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Santa Activities for your Kids

Kids love Santa Claus. Some people argue that you shouldn't teach your kids about Santa -- they say it's a lie and teaches kids not to trust you. I say, that's nonsense. Christmas Santa and kids go together like cookies and milk -- and not by coincidence. Like many people, I have very fond memories of waiting for Santa on Christmas Eve, and I love sharing that excitement with my kids.

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Christmas Wrapping Ideas

Do you hate Christmas wrapping? Or is it the highlight of your season? Chances are you fall into one of two categories. One type of person regards their Christmas wrapping as a chore they need to get done. The other sees it as a creative endeavour and enjoys browsing Christmas gift wrap as much as doing their holiday shopping.

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The Christmas Gift Card Reappears

I used to resist the idea of giving a Christmas gift card. In my mind, it seemed like an impersonal, uncreative present. Never mind that I love to receive Christmas gift cards myself -- I thought other people would roll their eyes if I gave them.

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The Tradition of Christmas Lights

I love Christmas lights. I love stringing them, looking at them, and even hunting for burned out bulbs. It's all in the spirit of the season! So how did this awesome tradition start, and why is it so popular?

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Christmas Humor for Homemade Cards

Everyone loves Christmas humor, which is why there are so many funny Christmas humor cards in the stores. The card companies know it, too: you'll pay an arm and a leg for cards with a hint of humor instead of the traditional 'season's greetings' or 'happy holidays.'

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Find Perfect Christmas Gifts Online

Before online shopping, I dreaded looking for Christmas gifts. I'm an unusual woman: I absolutely hate malls, especially in the weeks leading up to Christmas, when 'holiday cheer' seems to mean harried sales clerks and grumpy customers. That's why I love online shopping so much! I can find Christmas gift ideas no one else will buy, and I can do it all from the comfort of my own home. How can you beat that?

These are my very favorite sites for Christmas gift shopping, and I'm willing to bet you'll love them, too!

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Unique and Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas

Whether you're having a country style Christmas or a New York glamor holiday, you need Christmas decorating ideas. Don't we all? I mean, who can really keep up with all of the decorations and schemes kicking around out there?

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Make Your Christmas Party a Blast with these Fun Game Ideas

Who doesn't love a Christmas party? Not too many people I know. Christmas parties are a great way to get together and add in some extra fun during the holiday season. If you're considering having a party this Christmas, don't forget the games. Here are some ideas for Christmas party games to give you ideas and make your planning easier.

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Christmas Trees -- 5 Tips to Keeping Them Alive

Ahhh... there's nothing like the fragrance of a live Christmas tree to fill your home with the wonderful smells of the holiday season. There's just something about the look, smell, and even the feel of a live Dougalas Fir, Spruce or Pine that fills you with the Christmas spirit.

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