How to Make a Reindeer Candy Cane

I’ve never figured out how candy canes missed the 12 Days of Christmas, because surely the goofy true love knew that candy canes signify Christmas like no other candy around. They adorn candy dishes, stockings and Christmas trees. Instead of hanging plain canes on the tree this year, why not make a reindeer candy cane?…

Paper Christmas Cards

Not that long ago, the phrase “Christmas cards” meant only one thing – a holiday image on the outside of a folded card with touching text inside. That was, of course, before the days of electronic greeting cards. Now “old-fashioned” paper Christmas cards are not always the greeting of choice during the holidays. But they…

Family Christmas Letter Ideas

guest post by Debora Dyess “We never seem to write letters anymore,” I complained to my husband. He glanced up. “You can fix that. Christmas is coming – perfect time for a family letter.” He returned to work, leaving me to ponder how to begin such a project. For those of you who, like me,…

Ideas for Unique Christmas Stockings

Near Christmas, you can find red felt stockings with white fir trim at virtually any store for a few dollars. They’re everywhere. And while there’s nothing wrong with those stockings, they don’t have have much personality. Yes, Santa Claus will fill them anyway. No, he won’t remember them a week from now. If you’d like…

Creative Gift Wrapping Techniques for Christmas

I looked at the pile of gifts under the tree, frowning. With five different patterns of gift wrap, everything looked … wrong. Where was the festive mood I’d prepared for, that Norman Rockwell backdrop? Something definitely didn’t ring right for that long-planned-for moment. It was the wrapping. Yawn. Special moments need special preparation. Given a…

Easy Christmas Crafts to Do With Kids

Christmas is a time of year when we all try to spend a little extra quality time with the ones we love. Doing crafts together is a great way to have together, too. This article gives suggestions on a few quick and easy holiday crafts you can do with your kids. Have fun! Easy Christmas…

How to Write Christmas Letters

Love ’em or hate ’em, family Christmas letters have become a part of our culture. Here are some tips on how to write Christmas letters your readers will enjoy. 1. Be yourself. This is the cardinal rule of holiday letter writing. Write like you speak. Your letter should sound like you wrote it, not like…