It’s about this time every year when I plan to do it all.
To have all of our family’s Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving, to bake cookies for our town’s firefighters and police officers, to adopt as many Angel Tree kids as possible, to have our home completely scrubbed clean and organized before company arrives, to pack 10 Operation Christmas Child boxes, to decorate our house so brightly Clark Griswold himself would be jealous..
And somehow I always end up rushing around at the last second. But hey, I’ve got a hot cocoa bar finished, so there’s that.
Because really… how can you accomplish a huge to-do list like that without a LOOOOOOT of chocolate?
Or at least that’s my philosophy.
To kick off the holiday planning a little early, I’m so happy to be joining Kristen from Ella Claire Inspired for this year’s Christmas printable tour. I’m sharing a free download of this cute cocoa bar sign at the end of this post.
I always love parking our vintage Coca-Cola soda crate (from the thrift store, where else?) in the corner of our kitchen to set up a hot cocoa bar to enjoy on cold nights.
I just grab some random jars, fill them up with cocoa mix, marshmallows, crushed peppermint, chocolate chips, and sprinkles, tie a little baker’s twine around them, and it’s instantly festive.
It’s finally getting chilly around here! I’m so ready to snuggle up by the twinkle of the tree lights and watch Christmas movies with my little family. And chug chocolate. (If you’re a Christmas movie quote fan, you can download my printable set of funny one-liners here.)
If you want the printable to have on your own cocoa bar, you can download it here:
Here are some of my other sources too since you guys sometimes ask: (Affiliate links are provided below for convenience. For more info, see my full disclosure here.)
- Vintage Coca-Cola crate
- Red stripe kitchen towel
- Reclaimed wood picture frame
- Mug drying rack
- Mini tree
- Galvanized bucket
- Red baker’s twine
If you want more Christmas freebies, you can find 32 gorgeous printables from all of the other bloggers in the tour here:
Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags and Ornaments by Finding Home Farms | Peace on Earth by My Someday in May | Red Barn Gift Tags & Print by Refresh Restyle | Kiss Me Under the Mistletoe Watercolor by Finding Silver Pennies | Merry Christmas Ornament by In My Own Style
Good Tidings Christmas Chalkboard by Live Laugh Rowe | Plaid Christmas Gift Tags by Four Generations One Roof | Vintage Inspired Christmas Favor by Anderson and Grant | Hot Cocoa Bar Sign Printable by Blesser House | Watercolor Paper Flowers by Chronicles of Home
Let it Snow Banner by Happy Happy Nester | Reindeer Games by Clean and Scentsible | Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by A Burst of Beautiful | 12 Plaid Reindeer Joy Printables by The Happy Housie | Santa Baby by Kelly Elko
Christmas Tree Farm Poster by Making Home Base | We’ve Got that Holiday Feeling by My Fabuless Life | It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by May Me and Mom | Heaven and Nature Sing by Nest of Posies | Nativity by Shades of Blue Interiors
Make Your Own Christmas Village by Town and Country Living | Madeline’s Christmas by So Much Better with Age | Christmas Gift Tags by TIDBITS | Countdown to Christmas by Unskinny Boppy | Holly Botanical Study Watercolor by Nina Hendrick Design
Now, back to your regularly scheduled fall decor. Don’t mind us early birds over here.