Christmas Card Display {Christmas Tradition Series}

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Jill believes that everyday is worth celebrating and we are so happy to have her today! ***************************************************************************************** Hiya! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion here to share one of our family traditions…well, a way to display one of our family traditions. How many of you out there send a Christmas or holiday card? We most certainly do. It is one of, if not THE FAVORITE, tradition. I love coming up with ideas and designing it. So SO fun! I also love getting the cards in the mail. Seriously though, how fun is it to run out to the mailbox and nab all the Christmas cards? I love seeing everyone’s family photos. Such a fun tradition! Today I’m going to share with you my Christmas Card Display, so you can proudly display your family’s card on your mantel or on a shelf, etc.. Christmas Card Display This was our Christmas Card from last year. I loved it so much! I’m [Read More…]

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Peppermint Crunch Ice Cream Pie {Christmas Tradition Series}

Six Sisters are a blogging sensation and we’re thrilled they’re sharing with us this afternoon! ************************************************************* This is one of our favorite traditions! Not all the sisters love pie – but ALL of us love ice cream! This Peppermint Crunch Ice Cream Pie is always at our holiday gatherings. It is so easy to throw together, and it is sure to be a huge hit! Peppermint Crunch Ice Cream Pie Ingredients: 3 pints (1 1/2 quarts) peppermint ice cream 1 Oreo cookie pie crust (or other chocolate-flavored pie crust) 1 (12 oz) jar fudge ice cream topping Crushed Candy canes Whipped topping Directions: In a large bowl, stir ice cream until softened. Spoon ice cream into pie shell and spread evenly. Return to freezer for about 3-4 hours (or until completely frozen). To serve, let pie stand at room temperature for about 5 minutes before slicing. Serve topped with fudge topping, whipped cream, and crushed candy canes. Makes about 6-8 [Read More…]

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Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake {Christmas Tradition Series}

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Leigh Anne is the sweetest and we’re thrilled to have her sharing this sweet tradition. Hi! I am Leigh Anne visiting from Your Homebased Mom. I am so excited to be here at The Crafting Chicks. I had the opportunity to meet Brooke in person earlier this year when we both were on KSL Studio Five the same day! She is such a cutie! We have lots of holiday traditions at our house. Tradition runs deep at the Wilkes household and I have learned that even though my children are now young adults I can’t ignore those long standing childhood traditions. Some of our favorites include our Breakfast with Santa, Christmas Eve fondue dinner, Christmas Day traditions and others that are on my blog and I hope you will visit. Our family even made the newspaper and the nightly news when someone tried to mess with one of our family traditions a few years ago! Today though I want to [Read More…]

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White Elephant Photo Gifts {Christmas Tradition Series}

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We love Kristyn! We love hanging out with her at conferences and we love that she’s hanging out here today with us! *********************************************** Hi there! It’s Kristyn from Lil’ Luna. I’m so happy to be here on The Crafting Chicks (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these girls) today sharing a fun Christmas Tradition. And the tradition may be a little strange but it has brought our family so much fun and laughter. Every year, the entire Luna clan comes over to my mom’s for a White Elephant Exchange on the first Monday in December. We all wear our pajamas, and we always have breakfast for dinner. The menu is filled with every delicious Breakfast food you can think of (Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Donuts, Chorizo, Cinnamon Rolls – you name it!!) We eat and always have a White Elephant Exchange followed by a visit from Santa for the kiddos. It has become tradition for me to give the same thing for the Exchange [Read More…]

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$100 Albion Fit Giveaway!

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You guys loved our last Albion Fit giveaway, so we are really excited and happy to have another one for you! Right in time for the holidays!   Albion Fit has a mission that I appreciate–to “provide women with the most luxurious, flattering, and hassle-free fitness and leisure apparel on the market.” Their products are super high quality, soft and cozy, and make you feel like a rockstar even when you’re sweaty. Plus, they are a local company which we love to support. They have their fall line out and I’m loving the colors of navy blue, orange, and gray. I love their attention to details, like the flattering ruching of this new navy zip hoodie. . . or the ruffles on these “Petal Pants” capri leggings that are adorable! I have this “Sweet Stripe Hoodie” in Seafoam & Gray and I adore the thin stripes and the ruffles down the front–plus it’s sooooo comfortable and soft! So basically you HAVE [Read More…]

St. Nicholas Day from Skip to my Lou {Christmas Tradition Series}

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We are so honored to having Cindy here with us today! ********************************************** Hello everyone! My name is Cindy and I blog at Skip to my Lou. I love making home made gifts and celebrating holidays! When we were living in Germany we celebrated St. Nicholas Day. We have brought this tradition home to the states and our children big and small still love it! The night before December 6th, children (however we do our whole family) leave their shoes by their door for St. Nicholas to bring them gifts and treats. Traditionally the shoes are filled with coins, sweets, fruit and or small gifts. Saint Nicholas was a real Saint who was known for being kind, helping those in need and his love for children. A wonderful model for us all this time of year! What I loved most was that this simple gift giving from St. Nicholas happened early in the month and then the focus shifted to the [Read More…]

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Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Cream from Simply Kierste {Christmas Tradition Series}

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We’re excited to have Kierste here today. She makes the simple things beautiful! Take a look at these simple, but oh so cute, jam labels she created. ******************************************************** Hello, friends! It’s so fun to be here with you and the darling Crafting Chicks today! I’m Kierste, from Simply Kierste, and I’m excited to share with you one of our favorite Christmas traditions. I ADORE Christmas, and all of our traditions are what make this season so special! Hello, friends! It’s so fun to be here with you and the darling Crafting Chicks today! I’m Kierste, from Simply Kierste, and I’m excited to share with you one of our favorite Christmas traditions. Every year we look forward to the day after Thanksgiving…it’s the day we go cut down our Christmas tree! I grew up having a real Christmas tree, and I knew that I wanted to continue that tradition with my own family. We bundle up–some years there has been snow [Read More…]

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30 Best Christmas Ideas

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Hey friends!  We love to put together these fun lists here at thecraftingchicks.com so you can see a bunch of fun ideas in one place.  Here are some of our favorite Christmas ideas that include free printables, Christmas card ideas, Christmas decorating ideas, letters to Santa and other fun crap!  Tell us what your favorite ideas is! Also check out our Bloggers Best Christmas Traditions posts going on all through November, they are TO. DIE. FOR.  ENJOY! CHRISTMAS BINGO: Jamie’s Christmas Tree Sunburst Ornaments Christmas Frames Ornaments CHRISTMAS CARD IDEAS Hammered Nickel Tile Wreath Iphone & Ipad Christmas Wallpapers 11 Free Christmas Printables  Homemade Gift Tags POLAR EXPRESS PRINTABLES Free Printable Chalkboard Mini Art Reindeer Handprint Ornaments Christmas Morning Breakfast + Felt Reindeer Napkin Rings Reindeer Noses Letters to Santa & Cookies Tags for Santa Homemade Photo Ornaments Fancy Bangle Homemade Ornaments What is your favorite??     Pin It

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Advent Activities by KoJo Designs {Christmas Tradition Series}

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We met Kirstin a couple years ago at SNAP! and she is much fun, plus she has some mad sewing skills! ********************************** Hey Crafting Chicks friends! I am Kirstin, half of the sister team that blogs at kojodesigns and Shiny Happy Sprinkles, and I am thrilled to be here today as part of this Christmas Traditions series! We have a lo-ong list of Christmas traditions in our house- from an annual ornament exchange to making and enjoying special holiday recipes (my mom’s fudge, my dad’s green chile, my mother-in-law’s seven layer bars, my sister’s green chile cheese ball!) to always getting new jammies on Christmas Eve, to a whole list of special holiday movies that we watch each year, to baking a birthday cake for Jesus. Our Christmas tradition that wraps all of these into one, however, is our Advent Calendar. We fill each day’s pouch with a treat and an activity- and we make sure to hit all of [Read More…]

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Santa Sack Printables

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Today I am sharing our new Christmas tradition– The Santa Sack. I don’t know about you, but it seems like each year we accumulate more and more toys.  I thought this would be the perfect solution to our problem and hopefully it will help your family out too. Each year when our elf Peter comes, he will bring this sack with him and the cute little printable attached.  I will probably work out some kind of Family Home Evening lesson to go with it so that the girls know that we have plenty and need to worry about helping others by giving what we have excess of to those who don’t have much or any.  If I do anything formal I’ll make sure I share it here. All printables and downloads designed by The Crafting Chicks are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please do not alter or claim as your own. These files are copyrighted files and the wording should not [Read More…]

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