5 DIY Christmas Crafts for Children

Even though you probably have a long shopping list with a million things to do around the home before your big Christmas party, it’s important to take some time to strengthen family bonds and have a little fun. One of the best ways to do this is by getting the kids involved in some easy do-it-yourself Christmas crafts. The following five projects are both simple and adorable, providing the perfect touch of holiday cheer to bring the family together.

1. Marshmallow Snowman Cookies

Marshmallow Christmas Cookies from BHG.com

As delicious as they are darling, marshmallow snowman cookies are sweet, oven-free treats that your kids will enjoy both making and eating. To make these cute Christmas cookies with your own little ones, start by collecting the following ingredients:

  • Marshmallows
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Colorful M&Ms

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Four Popular Family Christmas Traditions That Make the Holiday Season Special

Lots of families celebrate Christmas in December, but what makes the holiday particularly special is the personal family traditions that give it a unique, magical quality – reviving feelings of very first Christmas experiences. Think about your own holiday family traditions from childhood. There’s a good chance you continue to carry on these traditions today. Start your season off with a little nostalgia with these popular family Christmas traditions.

1. Watching Christmas Classics

Gathering the whole family together in front of the TV with popcorn, hot chocolate and favorite classic Christmas films is a popular tradition with many different families. What would Christmas be like without Ralphie and his Red Ryder BB gun? The Grinch’s touching change of heart in Whoville? The whole Peanuts crew singing carols around Charlie Brown’s humble Christmas tree? Or George Bailey’s wonderful life? These stories are memories in and of themselves that touch our lives and remind us what Christmas is all about.

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Essential Storage Accessories for Your Holiday Decor

Many Christmas decorations hold more than just monetary value. Since a large bulk of your Christmas decorations are probably homemade by kids and loved ones, these holiday items are special to say the least. To keep your precious holiday decor and your tree protected year after year, upgrade to one or more of these Christmas storage accessories.

1. Christmas Tree Storage Bags

Deluxe Upright Tree Storage Bag
Deluxe Upright Tree Storage Bag

If you’re going with an environmentally-friendly artificial Christmas tree this year, you’re going to want to make sure your tree is kept safe when you’re not using it, so you can take full advantage of these long-lasting, budget-friendly alternatives. A Tree Classics Tree Saver Storage Bag is one convenient option for safe and simple storage, which stands upright and keeps your tree compact without compromising quality. There’s no need to go through the whole process of disassembling your tree either, since all you need to do is remove your ornaments and zip up the bag for easy set-up and storage.

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And the Tree Classics Scavenger Hunt Winner Is…

Last month, Tree Classics launched the “Christmas Legacy Scavenger Hunt,” where a Royal Rockwell Fir Tree was up for grabs. We kicked off the contest by asking the first question, “What’s the tallest a Tree Classics’ Classic Noble Fir Tree can be?” (the answer is 12).

The mechanics were very simple: the first one to answer all of the questions correctly, wins. One eager fan prevailed as the 2012 winner of Tree Classics’ Christmas Legacy Scavenger Hunt, and the lucky participant is none other than (drumroll please!)… Continue reading “And the Tree Classics Scavenger Hunt Winner Is…”

Planning a Holiday Party to Remember

It’s beginning to look—and feel—a lot like Christmas. But planning this year’s holiday party doesn’t have to feel like just another item to check off the to-do list! You can have fun organizing a dinner party that will give your guests a touch of the peace and community that the holiday season is really all about.

Holiday Table Setting by Jen Lutz

So take a deep breath, get a piece of paper, put on some soft Christmas music, curl up by your Christmas tree, and enjoy planning the holiday party that your friends and family are sure to remember.

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