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12 Nostalgic Days of Christmas: 4 Nostalgic Crafts to Create with Your Kids This Holiday Season

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So looking at this post, you might be saying to yourself, “Crafts?  CRAFTS!? I don’t have time for no stinkin’ crafts! I have shopping and cooking and cleaning and shopping and errands and cleaning and shopping and . . .” 

Whoa there! I get it. The days leading up to Christmas can be hectic. Stressful. Out of control. How can you possibly take the time to make Christmas crafts?

Our suggestion? Take a step back, take a breather, slow it down, get you (and your kiddos) off their phones or Xboxs, and spend an hour or two together cutting and coloring and pasting and laughing and talking and singing and connecting.  Because crafting with your kids is really not about making the crafts, it’s about creating memories. Because when they are gone and out of the house and perhaps starting their own families, are they going to look back and say, “Remember that day I got that high score on Candy Crush!” (or whatever games people are playing now)?  Of course not.  They are going to look back and say, “Remember when every Christmas we would cut out paper snowflakes and hang them from the ceiling? I loved spending time together, listening to Christmas music, and crafting.”

But only if you actually spend the time doing it.

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So today we are sharing 4 Nostalgic Christmas Crafts, with suggested updates for a modern twist. The perfect blend of old and new!  These crafts are simple, fun, easy for all ages, and will help you connect with your loved ones.  So go ahead and start making memories that you (and the kids) will be nostalgic about in the future!  Because remember: Nostalgia helps you live a happier life. It better connects you to loved ones. It make you have a more positive outlook on life.

And goodness knows we need that now.

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