Get ready for the Christmas season with our clever tricks to simplify the holidays. Including crafty Christmas wrapping ideas, must-try ideas for hosting guests, and why-didn't-I-think-of-that Christmas shortcuts, our tips for the holiday season are guaranteed to make your life easier.View Slideshow
Capture the memories of your little one's first holiday with these keepsake projects both parents and baby will cherish forever.
Create a keepsake ornament featuring your little one's precious face. Using a circle paper punch, punch a hole in the center of a piece of card stock to create a frame. Tape a photo to the back so Baby's face shows through the circle. Punch another circle from a square of colored paper and adhere it so it surrounds the first hole. Knot a ribbon through two holes at the top of the card stock to create a hanger.
Make a little book of Christmas shapes to read to your child. See if your child can find the same shapes around the house. See the inside of the book in the next slide.
This sweet book uses a ready-made blank book, but you also can recycle an old children's book for the base.
Purchased blankets become personalized with simple sewing techniques. Stitch a border using ribbon or add iron-on letters for a soft touch.
Use colorful scrapbook papers and message charms to create the inspirational tree that conveys your hopes and dreams for the little one for years to come.