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Stocking letters, gingerbread snowflake creams + 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.

Just two-and-a-half weeks until Christmas! I hope that countdown fills you with you and excitement rather than stress. Christmas last year was a little stressful for us because we were out of town until the second week of December and I was learning my new role with Ultimate Bundles and preparing for the DIY Bundle, so I’m especially enjoying being home this year with a little more flexibility in my schedule (and a warm baby to snuggle!).

Stocking Letters

{84} Stocking Letters

I’ll be honest that I haven’t been great about doing this every year, but I love putting letters in the kids’ stockings to remind them how very much they’re loved! This fun tutorial shows you how to take a normal piece of paper and fold it into its own envelope for an extra special stocking letter.

Click here for step-by-step folding instructions.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bark

{85} Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bark

I told you I have a thing for candy barks, and this chocolate-peanut butter bark is especially fun because it’s so very simple (which gives you plenty of time for playing with the peanut butter design!).

Click here for the {super simple} recipe.

{86} Gingerbread Snowflake Creams

Turn your gingerbread cookies into snowflake cream sandwiches with this recipe and tutorial.

Click here for the recipe.

Hot Crab Dip

{87} Hot Crab Dip

Looking for a savory dish to serve on Christmas day? This hot crab dip is one of our very favorites, and my husband was so glad we added it to our appetizers last year!

Click here for the recipe.

peppermint chocolate pretzel treats

{88} Peppermint Chocolate Pretzel Treats

Pretzel treats are a classic Christmas treat, and you can make them with a variety of candies. This version uses peppermint hugs and it’s one more recipe to feed my chocolate-peppermint addiction.

Click here for the recipe!

snowman ornament

{89} Snowman Ornaments

Gather the kids and a few simple supplies to make these simple snowman ornaments!

Click here for a list of supplies and directions.

Sibling Gift Exchange Ideas

{90} Sibling Gift Exchange

Typically I dread taking the kids to the Target toy aisle because waiting on them to browse their options and make a decision can be truly painful. However, the secret sibling gift exchange is one of my very favorite Christmas traditions, and I always enjoy this trip to Target, even if we do end up spending an hour walking back-and-forth through the aisles!

Click here for more about this tradition.

How are you making the most of the Christmas season this year?