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11 Ways To Make The Holidays More Magical For Kids

Christmas is the season for magic and a time for fun with family! Keep the magic alive with these activities, brought to you by Northpole and Hallmark.

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This holiday craft is easy and gets everyone in the spirit of Christmas! Learn how to make it here. It's a free printable!
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This holiday craft is easy and gets everyone in the spirit of Christmas! Learn how to make it here. It's a free printable!

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The best way to get excited for Christmas is to count down AND do some fun holiday activities along the way. Click here for activity suggestions and instructions.
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The best way to get excited for Christmas is to count down AND do some fun holiday activities along the way. Click here for activity suggestions and instructions.

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Step 1: Place a peppermint into a bowl of sugar.Step 2: Overnight, take out the peppermints and put in candy canes.Step 3: Watch how excited everyone gets when they wake up to find candy canes!
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Step 1: Place a peppermint into a bowl of sugar.

Step 2: Overnight, take out the peppermints and put in candy canes.

Step 3: Watch how excited everyone gets when they wake up to find candy canes!

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If you don't have a chimney, have no fear! Santa can still get into your house and give you all your presents if you drape a special key on your door. A good place to look for antique keys is at your local thrift store or flea market.
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If you don't have a chimney, have no fear! Santa can still get into your house and give you all your presents if you drape a special key on your door. A good place to look for antique keys is at your local thrift store or flea market.

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Instructions on how to make (cold!) snow here.
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Instructions on how to make (cold!) snow here.

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Help the Christmas Eve jitters by making a special care package for your little one. Put in a set of PJs, a stuffed animal, games, hot chocolate mix, and anything else they'd enjoy on a cold Christmas Eve night. Get some suggestions here.
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Help the Christmas Eve jitters by making a special care package for your little one. Put in a set of PJs, a stuffed animal, games, hot chocolate mix, and anything else they'd enjoy on a cold Christmas Eve night. Get some suggestions here.

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Mix together oatmeal and glitter in a plastic baggie and have your kids sprinkle it in your yard on Christmas Eve. The reindeers will be so happy to get a sparkly treat!
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Mix together oatmeal and glitter in a plastic baggie and have your kids sprinkle it in your yard on Christmas Eve. The reindeers will be so happy to get a sparkly treat!

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Don't forget the milk too!
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Don't forget the milk too!

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And don't forget to eat the milk and cookies.
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And don't forget to eat the milk and cookies.

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Christmas morning just got better! We all know tearing wrapping paper is fun, but running through some like a football player? YESSSS!
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Christmas morning just got better! We all know tearing wrapping paper is fun, but running through some like a football player? YESSSS!

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There’s no denying that Santa is real with these tracks made of baking-soda "snow."
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There’s no denying that Santa is real with these tracks made of baking-soda "snow."

Chat to Santa and the elves with a Northpole Communicator.

Stay connected to the whos and whats of Northpole all season long. Every day from Dec. 1 through Christmas, push the button and turn the knob to have a conversation with Santa or one of his Northpole friends. Direct from Northpole and specially delivered by Hallmark.
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Stay connected to the whos and whats of Northpole all season long. Every day from Dec. 1 through Christmas, push the button and turn the knob to have a conversation with Santa or one of his Northpole friends. Direct from Northpole and specially delivered by Hallmark.