Links We Love: Letters to Santa, DIY Gifts and Holiday Pretzels

From DIY gifts to letters to (and from) Santa, here's what's on our weekend make/do/buy list.

Sure, holiday time is the most wonderful time of the year -- and we've rounded up inspiring ideas for fun things to make, do and buy to make it even better!

Write a Letter to Santa
How cute is this Write a Letter to Santa kit from chicabug? Your kids will have fun filling them out (we're guessing no one will check the "naughty" box!) and because there are four cards included, you can mail one to the North Pole and keep one for your kid's scrapbook. Santa can even "respond" with this fun, downloadable letter from Living Locurto.

Make a Festive Treat
Give ordinary pretzel rods a holiday twist with this easy idea from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons: just dip them into melted white chocolate and add thin strips of fruit leather (fondant would work, too, or sprinkles) in a spiral. Even better: this treat can be color-customized for any holiday!

Create Cute DIY Gifts
Over at Cool Mom Picks, there's a round-up of DIY gifts that all you crafty mamas out there can make -- including too-adorable-for-words baby booties (no knitting required). If you want more DIY inspiration, check out iVillage's own gallery of crafty gifts to make for your kids. And check out these softie gifts to make from The Crafty Crow. (That should be enough to keep you busy for a while.)

Let It Snow

We love this kid-friendly, couldn't-be-easier craft idea from The Artful Parent: Use coffee filters to make paper snowflakes! Just fold, cut and color.

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