12 Days of Christmas Decorating

We’ve entered the homestretch of the Christmas countdown. Less than three weeks!

Like us, you may be as excited as the people of Whoville about decorating for Christmas. So, we’ve gathered 12 days of Christmas décor ideas to keep you going strong until Christmas Day.

These pieces also make great surprise Christmas gifts for a teacher, boss or neighbor. Read on to see 12 days of inspiring Christmas décor ideas.

Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus visit Homemakers!

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Despite a looming Christmas deadline, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus took time out from their preparations last month to join us at Homemakers for a full weekend of fun.

With a little help from our friends at MORE 104 and KCWI, our sixth annual visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus was a rousing success! There were plenty of smiles — and yes, even a few tears — as central Iowa children met with their friends from up north.

Quiz: What’s the Best Chair for You?

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Ah, Thanksgiving. Complete with savory turkey, steaming potatoes and candied yams. After devouring a regal feast, you waddle over to your seat. You know, that chair that may not literally have your name on it, but has cushions that know every curve of your body and cradle you in their pillowy embrace like a beloved friend. Ohhh yesss.

You situate yourself with your Homemakers Black Friday ad, ease in as your chair gives a whiny creak and realize…your chair is old! Like, really old. Time-for-a-new-chair old.

We know how difficult it can be to find a new, perfect chair. So, we created this fun quiz for starting a new chair-lationship with confidence. This Thanksgiving, as you sink into a food coma, discover your best chair with this delightfully productive quiz.


Easy Holiday Decor: DIY Thanksgiving Place Card Holders

Thanksgiving place card holder

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner is no small undertaking. Between navigating family politics and figuring out kitchen logistics (not to mention trying to compete with memories of Nana’s famous fruit salad), it’s a ton of work.

If you’ve volunteered to take on hosting duties this year, we salute you. We know even holiday heroes like you need to take a break from all the arrangements, so we’ve put together a few quick, easy craft ideas to help you de-stress.

These DIY place cards are the perfect way to deck out your dining table. You likely already have all the necessary supplies, and, since place cards are part of your Thanksgiving preparations, you’re still technically being productive. It’s a win-win!


15 Host & Hostess Gifts Under $50

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It’s holiday party season! With each “I’ll be attending” RSVP response comes great joy…and great responsibility.

Yes, your cheerful presence is a gift in itself. But you’re more than the average party guest. You know that your host prepared for your arrival, opened their home to you and deserves acknowledgement. Luckily, you brought the perfect gift.

A host or hostess gift is sure to earn you a recurring invitation to any annual holiday party. Scroll down to see our list of cute gifts under $50!