Holiday traditions seem to be the glue that keeps families going throughout all the hectic hustle and bustle of a crazy season. With all the kids’ concerts, work parties, classroom celebrations – not to mention the loudly calling Christmas commercials and brightly colored catalogs – sometimes the holidays can seem more frazzled than merry. If you want to incorporate some new holiday traditions that will keep your family focused on what’s important this year, here’re some ideas to help you out!
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Creating Gingerbread Houses (and free Gingerbread House template!) // Remodelaholic
Gingerbread houses can be sort of intimidating, but they don’t have to be! Especially if you use a store-bought kit. The recipe shared here is really easy, though. The kids will love popping candy off their houses to munch on!
Gingerbread Houses, Tips and Tricks // Remodelaholic
And get even more tips and tricks for gingerbread houses here!
Build a Gingerbread Nativity // Bright Green Door
A cute variation on the gingerbread house theme is to create gingerbread nativities instead!
Spritz Cookies // Delineate Your Dwelling
Lots of people have special cookies they create only around Christmas. Spritz cookies are a common traditional recipe to try out.
Christmas Cookie Swap // Daily DIY Life
Or you could host a cookie swap! Bake half as much and double your cookies!
Holiday Cookie Baking (recipes you’ll love) // Tidy Mom
Get tons of traditional Christmas cookie recipes here. So many to choose from – you might have to make them all!
Sugared Nuts (and free printable) // Design Dazzle
Here’s a fun treat to take to your holiday parties – sugared nuts! A unique substitute for cookies.
Chocolate Toffee Crunch Popcorn // Lovely Etc.
Or try this delicious alternative to caramel corn.
Christmas Grenadine Italian Soda // Tips From a Typical Mom
And if you hate eggnog, you can always opt for a fizzy cherry flavored sweet beverage like this!
Mocha Punch // An Alli Event
Or a batch of yummy punch people will beg for year after year.
Mint Malt Crockpot Hot Chocolate // Tips From a Typical Mom
If it’s cold out, you might prefer some hot chocolate instead. Try this tempting recipe on a cold Christmas Eve night.
Norwegian Pancakes for Christmas Morning // One Good Thing
It’s fun to have a special breakfast on Christmas morning. These pancakes look a lot like crepes and sound delicious.
Christmas Eggs // An Oregon Cottage
Or keep things savory with a batch of scrumptious Christmas eggs – a scrambled egg bake that’s easy to make and looks great, too.
Christmas Wontons // Rae Gun Ramblings
These Christmas wontons sound so yummy, I’d be tempted to make them all year long.
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