My friends and relatives call me a Christmas Fanatic. I love everything about the holiday and the season. I plan and shop for the Christmas season all year round. I love to buy ornaments and gifts when we travel. I collect ideas constantly about new Christmas decorating and entertaining ideas. Since DIY projects take awhile I sure don’t want to wait too late to start with those, so often I am knee deep in crafts for Christmas in July!

I am compiling ideas that I have gathered over the years for the Holiday Sprite site. Of course I have updated anything that is from a while ago, but there are so many classics when it comes to Christmas that many ideas are still current.

Family holiday traditions are also important, so I have gathered many that my family and others have used. Look at these and use one of them as is or as a springboard to create new traditions for your own family.