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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. Let’s honor the day with a fun and relaxing winter project. Oh, …

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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. What do kids normally leave for reindeer to eat? In nature, reindeer enjoy eating moss, herbs, grasses …

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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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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. Outdoor Christmas decorations on the lawn and around the garden really brighten …

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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 set aside each year for National Gingerbread Decorating Day? It is one of many gingerbread themed National Days that we honor each year.  If …

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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. Both of these desserts are served in the fall, and feature apples on a stick with …

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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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Christmas Quotes and Graphics

The holidays are such a lot of fun. Everyone seems to be in the festive mood and fun. Christmas quotes and graphics are really great way to share the holidays with loved ones.   Christmas printables and quotes are a great idea to use as holiday greeting cards, inserts in gift baskets and for using in Christmas crafts. Quotes …

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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 in National Gingerbread …

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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 Mistletoe …

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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 will be just perfect for your friend or family member. I can’t believe how quickly Christmas is heading our way this year. It …

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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. Recycling old items into new holiday decor is one of the …

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Christmas Labels – Print out These Christmas Gift Tags

Do you need some last minute Christmas labels?  Why pay retail price for Christmas tags when it is so easy to make your own?  These Christmas gift tags will look perfect on your holiday presents and you can just print them out right on your printer at home! Hand made Christmas gift tags show the recipient …

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The Incredible Christmas Place – Pigeon Forge Christmas Shop

If Christmas is your favorite holiday, then a visit to The Incredible Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge. Tennessee is a must-see. This amazing Christmas shop celebrates Christmas every day of the year! Join me in a virtual tour of The Incredible Christmas Place. My husband and I toured the Christmas Shop as a part of …

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Meringue Cookie for the Holidays – Christmas Snow Flower Cookies

The recipe for these delicate Christmas snow flower cookies use red and green gum drops for their centers.  With its light as air texture, this meringue cookie is perfect for the holidays. December 4 is celebrated each year as National Cookie Day. Why not spend the day making these delicate cookies for your family? Perfect for your …

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White Chocolate Desserts – Celebrate National White Chocolate Day

Pretty much everything out there has a national day and new things come along each year. September 22 is officially recognized as white chocolate day. And what better way to celebrate this day with one of these White Chocolate Desserts? There are lots of National Days of the year devoted to chocolate. Here are just …

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Peppermint Bark Recipe with Holiday Shapes

Peppermint bark is one of those desserts that just seems to spell Christmas.  The delicious combination of white and dark chocolate come together in layers and is topped with crushed peppermint sticks. What is not to like about that? I love using peppermints in food recipes and craft projects this time of the year.  (See …

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