Shannon suggested we share some tips for keeping all the little holiday odds-and-ends wrapped up. It's like a tip for the "last minutes" sort of things. Did she say "last minute?" - hey' that's my forte, that culd be my middle name - I'm the "queen of the last minute", so here's a couple of tips then ;)
1. Christmas Cards Display - all you need to buy is a BLUE MASKING TAPE. Blue masking tape won't mess up your wall or your paint in the wall. It won't leave those ooey gooey yucky sticky stuff in your wall either. Just cut a piece, roll them around to make a double sided tape, put it in the back of the cards, and stick the cards in your wall (find a good size empty wall) . Viola! a Christmas card display!
2. Keeping kids busy while you "work" (aside from just letting them watch TV, DVD or letting them play computer). For younger kids, I suggest Play-Doh's. get a set kind, like the baking kind so they can pretend baking while you are baking ;). For a little bit older kids, let them play with snow inside the house. Yep, snow inside the house. But not the real kind. It's the fake one like THIS. See how much kids are enjoying it: