We are mere days away from Thanksgiving, but all I can think of is Christmas!! My One Stop Christmas Shop vendor event I coordinated at my church was this past Friday and it really got me excited for Christmas! The event was very successful- tons of people showed up, and I heard many requests for a repeat event next year! So excited I pulled it off, with the help of my friends! We all got some business exposure and raised $140 for my church building fund with our vendor fees.
My parents are coming down to Kentucky for Thanksgiving for the first time since we moved here…usually we spend it up in Indiana with my husband’s family. Now, with two kids, we are relishing the ease of staying at home for the holidays! Mom and I are going to hit the Black Friday sales, and I can’t wait! I love to get out amongst the crowds and experience the thrill of the hunt!
I’m also planning a Christmas craft day with my friends…it will be our 4th annual craft day! It all started with me wanting to make a salt dough handprint ornament for my oldest daughter’s first Christmas. The recipe made a lot of dough, so I invited my friends who had small babies as well. We got together to roll, handprint, and bake the dough, then got together another day (after they dried) to paint them. The next year we did snowmen handprint ornaments, and last year was canvases…I made an angel from my daughter’s footprint for a body and her hands for the wings. It turned out so cute and I think it has been my favorite craft yet! This year, I’m thinking of 2 different crafts- reindeer (foot for the body, hands for antlers) canvas and lightbulb thumbprints around a picture frame, perhaps? I can’t stop pinning cute ideas- check out my Christmas board on Pinterest!
I’m loving this tradition of crafting with friends and being able to see my daughter’s growth year after year!
What are your Christmas crafts/traditions? I love new ideas and getting inspiration for mommy/daughter fun!