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Posted on 1 November 2012 | Comments Off
The word comes from medieval England’s All Hallows’ eve (Old Eng. hallow=”saint”).
However, many of these customs predate Christianity, going back instead to Celtic practices associated with Nov. 1-the beginning of winter and the Celtic new year.
Witches and other evil spirits were believed to roam the earth on this evening, playing tricks on human beings to mark the season of diminishing sunlight.
Bonfires were lit, offerings were made of dainty foods and sweets, and people would disguise themselves as one of the roaming spirits, to avoid demonic persecution.
Survivals of these early practices can be found in countries of Celtic influence today, such as the United States where children go from door to door in scary costumes demanding “trick or treat”.
Here get a nice inspirational idea for making a quick gift box for Halloween:
This adorable box is perfect for filling up with goodies and passing out to your peeps. The kids can hand them out at school, or you could use them to spruce up your stash you are handing out on Halloween.
You can fill it with
Find a unique selection of quotes here:
Posted on 31 October 2012 | Comments Off
Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition.
It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.
In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain.
The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween.
Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating.
In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.
Make a fantastic gift box for Halloween to cheer your friends or family members.
See creative examples here:
Place in your own homemade box
Here you will find the coolest printable little cards with quotes on them:
Posted on 30 October 2012 | Comments Off
Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of “All Hallows’ Evening”), also known as All Hallows’ Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows.
According to many scholars, All Hallows’ Eve was originally influenced by western European harvest festivals and festivals of the dead with possible pagan roots, particularly the Celtic Samhain.
Others maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has Christian roots.
Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (also known as “guising”), attending costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.
People give gifts also on this occasion so why not make a homemade gift box yourself?
See the instructions over here:
Fill it with
and give to your
Posted on 2 September 2012 | Comments Off
September 02, Father’s Day, Australia
Happy Father’s Day!
Many Australians observe Father’s Day on the first Sunday of September. It is a day for people to show their appreciation for fathers and father figures. Father figures may include stepfathers, fathers-in-law, guardians (eg. foster parents), and family friends.
Fathers Day in Australia is a chance for families to get together and celebrate in similar way to Mothers Day. Dads are spoilt and made to feel special.
If you are looking for something special you will find a great selection of websites to help you find your dad a gift.
Give a gift for your dad that will provide long lasting memories.
A homemade gift on what you have spent time and effort is always appreciated.
Make a cool Tool Box Gift Container for dad. See Lacey’s work to inspire you:
Fill this great gift box with
FATHER QUOTATIONS AND FUNNY DAD SAYINGS FOR 365+1 DAYS.
Get the best ones from here:
Perfect homemade gift idea for dad, unique way to celebrate Father’s Day.
He is supposed to read only 1 message a day.
Posted on 1 September 2012 | Comments Off
It’s school time again!
Children are probably feeling excited and maybe a little sad that summer is over…
Some kids feel nervous or a little scared on the first day of school because of all the new things.
New teachers, new friends, new schedules, new shoes, new notebooks, and maybe even a new school…
Luckily, these “new” worries only stick around for a little while.
But it’s not easy…
Switching from the laid-back fun in the sun of summer to rules, homework, and routines can be a big jump for parents and children alike. The transition from summer fun to school rules can stress out kids. But with a little preparation and the right attitude, it doesn’t have to be so hard.
Get a Back To School Gift for your child to release the stress a bit.
You could make a homemade School Bag Gift Box and fill it with
POPULAR EDUCATIONAL AND WISDOM QUOTATIONS FOR 365+1 DAYS.
Get the best inspirational sayings from here:
To make the School Bag, visit this site to read the instructions:
Adorable gift idea that will make your daughter or son happy for at least 365+1 days!
Posted on 12 August 2012 | Comments Off
As a child, you must have rushed to get your hands on a delicious frozen treat whenever you heard the ice cream truck drive by. Ice cream trucks were a source of frosty happiness.
Vibrant stickers of assorted, frosty ice cream treats were strewn across the truck’s sides, seeming so real and tasty, our mouths watered in anticipation.
There were chocolate nut cones, ice cream sandwiches and assorted ice pops in every flavor. Strawberry Shortcakes, Chocolate Eclairs and Cherry Bombs to name just a few…
And there was an ice cream of all – the Buried Treasure!
It was called the Buried Treasure because you had to eat all the raspberry ice cream to discover the “treasure” deep inside.
An imprint on the plastic stick! It might be a lion, a dog, or even a funny clown. Whatever it was, it was well worth the wait!
Bring back sweet old memories, and make a nice Ice Cream Truck Gift Box for your sister, brother, best friend…
Fill the truck with
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTATIONS AND PERSONAL NOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
You can get the free downloadable template of the truck from Samantha’s site:
The coolest quotes along with pictures to fill the truck with are here:
Adorable gift for birthdays, Fathers’ Day, Sibling Appreciation Day…
The receiver will definitely love it!
Posted on 11 August 2012 | Comments Off
August 11, Son And Daughter Day
Happy Son And Daughter Day!
Today is a great day to spend with your son or daughter, or both!
It’s a day to show them how much you love and appreciate them being in your life!
Sons and daughters are so special as they are apple of parents’ eyes and angels who brought happiness just by being born.
And parents always want to make sure that their kids get all the protection and guidance whenever they need it.
No matter how old they are, a daughter or son always will be your little angel.
Tell them how wonderful they are with a nice homemade Angel Landing Purse Box filled with
365+1 ADORABLE CHILDREN QUOTES.
See Mel’s guided paper craft instructions and photo tutorials to make the box:
Get the most heartwarming family quotations from here:
Perfect Son And Daughter Day gift idea, lovely present for a birthday or Christmas as well.
Posted on 10 August 2012 | Comments Off
Tomorrow (11th August) is a special family holiday to celebrate: Sons’ And Daughters’ Day.
The relationship of a son towards both his parents is very complex.
A son will likely feel a close bond with his mother, yet see his father as an adversary and competitor.
When a son sees how his father interacts with his mother he will either attempt to model his father’s behavior or reject his father’s example of relationships with woman.
From the parents’ point of view, having a son can be one of the greatest joys they will ever experience but also one of the greatest challenges. Balancing the need to offer freedom to your son while placing appropriate boundaries may be an area of contention.
Tell your son that he is very precious to you on Son and Daughter Day with a nice homemade present.
Create a unique gift box and fill it with
MOTIVATIONAL CHILDREN QUOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS.
Get the best selection of family quotations from here:
To make a special container for the messages, take a look at Lesley’s pretty box to give you ideas:
Explain to your child: 1 day only 1 message is supposed to be picked and read.
Posted on 9 August 2012 | Comments Off
August 11th (Sons’ And Daughters’ Day) a special day for any parents and an extra special day for children as it is their day.
Since we are celebrating August as a month of relationships, what is more special than a bond between mother and her sons and daughters? Same goes with fathers and his children.
It is considered the most sacred bond or relationship as most parents only have best at heart for their kids.
Parents do not expect anything from their children still they do anything for them and only want happiness for their sons and daughters. Raising a child is an infinite gift.
A father has a special relationship with his daughter as she will judge all men by his standard.
A mother’s task is to show her daughter the complex task of growing into a woman.
Celebrate Sons’ And Daughters’ Day with a special homemade gift for your kids.
Make a stunning heart box for your daughter and place in it
HEARTFELT MESSAGES AND QUOTATIONS ABOUT DAUGHTERS FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
Find the best family quotations here:
Get inspired by checking out Regina’s cute heart box:
Excellent gift for girls, best Daughter’s Day present or touching DIY birthday gift idea for her.
Posted on 8 August 2012 | Comments Off
We can get involved in many hobbies in our lifetime but honestly when it comes to fishing it has quickly become one of the most preffered hobbies in the world.
So when it comes to looking for a recreational activity feel free to grab a rod and reel and go fishing.
There is no doubt that fishing is the greatest hobby out there. When you are holding the end of a fishing rod it’s like it takes all your problems away for a while.
Many people don’t know that fishing has even been used for therapy even in children with problems.
When you truly see all the benefits you will see why fishing is by far the best hobby you could participate in.
When you take a long hard look it is easy to realize how important fish and fishing is to people. Fishing is easily the best hobby anyone will ever look at. Just sit back and remember that a bad day of fishing is better then a good day at work.
And here is an awesome gift idea for the guys in your life.
Make a handmade Going Fishing Basket and fill it with
POSITIVE QUOTES AN JOLLY MESSAGES FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
To make this perfect gift for guys, check out Rebecca’s blog for inspiration:
The best funny life quotations you can get to place in your gift box are here:
Great gift idea for any fishermen for birthday, Father’s Day, Husband Appreciation Day…
Explain to the beneficiary: 1 day only 1 message is supposed to be read.