This year we need happiness and excitement more than ever. I also think this year it is never to early to start getting ready for the holidays. Check out my five ways to get your child excited for the holidays. These are fun and affordable ways for the whole family to enjoy.
1. Write a Letter To Santa
This kit is fun for kids to write a letter to Santa and to let him know what they want for Christmas!
2. Have Santa Send a Letter Back
With Santa Lettes, not only does your child get a personalized letter from Santa, but they can also get a Nice Certificate, directions from the North Pole and so much more! These letters are official, printed on fine linen paper and Santa’s official seal embossed. The best part is these letters are postmarked from the North Pole! These fun surprises are guaranteed to be delivered by Christmas if ordered by December 15th. Santa Letters is also donating 10% of their proceeds to Toys For Tots.
3. Make a Christmas Eve Box
On Christmas Eve, your little one will open a box of fun! A pair of new Christmas Pajamas, hot cocoa mix, popcorn, Christmas book and a fun game to play. This is a great tradition to have from years to come!
4. Decorate Your Own Christmas Cookies
If baking is too messy for you, order a premade cookie decorating kit! These cookie from Sweet T’s are the perfect treat during the holiday season and a fun family night. You can also order pre made cookies that are almost too pretty to eat. Shipping only available within New York.
5. Holiday Binoculars Craft
This binoculars craft I shared a few months ago is perfect for the holiday season! Use them for driving around looking for Christmas lights, searching for reindeer and grazing the sky on Christmas Eve looking for Santa! Follow the steps on how to make the binoculars and use holiday themed stickers and designs to fancy it up.
Buying wrapping paper can be a hassle and not to mention expensive! You have to buy superhero print and Frozen print and traditional and so on and so on. I am here to tell you today that there is a more simpler way to wrap gifts and it won’t break the bank!
I am going to show you four fun way to decorate your own wrapping paper all by using products from Dollar Tree or with stuff from around your house. Start off with kraft paper rolls from Dollar Tree .
Gift Wrap #1
In my opinion, burlap solves all problems. Adding it to anything gives the perfect touch. I had burlap leftover, but you can find this burlap ribbon here. I cut a piece and glued it in the center of the gift. I then added some eucalyptus leaves and frosted pine on top. Feel free to add any flower or leaf to your gift, the simpler the better. Dollar Tree has a ton of options. I then tied the box with cotton twine.
Gift Wrap #2
Take some cotton twine and make a zig zag across the box so it looks like a Christmas tree. Glue each point of the zig zag. Feel free to use mini ornaments like these and add them all over. Feel free to skip the twine and use this garland instead.
Gift Wrap #3
I am using burlap once again in the center of my gift. Use a piece of fresh pine from outside or if you are unable to, you can use this. Add a piece of dried fruit and a cinnamon stick along with a jingle bell if you have it. If not you can use one from this garland. I again wrapped the gift with some cotton twine. You can usually find cinnamon sticks at Dollar Tree as well, but feel free to also use candy canes.
Gift Wrap #4
This one is super easy, you can find an assortment of cookie cutters here and wrap them with the cotton twine. Then take some white paint and splash it all over the paper. Feel free to do any design such as short brush strokes or snow flakes.
Tell me your favorite design! What would you add to yours? If you haven’t started to holiday shop yet, don’t worry! At least you’ll know they will look pretty once they are wrapped!
My name is Nicole and I am a full time working mom to my toddler Franco. I love creating and sharing ideas. You can find me rummaging at estate sales, binge-watching The Golden Girls while chugging Diet Coke, listening to old school hip hop, supporting small businesses and being an advocate for maternal mental health.