Published at Thursday, December 07th 2017. by roger in Christmas Season.
Using the kids artwork, paintings and drawings from throughout the year will both involve them and use up all of that paper you have lying around. Paintings and collages can easily be turned into cute cards. Even worksheets with their colouring and writing on it can be used. Including the kids in your cardmaking does need some planning, so gather your materials and tools ahead of time. There is no surer way of boring the kids by running around trying to find those scissors when they are ready to go.
Set the kids up with their artwork and old cards and get them to cut their work down to a size that will fit neatly onto your card. If you are using a standard card size of 148mm x 105mm (A4 cut in half, then folded in half) a square of 90mmx90mm will fit nicely. Accuracy isnt important; it will add to the overall charm of the cards. Get a pile of these and keep the leftover pieces too - they can be used to create a collage.
As Christmass approaching, almost everyone likes to be creative to make it completely different from the past ones. There is no better time to exchange gifts than Christmas. If you feel it is a little difficult to choose special Christmas gifts for your family, relatives and friends to express your appreciation, why not make homemade gifts by yourself? I believe it will be a unique holiday this year.
Updating your Christmas decorations is easier than you think. Indoor and outdoor decorations available from a number of online merchants can make decorating your home this year a breeze. Choosing new products can also help you pick out decorations that complement each other and match, making your decor look cohesive and well thought out.
Are all the candles secure and vertical? Are they well out of range of anything that could catch fire? Replace the candles as needed during the holidays. Use common sense and dont take risks. Never leave the room when the candles are lit - even for a minute. Christmas Tree Candles are not a 24/7 decoration so its best to light them periodically through the holidays when you know you will be on hand to enjoy them and you plan to stay. This might be a party, a family evening around the tree, or Christmas morning when you open presents.
But anyone who goes to the effort of making candy is making it for someone special. It takes time and effort to get into the kitchen, find a great recipe and make your own. So if youve invested the time and effort in making candy for someone special, or for a number of special people, they know youve made it as a special gift. And it isnt hard to make if you choose the right recipe. Home made candy recipes arent hard to find, and its perfectly possible for a beginner to candy making to make some great looking and great tasting candies.