Category: Christmas

Amazing DIY Christmas Ornament Kits for Kids

A Fun Family Holiday Craft: DIY Ornament Kits for Kids

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is all the fun crafts that I get to do with my kids.  Whether to use for decorations or save for gifts, it’s such a great way to be festive and make the most of the season.  Which is what makes these DIY Christmas ornament kits for kids so awesome.

They come with all the supplies your child will need to complete a Christmas ornament and then you can save it to use as a gift, or decorate your own tree with them!

But more importantly, this is such a fun way to spend a holiday afternoon with the kids…and you don’t need to pull out all of your own supplies.  These will come with everything.

And if you use an Advent calendar like we do, these are PERFECT fillers that go beyond just candy or trinkets. 

I hope you get a chance to try one of these craft kits!  Have a fun and happy holiday season!

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The Best Christmas Books for Toddlers

The Best Toddler Christmas Books

I absolutely love Christmas and I definitely love reading to my kids, so coming up with this list of the best Christmas books for toddlers was not only easy, it was so much fun!  This really is the best time of year and toddlers love every aspect of it, so introducing them to these books will feel amazing. I’m already excited for you!

Whether you’re looking for Advent calendar filler ideas or just a fun surprise for your toddler, these will be perfect because they’re all inexpensive and easy to fit into the budget.  I hope you end up loving them as much as we do!

Merry Christmas!

Related post: The Best Advent Calendar Filler Ideas for Toddlers

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The Best Christmas Books for Preschoolers

The Best Christmas Books for Preschool Children

I’m a huge, huge fan of Christmas so finding the best Christmas books for preschoolers has been a really fun task.  And while it might be easier said than done, the reality is that preschoolers love Christmas and they love books…so you really can’t go wrong with your decision!

The best part of these preschool Christmas books is that they’ll last for years because many of them are classics. So you’re building a Christmas bookcase that will be fun for quite some time!

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The Absolute Best Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers (25+ Ideas)

The Best Toddler Stocking Stuffers

For the past 5 years I’ve had two toddlers in my life, so putting together this list of the best stocking stuffers for toddlers seemed like a no-brainer!  I absolutely love Christmas (and Christmas shopping), so this has always been something I enjoyed. And with one boy and one girl, I’ve been able to experience two fun sides of stocking stuffer shopping.

So hopefully this list can help you with your own shopping this year!  

Without further ado, here are the best stocking stuffers for toddlers:

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The Best Stocking Stuffers for 5-Year Old Boys

5-Year Old Boy Stocking Stuffer Ideas

One of my favorite parts of Christmas shopping is when it comes time to fill the stockings and these are definitely the best stocking stuffers for 5-year old boys that I could find!  This is a really fun age because they’re so excited about the holidays and are also into so many fun things!

Whether your little boy is into building, superheroes, arts and crafts, or dress-up, there are tons of stocking stuffer ideas that make them (and you) really excited.

Here are some of the best stocking stuffers for 5-year old boys:

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The Best Advent Calendar Fillers for 2-Year Old Girls

Advent Calendar Filler Ideas for 2-Year Old Girls

Looking for Advent calendar fillers for 2-year old girls?  I’ve totally got you covered!

This is one of my favorite things to shop for because it’s pretty much how you launch your Christmas season.  And Christmas for a 2-year old is such a special time because they really start to enjoy things…so it almost feels like their first Christmas!

All of these Advent calendar filler ideas are easy to get, so hopefully this list will make your job easy AND fun.

Good luck with your shopping and Merry Christmas!

(And if you haven’t purchased a DIY Advent Calendar yet, your first stop should be Etsy’s Advent calendar section.  They have so many fun ideas and you can use them year after year!)

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Amazing Alternative Advent Calendars that You Didn’t Know Existed

The Best Advent Calendars for Kids and Adults

If you love Christmas like I do, then get ready for these amazing alternative Advent calendars because they are one of the best ways to extend the season, get your family into the Christmas spirit, and ultimately just add more Christmas to your life.   

Gone are the days of opening up a single piece of funky-tasting chocolate.  Now you get a Thomas mini train, a scented candle….or a shot of whiskey.

And, of course, those don’t include the most popular new option: DIY advent calendars (THIS is what we do…more on that soon).

So get ready, because Christmas is about to get a whole juicier.

Here are your best options for alternative Advent calendars this season:

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