“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.” ― Bob Hope

The signs of a Christmas season in full swing are all around us: homes and Christmas trees are decorated with colorful lights, dinner menus are underway, presents are wrapped, suitcases are packed, and guest rooms are ready for family on their way. This week, as we relish this special time of year, we are sharing some of our favorite holiday posts, projects, and recipes from the Journal as well as gift ideas from our Holiday Shop and The School of Making.

DIY Holiday Projects:

Tree Skirt

Find wreath instructions here, here, here, and here

Stenciled Table Runner

Holiday Stocking

Etched Candles

Favorite Recipes:

Winter Vegetable Farro Risotto

Chicken Stew

Buttery Turkey and Pecan Cranberry Relish

Burnt Honey Sweet Potato Salad Dressing

Homemade curacao and a few cold-weather cocktails

Sweet Treats:

Potato Candy

Snow Cream

Pecan Trees

Ginger-Molasses Cookies

Natalie’s Apple Crisp

Holiday Memories:

Reflect, Rejoice, Renew

Christmas carols and a holiday playlist

Beautiful Things

Gift Ideas:

Queen Waffle Blanket

Reclaimed Down Scarf

Double Bar Camellia Necklace in Black Plum

Miniature Rhino Constellation Embroidery Kit

Build a Wardrobe 2019

Alabama Chanin Gift Certificate


@ Alabama Chanin
Find our shipping deadlines for gifts from Alabama Chanin and The School of Making. Visit our Holiday Shop to browse through our selection of in-stock gifts perfect for the loved ones on your gift list.

@ The School of Making
Third Tuesdays @ The Factory is tomorrow, December 18th. Take a break from holiday planning and shopping and spend the morning surrounded by making and fellowship. Find the details here.

@ The Factory Store + Café
Today is the last day to place your Holiday Pick-Up order. Contact our events coordinator at 256-701-8667 or email to place your order.

Lunch + Saturday brunch menu here

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