If you love all things Christmas and also love origami, then you’ll love this list of the best Christmas origami diagrams to fold this holiday season! Origami is a great way to relax and get into the holiday spirit. From Santa Claus and reindeer to Christmas trees and wreaths, there’s something for everyone in this round-up. And Origami diagrams suitable for all skill levels.
Use your creations to adorn gifts, Christmas cards, as place settings for the holiday table, for Christmas tree decorations… The possibilities are truly endless! So, grab some origami paper, printer paper works too, and get started on folding some of these amazing Christmas origami diagrams.
The Christmas season is a great time to break out the coloring pages and crayons with the kids. And what could be more fun than Christmas coloring pages featuring everyone’s favorite furry friends – cats and dogs!
There are tons of great cat and dog Christmas coloring pages available online, and they make a great activity for kids of all ages. Plus, they’re a fun way to get into the holiday spirit and celebrate the season. Coloring pages are also a great way to keep kids busy while you are preparing for the holiday season. With so much to do, it can be hard to keep track of everything. But with coloring pages, kids can have something to do while you are getting things done. And when they are done, they can hang their pages up for everyone to see.
In this post, we have shared a collection of our favorite cat and dog Christmas coloring pages that are 100% free. To access any of these amazing full size coloring pages all you have to do is click the links below and hit print. So grab your crayons and coloring pencils and get ready to have a blast!
With Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about all of the fun and festive decorations. If you’re looking for a unique twist on the standard Santa ornament, why not try a beach-themed one? Santa Claus Beach Christmas ornaments are a perfect idea for commemorating a trip to the beach and are a must have for creating an entire beach themed tree . You can find them in a variety of styles, from cute to humorous. You will find Santa building sandcastles, surfing, relaxing, going swimming, riding sea life, and participating in various beach activities. And they come in all sorts of different materials, from glass to resin. Many of these ornaments can be customized with a name and the year, making them a cherished keepsake.
If you have a friend or family member who loves the beach, then a Santa Claus beach ornament would also be a perfect gift for them. Santa Claus beach ornaments come in a variety of different styles and designs, so you can find the perfect one for each of your friends and family members.
In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the best Santa Claus beach Christmas ornaments available this holiday season. From traditional ornaments to ones that are a little more unique, we’ve got you covered. No matter what style of Santa Claus ornament you choose, it’s sure to bring a smile to your face every time you see it. So make sure to add one (or a few!) to your shopping list this year! So if you’re ready to start decking out your tree with some beach themed holiday flair, read on!
Any day is a great day to express your patriotism! Christmas is certainly no exception… Share that patriotic spirit with friends and family by sending patriotic and military themed Christmas cards.
In this blog post we have shared our favorite red, white and blue patriotic themed Christmas holiday cards and our favorite military themed Christmas cards perfect for any and all branches. Our family has lots of military ties; WWII army, Vietnam marine corps, Lockheed Martin engineering, the Cold War navy and current day naval service.
Barbie in the Nutcracker is the perfect way for little ballerinas to have an even more magical Christmas holiday. Little girls who love ballet and are getting excited for their own performance with a role in the Nutcracker will absolutely adore this movie. Especially if they love Barbie! It is the perfect surprise for starting out the holiday season, maybe even as a Thanksgiving gift. A great Christmas gift idea is to surprise the little ballerina with a collectable Barbie of either their favorite dancer in the movie or whatever role they played in their own the nutcracker performance!
This movie is sure to be a favorite with any ballerina! Barbie plays the role of Clara and receives the Nutcracker from her aunt. Just like in the original tale, at night the Nutcracker comes to life and wards off the evil Mouse King. Clara aids the Nutcracker, but the Mouse King shrinks her. Clara and the Nutcracker begin their adventure, finding the Sugarplum Princess.
The length of the move is 1 hour and 23 minutes. Fun fact: this was the first Barbie movie!
Here is a beautiful dance scene from the movie…
This is a relatively new release for a Barbie Nutcracker themed item. It was published in 2021! The book is beautifully illustrated.
This book goes along with the Barbie in The Nutcracker movie.
Horse jumping Christmas ornaments are a unique and beautiful addition to a horse lover’s Christmas tree. They can also make a perfect and thoughtful gift for horse lovers. Our favorite ornaments are those that can be personalized with a name and the year; making for a perfect memory keepsake to look at during the holiday season year after year.
Personalized Horse Jumping Christmas Ornaments
These beautiful horse jumping Christmas ornaments are ceramic and are made of white porcelain with a design printed on both sides of the ornament. What makes these horse jumping Christmas ornaments so special is that the back can easily be personalized with both a name and the year! Another special feature of these ornaments is that there is an option available to add a velvet gift pouch making them perfect for gifting!
If you live at the beach, adding some beach and coastal themed Christmas outdoor decorations into your holiday season could be the perfect way to make your holiday even more fabulous. From flamingos, to mermaids and tropical tiki masks to beach Santa, we have shared a selection of the very best beach Christmas decorations here in this post.
Take a look below to find some unique beach and Christmas themed outdoor inflatables, yard ornaments, doormats and garden flags. We hope you find just what you need for a very special coastal Christmas.
Beach Christmas Outdoor Blow Up Inflatable Decorations
We love these inflatable beach and coastal themed outdoor Christmas decorations. Especially the pirate Santa and pirate ship inflatable decoration. With LED lights, these blow up Christmas decorations will be equally charming in both the day and the night.
The best way, for horse lovers, to countdown to the Christmas holiday is most certainly with a horse themed advent calendar. Luckily, there are styles available for horse lovers of all ages and even for horses and ponies too. Take a look below to find your favorites.
These fun Christmas advent calendars also make excellent gifts for horse lovers hosting your Thanksgiving holiday.
Advent Calendars Filled with Horse Themed Toys
The following calendars by Breyer, Schleich and Playmobil are each filled with at least 24 adorable horse themed toys. Each day you will find a special horse, a rider, a piece of tack or barn supplies.
This advent calendar by Breyer features Minnie Whinnies and some of their accessories. 40 of these special toys are included in this calendar including seven horses, two foals, one unicorn, three people and an assortment of other related accessories which appear to include jumps, fencing, barrels, a trophy and ribbons and hay bales.
This is the 2022 advent calendar release from Schleich! It is, yet again, absolutely amazing. It includes a horse and a foal, a dog, two chicks and a squirrel, a rider with bendable legs and 17 accessories to include English tack for the horse, a halter, blanket and grooming brushes. We love this new advent calendar!
This is the 2021 advent calendar from Schleich. However, it is good for use any year! Schleich’s advent calendars are timeless. It comes with 24 toys which include one horse, two foals, a rider, a dog, a cat, a chick and many great accessories including English tack and grooming brushes.
This is the 2020 advent calendar release from Schleich. It is another timeless Christmas countdown packed with amazing toys and accessories. The theme of this calendar is veterinary. Its 24 toys include a horse, a foal, a cat, a kitten, a bunny rabbit and a squirrel. It also includes a vet and tons of cool accessories like vet wrap that actually can slide onto the legs of the horse and foal, other veterinary tools, a halter, horse blanket and treats for the horses and small animals.
The Playmobil Horse Farm includes 24 super cute toys for one advent calendar. In addition to the calendar filled with toys, the child initially receives a horse farm backdrop for playing with the toys in the calendar. Some of these toys include three people figures, one horse, two foals, two ponies, cats, a wheelbarrow, fencing, a tree, hay, hedgehogs, a bucket. The rest of the calendar includes, of course, tons of other amazing accessories.
Fill Your Own Horse Toy Advent Calendar
Love to do a special advent calendar for your child or children annually? And also love to save money? You may want to consider purchasing an advent calendar and filling it yourself.
If each year you purchased one of the toy filled advent calendars we have shared you would end up spending, on average, $38 dollars a year which is about $192 over five years. A hanging advent calendar like this Andees Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar Reusable Wall Hanging is only $18.98 with large pockets for some seriously amazing toy gifting! If the horses you include in the set are something like this 18 Piece Horse Figure Toy Set for $15.99 or 16 Pieces Horse Figurines for $8.49 (filling the rest of the days with some candy) you would spend a total of only $34.97 or even $27.47 for the first year! After that, you only spend the amount of money for a toy set each year after. Going with the $15.99 set, you save an average of $3 dollars the first year and $22.01 each year after. As opposed to spending an approximate $192 dollars over five years, you would spend only about $98.93 over the five years saving you a total of $93.07! Another great benefit is that you will never run out of options for creating a great horse themed advent calendar, each year it can be filled with new, unique gifts.
Resin – Horse Advent Calendar
While this advent calendar doesn’t include daily gifts or surprises, it is still a beautiful way to countdown to the Christmas holiday. This horse is absolutely stunning.
Paper – Horse Advent Calendars
This paper advent calendar is horse themed featuring a beautiful scene with lots and lots of horses. Looking at all of the activity in this horse barn never gets old.
The ponies in this paper advent calendar are just too cute. While not exclusively horse or pony themed, this Christmas countdown is perfect for pony lovers.
Filled with Chocolates!
The scene in this advent calendar is a perfect combination of fun and beautiful. It is full of chocolates individually wrapped as Christmas presents. In addition to a chocolate, each day in the calendar you will find a verse from ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Advent Calendars for Horses and Ponies Too…
Countdown to Christmas with your favorite horse or pony. This advent calendar is filled with yummy equine treats…
More Great Advent Calendar and Horse Holiday Posts
If you love horses, adding some horse themed Christmas outdoor decorations into your holiday season could be the perfect way to make your holiday more wonderful. In this post, we have divided the decor into seven different sections: inflatable or blow ups, wooden lawn decor, lighted wireframes, door wreaths, door covers, doormats and garden flags.
Horse Christmas Outdoor Blow Up Inflatable Decorations
The inflatable horse Christmas decorations are first on our list because they are just so unique and impressive. We absolutely love the absolutely enormous blow up Clydesdale. Both of these fabulous horse Christmas blow up yard decorations light up, so they will be equally charming in both the day and the night.
Freestanding Wood Garden Lawn Decor
These horse Christmas lawn decorations are stunning and abundant in rustic charm. Both of the decorations featured are handcraft from wood and have UV protective coating enabling them to remain outdoors during inclement weather. They also have stabilizing stands for support in use outdoors.
Lighted wireframe Christmas horse decorations are a classic and beautiful way to add more horse to your holiday season. Available this year is a Victorian styled horse and a Victorian styled horse and sleigh set. They are created from steel and each piece features over 350 LED lights.
Horse Christmas Door Decorations
Horse Christmas Door Wreaths
These beautiful Christmas horse head door wreaths are crafted from greenery, wood and feature Christmas accents of lights, bows and ornaments. Each of the wreaths we have featured are truly stunning. If we had to choose just one horse Christmas decoration to adorn our home, our choice would definitely be one of these wreaths.
Horse Christmas Door Covers
Door covers are an easy way to add extra festivity into the holidays. These horse Christmas door covers are perfect for any door, not just a front door. They come in four different sizes: 30”x80”, 32”x80”, 36”x80” and 36”x96”.
Horse Christmas Doormats
A doormat is the perfect, simple decoration to easily add a touch of festivity to outside your home. These are our favorite horse themed Christmas doormats…
We love garden flags. They are perfect for easily decorating the outside of your home year-round. These horse garden flags are themed for not just Christmas, but many of the options are perfect for the entire winter season.
Countdown to Christmas with The Best Wooden Advent Calendars
A wooden Christmas advent calendar is more than just a beautiful and fun addition to the holiday season; it’s the start of a holiday tradition that will remain timeless in your home. Advent calendars are perfect for any and every member of the family; fill them with whatever your special recipient loves most. Candy, small toys, jewelry, really anything you can imagine.
Wooden advent calendars come in many different styles and designs. We chose our top ten wooden Christmas advent calendars to help you choose the perfect holiday treasure.
What to consider when choosing a wooden advent calendar? Design, while always important, is not the only critical factor. The advent calendar’s drawer size, or doored compartment size, must be considered. Many beautiful and cute wooden advent calendars feature drawers that can hardly fit a piece of candy. You need a wooden advent calendar with larger drawers to include items like small toys for kids.
With design and drawer size in mind, these are our top ten large wooden Christmas advent calendar selections. We hope you enjoy this post and find the timeless treasure that will adorn your home year after year and provide many amazing memories with the small gifts they bring.
1 – Snowman Village Clever Creations Wooden Christmas Advent Calendar
Currently this is our favorite wooden Christmas advent calendar. It was a tough choice with all of the other amazing options available, however it was our favorite with its perfect mix of beautiful and cute elements. The features in the Snowman Village are captivating to look at; the snowmen in the village, beautiful houses, the children playing, Santa Claus and his impressive reindeer… We just love it!
This beautiful wooden advent calendar is hand painted and becomes illuminated by battery operated LED lights. The dimensions of the overall calendar are 11.75 inches long, 3 inches wide and 7.75 inches tall. The inside dimensions of each drawer are 1 3/4 inches long, 1 3/8 inches wide and 1 7/16″ deep.
2 – Precious Moments “O Come, Let Us Adore Him” Nativity Advent Calendar
This advent calendar is absolutely beautiful and comes complete with 24 nativity figurines to fill the drawers. There is also a nativity poem book with a special verse for each of the figurines. Decorating this nativity advent calendar each day leading up to Christmas is sure to be a special yearly tradition. For kids, a great idea is to let them discover the figurines drawer by drawer the first year and then refill it in years to follow with small toys and sweets.
Each figurine included in this wooden Nativity scene advent calendar is hand painted and made from a resin cast. The dimensions of the calendar are 10 inches long, 2.5 inches wide and 13.5 inches tall.
3 – M MINGLE Wooden Advent Calendar
This advent calendar features a white Christmas color scheme with white and gold coloring. The woodland scene is just so whimsical with a cottage, trees, and falling snow. A buck and a doe are standing outside of the cottage and Santa Claus is arriving in a sleigh pulled by reindeer. We think it would make the perfect advent calendar for anyone like kids or a significant other.
The overall dimensions of this wooden advent calendar are 15.7 inches long, 3 inches wide and 9.7 inches tall. The dimensions of each drawer are 1.7 inches long, 1.2 inches wide and 2.1 inches deep.
4 – BRUBAKER Gingerbread House Advent Calendar with LED Lighting
We love this gingerbread house wooden advent calendar. It is such a fun, festive design and possibly best of all the snowflakes on the roof of the house are illuminated with LED lights. There are three different sizes of boxes in this advent calendar which allow for so many different ideas for filling it with meaningful and fun gifts.
The overall dimensions of this wooden advent calendar are 10.31 inches long, 2.17 inches wide and 17.72 inches tall. The first drawer is sized 1.89 inches long, 0.91 inches wide and 2.13 inches deep. The 2nd through 21st drawers are sized 1.26 inches long, 1.61 inches wide and 1.5 inches deep. Drawers 22 through 24 are sized 2.2 inches long, 1.57 inches wide and 2.76 inches deep.
This wooden Christmas advent calendar is absolutely breathtaking. It features a winter village with beautiful houses, trees, deer and a snowman skiing. Additionally the base of the box, between each grouping of six wooden drawers, features a snowy church scene. The church scene becomes illuminated by LED lights as does the house and street light adorning the top. This advent calendar is definitely a statement piece of holiday decor.
The dimensions of the calendar are 7.75 inches long, 3 inches wide and 11.75 inches tall. Each drawer measures 1 1/4 inches long, 1 inch wide and 1 inch tall.
6 – BRUBAKER Wooden Advent Calendar White Winter Landscape
This wooden advent calendar features a charming nighttime winter landscape framed by wooden drawers. The woodland scene is illuminated by LED lights making this advent calendar a decoration choice that is sure to bring warmth to your home.
The dimensions of the calendar are 14 inches long, 2.4 inches wide and 10.6 inches tall. Each drawer measures 1.4 inches long, 1.6 inches wide and 1.1 inches deep.
7 – Byers’ Choice Santas Sleigh Advent Calendar
This wooden advent calendar is stunning featuring a beautiful vintage style painting of Santa and his sleigh flying over a snowy village. Instead of drawers, this advent calendar features doors with room behind each for toys and treats. EAch door of the calendar is numbered in an artful way that incorporates the painting theme.
The dimensions of the calendar are 18.5 inches long, 4 inches wide and 15 inches tall. The dimensions of the doored compartments are 1 1/2 inches long, 1 1/2 inches wide and 2 inches tall.
8 – PIONEER-EFFORT Large Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar House
This Christmas house wooden advent calendar is so cute and festive. The drawers are situated around five windows into the house that depict adorable holiday scenes. Some characters that can be viewed through the windows are eleves, Santa Claus, a nutcracker and a dog. Each window is illuminated with LED lights.
The dimensions of the calendar are 13.98 inches long, 2.36 inches wide and 17.91 inches tall. The dimensions of the drawers are 1.46 inches long, 1.34 inches wide and 1.97 inches deep.
9 – Juegoal Countdown to Christmas Calendar Nature Wooden Tree
This wooden Christmas tree advent calendar design is so simple and warm incorporating natural light colored wood with 24 colorful box drawers. Each drawer features a unique holiday and winter themed design. We love the creativity used for the number of the drawers; some feature a number and others feature the number spelled out as a word.
The dimensions of the calendar are 12.3 inches long, 2 inches wide and 15 inches long. The dimensions of the drawers are 1.5 inches long, 1.85 inches wide and 1.5 inches deep.
10 – Modern Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar Box
Lastly, we are sharing this modern black and white wooden Christmas advent calendar. The boxes of this advent color differ in size and design, featuring a variety of Christmas holiday themed words and images embellished with gold. Unfortunately, we do not know the exact size of each box. However, featured videos show decent size figurines in the drawers so we imagine they are a really great, large size! The dimensions of the overall advent calendar are 13 inches long, 4 inches wide and 13 inches tall.