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Homemade Snowflake Glass OrnamentsThese are so easy to make and look so elegant. All you do is remove the lid from each ball ornament and fill each ornament about 1/2 way to 1/3 way with the artificial snow.
Christmas Tradition: Stockings From MomGrowing up we never had much money, but we always had a nice Christmas thanks to Mom. There were 4 of us kids and we got at least a few presents each, but it was very important to Mom that we had our stockings also.
Christmas Tradition: Christmas EveOn Christmas Eve, my family has our two girls try to find the Christmas box Mrs. Santa left for them. It always contains a new set of pajama's. After they put on the pajamas, our family drives around town looking at Christmas lights and live nativity scenes in different neighborhoods. We've done this for 21 years and they still love this tradition that officially starts Christmas for them.
Craft: North Pole OrnamentPaint the sticks as in photo (or however you want.) Let dry. Glue together as in picture. Glue on ribbon and hang and enjoy.
Nut RollsScald milk. Cool to safe temperature for yeast. In a separate pot, melt shortening. Beat eggs. Dissolve yeast in the warm milk. Add shortening and beaten eggs. Add flour, 2 cups at a time.
Twelve Days of Christmas TriviaMany people think the 12 Days of Christmas are before Christmas, but actually they are the 12 days after Christmas.
Set Up a Christmas Tree OutsideOne of the most frustrating things about putting up a Christmas tree is attaching the stand and stringing the lights. A few years ago I came up with the idea of doing it all outside on my patio.