We've been enjoying a simpler, quieter December than usual. I made a decision to take it easier this Christmas and not try to do quite so much. We didn't make our own advent calendar as we have in the past, which means we don't have an ambitious activity-a-day plan for this month. Many things are not getting done. Cards didn't go out and probably won't, handmade or otherwise (maybe we'll aim for Valentine's Day cards...). And the handmade gift bug didn't quite get me this year. That's not to say we're not enjoying the season, but just that it's all unfolding a little more slowly, a little more naturally.
We've been cutting and painting coffee filter snowflakes (more vibrantly than usual!), making our salt dough ornaments, of course, and the studio has kept busy with various arts and crafts projects (most recently Maia's paper chains). I'm also sure we'll catch up with some holiday baking very soon. We have our traditions after all and small people clamoring for gingerbread men...
How about you? How is your holiday season unfolding?
If you liked these candy cane lollipops, then you might like the other winter and holiday crafts and recipes in The Artful Winter ebook: