Holidays - a time of joyous reflection, holiday music, decorations, family traditions and gift giving. Don't get overwhelmed with the stresses and busy-ness of the season; instead take time to create those meaningful memories with your family that will truly be remembered.
One of our traditions is to bake Swedish pepparkakor (like a ginger snap, only much better) and bullar (cinnamon roll, but don't forget the cardamom!). I still remember the smells growing up in Sweden of these heavenly treats. Granted, Christmas baking at my house now usually doesn't get done until after Christmas - sometime between Christmas and New Years, but then that is our tradition. What traditions have you created that your children will remember and savor? I encourage you to create new traditions and celebrate your old ones.
How about creating a layout for your scrapbook celebrating these memories? Try capturing the sights, sounds, smells and spirit of your family's holidays this year.
For the hard-to-buy for person on your list, here are some product picks that may be helpful for you. Don't forget about the ACOT Gift Certificate that is always the perfect fit!
Isn't this adorable? As I was moving things around on the racks tonight I stumbled upon this little album in a purse. It is a 6" seashell-shaped accordion album featuring 4¾" pages, a decorative elastic band to hold the album together, and a clear "purse" carrying case. Perfect for your little princess. $12.99
These little cuties are perfect albums for holidays, family, friends, or as a card for that special someone. Each Doodlebug Accordion Album has eight 3¼"x3¼" cardstock panels and an elastic, adorned with a silk flower and button center to top it off. Available in 6 fun colors. $8.99
How amazing is this? Complete this file folder in no time flat! It's all here and ready to go! With this splendid collection, you can quickly and easily create one sensational file folder. This kit includes everything you need! $14.99
This mini scrapbook set includes enough to make an entire scrapbook! Perfect for the little girl on your list. $7.99
• 1 Mini Scrapbook (6"x6") with 12 Page Protectors
• 12 Pattern Paper Sheets
• 5 Sticker Sheets
• 3 3-D Embellished Frames
• 3 3-D Embellished Stickers
• 10 Eva Foam Stickers
• 1 Gram of Confetti
• 24 MIni Pom-poms
• 10 Adhesive Backed Rhinestones
Crafting on-the-go just got easer, and a lot more fun! AMM's Tote-ally Cool Craft Bag is made of heavy duty material with oodles of pockets and a secret hidden drawer to keep all your crafting do-dads safe, organized, and at your fingertips. $29.99
I love my Wristlet - wouldn't take a trip without it. Let all your must-have accessories dangle from your wrist in style. This Making Memories® Wristlet keeps your essentials within reach, not buried at the bottom of your bag. The ideal size for holding cell phone, ID cards, money, and more, the Wristlet measures approximately 5¾"x4". $8.99
These Memory Albums from All My Memories™ are some of my favorite albums; no wonder they've been such a hot item around here! I especially like the magnetized Folio flap which helps to ensure the album stays closed. This post-bound system provides twenty clear top-loading folios and expands to showcase up to eighty scrapbook pages. Wrapped in a stitched leather-like finish, Memory Albums are archival safe to keep your memory treasures safe as well as stylish. Washable outside cover and customizable front window. Includes black page inserts and is accented in black, available in 8x8 and 12x12 and in five stylish colors. $19.99, $24.99.
What a fun kit of Holiday Sparkle! These won't last long. $11.99
• ten 12"x12" papers
• Dome Epoxy Stickers
• Vellum Stickers
• Mini Journaling Folders and Envelopes
What a great gift idea! Lisa's third book in her series Scrapbooking with Lisa Bearnson is actually a kit! You'll get a 180-page idea book filled with pages featured on TV. Lisa's book is the perfect inspiration booster! You'll also receive a make-it-yourself mini album, cute foam stamps and a trendy chipboard set. $39.95
These are really cool! Just add photos & journaling, and in minutes you can send this one-of-a-kind Scrapbook Card to that special person. A big wow, from your little mailbox! $6.79
What sold me on this Purple Cows Trimmer? no sharp blade to worry about, yet it cuts paper wonderfully. This trimmer is full of features, yet is still compact. It combines the advantages of both rotary and guillotine blades to give you optimum flexibility when working on your projects. $69.99
We gathered all our Christmas Themed products and put them here for you!
Keep checking back as I add more gift ideas and ramble on about my family's holiday traditions....
Great Ideas! I have the KI Hannah File Folder Kit and Love it. It was so easy and quick to put together.
Some really cute ideas you've listed here, TFS.
cool ideas! I saw many here that I want for myself ;) ;)
Great ideas Kristin!!
I love my wristlet too!
I love the wristlet. I have the black one!