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20 Tips to Keep Love Alive
Have you ever been at a loss to think of something special that you can do for that special someone in your life? Maybe you want to do a little extra for an important event, like his or her birthday, Valentine's Day, Christmas, or anniversary. Here [...]

4 Fun And Easy To Make Homemade Christmas Decorations
Homemade Christmas decorations are some of the most unique. They are also a lot of fun because you can enjoy them with your family. Below are 4 fun and easy to make homemade Christmas decorations: Popcorn Stringing If you like strung popcorn, it [...]

5 Christmas Movies For The Whole Family To Enjoy!
Christmas is coming! And, Christmas time is all about family and togetherness. WeÂ’ve put together some recommendations for movies to have on hand for the Christmas season that the whole family will enjoy. These are all movies to purchase and watch y [...]

6 Christmas Shopping Tips You Must Know
There are a variety of opportunities for holiday shoppers, including stores, catalogs and the internet. Below are 6 Christmas Shopping tips that should: Christmas Shopping Tip #1: Shop Early If youÂ’re heading out to the mall this year, have your [...]

6 Family Christmas Vacation Tips You Must Know
A family Christmas vacation can be a wonderful experience. It can fill you with wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. Christmas is a magical time to be surrounded by loved ones, friends and the spirit of the holidays. ItÂ’s also one of the bu [...]

6 Great Online Christmas Shopping Tips
Christmas shopping is no longer confined to the local mall or an annual catalog that happens to find it‘s way into your mailbox. Thanks to advanced technology, there is literally a whole world of shopping at your fingertips. The internet has revolut [...]

6 Perfect Christmas Gift Ideas For Her
How can you shop for a woman who already owns everything she wants? ItÂ’s not as difficult as you may think because thereÂ’s always a unique approach at purchaseing for the woman who seemingly has a closet full of clothes or a box full of jewelry. Be [...]

A Christmas History Lesson
The Twelve Days of Christmas is one of the most famous Christmas carols ever written. It has been sung for a great many years, and is known the world over. To most it is a delightful hymn, but it was originally created with a very serious intent. In [...]

Air Purifiers Are They Worth It?
Definitely yes would be the answer. There are a lot of reasons and they all have to do with the fact that the problem of people who suffer from asthma, allergies and other respiratory conditions. These people may be discomforted by the particles of d [...]

Americans are Turning to Traditional Gifts for Holiday Season
(ARA) - With daily lives run by cell phones, e-mails, and “personal digital assistants,” it’s no wonder Americans feel such a strong desire to reconnect with family, friends, and tradition during the holiday season. And what better way to reconnec [...]

Are Toys & Video Games The Right Christmas Gifts For Kids?
ItÂ’s the age of innocence when their eyes a little brighter and their smile are full of possibilities. Their minds are being shaped by everything around them and itÂ’s important to make sure that those surroundings are positive and promote good char [...]

Chicken recipes that everyone enjoys!
Chicken recipes are a stable in many peopleÂ’s diets. Many of them are recipes we have made time and time again and others, are special recipes, maybe a favorite Christmas recipe or even a special fondue recipe using chicken. Americans consume more c [...]

Christmas Customs Around The WorldMake your panettone special
Make your panettone special (NC)—In an Italian household, panettone has a place at every Christmas meal. Its unique claim-to-fame – somewhere between a fruit bread and a cake – allows for panettone to be served toasted at breakfast; or warmed fro [...]

Christmas Decorating Ideas - Edible Ornaments
Although it is now more decades away than I care to admit too often, there were four things I loved most about my childhood Christmases in England: 1. the excitement of the Christmas gifts being put under the Christmas tree, and then the family ope [...]

Christmas Decorating Trends for 2005
This year, the latest craze in Christmas decorating is going back in time. Homeowners seem to be less interested in the icicle-type lights and the use of single color strands. Baby boomers seem to be harkening back to the days of their youth, by brin [...]

Christmas Gifts Advice
Yes its that time of year again. So what's your plan this year? Where you just going to leave it to the last minute again and compete with the rest of the country for the last few items on the shelves come Christmas Eve? I know that with this little [...]

Christmas Gifts and Celebrations That Won't Break the Bank
If not for the fact that Christmas is a time of laughter and merriment, the yuletide season can be awfully frustrating especially for people who have a budget to think of. With lots of expenses for the Christmas celebration already lined up at your d [...]

Christmas Gifts For Dolphin Lovers
Choosing a dolphin lover gift may not be as easy as it is for a pet lover, but that is not to say it is not possible. In fact, you will find quite a range of dolphin related gifts around the internet, although in your local store it may be hit and mi [...]

Christmas Music Continues to Inspire, Soothe, Reflect a Season
(ARA) - Whether it’s in a majestic cathedral, a school auditorium or a shopping mall, there’s nothing like a familiar Christmas melody to put a person in the holiday spirit. It’s amazing how the familiar strains of “Silent Night” or “Joy to the [...]

Christmas Ornaments - Make Your Own with Beads and Pipe Cleaners
Christmas ornaments made from ordinary pipe cleaners and inexpensive acrylic beads are very pretty and easy to make. They look quite impressive yet are easy enough for small children to make. This is one Christmas craft idea to use again and again. O [...]

Christmas Toys Are For The Kids... Right?
Toys for grown-ups pushing kids' toys out of Christmas most wanted list. Christmas used to be a time for the kids but now the adults appear to be taking over. The top twelve toys this Christmas as identified by the Toy Retailers Association contain [...]

Christmas Traditions in Germany
Countries all across the world celebrate the winter solstice holiday season in their own unique ways. Some such as Christmas and Hanukah are religious celebrations, while others are non-religious celebrations of nature, people and the coming spring s [...]

Christmas Tree Ornament Tips
When it comes to decorating, we are all perfectionists about our Christmas tree. After all, it happens only once a year and the decorations are a treasure to behold. The finishing touch, for any Christmas tree, is the ornaments. Perhaps you have memo [...]

Christmas Tree Selection Guide
Before you select the perfect Christmas tree, consider a little planning to make room for your special guest. Choose the best area in your room for the tree, which would include a spot that is close to an electrical outlet. When you plug in your ligh [...]

Christmas Tree Topper Ornaments
From my childhood memories, pride of place on the top of Christmas tree always went to a fairy dressed in white. Or was it an angel? No, I'm sure it was the Christmas fairy; and she was usually last to go on the tree apart from the tinsel. One thing [...]

Christmas Trivia
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Christmas, a time for giving and sharing.
Finally, the season so many of us are looking forward to is just around the corner.Joy, peace, happiness, children, lights, decorations and Santa Claus, these are just a few of the things associated with Christmas. Although these are things most peo [...]

Do You Know The Origins of Christmas traditions ?
There are many traditions and symbols that we associate with Christmas including the Christmas tree, leaving cookies out for Santa Claus, and sending Christmas cards and Christmas presents. If you're like most, you observe all of the traditions which [...]

Dog Morsels Pet Food
2 cups whole wheat flour 2 tsp. garlic powder 2 cups white flour 1 cup skim milk powder 2 eggs water 1/2 cup melted beef or pork drippings (or lard) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix ingredients together with enough water to make a stiff dough [...]

Entertaining Tips:Add a touch of Italian to your dessert table
Add a touch of Italian to your dessert table (NC)—If you are invited to an Italian home this Christmas chances are you will be served panettone. Or it could be the reverse. If someone of Italian decent is invited to your home this Christmas there i [...]

Finding Birthday Gift Ideas
Most of us frequently – if not all the time – are short of good birthday gift ideas. Regardless of who the intended recipient is, whether it is a brother, sister, mum, dad, grandparent or in-law, often we all end up frantically searching through sh [...]

Finding Delicious Cookie recipes!
Many of us have an inner baker inside us that loves to find new cookie recipes to try. But, where do you find new, tried and true, cookie recipes that your family will love? People are always looking for the newest versions of their favorite recipes [...]

Flannel -- A Tradition That Never Goes Out of Style
(ARA) - Gadgets are good, books can be beautiful, sweaters can be sensible, and sexy lingerie -- well itÂ’s seductive to say the least. But what would the majority of women (and their daughters) like wrapped up under the Christmas tree? You guessed [...]

Gift Baskets - Create Simple Easy Gifts For the Person Who Has Everything!
Have you ever thought about giving a personalized Gift Basket? Is it just me or do you also get excited when you give a gift to your friends and family and you know they love it! The downside you give a gift and you just know they hate it! Unfort [...]

Gift Giving Made (A Little) Easier
So, you dread the thought of having to purchase gifts for Christmas. Friend or family member has a birthday or anniversary coming up, and you still donÂ’t have a gift? Well, weÂ’ve all been there and done that. None of us want to do it again. Yet w [...]

Greeting cards are great to give and to receive
A greeting card is an illustrated, folded card usually featuring a message of greeting or other sentiment. Although greeting cards are usually given on special occasions such as birthdays, Christmas or other holidays, they are also sent on 'non-occas [...]

Guide to Easy, Affordable Baby Shower Decorations
Great baby shower decorations are more about using your imagination than your pocketbook! You can create a wonderful party mood with simple, high-impact arrangements. This article details some of the best ideas for baby shower decorations. Use ball [...]

Have a Christmas Party-a planning guide
This is a favorite time of the year for many people. Why not take one night in December and set up a nice holiday party. Plan a small get together with family and friends. It is a great excuse to get together. Plan it early in December so it doe [...]

Holiday Craftts - Thanksgiving and Christmas Decoration Ideas
Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday! What a spiritual renewal to take a day to reflect over the past year about just how good God has been to you and your family, to give you harvest and shelter, health and hope. To get the most out of this joyous oc [...]

Holiday Gift Guide for People Who Enjoy “Must See TV”
(ARA) – Hard to believe this is going to be the last holiday season that Rachel, Ross, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, and Joey gather around the Christmas tree and Hanukkah Menorah to share memories. NBC’s Friends is coming to an end after a 10 year run [...]

How Christmas shopping online better your Christmas!
Christmas shopping online is not for you? If you are one of those that share this thought, you probably like to enjoy the atmosphere of physical shopping. Doing your Christmas shopping online despite all its convenience, lack the festive mood. The co [...]

How to avoid Christmas debt overload
The Christmas season is truly the season of giving. There is no other time of the year when peopleÂ’s hearts are as open or their hands are as freely generous as they are during the Christmas holiday. I mean, even our favorite Christmas motto states, [...]

How to Make Sure Holiday Card Writing is Not a Chore
Copyright 2005 – Patty Gale Sending holiday cards does not have to be a tedious chore. I remember when I was little, my mom would tape all the pretty cards around a special doorframe in our house and I would love to see where they all came from. T [...]

How to Organize Your Christmas Baking Without Going Crazy
Copyright 2005 - Patty Gale There is nothing more comforting than the smell of Christmas cookies fresh out of the oven. As a little girl, I remember eagerly watching my mom, as she would carefully remove the hot cookie sheets from the oven. I could [...]

How to sell Santa’s slip-ups
Shoppers spent more than $15.5 billion this Christmas on gifts on the Internet alone. Just imagine how many millions went to unwanted polka dot sweaters, electric nose hair clippers, and thigh masters. That wasted cash piled up under the Christmas tr [...]

Inexpensive Christmas Gifts
Christmas is a time of joy, piece, and giving. It is also a time of being broke. Adults often think that the idea of making Christmas gifts is only for children who do not yet have their own money to purchase gifts. However, with a little bit of inge [...]

It was a Christmas Miracle!
So there we were, awkwardly staring at one another in utter disbelief that nobody could figure it out. It was a week before Christmas, and all through the house, your narrator was fumingÂ….I could smash my mouse! We were trying to put up our Christma [...]

It's Not Just About Christmas Trees and Christmas Gifts
Let kids tell you what they think of Christmas and they will speak of images full of snow, caroling, putting up Christmas tree ornaments, Christmas gifts and the irresistible magic and wonderment. For everyone else, Christmas is a whole 30 days (even [...]

Kids Dish about the True Meaning of Christmas, Moms’ Roles in Pulling the Holidays Together and Hot Gifts on Their Wish Lists
(ARA) - Decorating, cooking, cleaning and more. When it comes to preparing for a picture perfect holiday season, there is one holiday elf thatÂ’s busy at work -- Mom. According to the KidzEyes Holiday Wish List and Habits survey, 64 percent of kids s [...]

Lisa's Christmas
Lisa was born into a loving Christian family and went through life knowing of The Lord and his supreme sacrifice. She was accustomed to Amazing Grace each Sunday and saying grace before meals. Lisa knew of the birth of baby Jesus; that worshippers [...]

Making Gifts A Pleasure
As we reach the time of year when Christmas items start to appear in the stores, and thoughts of vacations start to wind down with the shortening daylight, it is a good time to think about gifts. Not only the gifts, though, but also the practise of g [...]

One of This Year's Hottest Holiday Gifts
(ARA) - When your friends and family gather around the tree on Christmas morning to see what “Santa” brought them, you don’t have to be there in person to enjoy the looks on everyone’s faces. Get them a camera phone equipped with Multimedia Messa [...]

Planning a Christmas dinner party
Entertaining friends and family in your home during the Christmas holiday is one of the most popular activities of the holiday season. Many people choose to host small, informal gatherings in their home, while others plan extravagant dinner parties w [...]

purchase Discount Candles Online or Make Them Yourself
If youÂ’re looking to purchase discount or wholesale candles online youÂ’re in luck. You can find just about any type of candle online to add decoration and beauty to your home. Likewise, if you enjoy making your own homemade candles, you can purchas [...]

Santa Claus: The True Story
I remember my first Christmas party with Grandma. I was just a kid. I remember tearing across town on my bike to visit her on the day my big sister dropped the bomb: "There is no Santa Claus," she jeered. "Even dummies know that!" My grandma was not [...]

Save Time and Money when Gift Shopping For The Holiday Season
With the Holiday season coming in a few months, people are all agog in coming up with a list of gifts that will fit their budget. Perhaps, one of the worst things about the season of joy is counting the remaining dollars in your wallet after a round [...]

Scrapbooking Ideas for Kids
Many times at auctions, or estate sales, a box of books will turn up a real treasure, like a scrapbook that was kept by someone in their youth and sometimes through their adulthood. The book could be 50 or 60 years old, and a source of great fun to l [...]

So, you have a crock pot , now you want crock pot recipes?
To those of us that don't know, crock pot recipes are among the best out there! Did you receive a crock pot as a gift at your wedding shower or perhaps as a birthday gift and have no idea how to use it? Crock pots are great kitchen tools that offer a [...]

So, you have a crockpot. Now you'll want crockpot recipes.
To those of us that don't know, crockpot recipes are among the best out there! Did you receive a crockpot as a gift at your wedding shower or perhaps as a birthday gift and have no idea how to use it? Crockpots are great kitchen tools that offer a co [...]

The 10 Christmas Decoration Tips You Must Know
Decorating for Christmas is one of the best things about the holidays. The twinkling of lights, the sight of a perfectly trimmed tree and a perfectly placed wreath adorning your front door are all gentle reminders of the joyous Christmas season. Wh [...]

The Best Holiday Ever
The value of Christmas and Hanukkah isnÂ’t found in the glossy pages of mail order catalogs, the frenetic hype of TV commercials, or the slick graphics of the dot com world. Nope, my greatest enjoyment on Christmas morning has never come from knowing [...]

The Cat and the Evil Parakeet
Parakeets were “in” during the winter of 1952, and my little brother David had his heart set on one. On December 24, Mamma, Daddy, and I went to a parakeet breeder, paid $7.95, and brought home the pretty green bird we had reserved. The parakeet wa [...]

The Cat in the Hat Gets More Famous Each Day -- In English, Now Latin, He’s Here to Stay
ARA) – We read it as children, a book we adored. With the cat in a hat, and the kids who were bored. Then Hollywood called, said he should be a star. Reporters were writing, this Cat will go far. Now more kids are reading, it’s even translated. [...]

The Great Baby Name Debate
Winifred or Willow? Thomas or Troy? The name you choose for your child will last a lifetime. Whether you're looking for something original that will stand out from the crowd or a traditional name that people will instantly recognize, choosing a name [...]

The History of the Christmas Card
The Christmas card, as we know it, originated in England in the year 1843. An artist named John Calcott Horsley was commissioned by Sir Henry Cole, a wealthy and successful London businessman, to create a card that could be sent out to his friends an [...]

The Many Faces of Santa
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The Truth About Christmas
Every year, as Christmas approaches, you hear Christmas carols everywhere. Sometimes to the point where another Silent Night would make you want to silent the sound system. Everyone is scrambling to purchase Christmas gifts for everyone in a list th [...]

Three Steps to Reduce Holiday Stress for Your Kitty
You have permission to publish this article electronically or in print, free of charge, as long as the bylines are included. A courtesy copy of your publication would be appreciated - send to nancy@cat-urine-odor-advisor.com The annual holidays ca [...]

Tickle Your Senses With Yankee Candles!
How many of us remember as kids creating our own candles from our broken crayons? WeÂ’d have mom or dad help us melt down the crayons on the stove, throwing in every color of the rainbow. Then weÂ’d carefully pour the melted wax into old cardboard mi [...]

Tips for Christmas Shopping for Babies and Infants
A baby's first Christmas will always be treasured by his parents and when it comes to gift-giving this is a perfect time to start your own tradition, like purchaseing a special holiday ornament representing the events of the year - either personally [...]

Tips On Hosting a Christmas tree trimming party
Do you remember when the Christmas season was less of a hassle and more of a joyous time spent with family and friends? Back in the day, families just seemed to have enough time to sit back and enjoy the holiday season. Today, on the other hand, many [...]

Tropical Christmas
I can recall from my days in England, watching television at Christmas and seeing how others celebrated across the world. At one time I used to think about people in Australia, who seemed to be featured on the news every Christmas Day: "it's not like [...]

Turn Dinner Time into Quality Time with Your Family
(ARA) - Between work, school and various extra-curricular activities, today's families may not spend as much time together as they would like. Meals are a good way to schedule some quality time into the day -- but who's going to cook? The magic sol [...]

Unique Christmas Table Top Decorations For Parties
Christmas table decorations for those one of a kind Christmas parties are fun and easy to make. If you do plan on making your own Christmas table decorations, they can be time consuming and if you have a dozen or so tables to decorate, you need help! [...]

Use Your Photographs to Create Unique Christmas Gifts
Having a tough time coming up with creative Christmas gifts this year? The answer might be right in front of you – in your photograph albums, boxes, or file folders. Don’t just give the traditional framed photo though. Instead, give your recipients [...]

Wedding Budgeting Tips
Your wedding dress: Start shopping right away. You won't feel rushed or pressured into purchaseing something, and you'll be able to shop smart. Simple plain dresses are usually less expensive then the ones with lace, pearls/beads etc.. You could [...]

What Gift Can I Give A Bird Lover This Christmas?
Choosing gifts for any animal lovers can be quite a pleasure, as it is often a gift that is shared by the recipient with her animal friends or pets. This is especially so with bird lover gifts. People who really love birds tend to want them to enhanc [...]

What Is It About Nautical Gifts For Christmas?
If you are considering looking for a nautical gift, for a friend or relative, this Christmas, then you are in good company. purchaseing gifts is something that just about everybody indulges in at one time or another during the year, especially Xmas. [...]

What's Happened to Halloween?
Halloween has become as commercialized as Christmas. The traditional carved pumpkins which were prominently placed at the front of homes are now over shadowed with outdoor lighting and decorations. The (NFR) National Retail Federation (www.retailindu [...]

Your Winter Wedding
Winter is such a beautiful time of year, and is a perfect time for a wedding! Even if you live in a part of the world where there is no snow, a winder wedding can be filled with magic and electricity. The crisp chill in the air and a horse drawn carr [...]

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