This post is part of the Random Crafts of Kindness Campaign sponsored by Consumer Crafts.
I have to admit that I am a pretty lucky lady. I have a warm home, lots of ribbon, and best of all, a healthy family. Unfortunately there are many people out there who are struggling with those comforts. No one plans on having sick children. No one plans on having to travel far away from their homes so that their children can receive the best medical care any time of year but I can only imagine having to being away from home from long periods of time over the holidays has to be especially hard. Luckily there are places like Ronald McDonald House to help families with sick children out. So when Consumer Crafts asked me to be a part of their Random Crafts of Kindness I knew that I would love to do something random and fun for those families staying at the newly opened Ronald McDonald House here in Charlotte, so I put together this fun craft stash that can be used to make fun holiday cards and other crafts!
As most of you might know, the beginning of December is the thick of the Christmas crafting season. Homemade gifts take time so you always want to start a little early. This year I am sending all my nieces and nephews personalized ornaments to hang in their trees. I want to get these out in the mail BEFORE Christmas so that they can enjoy them this year while their tree is up. So here are 3 of my Simple DIY Ornaments for Teens and Boys.
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As you're eating the last of the leftovers today and tomorrow don't forget that it's time to pick out your holiday cards already!! And don't forget about holiday photo gifts as well. If you're looking for a GREAT place to start your card design search I would definitely recommend Minted and not just because they've asked me to tell you a little more about them, but because that is the first website I went to when we started trying to narrow down our Christmas Cards for this year.
I am so lucky to have such a beautiful photo to work with this year when picking out a card and I want to make sure not to let it go to waste with just an average card.
Happy Thanksgiving every one! I hope your day is going to be filled with parades, savory foods, family, and a little online or in-store shopping once all the babes are nestled in their warm beds. If you do plan to do some online shopping I have an AMAZING deal for you for BLACK FRIDAY on Silhouette cutting machines and accessories after my craft tutorial, so keep on reading! But first I want to share with you the easiest confetti garland you'll ever make!!
There might be 30 days left until Christmas but there are only 2 days left until Hanukkah! It's a crazy calendar this year, that will reset with an extra month next year, that has Hanukkah starting on the same day as Thanksgiving. So, in case you are as unprepared as I am I've made a really cute Happy Hanukkah gift tag that you can download for free!
It's Tuesday! The Tuesday before Thanksgiving week!! What?!? How did that happen so fast? However it happened, Thanksgiving is almost here and if your kids are anything like mine they can eat an entire meal in about 10 minutes. Start to finish. Including dessert. So when we want to have an enjoyable meal, such as Thanksgiving dinner, it's always in my best interest to come with an activity for the kids.
This year I will come prepared with this really fun activity for the kids' table that is so simple to put together the hardest part will be not eating the Sixlets yourself!
**side note - you may notice in the post the printable says "Thankgiving" let that be a lesson in designing under the influence of decongestants. The actual printable file included below is correct!**