Happy December! This month is a whirlwind but make sure you enjoy every day of it. It is so magical. The Traditions during the holidays are so much fun! Writing letters to Santa, wishes for favorite toys and gadgets, making cookies, wrapping presents, and counting down the days. All of these help contribute to what we know as the “magic of the season”. As mothers, we grow to learn that the true magic of the holidays is the spirit of giving. After all, we give and give and give.
This year, let’s teach our children to learn to give from their hearts. Before their lists and wishes are fulfilled, give them an opportunity to donate lightly used toys, encourage them to do something kind for others, help them pick out a “secret santa” gift for a neighbor or friend and allow them to experience the joy of simply giving.
Lots of Holiday fun to be had! Kick off the weekend with Christmas in Hingham Square. Celebrate the season in Scituate Harbor with Santa, hayrides, shopping, face painting and more. Stop by the village fair on the Cohasset common. Want locally made, one-of-a-kind gift ideas? Be sure to check out the Holiday Marketplace in Norwell. Head to Buttonwood Books for a visit with Santa and Mama Steph. Looking for a lovely family tradition? Visit Holly Hill Farm Day Fair for some delicious food, hay rides, wreath making and farm animals. Don’t miss the festival of trees in Hingham, the Holly Jolly Horse Drawn Hayrides, Weir River Christmas Tree sale, or the Holiday Happenings at Derby St.
Find more events and details on all that is happening in and around the South Shore on our calendar!
Time to prep, plan and decorate for the holidays!
Seasonal window stickers are a huge hit for the little ones. These snowflakes are perfect for the Winter.
Need shatterproof ornaments? Us too. Check these out.
How cute is this burlap banner? Add this snowy, berry, pine cone garland to your holiday decor.
Anyone else very into wrapping paper? We love this plaid set, this reversible pack, this retro set, and are obsessed with this festive gold foil of wild animals.
Looking for reusable gift bags? Check out this fabric set. Loving these gift tags.
Planning on making holiday cookies? Make sure you have this set.
Need gift ideas? Don’t have Elf on the Shelf yet? A must have! And how cute is this Elf Door?!
We want to hear from you! Share your decor and holiday prep ideas with us. Tag us and use hashtag #TSSMHolidays.
We will keep decorating and prepping for the holidays with you, stay tuned!
Busy Week? Don’t miss our posts…
Find your Christmas tree and get some tips from Chris at Kennedy’s Country Gardens (+a special discount just for TSSM readers)!
Get ahead on holiday shopping with our local shopping markets & fairs roundup.
Looking for a delicious & easy recipe (with only FIVE ingredients)? Check out this week’s Spaghetti Pie recipe.
Holiday parties starting this weekend? Make sure you check out these style tips.
Looking to give the gift of your time or donate to a local charity this holiday season? EmpowerHer!
Enjoy your weekend!