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Celebrate December with Holiday Activities

A traditional gingerbread house to display at an apartment against a background of holiday lights.

Today the Renaissance Place Blog is sharing activities with a holiday theme to do at your apartment this month. From decor to fine eating, we think you’ll love these ideas!

Coming up in mid-December, National Gingerbread House Day on December 12, is the perfect thing to spend some creative time together with family and friends. Whether you create a perfect mess or a masterpiece, your apartment will smell amazing, infused with the spiciness of fresh gingerbread. For some inspiration, skim through Good Housekeeping’s post featuring 40 of the cutest gingerbread houses to make over the holidays. If you don’t have time to make homemade gingerbread for your house, pick up a kit at your favorite grocery store or order online for home delivery.

December 12th also gives us the chance to celebrate and fill our apartments with the beautiful plant associated with wintertime: the poinsettia! Available in red, green, white, and even a white and green blend, these plants spruce up any home. You can also decorate with this wine bottle poinsettia craft or bake this poinsettia cheesecake in honor of the flower.

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the to-do that is caused by the December holidays, so we are taking our readers back to something simple — snowflakes! Decorate your apartment with an array of snowflakes, just the thing to introduce some wintertime fun when the holidays are nearly over. Today we’ve got tips and directions for making snowflakes, so pull out the scissors and paper and let’s get started. This Fun and Facts with Kids post has nine, count ‘em, nine different snowflake patterns to create. Try your hand at the Flying M, Stars and Diamonds, Acorns and Hearts, and more!

We hope you have a wonderful holiday season here in Williamsville, NY this month. We look forward to seeing all of the creative ways you light up the holidays! Thanks for reading our post today.