The winter holidays are my absolute favorite. It’s the time of year when I begin slowing down the pace of life and prepare to have family over. My tradition begins with making my home a holiday sanctuary for guests. I start my holiday decorating early in November, so that I can enjoy it longer. The primary tasks begin with switching out the decor and home fragrances.
To kick off the holiday decor transformation, I mark a morning on my calendar to get the big stuff done. To set the mood, I start by lighting my favorite Glade® Holiday jar candle and writing out my to-do list. My favorite holiday fragrance is the Tree Lighting Wonder™ jar candle by the makers of Glade®.
It is one of four new Glade® Holiday Limited Edition Fragrances available at Kroger. I love having this scent in my family room where my tree is. I have an artificial tree, but I still want to enjoy the scent of a real tree and Tree Lighting Wonder™ fragrance takes care of that. This holiday fragrance has light scents of the fir needle, spruce, and eucalyptus you’d get from a real tree. It makes my family room smell amazing, and makes my little tree come alive. This is only available for a short while, so be on the lookout for Glade® Holiday Limited Edition Fragrances on display at your local Kroger store now!
My Holiday To-Do Checklist
✔️Put away summer decor
✔️Choose holiday decorations for this year
✔️ Change family room color scheme
✔️ Trim the tree
✔️ Hang the lights
✔️ Swap out candles and air fresheners
Most of my decorations are from previous years except for one. This year I made a few special ornaments for the youngest members of our family. Each little one will get a DIY Surprise in a Tin Ornament. The ornaments are super easy to make with just a few inexpensive supplies.
How to make a DIY Surprise in a Tin Ornament
You can use any type of container for these so long as you don’t fill it with super heavy surprises.
- 4 oz. round tin with lid
- party favor toys
- printable holiday tin label
- Grosgrain fabric ribbon
- hot glue gun
- Print off the holiday tin label and cut it down to size. Then attach it the inner lid of the tin.
- Attach a piece of the Grosgrain fabric ribbon to the tim starting from the inside and ending up on the outside back of the tin.
- Fill the tin can with a few toys/candy
- Repeat the process for multiple ornaments.