Strut Your Stuff- Holiday Cards & Gifts

I once heard a lady say that her kids always have 4 presents under the tree: something they want, something they need, something they wear and something the read. I cannot tell you how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! 

Here are some other ideas I have found from my readers and from searching online:

For neighbors: 
Fill a ladel with Hersheys Kisses and attach a note saying “Have Yourself a Merry LADEL KISSmas” (idea from My Honey Do List) *or*  I have see a wisk full of kisses and the note attached says “We WISK you a merry KISSmas”

  Treat cups  and Danish Tins from Creative Attempts

Stamped Tile Coasters  from Design to Shine

One year when Ethan was almost 2, we sat him in a cute tin wash bucket full of bubbles, put a Santa hat on him and gave him a bubble beard. We took a picture of him for the front of our Christmas cards- it was darling!
Reindeer Cards by Chaos Among Us
Pop Up Cards by Country Living
Gift Wrapping:
(For those I have featured, please feel free to grab my button!)  

So what are your favorite holiday cards and gift ideas? Link up your own ideas or ones you have found that you love!

  1. Vintage X – Mas Postcards (Red Heads Craft More Fun)
  2. Fawnda @ F&J (5 Homemade gift cards)
  3. 30 Great Neighbor Gift Ideas for Christmas!
  4. Clip Art Gift Tags @ Blue Cricket Design
  5. Christmas cards @ Simply Modern Mom
  6. Quilted Cards you can make Christmasy
  7. Katies Nesting Spot : Upcycled Treat Container
  8. Make a Thank You Santa Plate
  1. Chocolate Covered Marshmallowes for Hot Cocoa
  2. Cookies
  3. Handprint Christmas Ornaments
  4. Potholders
  5. My Holiday Apron
  6. Stamped Stone Coasters Video Tutorial
  7. At Second Street (Santa Party Invite)
  8. Homemade Wrapping Paper : A Great Project for Kids!
  9. This linky list is now closed.

Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. says

    Thanks so much for putting my idea on there! I've never been featured on anything before so it's very exciting for me! All of the ideas are fantastic. I just thought I'd add a quick one that my neighborhood is doing…nothing! I know, it sounds awful, but instead, we're donating the money we would have spent to a single mother in our neighborhood who needs some help with Christmas this year. I'm so grateful for my new neighborhood saving me some hassle! :)

  2. says

    I have been using that "saying" for years when purchasing Christmas gifts, especially for my children…has kept me on track and from over buying…they have always been satisfied. Love your cute ideas!

  3. says

    Love the homemade popcorn tin idea. What a fun gift to make with the kiddies too.

    I'm decorating pinecones with my 3 yr old today. Should be fun.

  4. says

    I can't wait to make a bunch of these. We have six kids and this year (as for many) we are having to cut cost and I've been trying to make everyone something and I LOVE these ideas. Thanks for posting them.