One of the most pleasurable aspects of the Christmas season is decorating the house in all its festive glory. Yet, like the joys of seeing people one misses throughout the year, or entertaining and gift giving, figuring out how to bring a sense of personal style and warmth to the commercially produced ornamentation can fill the enjoyment of the season with anxiety. So let us take some of the decorating stress out of a time of year meant to be a celebration of Christ’s birth.

One of the most pleasurable aspects of the Christmas season is decorating the house in all its festive glory. Yet, like the joys of seeing people one misses throughout the year, or entertaining and gift giving, figuring out how to bring a sense of personal style and warmth to the commercially produced ornamentation can fill the enjoyment of the season with anxiety. So let us take some of the decorating stress out of a time of year meant to be a celebration of Christ’s birth.

Cute and playful, these gingerbread-spiced brownie cutouts are an easy holiday project for the kids to help with! You can use traditional gingerbread people cookie cutters to shape the brownies and then get creative with decorations. Use extra brownie pieces from the cutouts for snacks or ice cream sundaes!

Cute and playful, these gingerbread-spiced brownie cutouts are an easy holiday project for the kids to help with! You can use traditional gingerbread people cookie cutters to shape the brownies and then get creative with decorations. Use extra brownie pieces from the cutouts for snacks or ice cream sundaes!

1 bottle champagne, 1 bottle ginger ale, 20 oz frozen strawberries. Blend. Santa's Little Ho Ho.  Don't forget the vodka!!!

1 bottle champagne, 1 bottle ginger ale, 20 oz frozen strawberries. Blend. Santa's Little Ho Ho. Don't forget the vodka!!!

Sugar cookie truffles are a must-try this Christmas. It's a no-bake recipe that uses sugar cookies, cream cheese, white chocolate and sprinkles! | www.ifyougiveablondeakitchen.com

Sugar cookie truffles are a must-try this Christmas. It's a no-bake recipe that uses sugar cookies, cream cheese, white chocolate and sprinkles! | www.ifyougiveablondeakitchen.com

Christmas Eve box - new PJs to wear on Christmas Eve, a Christmas movie, hot chocolate, snacks for the movie, etc.

Christmas Eve box - new PJs to wear on Christmas Eve, a Christmas movie, hot chocolate, snacks for the movie, etc.

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