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Hot cocoa in a jar, candy cane reindeer + more {101 Days of Christmas}

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101 Days of Christmas 2015

Each week this holiday season I’m sharing seven of my very favorite 101 Days of Christmas projects from the archives.

We never make it until Thanksgiving before turning on Christmas music (which probably isn’t surprising given our track record for putting our tree up on Halloween), and these days I often turn on the peaceful Christmas playlist I made on Spotify last year with some of my very favorite Christmas carols!

Hot Chocolate with Mini Meringue Marshmallows

{56} Hot Cocoa in a Jar

I love these sweet little hot cocoa jars so much, especially with mini “marshmallows” on top and a tiny little whisk to go with it!

Click here for instructions {and the cutest mini marshmallow substitutes ever!}.

Meringue Angel Kisses

{57} Meringue Angel Kisses

I only discovered meringues a year or so ago, but they’ve become (another) one of my favorites—so light and perfectly melt-y! I’d love to get some of these made and frozen for adding to hot chocolate throughout the Christmas season.

Click here for the recipe.

Easy Candy Cane Reindeer

{58} Candy Cane Reindeer

My mom used to make these when I was little, and my kids love them just as much as I did. They’re a fun little treat to hang on your tree or hand out to a class, friends or neighbors.

Click here for step-by-step directions.

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies {101 Days of Christmas at}

{59} Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies are my definition of perfect, crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, with lots and lots o’ chocolate throughout!

Click here for the recipe.

subway art christmas card

{60} Printable Subway Art

These are just a few of the words I hope characterize the holiday season for our family—rather than words like stresschaosobligation—and this subway art can easily be printed and added to a frame as part of your holiday decor!

Click here for the free printable.

Traditional Advent Kit

{61} Traditional Advent Kit

We do not attend an especially liturgical church, but adding the advent wreath and candles to our holiday celebration has been a wonderful way to help us all slow down and focus on what we’re celebrating. I can’t wait to pull our kit out again in a few weeks!

Click here for instructions, examples and a printable advent guide.


{62} Winter Potpourri

A jar full of rustic and delicious-smelling potpourri is a wonderful gift for a teacher or neighbor.

Click here for ideas for your potpourri.

What is your favorite Christmas carol?