Web Coolness – Christmas help, Hanukkah treats, and school fundraisers

recycled christmas treeWe’re here to spread some holiday cheer with cool links from around the web. . .


A truly “green” Christmas tree, made from 40,000 recycled plastic bottles! 

If you still need a great tech gift, Kristen’s rounded up a few of her favorites.

A dreidel made of marshmallow and chocolate? You’ll want to give these a spin. (via Steamy Kitchen)

Karen Walrond’s list of gifts that give back remind us of the true meaning of the holidays.

Loving this list of eight last-minute homemade Teachers Gifts at 4 Kids and More.

Foodies and cooks: Check out this advent calendar full of DIY holiday gift ideas.

We adore this lovely and unique version of Tchaikovsky’s Sugar Plum Fairy

Our own Roxanna appears in the New York Times with suggestions for smarter ways to raise money for our kids’ schools besides bake sales.

New Yorkers can sing along with Dan Zanes and Friends at his special Christmas show held at City Winery, Saturday, December 17. Out of town? Check out his downloadable Christmas in Concord EP.


The cutest printable nativity set that your kids can even color themselves.

Turn Hanukkah chocolate coins into a sweet memory game with this easy tutorial.

Many thanks to the Huffington Post for saying our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide “rocks”. 

Cool Mom Staff

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