This is the time of year for spreading good cheer, so don't be a grinch! Take some time to make this season bright for others! Decorate, spend time together and share new experiences.
Decorate your home.
Decorating never needs to be extravagant.
A simple wreath made of red berries turns hum drum into festive.
Try one on your front door this year to bring good cheer to all your neighbors!
Make a Gingerbread Cabin!
Gingerbread houses come in all shapes and sizes. You can even make one of graham crackers and school glue. Then decorate it with candy.
If you have the time - design one that looks just like your house.
Take a picture and use it as your Christmas card this year. "From our cabin to yours..."
Harvest your own tree this year.
I know, it sounds a little overzealous.
But sharing experiences like this will connect your family in ways you never dreamed.
Try it once. You may start a new tradition!
Spend time playing with children this year.
A simple project will do.
Decorating cookies or making gingerbread ornaments will light up their holiday and bring real celebration into your life as well!
Here is a simple recipe for making Simple Cinnamon Scented Shapes for your Christmas tree.
1 Cup Cinnamon (Additional Spices may be added as desired)
1 Cup Apple Sauce
1 tsp. Craft Glue
Flat Tray or or Board
Pretty Ribbon or String
Glitter Glue (if desired)
Mix Cinnamon, Applesauce and Glue (add more Cinnamon if the dough is too wet).
Roll dough to 1/4 inch.
Use Cookie Cutters to create ornament shapes.
Use Toothpick to create a hole at the top for hanging.
Allow to dry (may take a day or two, so place them out of the way)
Thread hole with Ribbon.
Add a little Glitter Glue for a finishing touch.
These are pretty and smell delightful all season long. Enjoy!