Family- Friendly Elf on the Shelf Ideas
"Every Easter, my mom hosts an egg hunt at her house for my two daughters, ages 9 and 5. She puts puzzle pieces in plastic eggs, and the girls, after collecting them, try putting the puzzle together to see if they have found them all. If a piece is missing, they know an egg is still out there and they need to keep hunting!" --Donita Calef Chester Springs, PA Originally published in the March 2013 issue of FamilyFun
Stove-top potpourri kits. Cute neighbor gift idea: one orange, 1/2 c cranberries, 1 Tbs whole cloves, 3 sticks cinnamon, a bit of grated nutmeg. Instructions: "Quarter the orange, place all in a small saucepan filled with water and simmer on lowest setting. Refill water as needed." Great Xmas gift idea
The Christmas Pickle. On Christmas Eve, you lay out the pickle ornament in front of the tree with the milk and cookies for Santa. Then, Santa hides the pickle ornament. In the morning, the first person to find the pickle ornament receives an extra present from Santa - a tradition from the 20s.
How to Decorate a Christmas Tree from Better Homes & Gardens
Christmas is Coming quick. good gift DIY: Warm Vanilla Brown Sugar & Coconut Body Scrub This brown sugar scrub smells absolutely amazing! It's definitely the perfect treat for skin that's begging to be pampered. Not only is it a wonderful exfoliant, but thanks to the coconut oil included in this recipe, it's very moisturizing to the skin as well.