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Holly Paint Chip Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids

While making the Paint Chip Reindeer and Paint Chip Christmas Tree ornaments, we were having such a good time that it seemed only natural to keep going with the paint chip theme.  Today’s ornament is full of berry-goodness and holly happiness.  Best of all?  The paint chips are free! ​ Paint Chip Holly Ornament Ages:  4+ (with adult supervision) …

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Paint Chip Christmas Trees

There is nothing better than a kids’ craft that is quick, easy, and inexpensive. The Paint Chip Christmas Trees are made from the free paint chips found at any store that sells paint.  The larger and wider the paint chip is, the bigger your ornament will be.  Experiment with different sizes, colors, and decorations.  Most of all, …

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Taking Back the Holidays: Four Things Christmas Gift List Free Printable

Less stuff, more gratitude. After a particularly disturbing conversation with them about their Christmas wish list (they start early), it was made apparent that we are, perhaps, overindulging them. Case in point…the boys both wanted brand new laptops. Gaming laptops to the tune of $800 each. So they could play Minecraft. Keep in mind that …

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Christmas Traditions Around the World

Though Christmas is a holiday that is celebrated in many countries around the globe, Christmas traditions around the world vary greatly. Nearly every culture that takes part in this Christian holiday has its own unique foods, music, and activities that make up their celebrations. Here in the United States, Christmas often means Santa Claus, elaborately …

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Fun DIY Christmas Gifts Your Whole Family Will Love

Whether you’re a little light on cash or just enjoy putting your talents to use, creating DIY Christmas gifts for friends and family can be a lot of fun. When making DIY Christmas presents, the recipient knows that you have put time and effort into their gift and that often makes it a truly treasured …

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5 Loving Reasons Why Family Traditions Matter

My favorite memories of growing up revolve around family traditions. Every holiday, every season, there were certain things that we did together as a family of four that became woven into the fabric of my childhood. When I grew up and had a family of my own, I wanted to make sure that traditions were …

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Christmas in Warm Weather Locations

For some people, the idea of nice weather during the Christmas season is perceived as a blessing, while for others, it’s an obstacle to getting into the Christmas mood. When we lived in Phoenix, Arizona, it was a challenge to feel the same “Christmasy” feeling that we were used to in Pennsylvania. 80 degree weather …

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Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags

Since I consistently forget to get gift tags when I’m out, I decided to create some of my own. These free Christmas gift tags are super easy to use and are perfect for your children’s gift giving efforts, as well. Printable Christmas Gift Tags I’ve made this year’s tags even easier by creating them to fit standard …

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Paper Plate Fabric Wreath Christmas Craft for Kids

We have tons of fabric scraps in our craft supply bin, so I’m always looking for ways to turn them into something magnificent. When we were looking for a simple Christmas craft that would also serve as front door decor, this Paper Plate Fabric Wreath Craft was a winner. It’s easy to make and is …

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How to Make Reindeer Food for Santa’s Reindeer

I’m not sure when the tradition of leaving food out for Santa’s reindeer came into being, but it must have been sometime between when I was little and when I had kids. Or maybe it came about with the onset of Pinterest a few years ago. Either way, making reindeer food and leaving it for Santa’s reindeer is a …

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Painted Picture Frame Christmas Ornaments for Kids

Family is one of, if not the most important part of the holidays.  Adding pictures of loved ones to the Christmas tree is a great way to personalize the evergreen.  You can use pictures of your children, your family, your pets, relatives that have passed on, or just about anything that has special meaning to you.  Today’s …

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Printable Advent Calendar for Kids

The Advent season is upon us! My kids love keeping track of the days until Christmas, but with three kids, that is a lot of advent calendars. Naturally, sharing can be harrowing, so forget about everyone using the same one. To combat the cost of three separate calendars, I created ones that allowed each child to have …

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10 Gifts for Minecraft Lovers: A Creeper-Approved Gift Guide

If you are not sure if someone on your list is a Minecraft lover, there is a simple 3-point test you can use to analyze your conversations with them to determine their level of interest. Here you go… 1. Does this person talk about Steve like he’s a friend? – If the answer is yes, …

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5 Meaningful Christmas Traditions to Start This Year

I’m not sure how it happened, but my children are very attached to the Christmas traditions that we’ve established over the years. In fact, they’re so attached to them that switching things up even a little bit causes great anxiety and distress. You should have seen their faces when I suggested we put up the Christmas decorations …

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