Homemade hot chocolate, DIY photo keychains + more {101 Days of Christmas}

Each week this holiday season I’m sharing seven of my very favorite 101 Days of Christmas projects from the archives. I love Christmas traditions—from driving to see Christmas lights after our annual sibling gift exchange shopping trip to hot cocoa on Christmas Eve while we read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. While surprises are fun, there's something…

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Handprint canvases, Scrabble tile ornaments + more {101 Days of Christmas}

Each week this holiday season, I’m sharing seven of my very favorite 101 Days of Christmas projects from the archives. One of my very favorite Christmases was the year we declared it a "handmade holiday" and spent months preparing for Christmas by brainstorming and handmaking gifts for our kids and various family members. That was the…

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Chocolate-dipped pretzel rods, photo block ornaments + more {101 Days of Christmas}

Each week I’m sharing seven of my very favorite 101 Days of Christmas projects from the archives. Soon I'm going to print out my Christmas planner and start making plans for the holidays. Although I don't use every page in the planner, the gift ideas and gift list pages are a huge help to me as grandparents…

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Hanging pinecones, French madeleines + more {101 Days of Christmas}

Each week I'm sharing seven of my very favorite 101 Days of Christmas projects from the archives. When I think back to my childhood Christmases, I can picture unpacking Christmas ornaments by the warm glow of the Christmas lights and the taste of certain treats that we made every year. All of my Christmases blend…

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Chocolate-covered espresso beans, printable bows + more {101 Days of Christmas}

Each week I’m sharing seven of my very favorite 101 Days of Christmas projects from the archives. It's been cooler this past week, which makes me even more excited for Christmas (I don't think I could live in the southern hemisphere—or even in the south—where Christmas happens during warm weather months!), and my family is already…

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Handprint calendars, biscotti + more {101 Days of Christmas}

Each week I’m sharing seven of my very favorite 101 Days of Christmas projects from the archives. A friend of mine posts a daily Christmas countdown starting in mid-September (clearly we were destined to be friends!), and according to today's post, there are 95 days until Christmas—I love it! Here are this week's "best of" posts:…

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The best of 101 Days of Christmas: FREE 2015 Christmas planner + more

For the past four years we have spent each September through December completely focused on Christmas. If you've been hanging out around here for any time at all, you know that I absolutely love Christmas—the sparkly lights, the traditions, the gift giving, the charity...all of it! This year, however, I have an almost-full-time job outside of blogging,…

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Ornament journal {101 Days of Christmas}

Although we have a simple ornament journal as part of our Christmas planner, I really wanted to create an ornament journal for my kids to record memories and notes about their individual collections of ornaments. Our girls get a new ornament every Christmas (plus any they make during the season), and each year we pack…

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Read the Christmas story {101 Days of Christmas}

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:13-14 I love all of the sparkly parts of Christmas—the magic and the tinsel, the joy and the giving, all of it! But in…

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Placing a World Vision Gift Catalog order {101 Days of Christmas}

The girls raised an even $120 from their hot cocoa stand (thanks to many generous donations!), and I have to say that this whole experience has been really amazing. It was really important to me that the girls—who came up with this idea on their own—be part of this process. They helped brainstorm toppings, spread…

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