Christmas Ideas and Traditions

Happy Thursday, peeps. I hope your week is going well! Our week has been a tad nuts…it’s always hard to get back into the swing of things after a week off, isn’t it?! My normally early bird kiddos have been sleeping in each day! I am sure they are both ready for the weekend too! I wanted to share a few of my favorite holiday ideas from Christmases past, with you today! Things that you might have forgotten about or just new ideas for you, if you’ve never seen these posts!

Here are a few of my favorites:

Cookies for Santa-We have made these cookie mixes in jars as gifts for years and they are always a big hit! If you want to make your own, there is also a free printable! Head HERE to see that post!


*Some stores are now selling already made jars, so if you’re not the DIY type, you can buy them HERE.

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls– Along with the Cookies for Santa jars, we also make cinnamon rolls each year to deliver to family and friends. I typically make about 18-20 pans of cinnamon rolls, freeze them and deliver them for people to bake and enjoy on Christmas morning. This has become a huge tradition around here and amongst family and friends. I still need to figure out how to send the frozen rolls back to California. They are pretty missed there from what I hear! Head HERE to see more details on that! Please note how much my babies have grown up since this post!


*I add napkins, plates and a little homemade card as well.

Deco Mesh on Christmas Tree- We have added deco mesh on our Christmas trees for as long as I can remember. It is such a beautiful addition to a tree. This is the first year that we didn’t use it. I have a video tutorial HERE for those of you that want to learn to do in on your trees!


*buy deco mesh HERE

Gifts for Siblings– Each year growing up, we would head to Target with cash in our pockets (thanks to mom!) and head down the aisles to shop for each other! I started this tradition with Teddy and Reagan, and just as it’s a cherished memory and tradition to me, it has become a cherished and favorite tradition to them. Head HERE to see the full post!


DIY Pom-Pom Ornaments-These are one of my favorite DIYs ever! Head HERE for the post!


And I leave you with a favorite teacher gift idea…more coming soon!



Gift deets: MUG // Hot Chocolate Stick

In the mood to get some of your Christmas shopping out of the way? Click the Fancy Christmas Gift Guides box below to be directed to ALL my gift guides in one place!


You can see my Black Friday post HERE and my Cyber Monday post HERE.

Have a happy day! XOXO!














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  1. Amy Hobbs wrote:

    Have you ever made pioneer woman’s cinnamon roll recipe with gluten free flour? Thanks so much!!

    Posted 12.6.15
    • Ashley wrote:

      I have not. I want to attempt it each, but I fear it’ll be a failure. Ha! I might try it this coming weekend! I’ll keep you posted! XO

      Posted 12.6.15
  2. Amy Hobbs wrote:

    I’m attempting the cinnamon rolls today, yay! Do you have a printable for the directions for reheating? Thanks so much and Merry Christmas to your sweet family!

    Posted 12.15.15

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