I recently bought a few vintage Martha Stewart Christmas books and I have enjoyed looking through them immensely. I was surprised at how the ideas included are still as beautiful and elegant today as they were in the early nineties when the books were published. The books I bought are "Crafts and Keepsakes for the Holidays" and "Handmade Christmas". They focus on traditional ideas for creating handmade gifts and decorations for your home. Although I love many modern ideas for Christmas time there's something about a classic Christmas that never goes out of style. Below are my favorite projects from various blogs and books to help create an honest and authentic festive feeling in your home. These ideas could easily become traditions in your family.
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