18 is one of this month’s food holidays and is celebrated each year as Bake Cookies Day. We’ll be honoring the day with some tasty cookies using the colors of Christmas red and green gumdrops. The best thing about Bake Cookies Day is that it’s a great excuse to eat cookies. Any excuse to …

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First Christmas Card – Sir Henry Cole and The History of Christmas Cards

With Christmas quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time to learn about the history of Christmas cards. Who would have guessed that the first Christmas card ever sent by mail would spark a tradition that is still going strong over 175 years later! Sending Christmas cards has become an integral part of Christmas, just like making …

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Christmas Card Day – Learn Facts about Christmas Cards & Their History

Christmas Card Day is finally here! As we get closer to December 25, it’s time to celebrate one of the traditions of Christmas – sending holiday cards to your loved ones! There are so many things that make Christmas magical – the scent of fresh pine, decorating for the holiday, hanging ornaments on the Christmas …

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101 Christmas Quotes – Inspirational and Funny Christmas Messages

Let’s celebrate Christmas with 101 Christmas quotes! They are inspirational, funny, and cute Christmas messages and images to read and share. The holidays are one of my favorite times of the year. Much of the fun of Christmas is the anticipation. Everyone seems to be in the festive mood! Christmas quotes and graphics are great …

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Snowman Cake Pops – How to Make Snowman Cake Balls for Christmas

These adorable little snowman cake pops are sweetness on a stick. They make a great stand alone snack and are also cute on a dessert table as part of a centerpiece. The project is made from vanilla cake mix batter and frosting that is made into balls and threaded on a cake pop stick and …

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The Official Santa Phone Number – Phone Number for Kids to Call Santa

Christmas is here, and you know what that means – it’s time to call Santa Claus! If you need the official Santa phone number, you’re in luck, Santa is in our address book, and we’re happy to share his number! Writing letters to Santa Clause is a great way to let him know what’s on …

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Celebrate Santa’s List Day – Find Out Who Is On The Nice List This Year…

It’s time to celebrate Santa’s List Day! As the weather is getting cooler and Christmas is getting closer, Santa is writing a list and deciding who is naughty and who is nice. He writes his list on December 4, and there is no better time than the present to learn more about this special day! …

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Facts About Poinsettias – Learn the Poinsettia Meaning, History, Origin &…

As Christmas is quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time to talk about poinsettias. Let’s celebrate this beautiful plant by learning facts about poinsettias, and discovering more about the history, origin and symbolism and meaning of the poinsettia. During this time of the year, poinsettias are all around! They’re featured on Christmas cards, painted on ornaments, …

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National Poinsettia Day – Poinsettia Colors, Symbolism, Facts & more!

December is finally here, and with it comes cooler weather, holiday cheer and National Poinsettia Day! Learn more about poinsettias, and ways to celebrate this national day. Poinsettias are a special part of Christmas. Just like cooking holiday meals, giving presents to loved ones, writing letters to Santa (or even calling Santa’s phone number), and …

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Santa’s Address – Plus Information on How USPS Operation Santa Works

The Christmas season is back, and that means it’s time to write your letter to Santa, but first you need Santa’s address! Make sure you’re sending your letters to the right address to be considered for USPS Operation Santa. Christmas is a magical time filled with mistletoe kisses, baking gingerbread cookies, spending time with family, …

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Decorating a Mailbox for Christmas – DIY Christmas Mailbox Decor

These ideas for decorating a mailbox for Christmas show that holiday decorating is not just for indoor projects. With DIY Christmas mailbox decor projects like these, you’ll discover a fun, inexpensive and pretty way to add instant Christmas curb appeal to your home. Plus, they are fun to do! I always find decorating puts me …

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Snowflake Calm Down Jar – Winter Relaxation for World Snow Day

Looking for something to help your kids calm down and relax when they are cooped up indoors because of the cold weather outside? Try this winter snowflake calm down jar.  The third Sunday in January is celebrated each year as World Snow Day. It’s a time for making snowman cake pops, for crafting snowman figures, …

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Chocolate Dirt Pudding For Christmas – Oreo Christmas Tree Dirt Cups

Calling all Oreo fans! Let’s make some chocolate dirt pudding for Christmas. These fun Oreo Christmas inspired dirt cups are a dessert that the whole family will love. Your kids will enjoy helping you make these dirt cups which use waffle cones on top for delightfully delicious Christmas trees that add an extra sweetness and …

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Reindeer Food Bags – Magic Reindeer Dust With Free Poem Printable Tags

These Reindeer Food Bags are so much fun to make. All kids (and grownups) will love to sprinkle this magic reindeer dust in their yard to guide the reindeer and Santa’s sleigh to their home on Christmas Eve. I’ve included a tutorial to make the reindeer food bags and a free printable in the post …

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Alphabet Block Christmas Tree – How to Make a Recycled Wood Block Xmas Tree

Imagine how cute this Christmas tree would be in a nursery or child’s playroom? The alphabet block Christmas tree uses child’s toys, wooden blocks and some small holiday craft supplies. December 8 is celebrated each year as National Christmas Tree Day. We’ll be celebrating the day today with a unique and very special Christmas tree …

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Christmas Wrapping Ideas and Tips for the Perfect Holiday Present

For the ultimate in eco-friendly holiday gift wrapping, look no further than these 27 creative Christmas wrapping ideas. From using recycled paper to bringing in items from your garden, these ideas will add a special touch to your presents this year and help to save our environment, too. December 3 is celebrated each year as …

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National Gingerbread Cookie Day – Enjoy a Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Did you know that gingerbread cookies have their own national day? Keep reading for more about National Gingerbread Cookie Day and get a gingerbread cookie recipe to share. Gingerbread has been around for centuries, and has evolved and changed over the years. National Gingerbread Cookie Day celebrates this tasty treat with a sweet flavor, and …

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The History of Gingerbread – Cookies, Houses, and Everything in Between

The history of gingerbread spans many centuries and continents. Read on to learn about the evolution of this traditional Christmas treat. Did you know that the second Saturday in December is a food day set aside each year as National Gingerbread Decorating Day? It is one of many gingerbread themed national days that we honor …

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Candy Apple vs Caramel Apple – What’s the Difference and Which is Better?

It’s time for the debate, candy apple vs caramel apple, what’s the difference and which is better? Let’s learn their histories and attributes. Like gingerbread cookies, candy and caramel apples are traditionally enjoyed during the holiday season each year. Fall is here. That means carving pumpkins, Halloween parties, and apples! Apples are a staple of …

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Christmas Ornament Door Hanger – Decorate your Front Door in Style for the Holidays

This Christmas Ornament Door Hanger is made from reclaimed wood, chicken wire and some Dollar Store ornaments. It makes a nice change from the traditional Christmas wreath. My husband and I changed the front door to our home last year. Instead of a solid door, we now have an oval shaped glass panel in it. …

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14 Amazing Gingerbread House Ideas – Decorating Tips for Gingerbread Houses

Bring the joy of Christmas past to your home today with one of these amazing gingerbread house ideas. These designs will give you some inspiration for your tasty Christmas project. What a month this has been! Did you know that there are over 150 national days in December to celebrate? December 12 is one of …

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The History of Mistletoe – The Kissing Plant

We all love to kiss under the mistletoe at Christmas.  But have you ever wondered why we do this during the holidays? The history of mistletoe actually goes back centuries.  What a month this is going to be! Did you know that there are over 150 national days in December to celebrate? December 1st is National …

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Printable Christmas Gift Tags – Holiday Labels with Messages

These printable Christmas gift tags are the perfect way to send just the right message to your gift recipients. Each of these holiday labels has a different Christmas message on it. One of these sayings will be just perfect for your friend or family member! Plus, they look beautiful on presents sitting under the Christmas …

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DIY Peppermint Candle – Easy Holiday Decor Project

This DIY peppermint candle will add a festive looks and aroma to any table.  You won’t believe how easy (and fun) this holiday decor project is to make! Grab a bag of peppermints and let’s get started on this fun Christmas project. The second Sunday in December is celebrated each year as Worldwide Candle Lighting …

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Clay Pot Snowman – Easy Terracotta Christmas Project

This Clay Pot Snowman project is an easy craft to do with kids. Using garden pots for crafts is a fun way to recycle left over items into an adorable terracotta Christmas project that will add a touch of holiday decor to any table. Since I love to garden, I always have a bunch of …

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