Christmas

Christmas is an exciting time when you've got little ones in the house. Whether it's Baby's first Christmas or you're making special plans for kids from toddlers to teens, this is the spot where you'll find ideas to make the holiday meaningful, fun, and memorable.

12 Kid-Friendly Christmas Cookies

Mark the days before Santa's arrival with these adorable holiday sweets. We trimmed a lot of the baking steps so kids can get to the favorite parts--decorating and eating. Your kitchen will be overflowing with homemade treats and happy children in no time.

Best Gifts for One-Year-Olds

Your baby's gone from a little bean to a crawling, smiling, laughing in toddler in the last year. We've got the 12 presents that experts tell us are developmentally right for your child and cool for parents as well.

Best Gifts for Two-Year-Olds

Terrible? We call the twos terrific. Here, the toys that will keep her busy -- and that experts say will boost her brainpower too.

Colorful Christmas Crafts for Kids

A red and green Christmas? Not this year! Deck your halls and walls with candy-colored crafts that are simple enough for kids to make.

Adorable Handmade Christmas Ornaments

Who doesn't love homemade Christmas ornaments? These 17 festive ideas will keep your little elves busy for hours. And did we mention they make great DIY Christmas gifts?

Best Gifts for Three-Year-Olds

Your 3-year-old is a complex person now, with thoughts, interests, and greater control of her body. She's also got a longer attention span, so she can focus on make-believe, games, craft projects, and more. Here, 13 great gifts for 3-year-olds that experts -- and kids -- love.

Adorable Chime Ornament

This angelic craft is sure to delight your child when he rings the bell.

12 Tips for Holiday Home Safety

The holidays invite all sorts of fun activity, from lighting candles to hanging fresh greens and stringing lights. Here's how to keep your house and family safe from fire and injury.

Christmas Before and After Kids: What It's Really Like

Everything changes once you have kids, including the way you celebrate the holidays. Gift wrapping and decorating will never be the same once you have a little elf!

How to Make Chocolate Mint Candy Cane Bars

The Naptime Chef, Kelsey Banfield, shows how to make delicious mint chocolate candycane bars.

Adorably Honest Letters to Santa

Yes, Virginia, these are real letters written by children to Santa Claus. This selection of "Dear Santas" comes from four little ones who knew exactly what they wanted for Christmas. From a real puppy (not another fake one, Saint Nick!) to food for the needy, these heartfelt letters to Santa will definitely make your holiday.

Which Christmas Carol Fits Your Family?

Before you go a-caroling, find out which Christmas song should be your family's theme song this holiday. Will it be Silent Night, 12 Days of Christmas, Joy to the World, or We Wish You a Merry Christmas?

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Christmas Morning Breakfasts

While Christmas morning's main event is usually under the tree, a holiday family breakfast around the table can add to the magic of the morning, too. Whether your Christmas clan prefers savory egg dishes or sweet breads, these recipes will make a merry meal.

6 Toddler-Friendly Christmas Ornaments to Make

Simple steps and manageable materials mean your little one can easily join in on the fun.

Holiday Gifts Kids Can Make

There's no better gift from a kid than a homemade one. Here are some super-easy, crafty gift ideas that are perfect for teachers, family, and friends!

Printable Christmas Coloring Pages

Make the holidays fun and festive by giving your kids fun activities like these Christmas coloring sheets. Use crayons to bring candy canes, ornaments, and stockings to life on these free Christmas coloring pages.

Countdown to Christmas: Crafts, Food and DIY Gifts

This season, deck the halls, walls, and tables with these cool eats and treats.

14 Fun Family Traditions to Start Today

Start a family holiday tradition today for memories that will last a lifetime with these great ideas from Hallmark

Best Children's Books of 2015

Children's librarians and families agreed that out of the thousands of kids' titles released this year, these picks are the guaranteed page-turners. Let your friends in on the news.

Christmas: Before Kids vs. After

Remember how relaxing Christmas morning was before kids?!

Sparkly Holiday Punches

Your holiday fete will feel extra festive with these gorgeous (and super kid-friendly) drinks. Plus, they're a cinch to make. Cheers!

Minty Mouse

Instructions for making a Christmas decoration using felt and a candy cane.

Heart-Warming Holiday Movie Quotes

From Elf to Miracle on 34th Street, these memorable quotes will have you yearning for a holiday movie marathon!

Best Toys That Get Kids Moving

Looking for something to help your child burn off some energy? Our kid testers show you how much fun they had playing with their favorite toys that kept them moving.

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