Something to keep in mind this upcoming year... :)
I know, everyone is busy running around trying to get everything done with only 2 days left 'til Christmas! But I am curious to hear some of your favorite family traditions...
One of mine is hearing Santa's bells on Christmas Eve. We all gather in the living room to open our "one" present, and somehow my mom or dad would sneak outside and run around the house with a strand of very real sounding jingle bells. I always thought it was so magical! It was always the sign that we needed to get to sleep FAST so Santa would leave our presents. Even to this day, whoever is at my parent's house, the bells still circle around the house - the kids LOVE it. Sometimes we even jump in the car and go to other's houses to let them hear the bells... it's always exciting to try and not get caught!
I could list more, but I want to hear yours! If you have a couple minutes, take the time to leave a comment - I think it's fun to get new ideas, and I KNOW you have some fun things that you do!
Yes - we still have them!! Here are some pictures to give you a few ideas...
The good ol standby of soda and popcorn...but packaged up cute!
This brown box is filled with chocolate covered cinnamon bears, gourmet red/black raspberries, chocolate covered marshmallows, and yummy chocolate ice cubes. Grab one already made or buy the box and fill your own!
We have darling flower clippies, scarves, necklaces (some as low as $8!), and bracelets! Perfect friend gifts or stocking stuffers for girls of all ages! Oh yeah - and seriously the cutest baby headbands for the holidays!
Emily & Callee will be on Studio 5 this coming Monday, Dec. 21st showing
NEW YEARS GIFTS & PARTY IDEAS
I know, Christmas isn't even here yet -
but you will get some GREAT ideas for your New Years Bash -
so tune in at 11:00 on Channel 5!
I just found this picture online and thought I would share! Aren't they so cute! They totally make me smile! I am definitely not taking credit for these, but I couldn't find the original contributor.
To make these cute little treats you will need:
-White powdered mini donuts
-Mini chocolate chips OR brown or black frosting (frosting works better to stick to the powder)
-Candy corns or a real mini carrot carved to the right size
The Christmas Season has officially arrived... for some it came along time ago, others it might have started on Black Friday... and for me it always starts with our first family Christmas party, held on the first Saturday of December. It always gets me in the mood... and I have been thinking... what can I do this year to help someone else?
Sometimes it's easy to know what to do; there are obvious needs in your neighborhood, or someone in your family has already organized some sort of sub for santa. But if you are stuck - like me - then maybe the 12 Days of Christmas packet is just what you need!
Just pick someone that might need a little Christmas Cheer... an older couple, a single mom or dad, or even just some friends. This little packet comes with all the tags (each written in poem form) you will need and directions as to what goes with each tag.
This particular one is pretty simple: Christmas placemats, cans or liter of Sprite, red & green M&M's, a Christmas ornament, Christmas story, popcorn, any sweet treat, fruit, candle, homemade treat, candy canes, and a single or potted flower.
There are also a couple of blank tags if you decide to switch up a day or two. You can buy this at our store or online... or just use it as inspiration and create your own!
I think it will be so much fun to do with my 4 year old - he will learn about giving to others secretly, and he will have fun helping me put together the little gifts.
Remember you will start this on December 13th in order to end on the 24th.