101 Days of Christmas: Christmas Planning eBook & Printables

As of today, September 15th, there are only 101 days until Christmas, and I'm excited to launch a fun series here at Life Your Way: 101 Days of Christmas, with DIY projects, decor, gifts, baking, traditions and more. You'll find a new project every day to inspire you to embrace the season with joy and creativity!…

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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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“Thanks a latte” gift card envelope {101 Days of Christmas}

I think Starbucks gift cards make the perfect gift for a coffee lover (assuming they're a Starbucks fan!), but these gift card envelopes are perfect no matter which one is your favorite coffee shop. Just print and cut along the outside line of each template. Use a hobby knife to cut along the short line on…

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We “whisk” you a Merry Christmas tags {101 Days of Christmas}

When I discovered that I could make tiny marshmallows for my hot cocoa, I knew I had to make each of my Essentials kids (in the homeschool class I tutor each week) a jar as part of my end-of-the-year-slash-Christmas gift to them. And when I came across these tiny whisks, I knew they'd be the perfect addition. So…

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The stockings were hung artwork {101 Days of Christmas}

I first "met" Melissa Beaver through Instagram. I love the way she captures the every day moments of motherhood and her commitment to intentional community. She is also an incredible artist and owner of The Lovely Words, an Etsy shop featuring her prints and Scripture memory cards. I asked Melissa if she'd be interested in creating a…

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Printable candy bar wrappers {101 Days of Christmas}

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: Here's a gift idea that's cute, easy, and fun! These printable Christmas candy bar wrappers are also inexpensive, so you could make a whole basket full to share with friends, family, teachers, neighbors, etc. or use them as Christmas party favors. As…

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Handwritten printable gift tags {101 Days of Christmas}

Growing up, we always bought the packs of colorful, illustrated "Santa" tags for $1-2, but I love that the internet makes it so easy to find pretty, trendy tags that match your style without the designer price of some of the high end brands in the store. This year, I'm excited to use these "handwritten"…

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Hot cocoa in a jar {101 Days of Christmas}

I haven't been able to stop thinking about this idea since I made meringue angel kisses a few weeks ago, and sure enough, these little jars turned out just like store-bought individual hot chocolate packets...except so much cuter! To start, I modified the Alton Brown hot cocoa mix from our first 101 Days of Christmas to make individual servings.…

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Printable take-out boxes {101 Days of Christmas}

I think this may be one of my favorite printables to date, and I'm already dreaming up how I can use them for passing out Christmas goodies this year, especially since they're the perfect size for my nonpareils! Simply print out the template of your choice on regular paper (for a light gift, like a…

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Footprint calendar {101 Days of Christmas}

As I was searching for footprint ideas for this year's calendar, I couldn't help but laugh. It would seem that most of the ideas on Pinterest are either made by adults with tiny feet or children with exceptional artistry. Needless to say, our footprints are less about a perfectly cute work of art and more…

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