Week of December 16th-24th

I have been setting up shop at many different events this month, two more to go to wrap up the season. It has been a busy few weeks, and some home cooked meals and sweets with movies on the go for twenty-four hours will feel great. A few top-secret projects in the works, so keep your eyes peeled for more to come!

In addition to home decor and gift ideas, I wanted to share thirty-one fabulous ideas for December, just a list of activities and ideas for December. List is continued from last week,

  1. Watch Christmas movies
  2. Make hot cocoa with overflowing marshmallows
  3. Host a pajama party
  4. Organize a cookie exchange
  5. Relax with Yoga
  6. Have a snowball fight
  7. Outdoors or indoors picnic
  8. Take a photo with Santa
  9. Play Board-games
  10. Snuggle on the couch
  11. Write a letter to Santa
  12. Eat a candy cane
  13. Build a snowman or a sandman (depending where you are located)
  14. Go sledding or ice-skating
  15. Listen to holiday tunes
  16. Ring in the New Year!


Week of December 8th-15th

Christmas and Hanukkah Eve are just about a week away, and there is just so much to do still. The holidays came up way to fast; they do say the time flies. As you know from previous blogs, this is my first year in ten years that I am not in the classroom and it is so different. I am so used to creating holiday decor in classrooms and being creative through using reading and writing strategies. Now I can use my creative juices toward my gift shop boutique online. I love growing my business, and learning new things.

What is the theme or colors of your Christmas tree or Holiday Bush? This year I wanted to change our tree a bit, maybe more for a change for me or maybe because I saw this oh so awesome tree on Pinterest and I felt the need to try to recreate it. The tree had the theme of Vintage North Pole with Toy Shop, so I thought why not give it a twirl. So I think this theme will be a work in progress for several years till I perfect it. Which is great, since we can grow our ornament collection, but I hope I don’t feel the need to change it again for something new for a while. I will attach pictures from Pinterest and from our tree so you can see the difference. We have always had a Tiffany Blue, Red and Silver/white theme. This year we added two elves in the tree, a few toy shop ornaments and added in some new vintage type ornaments as well as a pop of Lime Green. Please feel free to share with me via email your thoughts about our tree. Looking forward to hear from all our readers.

In addition to home decor and gift ideas, I wanted to share thirty-one fabulous ideas for December, just a list of activities and ideas for December. List is continued from last week,

  1. Drive around to see the lights
  2. Decorate Cookies
  3. Make paper snowflakes
  4. Make and decorate a gingerbread house
  5. Volunteer
  6. Stuff the Stockings
  7. Drink Eggnog
  8. Visit a Christmas Market/Holiday Market to shop local and support small businesses

Two weeks till the Big Events…what to prepare?

There are only TWO Fridays left till Christmas and Hanukah, if you haven’t found the perfect gift yet, you still have time. In between the shopping, there are also things to do at home to be prepared for special memories/moments you will love and cherish for years to come. Don’t worry, don’t stress; Stay Calm and follow your To Do List. I wanted to create a creative list of home chores that should be done before there is a line a mile long at your house of cousins, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends stomping snow into the house, dropping their jackets off anywhere and creating chaos. The quote that always sticks with me most of all is from the movie Cool Runnings: “teamwork makes the dream work.” Working together before the day and being prepared will help the event run smoothly and you won’t feel like you didn’t get to enjoy it too. Here goes:

  1. Shop small
  2. Bake cookies and fill the house with an aroma of delicious foods
  3. Have extra coat hangers on hand
  4. Wash all bedding (especially if there will be guests staying over) Be prepared ahead of time for any last minute sleepovers
  5. Stock your house with water, soda, mixers
  6. Decorate your home inside and out, get into the festive spirit
  7. Volunteer to help others or make a donation
  8. Clean out the pantry and fridge and make sure to leave extra room for food and leftovers
  9. Plan the menu , shop ahead of time
  10. Remember the egg-nog
  11. Watch Christmas movies
  12. Cuddle; everything is better with hugs and cake
  13. Keep one or two spare gifts under the tree for suprise guests
  14. Make hot cocoa and marshmallows
  15. Keep Calm
  16. Eat a candy cane
  17. Make santa a plate of cookies and milk
  18. Create a new tradition for your little ones or for everyone a Christmas Eve or Holiday Eve box with new pajamas, hot cocoa and movie..just a unique idea
  19. Play in the snow or go ice skating
  20. Remember to shine bright!

There are many more ideas, but those are just a few to start your list.

December Weekly Home Decor and Gift Ideas Week 1

December Weekly Home Décor and Gift Ideas: Week of December 1st – 7th

I honestly can’t believe the year flew by so fast; it’s unbelievable, especially since this is the first year in ten years that I didn’t teach. My days are so different, and I love them but I wonder sometimes where the time goes. This month on our Instagram I wanted to share daily home décor and gift ideas, so if you are still looking for gifts or even gifts for yourself follow us @eeescreations on Instagram.

I wanted to share some lovely gift ideas with all of you, for the month of December and if you’re like me, you want to find the perfect gift for those special people in your life. The gifts we carry are unique and special, just like the holiday time usually is; to quote one of the signs from our Holiday Collection “There is Snow place like home for Christmas” ornament or wall décor. The holiday time is so much more then shopping and giving gifts; it is about spending time with family and friends that are family.

Some gift ideas from our online shop boutique this year are the gift of ornaments; it is always nice to add one to a collection. As well as it adds a fun idea or quote to a tree or wall décor. An ornament with a quote or saying can always be added as an additional gift, or as a gift tag to add something special to the wrapped present. We have a wide assortment of ornaments that add charm to any home.

In addition to home decor and gift ideas, I wanted to share thirty-one fabulous ideas for December, just a list of activities and ideas for December.

December 1st – 7th

  1. Decorate the house, office, car for the holidays
  2. Read The Polar Express to feel the holiday spirit
  3. Write Holiday Cards and mail them (be ahead of the game)
  4. Shop Online with Eee’s Creations
  5. Find a unique hiding spot for gifts, so there is no peaking from family or friends
  6. Create a gift list and budget
  7. Create unique gifts

More ideas to see in next week’s blog!