There are only three days left before Christmas Eve! While that’s not a lot of time, decking the halls, filling the stockings, and baking cookies can all be done! Check out these Christmas tips and ideas from The Good Stuff to help you make those final preparations before the big day!
If this is your first Christmas in a home or apartment of your own, it’s important to pick the best Christmas tree possible. Or maybe you need a little refresher. No problem!
You’ll find seven essential tips to pick a fresh Christmas tree here. Once you have your tree picked and decorated, read this story to learn how to keep your tree lush and green throughout the holidays.
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In order to get in the holiday spirit, your house should smell like Christmas! With recipes from this story, you can make your house smell like gingerbread, cider, or the elements of winter. You’ll learn how to simmer potpourri on the stovetop, brighten your house with orange pomander balls, hang fresh pine boughs and rosemary, or make your own essential oils.
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Not all Christmas decorations are safe for kids. Mistletoe is poisonous and ornaments are made of glass that can shatter and cause cuts.
Let your kids get in the Christmas spirit by creating fun crafts that are fun, easy, and family-friendly. You can make items like window clings, felt ornaments, pom-pom wreaths, reindeer wrapping paper, or a tinsel tree!
Christmas Eve is a special night that includes getting ready for Santa to come down the chimney and deliver special gifts. Let your kids burn off all their excitement by assisting with dinner using one of these fun ideas. I suggest the family pizza party. It’s interactive, hands-on, and fun.
It’s absolutely not too late to pick up a last minute Christmas gift for someone that may have been left out accidentally.
- Check out these lists of the best gifts under $10, gifts under $25, gifts under $50, or gifts under $100!
- Wrap up one of these gifts for your mom or your hubby
- Check out these 10 dazzling and cheap DIY Christmas gifts
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Now that all the gifts have been purchased, it’s time to wrap. Put some extra care in your packages by picking one of these 70 clever gift wrapping ideas. This massive post contain simple and inexpensive methods anyone can duplicate.
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Santa needs cookies, and buying cookies from the grocery store is grounds for a lump of coal Make Santa happy by baking up one of these 17 decadent cookie recipes. Don’t have time to bake? No problem! Here are 7 no bake cookie recipes.
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Finally, give your mantel a little joy this holiday season by creating your own stockings. Every stocking idea is easy to follow and inexpensive. Be sure to hang them with care, then stuff them with the best stocking stuffers. (And for those picky teens, try stuffing their stockings with one of these ideas!)