Create the Holidays – A Series of Festive Ideas!

Welcome to Create the Holidays (formerly Create Christmas) – a series of festive ideas! I started this series in 2012 with a view to sharing seasonal holiday recipes, crafts, printables, and ideas. As well as Christmas, there will be posts for Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, New Years, and all the other things celebrated during the winter months!

Create Christmas - A Series Of Christmas Ideas

Create the Holidays (formerly Create Christmas)

Anything that I share on The Purple Pumpkin Blog that is winter or Christmas related is part of this series, so you’ll find all kinds of recipes, crafts, printables, and other seasonal ideas in Create Christmas!

This page is the main hub for all of the Christmas series over the years. Click through to each year to be greeted with all ideas for that year – enjoy!

Create the Holidays 2020

I have got a TON of recipes for winter and the holidays, as well as great crafts and printables to share with you… let’s see what this year brings! I won’t promise a post a day, as we all know how hectic the holidays can be. I hope you enjoy this year’s content!

Create Christmas 2019

Lots of fun paper crafts including Disney ornaments, build-a-Christmas character, and winter animals. There were cake recipes, cocktails, mocktails, and other drinks, and some crafts were thrown in for good measure too!

Create Christmas 2018

The year of the roundups! This means a lot of ideas not only from The Purple Pumpkin Blog but from the blogging community at large too. I turned on of my Christmas characters into a felt ornament and had planned to do more, but time ran away from me. Here’s hoping for 2019!

Create Christmas 2017

Billed as one of the worst years of my life, again, it meant that my blog suffered. We also took a much-needed family holiday for 2 weeks in December which also accounted for the lack of posts. But there were cocktails, mocktails, and Christmas Eve box ideas for adults.

Create Christmas 2016

2016 was a personal bad year, and it reflected on my blog too. But I still got out some Christmas ideas, with several free printables including 3 different printable Olafs!

Create Christmas 2015

This year saw the introduction of my cute chubby characters which appeared in my free printables. It was also a very quiet year in terms of the series as I only published 14 posts.

Create Christmas 2014

The year that it became “Create Christmas”! More sweet Christmas recipes this year, and I think it was the first year I also included New Year’s in the series.

Create Christmas 2013

Still pre-name change for the series! I shared a variety of alternative (to turkey) Christmas recipes, as well as some festive crafts and printables.

Create Christmas 2012

My first Christmas series, which was called “Cook, Craft, Create Christmas”. I shared a variety of Christmas recipes, handmade gift ideas, printables, and crafts.

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