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Christmas Ideas Handbook

Celebrate the wonder of the season with our ultimate guide to all things holiday, including cookies and sweets, decorating, recipes and entertaining, crafts and projects, gift ideas, and more. 

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December 30th

December 30th

Before your big night out, enjoy a quiet night in crafting and completing some of our most popular DIY projects.

  • Personalized Christmas Trees
    Personalized Christmas Trees

    Let the four distinct and pretty themes in this story spark your creativity.

  • Holiday Dessert Recipes
    Holiday Dessert Recipes
    Choose from our collection of showstopping holiday desserts, including a jam-filled cake with chocolate glaze, triple-chocolate peppermint trifle, eggnog mousse, and more.
  • Show Your Christmas Cards
    Show Your Christmas Cards

    Give the loveliest tidings their due with a dedicated space on a bulletin board, strung up to resemble a Christmas tree.

  • Easy Christmas Decoration Ideas
    Easy Christmas Decoration Ideas

    Give yourself the gift of time this Christmas with these quick and easy ideas.

  • Personalized Christmas Trees
    Personalized Christmas Trees

    Let the four distinct and pretty themes in this story spark your creativity.

  • Show Your Christmas Cards
    Show Your Christmas Cards

    Give the loveliest tidings their due with a dedicated space on a bulletin board, strung up to resemble a Christmas tree.

  • Holiday Dessert Recipes
    Holiday Dessert Recipes
    Choose from our collection of showstopping holiday desserts, including a jam-filled cake with chocolate glaze, triple-chocolate peppermint trifle, eggnog mousse, and more.
  • Easy Christmas Decoration Ideas
    Easy Christmas Decoration Ideas

    Give yourself the gift of time this Christmas with these quick and easy ideas.

Christmas Cookies & Sweets

  • Wrap ‘Em Up!
    Wrap ‘Em Up!
    Turn a batch of cookies into a gorgeous gift with these festive packaging ideas.
  • Eat the Classics
    Eat the Classics
    All your favorite holiday cookies are here: sugar cookies, gingerbread, spritz cookies, and more.
  • Bite Some Bark
    Bite Some Bark
    Rustic hunks of chocolate bark are utterly easy to make, endlessly adaptable, and just plain fun.
  • More Christmas Cookie Recipes
    More Christmas Cookie Recipes

    These classic cookie recipes will instantly evoke warm Christmas memories. Choose from sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies, icebox shortbread, and more.

  • Wrap ‘Em Up!
    Wrap ‘Em Up!
    Turn a batch of cookies into a gorgeous gift with these festive packaging ideas.
  • Bite Some Bark
    Bite Some Bark
    Rustic hunks of chocolate bark are utterly easy to make, endlessly adaptable, and just plain fun.
  • Eat the Classics
    Eat the Classics
    All your favorite holiday cookies are here: sugar cookies, gingerbread, spritz cookies, and more.
  • More Christmas Cookie Recipes
    More Christmas Cookie Recipes

    These classic cookie recipes will instantly evoke warm Christmas memories. Choose from sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies, icebox shortbread, and more.

Christmas Trees and Decorations

  • That Holiday Glow
    That Holiday Glow

    Bright ideas to transform your home, inside and out.

  • Deck the Halls and Eat Them, Too
    Deck the Halls and Eat Them, Too

    Turn familiar snacks into a festive feast for the eyes.

  • Ring in the Season
    Ring in the Season

    Martha's handmade wreaths give tradition a glamorous edge.

  • More Christmas Decorating Ideas
    More Christmas Decorating Ideas

    Find more wreaths, garlands, and other decorating inspiration.

  • That Holiday Glow
    That Holiday Glow

    Bright ideas to transform your home, inside and out.

  • Ring in the Season
    Ring in the Season

    Martha's handmade wreaths give tradition a glamorous edge.

  • Deck the Halls and Eat Them, Too
    Deck the Halls and Eat Them, Too

    Turn familiar snacks into a festive feast for the eyes.

  • More Christmas Decorating Ideas
    More Christmas Decorating Ideas

    Find more wreaths, garlands, and other decorating inspiration.

Christmas Recipes & Entertaining Ideas

Christmas Recipes & Entertaining Ideas

  • Hot and Delicious: Must-Have Appetizers
    Hot and Delicious: Must-Have Appetizers

    For an open house, cocktail party or a family get-together, you'll find the hot appetizer and hors d'oeuvres recipes you need in our collection.

  • Beyond the Roast: Holiday Mains That Happen to Be Meatless
    Beyond the Roast: Holiday Mains That Happen to Be Meatless

    From elegant souffles and puff pastry pies to hearty pastas, there are many tempting meatless dishes for the holiday table. Here are our favorites.

  • Punch=Christmas
    Punch=Christmas

    A bowl of punch makes for a darn good time. It looks beautiful and festive and tastes delicious. And a make-ahead punch is so much more doable than shaking up individual cocktails when you should be finishing dinner or restocking the appetizers.

  • Christmas Brunch Menu Ideas
    Christmas Brunch Menu Ideas

    Welcome Christmas, the New Year, or any festive day with a delicious brunch. You'll find many of your morning favorites -- along with a few surprises -- including egg dishes, pancakes, waffles, coffee cakes, and specialty drinks.

  • Hot and Delicious: Must-Have Appetizers
    Hot and Delicious: Must-Have Appetizers

    For an open house, cocktail party or a family get-together, you'll find the hot appetizer and hors d'oeuvres recipes you need in our collection.

  • Punch=Christmas
    Punch=Christmas

    A bowl of punch makes for a darn good time. It looks beautiful and festive and tastes delicious. And a make-ahead punch is so much more doable than shaking up individual cocktails when you should be finishing dinner or restocking the appetizers.

  • Beyond the Roast: Holiday Mains That Happen to Be Meatless
    Beyond the Roast: Holiday Mains That Happen to Be Meatless

    From elegant souffles and puff pastry pies to hearty pastas, there are many tempting meatless dishes for the holiday table. Here are our favorites.

  • Christmas Brunch Menu Ideas
    Christmas Brunch Menu Ideas

    Welcome Christmas, the New Year, or any festive day with a delicious brunch. You'll find many of your morning favorites -- along with a few surprises -- including egg dishes, pancakes, waffles, coffee cakes, and specialty drinks.

Christmas Crafts & Projects

  • Kids' Christmas Crafts
    Kids' Christmas Crafts

    See ideas for easy-to-create, inspiring crafts for kids that will get them in the holiday spirit.

  • Shine Like a Star
    Shine Like a Star

    Check out our gallery for eight star-themed projects that will make your holidays sparkle.

  • Christmas Clip-Art
    Christmas Clip-Art

    We did the work for you -- use our simple templates and clip-art to create jolly holiday crafts for your home.

  • More Christmas Crafts
    More Christmas Crafts

    See more how-tos for ornaments, garlands, gifts and more crafts that come from the heart.

  • Kids' Christmas Crafts
    Kids' Christmas Crafts

    See ideas for easy-to-create, inspiring crafts for kids that will get them in the holiday spirit.

  • Christmas Clip-Art
    Christmas Clip-Art

    We did the work for you -- use our simple templates and clip-art to create jolly holiday crafts for your home.

  • Shine Like a Star
    Shine Like a Star

    Check out our gallery for eight star-themed projects that will make your holidays sparkle.

  • More Christmas Crafts
    More Christmas Crafts

    See more how-tos for ornaments, garlands, gifts and more crafts that come from the heart.

Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas

Find thoughtful presents for everyone on your list. 

Maker Spotlight: FeLion

Maker Spotlight: FeLion

It's impossible not to admire the work coming out of FeLion Studios. While the studio specializes in cast iron art, cookware and industrial design, we're particularly enamored with their Made in America series. Conceived of as an ode to American optimism, owner Alisa Toninato cast individual iron skillets in the shape of each of the 48 contiguous United States. Each skillet is truly a work of art, made by hand by one of our preeminently American artisans. Products can be ordered individually or in multi-state collections.

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