Published at Thursday, December 14th 2017. by roger in Christmas Season.
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.
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.
You can choose one of two kinds of candle holders: the Clip On Christmas Tree Candle Holder, which you clamp on to a branch; or the Pendulum Christmas Tree Candle Holder, which has a stem and a counterweight that you use to balance the holder as it hangs on the Christmas tree. Theres no right or wrong. Pick the model you like best.
Thats not to say, of course, that all homemade candy is easy to make. Some candies are quite complex for the beginner, especially those involving a syrup. A syrup is water and sugar that is simmered to a particular temperature. The temperature you need varies with the outcome you want to produce, and sometimes its easy to get it wrong. And that could ruin the candy.
Christmas time is the perfect time for putting aside the excuses and get into making your own cards. With some planning in the weeks before, making cards doesnt need to be overwhelming, too expensive or too time consuming. And the best ways to make cute cards and use your time wisely is to involve the children.
Now you have a pile of cards with colourful squares onto front. Add a greeting underneath, using a sticker, stamp or your own handwriting (or get the kids to do the writing, if they are able too) Note: Dont worry if you dont like your own handwriting - no one else will be as picky as you and it will add to the personal touch and charm of the cards.