Christmas Tree Circles: saw a cross section from the bottom of your Christmas tree trunk or from a smaller piece from the middle of the tree after Christmas. Write the year on it and decorate. Also thought about podging a photo of the family in front of the tree to the other side. Have to start this year!
I liked to put gifts under the tree as they were wrapped. When my son was 3 he was so wound up about Santa that he raced into the living room & tore open everyone's gifts. The solution was to give him one gift per day beginning about ten days before Christmas. Still hyper, but the gifts were safe. A book a day and reading them before bed is a fantastic idea. I only thought of stocking stuffers and now he's 40! Ha
What a great tradition to start.... Have family put money in mason jar throughout year. At Christmas time, choose someone to bless (anonymously). On Christmas eve, deliver by Ring and Run. Must read the book The Christmas Jar it explains how it all started. I love this story!
Head to the dollar store!! Some metal cookie cutters, ribbon, and any kind of backing you want to attach. Pictures, wrapping paper, even a copy of a childs Christmas list! Beautiful gifts or keepsakes for your own tree! These are also cute in the kitchen