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The Holidays are finally here. One way to make the season just a little brighter and even more festive is with creative print ideas that take your gifts, decorations, and family fun to the next level.

The gift that keeps on giving from the Mopria Alliance is the Mopria Print Service app, which you can download in Google Play for your Android device. This useful app lets you unleash your unlimited creativity and print right from your smartphone or tablet.

With this app, when the snow falls you can fire up the printer while warming up your hot cocoa and use the following ideas to light up the Holidays like never before!

Custom Gift Tags

Sweet treats are always a great way to get in the Holiday spirit and who doesn’t love something sweet? A great idea is to customize your treats with gift tags that include a special message that adds a personal touch.

Printable Nativities

One of the greatest things about the art form of crèches or nativities is the flexibility that can range from traditional and serious to crafty, family fun. Hart of the Mountain Studio offers a great set of Printable Nativity Finger Puppets that can be printed in a color or black and white version so you and the little ones can color them yourselves! To take it even further, here is a link to a whole printable Nativity Pack from with coloring pages, games, and puzzles.

Elf on the Shelf Props

A relatively new addition to the Holiday pantheon is the Elf on the Shelf. According to the Elf on the Shelf® it is a Christmas tradition where a magical Scout Elf doll helps Santa manage his nice list by taking note of a family’s Christmas adventures and reports back to Santa at the North Pole every night in December leading up to Christmas. Each morning, the Scout Elf returns to the home but is hiding in a new spot, waiting for someone to spot them.

This list of Free Elf On The Shelf Props and Printables provides plans for parents to prepare for the party that is Elf on the shelf. With this list, you can print costumes for the Elf, plans for an Elf rocket ship and ice-cream shop display as well as Elf-assigned chore lists and naughty and nice rankings so everyone can know whether the kids are in the all-seeing Elf’s good graces or not!

Holiday Greeting Cards

By printing your own Holiday Greeting Cards, you can easily personalize and customize each one with just the right message. Xerox has created a site with dozens of colorful Holiday cards and templates.

Now you can print and send the perfect card to all your friends and family to help them celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanza, Christmas, and then ring in the New Year in style.

Photo Booth Decorations … For Your Face

OK, everyone, saaaay “Fruit Cake!” Holiday-themed printable photo booth props can turn that normal Holiday party into an unforgettable event. Channel your inner Rudolf by donning a bright red nose or make sure you’re on the nice list with a Santa beard of your very own.

Print the prop templates on printer paper or sticker paper and then paste that sheet to heavy card stock—or print to card stock directly before cutting it out. Then, paste on a wooden skewer, dowel or popsicle stick to ensure that proof of your Holiday spirit will live on forever on social media.

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