Christmas

Create a holiday haven that will sparkle all the way through December 25 with festive Christmas decorating ideas. Plus, bake delicious Christmas cookies and serve a memorable dinner friends and family will love. With the season of giving in mind, we've collected our best homemade Christmas gifts to make one-of-a-kind presents for your friends and family. Sharing Christmas recipes is also a popular way to celebrate, and our collection of Christmas cookies includes classic cookies, cookies the kids can make, and new recipes that are sure to become family favorites. The Christmas tree is always a key part of the festivities, and we can help you pick the perfect tree as well as decorate it with beautiful lights and handmade Christmas ornaments. Our ornament ideas come in every size and material, including felt ornaments, kids' ornaments, and glass ball ornaments. And why wait to celebrate? Our clever Christmas crafts are fun to start at any time and can be turned into gifts or pretty decorations for your celebration. Curious about the holiday's beginnings? The Christian holiday has some European origins -- like the Christmas tree and candy canes -- but Santa Claus came from an American poet. Learn more about the meaning of Christmas. Get ready for the holiday with pretty decorations -- garlands, swags, and centerpieces, plus outdoor decorating ideas that start with Christmas wreaths and sparkling Christmas lights.

DIY Paper Christmas Wreath

Make your own paper and copper Christmas wreath with this simple pattern and tutorial by DIY designer Lia Griffith. Use metallic papers for a frosted feel and twist copper wire to spell out your favorite festive message.

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Keep your decor fresh throughout the holiday season with our easy tips and...

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