Christmas inspiration round-up! (organization, decor, gift ideas and more!)


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Happy November friends!  I’m so excited I can’t stand it!  Love October but I have to admit that I look forward to November and December all year long.  Nothing beats this time of year full of gratitude, love, excitement, family time, and all things Christmas!  It’s simply magical.  My friends have been teasing me all week.  They know that once Halloween is over all bets are off at my house.  My favorite Christmas CD’s come out (this one and this one) and we get positively giddy planning the next two months!  I’ve rounded up some of my FAVORITE past Christmas posts for you today if you like to start planning early like we do!  So many ideas in this round-up!  Past posts on decorating, organizing, gift ideas, etc.  Click around and Enjoy! 🙂


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{10 THINGS TO DO NOW TO ENSURE A LESS STRESSFUL DECEMBER}
I shared this post last October.  One of my favorites!  Things to start doing NOW to prepare for the holiday season!
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{ORGANIZED WRAPPING SUPPLIES}
How I organize my wrapping supplies so I have easy access and can get to things quickly!
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Love to have my gifts bought and wrapped weeks before Christmas.  That’s always the goal!  This post was a favorite.  🙂
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{RECENT DECEMBER PICS}
A post I shared last year with a few ideas for gifts and organizing along with what we had been up to through the month.
favorite holiday books
{FAVORITE CHRISTMAS BOOKS}
We read a lot during November and December!  One of our favorite family traditions to curl up and read a book or two each night by the tree.  These are our favorites!
favorite christmas movies
{FAVORITE CHRISTMAS MOVIES}
There is nothing like a fun Christmas movie to get the kids excited for the holiday!  And to give mom a break during such a busy month. 🙂  We add a new one to our collection every year.  These are our favorites!
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{CHRISTMAS DECOR IDEAS AND MY THOUGHTS ON EARLY CHRISTMAS DECORATING}
Some people like to wait until Thanksgiving is over before decorating for Christmas.  I’m not one of them. 🙂  This is a post I shared last year with a few thoughts about that along with some Christmas decor inspiration.
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{CHRISTMAS DECOR IN THE FAMILY ROOM}
How I decorated our new family room for Christmas last year!  So excited to get started on this year’s decor!
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{CHRISTMAS IN THE KITCHEN}
Christmas in the kitchen last year.  I’m mixing a few things up, but really loved the simplicity of this so I’m keeping it similar this year.
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{DISPLAYING PAST SANTA PICTURES}
One of my favorites!  Love this.  And it’s SO easy!
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{CHRISTMAS CARD STAIR GARLAND}
I’ve been displaying our family’s past Christmas cards on my stairs for years.  Last year I used real garland and while it looked beautiful I will NOT be doing that again!  Read the post for details.  🙂
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christmas card picture garland
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{DISPLAYING AND SAVING CHRISTMAS CARDS}
Can’t wait to show you how I’m displaying them this year! 🙂
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{CHRISTMAS CARD PAGES}
Full post on how I save my cards from friends and family each year.
cocoa station{HOT CHOCOLATE STATION}
My kids are BEGGING me to set this up for them again but the year I did it I gained 4 lbs!  Ha!
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{CHRSITMAS PRETZEL HUGS}
making-pretzel-hugsI’ve been making this treat every December with my kids since the girls were toddlers!  Even before the recipe was all over Pinterest. 😉  Love this pic of them making our Christmas pretzel hugs last December.
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{HOLIDAY GIFT}
A fun way to personalize your hugs for gifts!
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{APPLESAUSE COOKIES}
These make great friend/teacher/neighbor gifts!
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{CHRSITMAS/NEW YEAR’S GIFT}
This is a fun gift I gave my girlfriends one year.  Nothing like a new planner.  🙂
Whew!  Quite a round-up.  I hope that helps jump start your holiday planning!  Enjoy the next two months everyone!  We are gearing up to do just that.

🙂

xoxo, Erin

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