When the kids were little we would make them every year. I would mix the dough and pull out all the cookie cutters. The kids would help roll the dough out, cut the cookies in their favorite shapes and place them on a cookie sheet. Then when they cooled we would decorate them. The kids helped with everything- except maybe the clean up. It was messy, but worth it. Now I just get to reap the benefits of other people's talents. I like that a lot... but I do miss those chubby little sticky fingers helping me make plates of Christmas sweets.