5 tips for Christmas holiday travel – with KIDS

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  1. Kristi says:

    I love these tips! Never knew that about Cracker Barrel! Getting ready for our Christmas road trip and we make Cracker Barrel a stop every time!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      I love shopping at a Cracker Barrel. They have such CUTE stuff!!! I never make it out without a purchase. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. What an adorable collection of gifts. Each one so thoughtful. Makes you wonder why more people don’t think beyond material things. Lovely post!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Thanks. I love gifts like this. When I taught school we made one each year for their parents. It takes time and planning and maybe that is why it isn’t done as much as it could be. The holidays are so busy, but when you are on the road anyway….with lots of time to spare…it is a great way to kill two birds with one stone! Busy kids and wonderful gifts. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

  3. awwww I really love those ideas! I am a huge fan of diy gifts. It is just so much more personal and oyu know that people put so much effort in it!

  4. LJ Legend says:

    What lovely ideas! I love Christmas and getting into the christmas mood, I have forwarded your post link to my sister for her to do with her little boys. Really great #blogmaspost

  5. Diana Chen says:

    This is all so cute! I love the “open when” envelopes. I know you made them for kids, but I think I might steal that idea for when I’m gone for a month in Asia in the spring to leave nice notes for my boyfriend! I’m not a particularly arts & craft-y person, but I love sentimental gift ideas like these ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. arzotravels says:

    So cool. Love those tips and might use them for my nephew. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Cute ideas! And good to know that there are plenty of cheap yet personal options out there that will make lovely gifts for the loved ones. Now, I don’t have kids but could imagine doing some of these things as an additional gift for my partner or my parents ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for sharing!

  8. Fun gift ideas for the kids to make. They are just so sweet and a perfect activity for holiday road trips.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      It really gets them thinking about others….I love homemade stuff from kids. When I taught we always made gifts and cards for the kids to give to their families. Wish they did more of that now, but those state tests seem to overshadow everything so we need to do them at home! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Wandering JM says:

    Great list and they are all very sweet. My favorite is the Open When Envelopes. I wanna try those as well among the family. Thanks for the ideas.

  10. Janine Good says:

    These are such great ideas. I love the envelopes to open when you need a beautiful reminder. Travelling can be lonely especially around the holidays and these are a great way to help with that.

  11. These ideas are so sweet! I love the ‘open me when’ idea – and I think my gandma would have loved it too!

  12. Oh these are some lovely ideas! The open me when envelopes are such a good idea! I will try them with family!

  13. Lovely post and unusual to read exceptional gift during Christmas time; I love getting the Christmas mood and….Here we are!! thanks for you sharing

  14. What lovely thoughtful ideas …especially love the ‘open me when’ cards – really gives you something to look forward to. Christmas travel is always a nightmare but great to try and make it a bit less painful!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Aren’t those fun? I love homemade gifts from kids – they are so sweet. ๐Ÿ™‚ Planning and preparation make the trip so much better!!! Thanks for stopping by.

  15. Awesome ideas! I remember as a kid I used to love these sorts of crafts and things during Christmas holidays, was always so much fun!

  16. Cute, simple, and inexpensive ideas. We frequently travel over the holidays and these are good ways to keep the kids grounded during stressful travels. Great post!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Thanks! I’d love to hear all about you giving them a try during this holiday’s travel. I love gifts the kids make. Thanks for stopping by!

  17. I totally love the open me envelopes! What a fantastic idea. You could also use them for the kids on a road trip. Open me when you get to (insert place) and keep them amused along the way

  18. Tracy Chong says:

    All the tips sounds exciting to be done for this holiday season. I have little niece and nephew and I think now I know how to keep them busy during school holiday. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • NatalieTanner says:

      What a great aunt you are!! Enjoy! I love heartfelt work from the kids -especially at the holidays! Sometimes I pack it up with the decorations. It is so fun to revisit it all when you unpack to decorate every year!

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