Web Coolness – Holiday cheer (and free printables!), instilling thankfulness, and toys for special kids

Candy lightsWe’re here to spread some holiday cheer with cool links from around the web.

The DIY candy lights from Oh Happy Day are so sweetly festive, we’d love to see them around our homes.

Have you seen our Holiday Gift Guide? It’s full of great gift ideas for everyone on your list, and maybe even a thing or two for you!

Also, Kristen lists her favorite gift ideas for tech accessories in this Momformation post.

The world’s largest LEGO Christmas tree is truly impressive. We’re just glad we didn’t have to build it.


Twenty years of musings from a dad columnist holds some sage advice.

The kids will have a blast decorating these adorable gingerbread head cookies from Bakerella.

This deconstructed Barbie jewelry is oddly fascinating, somewhat beautiful, and a wee bit disturbing.


We’re loving Design Sponge’s ideas for holiday gifts that are extra-special and created by you.

We stand with Stefan of Zooglobble in being totally perplexed by the Grammy’s nominations for Best Children’s Album this year. Not one Fids and Kamily winner??


Great food for thought: Kristen wonders how we can teach thankfulness in our kids.

This kid-tested list of toys for kids with special needs will be so helpful to many families.


We’ve found bunch of great holiday printables from the ready-in-an-instant Advent Calendar from Make & Takes, a cool pop-up 3D Nutcracker calendar from The Curiosity Shop, some super-cute free gift tags from Wild Olive, and this sweet Letter to Santa (and other goodies) from font-maker Skunkling.







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