12 Days of Christmas: Ways To Make Christmas Magical for Kids

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Who's excited for Christmas!?!?!

Join us for the 12 Days of Christmas Ideas Series along with eleven more talented bloggers. We've rounded up the best of the best Christmas ideas to make your holiday season more festive and fun.
Every day December 1-12th we will be sharing a new collection of Christmas Ideas rounded up from our best blogging friends around the web. That's a total of 144 awesome Christmas Ideas to make your holiday season easier and more fun! Some of our topics include Decor, DIY, Organization, Food, Games and so much more. We don't want to spoil the fun by telling you too much. We want you to be surprised! Now is the perfect time to subscribe so you'll be the first to know!

Christmas is a special time of year, and I love seeing my kids' excitement over the wonder of it all. I've rounded up 12 ways to make Christmas magical for your kids! Check out some new ideas for this season!



Meet The Hostesses

Christmas is a special time of year, and I love seeing my kids' excitement over the wonder of it all. I've rounded up 12 ways to make Christmas magical for your kids! Check out some new ideas for this season!

Shirley of Intelligent Domestications ~ Erlene of My Pinterventures ~ Lindsay of Crazy Organized
Michelle of Our Crafty Mom ~ Stephanie of The Tip Toe Fairy ~ Lorelai of Life With Lorelai
Katie of The Organized Dream ~ Amanda of The Kolb Corner ~ Marie of DIY Adulation
Megan of C'mon Get Crafty ~ Sara of Twelve On Main ~ Kim of Made in a Day

   
Christmas is a special time of year, and I love seeing my kids' excitement over the wonder of it all. I've rounded up 12 ways to make Christmas magical for your kids! Check out some new ideas for this season!

12 Ways to Make Christmas Magical

I absolutely love Christmas. Growing up, it was always my favorite time of year, the shinging light in the midst of brutal Chicago winters. Our family tradition was to get everyone together on Christmas Eve at my family's ancestral home (over 100 years old and counting!) for a big extended family Christmas.
There was food and laughter and it was tradition to watch the 1966 How the Grinch Stole Christmas right after dinner. We never got to finish it, since as soon as little Max started up that hill, there would come a booming knock on the door and the jingle of sleigh bells, as Santa came in with a sack full of presents!
I love creating these kinds of long lasting memories for my children, and today's post is designed to help you do the same.
Christmas is a special time of year, and I love seeing my kids' excitement over the wonder of it all. I've rounded up 12 ways to make Christmas magical for your kids! Check out some new ideas for this season!

So let's make some magic!

#1 A Shameless Plug But Oh So Fun
Elf on the Shelf Ideas - Plenty of fun ideas for your Elf this season! Links to printables as well!
Yes, this one is mine, but I also spent years creating fun (and basic) Elf on the Shelf Ideas for you....plus I made a whole batch of free printables for you! You can't beat that. ;)
#2 Secret Good Deeds
Christmas is a special time of year, and I love seeing my kids' excitement over the wonder of it all. I've rounded up 12 ways to make Christmas magical for your kids! Check out some new ideas for this season!
This Santa Secret Service tradition from The Dating Divas is such a wonderful idea! Very creative way to teach kids about being responsible and charitable.
#3 Santa's Mailbox
  Christmas is a special time of year, and I love seeing my kids' excitement over the wonder of it all. I've rounded up 12 ways to make Christmas magical for your kids! Check out some new ideas for this season!  
Sunny Day Family has an easy and fun craft for kids to work on - a Santa Mailbox for all those changing Christmas lists!
 
#4 Random Acts of Kindness Cootie Catcher
Christmas is a special time of year, and I love seeing my kids' excitement over the wonder of it all. I've rounded up 12 ways to make Christmas magical for your kids! Check out some new ideas for this season!  
This Random Acts of Kindness Cootie Catcher from Bren Did reminds me of all those fun paper games we played as kids!
#5 Grow Your Own Candy Canes
Christmas is a special time of year, and I love seeing my kids' excitement over the wonder of it all. I've rounded up 12 ways to make Christmas magical for your kids! Check out some new ideas for this season!  
Part of making Christmas magical for kids is to invite them to be whimsical and to believe anything is possible. So why wouldn't you be able to grow candy canes like Growing a Jeweled Rose?
 
#6 Christmas Eve Surprise Box
 
Christmas is a special time of year, and I love seeing my kids' excitement over the wonder of it all. I've rounded up 12 ways to make Christmas magical for your kids! Check out some new ideas for this season!
Start a fun new tradition with your kids by gifting them these Christmas Eve Boxes from Money Saving Sisters!
#7 Christmas Countdown Box
  Christmas is a special time of year, and I love seeing my kids' excitement over the wonder of it all. I've rounded up 12 ways to make Christmas magical for your kids! Check out some new ideas for this season!  
Speaking of boxes, this Christmas Countdown Box from Teach Me Mommy would help keep the magic of Christmas alive every day leading up to it!
 
#8 Make Your Own Play Snow
 
Christmas is a special time of year, and I love seeing my kids' excitement over the wonder of it all. I've rounded up 12 ways to make Christmas magical for your kids! Check out some new ideas for this season!
Whether you live in a warm climate without snow, or just don't want to freeze in the real stuff, this play snow from Huckleberry Love definitely promotes some Christmas magic - can you say indoor snowman??
 
#9 Baking Soda Gingerbread Ornaments
 
Christmas is a special time of year, and I love seeing my kids' excitement over the wonder of it all. I've rounded up 12 ways to make Christmas magical for your kids! Check out some new ideas for this season!
Christmas cookies are sort of a holiday staple of traditions, but what if you made cookies you could keep? These Baking Soda Gingerbread Ornaments from My Pinterventures look good enough to eat, but last much longer!
#10 Puzzle Piece Holiday Wreath
Christmas is a special time of year, and I love seeing my kids' excitement over the wonder of it all. I've rounded up 12 ways to make Christmas magical for your kids! Check out some new ideas for this season!  
Dazzle While Frazzled has a fun activity for you and the kids both with this festive puzzle piece wreath!
 
#11 DIY Elf Coat
 
Christmas is a special time of year, and I love seeing my kids' excitement over the wonder of it all. I've rounded up 12 ways to make Christmas magical for your kids! Check out some new ideas for this season!
   
Is your Elf feeling chilled? Get the kids together and make him a coat with this easy tutorial from Exquisitely Unremarkable!
#12 Elf on the Shelf Printable Calendar
 


Christmas is a special time of year, and I love seeing my kids' excitement over the wonder of it all. I've rounded up 12 ways to make Christmas magical for your kids! Check out some new ideas for this season!
Speaking of that whimsical Elf, you can keep yours hopping with a Printable Calendar from Time Saving Mom so you never run out of ideas or forget to move him!
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for Day Eleven!
 
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Are you ready to rock your holiday season this year? Join us for the 12 Days of Christmas Ideas Series along with eleven more talented bloggers. We've rounded up the best of the best Christmas ideas to make your holiday season more festive and fun. Keep reading below to see day nine which is full of Christmas printables to help you rock your holiday this year!
Every day December 1-12th we will be sharing a new collection of Christmas Ideas rounded up from our best blogging friends around the web. That's a total of 144 awesome Christmas Ideas to make your holiday season easier and more fun! Some of our topics include Decor, DIY, Organization, Food, Games and so much more. We don't want to spoil the fun by telling you too much. We want you to be surprised! Now is the perfect time to subscribe to the newsletter so you'll be the first to know about the fun!
Prevent holiday overwhelm easily is by utilizing free Christmas printables. This round up will have you covered from holiday parties to kids’ games.
 

Meet The Hostesses

Prevent holiday overwhelm easily is by utilizing free Christmas printables. This round up will have you covered from holiday parties to kids’ games.
Shirley of Intelligent Domestications ~ Erlene of My Pinterventures ~ Lindsay of Crazy Organized
Michelle of Our Crafty Mom ~ Stephanie of The Tip Toe Fairy ~ Lorelai of Life With Lorelai
Katie of The Organized Dream ~ Amanda of The Kolb Corner ~ Marie of DIY Adulation
Megan of C'mon Get Crafty ~ Sara of Twelve On Main ~ Kim of Made in a Day

12 Days of Christmas Ideas - Christmas Printables

Day 9

Prevent holiday overwhelm easily is by utilizing free Christmas printables. This round up will have you covered from holiday parties to kids’ games. The holidays can be crazy stressful. Between budgets, social obligations, and gifts it is no wonder that you are exhausted come Christmas day. One of the easiest ways to prevent holiday overwhelm is by utilizing free printables. Since I’m passionate about making your life even easier I’m helping you out by rounding up the best Christmas printables this year. These printables will have you covered from holiday parties to kids’ games. Prevent holiday overwhelm easily is by utilizing free Christmas printables. This round up will have you covered from holiday parties to kids’ games. [bctt tweet="These Christmas printables will have you covered from holiday parties to kids’ games. #twelvedaysofChristmas" username="diyadulation"] [caption id="attachment_6444" align="aligncenter" width="541"]Prevent holiday overwhelm easily is by utilizing free Christmas printables. This round up will have you covered from holiday parties to kids’ games. Photo Credit: Shirley (Intelligent Domestications)[/caption]

Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt Game

If you are looking for a great way to connect with family over the holidays then this Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt Game from Shirley at Intelligent Domestications is perfect for you! Her family uses it to build up excitement before the big family Christmas but this would also be a great way to feel closer to family members that don’t live close. A fun variation on the game would be to create teams based on state. See what state is superior this season!   [caption id="attachment_6446" align="aligncenter" width="647"]Prevent holiday overwhelm easily is by utilizing free Christmas printables. This round up will have you covered from holiday parties to kids’ games. Photo Credit: Kim (Made in a Day)[/caption]

Deer Gift Tags

Don’t settle for boring gift tags this year. Instead, check out these Deer Gift Tags from Kim at Made in a Day. They are an easy and classic way to adorn your gifts while allowing you to keep track of recipients. [caption id="attachment_6451" align="aligncenter" width="768"]Prevent holiday overwhelm easily is by utilizing free Christmas printables. This round up will have you covered from holiday parties to kids’ games. Photo Credit: Sara (Twelve on Main)[/caption]

“Merry and Bright” Printable

Dress up your walls with simple and elegant Christmas décor like this “Merry and Bright” printable from Sara at Twelve on Main. This is a perfect fit for farmhouse décor or if you like clean lines for the season.   [caption id="attachment_6442" align="aligncenter" width="486"]Prevent holiday overwhelm easily is by utilizing free Christmas printables. This round up will have you covered from holiday parties to kids’ games. Photo Credit: Lorelai (Life with Lorelai)[/caption]

Candy Cane Legend with Printables

I have always loved the Legend of the Candy Cane. It brings so much more meaning to a holiday staple. Get a free printable to attach to your candy canes this year with the Candy Cane Legend with Printables from Lorelai at Life with Lorelai.   [caption id="attachment_6449" align="aligncenter" width="612"]Prevent holiday overwhelm easily is by utilizing free Christmas printables. This round up will have you covered from holiday parties to kids’ games. Photo Credit: Kim (Made in a Day)[/caption]

Hipster Holiday Free Printable Gift Tags

If traditional isn’t really your style then you have to check out these Hipster Holiday Free Printable Gift Tags also from Kim at Made in a Day. These are so adorable I can promise you that anyone would love getting a gift adorned with one.   Prevent holiday overwhelm easily is by utilizing free Christmas printables. This round up will have you covered from holiday parties to kids’ games.

Letters to Santa

Make letters to Santa a breeze this year with the free printables from yours truly! Don’t worry. There is an option for older kids and another for non-writers. Let everyone get in on the fun and be prepared to chuckle at you children’s wants this year.   [caption id="attachment_6448" align="aligncenter" width="525"]Prevent holiday overwhelm easily is by utilizing free Christmas printables. This round up will have you covered from holiday parties to kids’ games. Photo Credit: Emily (My Love for Words)[/caption]

Free Rustic Christmas Party Printables

What if there was a printable set that made throwing your holiday party a breeze? These Free Rustic Christmas Party Printables from Emily at My Love for Words do just that. She seriously has you covered from wall invitations to décor. These are fabulous!   [caption id="attachment_6443" align="aligncenter" width="456"]Prevent holiday overwhelm easily is by utilizing free Christmas printables. This round up will have you covered from holiday parties to kids’ games. Photo Credit: Sarah (Must Have Mom)[/caption]

Christmas Guessing Game Printable

Get a fun and easy game to keep the kiddos entertained at your holiday party this year with this free Christmas Guessing Game Printable from Sarah at Must Have Mom. This is such a cute game that even you won’t mind playing a few rounds. This would also make an awesome Christmas-themed family game night.   [caption id="attachment_6447" align="aligncenter" width="541"]Prevent holiday overwhelm easily is by utilizing free Christmas printables. This round up will have you covered from holiday parties to kids’ games. Photo Credit: Meagen (Just2Sisters)[/caption]

Elf on the Shelf Report Card

Do you rock Elf on the Shelf during December? This Elf on the Shelf Report Card from Meagen at Just2Sisters is a fun addition for your tradition.   [caption id="attachment_6453" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Prevent holiday overwhelm easily is by utilizing free Christmas printables. This round up will have you covered from holiday parties to kids’ games. Photo Credit: Amy (A Bird and a Bean)[/caption]

Advent Calendar

Advent Calendars do not have to be accompanied with gifts and sometimes we can forget that. If you’re just looking for a cute and decorative countdown to the holidays then this Advent Calendar from Amy at A Bird and a Bean is perfect. A modern design with two color options will keep the “When is Christmas?” whining at bay this year.   [caption id="attachment_6452" align="aligncenter" width="650"]Prevent holiday overwhelm easily is by utilizing free Christmas printables. This round up will have you covered from holiday parties to kids’ games. Photo Credit: Krista (the Happy Housie)[/caption]

Buffalo Check Printable

I absolutely LOVE buffalo check around the holidays. Krista at the Happy Housie has me covered this year with a ton of color options for her gorgeous Buffalo Check Printable! There is seriously one to fit your décor no matter what your color scheme is.   [caption id="attachment_6445" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Prevent holiday overwhelm easily is by utilizing free Christmas printables. This round up will have you covered from holiday parties to kids’ games. Photo Credit: Lauren (Bless’er House)[/caption]

Hot Cocoa Printable

Another fantastic treat for the season is indulging in hot chocolate. Whether you are hosting a holiday party or just enjoying a cozy night at home, this Hot Cocoa Printable from Lauren at Bless’er House is an adorable piece of décor to dress up your hot cocoa station. Don’t let stress keep you from enjoying your holidays this year. Use these printables to totally rock the season. Don’t forget to check out all of the other amazing Christmas ideas and tips to make this the best holiday yet!
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