Published at Wednesday, August 09th 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.
Another easy tip for updating your Christmas decorations is to purchase a new wreath for your front door or mantle. Christmas wreaths make classy focal points that complement Christmas trees. Pick a wreath that has a beautiful bow and some other tasteful decorations to add an extra touch of holiday spirit to your decor. You can choose a decorative, fake wreath that will keep for years, or a fresh wreath that you can display for the month of December and a few weeks after, depending on the type and care needed.
Make sure you get the right kind of candles. Basically, theres one right kind of Christmas Candle and a lot of wrong ones. The bottom line: your candle must fit the candle holder. Tapers, votives and table candles are too fat. Birthday and candles are much too thin. Dont try to improvise. Order genuine Christmas Tree Candles when you order your candle holders. That way youll be sure youre getting the right thing.
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.
So if youre new to candy making start with some simple home made candy recipes, and start well before Christmas so that you can have some time to perfect your technique. And if youre out to make a great Christmas gift why not make that special person a complete candy gift basket and demonstrate your candy making prowess. Make a selection of candies, find a lovely wicker basket and some cellophane, buy a nice bottle of wine or 3 and pack all those candies and other goodies into a gift basket. Very few people would be unhappy to get a Christmas gift like that.
Incorporate some of these ideas for updating your Christmas decorations and youll be well on your way to a happy and beautiful holiday season. Simple updates like holiday accent pillows, a new holiday figurine or holiday mugs in your kitchen can really make a difference in your holiday decor.