November 19, 2022
As we anticipate the magical season, it's time to continue our holiday hustle with the next items on our Christmas to-do list. Six weeks before the big day, it’s time to order or make those cards, start on the baking, and add a dash of festive flair to our living spaces. The sleigh is loaded, and the journey to a season full of warmth and merriment is well underway!
Purchase or Order Holiday Cards
You can never do this too early. Otherwise, you may end up sending New Year’s cards!
Customize and order with flair, adding accessories like wax seals, ribbons, festive return address labels and vibrant envelope liners. Consider ordering extras for our overseas heroes and maybe a couple for your mantle.
Plan to hand address cards? Make sure you have plenty of new pens, markers, and stamps. Making hand-crafted cards? Now is the time to purchase all your supplies and get started!
Bake Items You Can Freeze
Having extra items on hand for the unexpected visitor or to bring to a gathering is peace of mind. Bake freezer-friendly goodies for unexpected guests or last-minute gatherings. Spread the joy!
Purchase Advent Calendars
There are so many fun options these days!
Refresh Room Decor
Order holiday accessories to refresh key rooms. From embroidered hand towels to holiday-themed pillows, changing up small details can really create a warm holiday feel for your home.
Deep Clean The House
Deep clean your house in stages over the next two weekends, and don’t forget the baseboards! Holiday sparkle awaits, and our “Supplies to Ease Holiday Cleaning” article can help.
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Wooden Alphabet Jigsaw Puzzle
This educational jigsaw puzzle is a great choice for toddlers. The thick wooden pieces and bright colors will make learning letters and working on fine motor skills that much more fun. Discovering cute and cuddly animals whilst also trying to build the letters of the alphabet will have your little ones occupied for hours. You could even have your child try to make the sounds of each animal!
300-Piece Encanto Jigsaw Puzzle
Whether your kids have seen Disney’s Encanto or not, this vibrant and approachable puzzle is a fantastic way to spend a holiday afternoon. Three hundred pieces might sound like a lot, but in terms of puzzles, it’s quite small. This cute and magical puzzle shouldn’t take more than an hour or two for you and yours to finish, even for relatively new puzzlers.
500-Piece Little Park Ranger Jigsaw Puzzle
This puzzle is not only a bit more complex in design but is also larger in piece count. Even though we would still recommend it for some young children, at five hundred pieces it will take a bit longer to complete. However, the focus on the National Parks of the United States -- like The Grand Canyon and Yosemite Park -- makes this puzzle stand out from the crowd. The art is attractive, minimalistic, and educational. Discussing each park’s location and importance with your kids could also be a good idea!
1000-Piece Dog Park Jigsaw Puzzle
Adorable and daunting, this massive 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle is chock-full of sweet dogs having fun in the park, and is a perfect puzzle to complete with the whole family! You’ll find countless amusing and charming vignettes over the many hours your family spends on this puzzle. After you finish, you might even consider framing this puzzle, forever commemorating the joyful times your family had.
6 3D Wooden Brain Teaser Puzzles
Not all puzzles have to be flat! This collection of six wooden brain teaser puzzles would work well as a gift for a curious child, or as a fun pastime for the whole family. Each family member could take one puzzle and you can race to see who can finish it first! Hopefully, no one takes it too hard if they can’t solve it, they’re meant to stump you after all!