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'Twas the night before Christmas illustration by Gyo Fujikawa for Family Circle 1961

Fill a balloon with confetti and hang from ceiling. Pop it at midnight… make the kids' new years eve and terrify the neighbours.

Banana Cake with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting - these cake is so dreamy!

You're going to love this Easy Christmas Peppermint Patties recipe! Super easy to make, fantastically festive, and always a hit with kids and adults alike. These holiday treats are the perfect addition to cookie trays and make an excellent gift for teachers and friends! | #Christmas #candy #recipe

glitter ornaments

Alternative to Elf on the shelf. "Wandering Wisemen." Move the Wisemen around the house as they search for Jesus. The kids have fun finding them all over the house. They Wisemen can face obstacles, maybe stop for food and drinks etc until Christmas morning when they arrive at the Nativity. (This idea is actually kind of cute!)

pre-cut felt trees, then let the kids glue on buttons as ornaments.

{shut the front door! i didn't know it was THIS easy to make those adorable ornament wreaths! good afternoon, homemade christmas presents. =)}

Fun Christmas Traditions to Start With Your Spouse - Mother's Niche

Fudge 100+ Recipes ~ All the fudge recipes you could ever want.

Spinach tortilla pinwheels Christmas tree - doesn't need to be in a tree but a good appetizer for christmas party with fam :).

Advent-Calendar from mini-muffin pan and magnetic circles-- such a good idea!

Ghirardelli English toffee recipe

White Chocolate topped Gingerbread Cookies

Valspar frosting spray paint + mason jars + snowflake stickers.

DID YOU KNOW... If sent to address by Dec 10th, that you can get a REAL postmarked letter from the North Pole from the USPS??? ♥Instructions are here