I know Christmas was 2 weeks ago, but with all the hustle and bustle during last month I haven’t had a chance to share a project I worked on for my cousin. She came up with a fun way to share their year with a “12 Days of Christmas” card. I had so much fun creating this for her and loved the way it turned out! I’m thrilled she asked me to do this for her and her husband and was even more excited about it when I got it in the mail. Thanks Devon!
Who doesn’t love candy? I’ve created 3 Candy Gift Tags for this Christmas occasion that will make a sweet last minute gift! Put candy in a jar and wrap the tag around it, or wrap them in some clear wrap and attach the tag along with it. These tags go great with M&M’s, Reese’s Pieces and Hershey Kisses. This is perfect gift for friends, neighbors, co-workers, or even your child’s classmates.
M&M Gift Tag – download here
Reese’s Pieces Gift Tag – download here
Hershey Kisses Gift Tag – download here
If you haven’t already sent out your Christmas cards, or haven’t ordered yours yet, you’re in luck! Today I’m sharing my Friday Favorites: Christmas Card Templates. There’s no need to wait for your cards to ship or pay high shipping costs to get it to you in time to send out before Christmas. Just print these at your local photo center and you’re done! These fabulous bloggers have shared templates for you to use in Photoshop to create your Christmas card and send them in time for Christmas. Don’t have Photoshop? Lucky for you, there is a FREE trial you can download and use for this occasion. See what these wonderful bloggers have done to make your life a little easier this Christmas!
Free Christmas Card Templates – Simple As That
Vintage Holiday Card Set – Project Alicia
Christmas Card Template – Organize & Decorate Everything (from Becoming Martha)
Digital Christmas Cards – Crafting Chicks
Free Holiday Card Photoshop Templates – I Heart Faces
Digital Christmas Cards – Crafting Chicks
Christmas Card Templates – The Creative Mom
If you haven’t wrapped your gifts yet (like me) and are in need of some gift tags, I’m sharing 6 gifts tags that I created for you to download. Use these Christmas gift tags for candy gifts, gifts in a jar, presents and more! Hope you’re enjoying your holiday season!
Red Christmas Gift Tags – download here
Blue Christmas Gift Tags – download here
So, after going through my Friday Favorites post last week on Christmas Card Holders, I figured out what I wanted to do. I created something super easy, budget friendly and cute! The thing that I love most about this Christmas Card Holder is that you don’t have to build anything and it only takes 10-15 to put together. Here is what you’re going to need:
Ribbon (Christmas Themed of course!)
Hemp (or some sort of sturdy string)
Cut pieces of ribbon and tie a bow around the front of the clothespin on the top (do not tie it around both ends).
Create as many bows onto clothespins as you need. Hang up the string on the wall and start pinning those cards!
I’m also super excited to share one of my projects I was working on a couple weeks ago for my husband’s cousin. She had her adorable baby in October and asked me to help her with the baby announcement. She came to me with the idea and I just helped her create the card attached to the picture. I love the wording she came up with for this Christmas Card/Birth Announcement. I’m so happy with the way it turned out and thrilled that I was able to help create her vision!
There are so many things I love about Christmas, and one of these things include Christmas cards. I love getting Christmas cards from friends and family and seeing how much their family has grown, and how big their kids are getting. But, if you’re like me and are needing a cute new Christmas Card holder, I’ve put together some of my favorites!
Holiday Clothespin Wreath – SewSara
Christmas Card Wreath – Gwenny Penny
Ribbon Christmas Card Holder – Apartment Therapy
Photo Garland – Clover Lane
Card Garlands – Martha Stewart
Christmas Card Holder – That’s My Letter
Mousetrap Advent Calendar or Christmas Card Display – Fynes Designs
Christmas Card Display Wall Sticker – Bright Star Kids
Christmas Card Garland – Little Birdie Secrets (Make and Takes)
Christmas Card Holder – DIY – Shanty 2 Chic
DIY Christmas Card Holder – Polkadot Chair
Easy DIY Christmas Card Wreath – Ideally Speaking
Framed Christmas Card Display – Reasons to Skip the Housework
Lattice Christmas Card Display – From My Front Porch to Yours
Christmas Card Display – Tres French Hens
Christmas Card Holder – Kaminski’s Creations
Snowman Christmas Card Holder – Simply Sprout
Garland Christmas Card Display – A Party Style
DIY Christmas Card Display – Capturing Joy
DIY Christmas Card Holder – Life on Virginia Street
Last week was a crazy one for me. I was busy working on a couple of Christmas cards for my husband’s family (which I enjoyed making!), and to top it all off my entire family got sick, so that was fun… This week, I’m trying to catch up and I’m excited to share these cute Printable Christmas Gift Card Holders. You no longer have to worry about getting a card to go along with your gift card, and there’s room at the top for a small note. These are super easy to put together and your friends & family will love it!
Follow the tutorial below to put your gift card holder together:
Fold the tabs and apply glue (or a thin piece of double sided tape) on the tabs.
Once you’ve applied glue to the tabs, fold over the bottom portion of the holder as pictured above where the tabs are attached and wait until the glue is dry.
Once the glue is dry, insert your gift card, then fold the top over and you’re all done! Easy, right?
Chevron Christmas Gift Card Holder – download here
Striped Christmas Gift Card Holder – download here
Polka Dot Christmas Gift Card Holder – download here
I absolutely love this time of year, but of course who doesn’t? With all the hustle and bustle I will admit I sometimes forget the meaning of Christmas, so I’m always grateful that I have some nativity ornaments hanging on my tree to remind me of this special holiday. However, I don’t have a Nativity set in my home so I thought I’d make that my Friday Favorites: Nativity Decoration Ideas & Activities. So if you’re like me and don’t have a nativity set, need more, or in need of something new and different in your home, or something to keep your kids busy and off the ornaments on your tree, I hope you find some inspiration from some of my favorites.
To also help us get into the spirit of the true meaning of Christmas, this video is amazing and I love how it reminds us what Christmas is all about, the birth of Jesus Christ. Watch “He is the Gift” here. Nativity Silhouette – Ten Cow Chick
DIY German Glass Glitter Silhouette Nativity – Hymns & Verses
Nativity Printable – You Seriously Made That?
Nativity Ornament Tutorial – U-Create Crafts
DIY Nativity Puppets – Blessed Beyond a Doubt
Free Paper Doll Nativity – Design Dazzle
A Felt Nativity Story – Stay At Home Educator
Nativity Free Printable – The 36th Avenue
First Free Printable of Christmas – My Fabuless Life
Looking for a gift for a neighbor, friend, teacher, or co-worker but on a budget? This would make a great gift, and the best part is it’s under $10! This is one of those gifts that I honestly would love to receive. It’s the perfect activity they can do with the family, and they don’t have to eat it right away.
You can also switch it up and make your own cookie dry mix, or make your own frosting and put it in a cake decorating bag and tie it up with a bow. The possibilities are endless and the person you’re gifting it to will love it. Print out this adorable gift tag to make it extra special!
Cookie Decorating Gift Tag – download here
Cookie Decorating Gift Tag Small (Set of 8) – download here
Santa Claus is coming soon and this Christmas countdown is the perfect way to help your kids get ready for his arrival! I love countdowns that let you see how many days are left, and it’s perfect for practicing numbers and counting with my 3 year old. Your kids will have fun crossing off the days left until Christmas!
Download 8×10 here