Posts tagged with Christmas
Posted on 5 December 2012 | Comments Off
Did you know that…
The legend of Santa’s reindeer was created in a famous poem by Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863).
Clement was the son of the bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in New York.
The poem “A Visit From Saint Nicholas” was written as a Christmas gift for his children in 1822. The poem is currently better known by the title “The Night Before Christmas” from its famous opening line.
Santa has eight reindeer, who magically pull his sleigh through the sky. They are named Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder and Blitzen.
Another, perhaps now more famous, reindeer used by Santa on foggy nights is Rudolf. The story of Rudolf the red-nosed Reindeer was created by Robert L May in 1939.
A cute red-nosed reindeer gift bag filled with
MAGICAL WISHES AND MESSAGES FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR
is a perfect homemade Christmas gift idea for kids.
Step-by-step instructions of the gift bag and printable template can be found over here:
Sweet messages with illustrations for your kids are ready to be printed from here:
Have fun creating something memorable and touching for your children!
Posted on 2 December 2012 | Comments Off
Good morning, getting ready for the holidays?
We trust you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are preparing Christmas, Hannukah and beyond!
There are several different stories behind the many Christmas traditions we have today. Some of them might even be true.
Who doesn’t love making a gingerbread house during Christmas?
Ginger can be traced back to Europe during the 11th Century. Explorers came back from the Middle East with the spice ginger.
It quickly became popular, especially in Germany. Nuremberg, Germany is the gingerbread capital of the world. The Brothers Grimm, who wrote Hansel and Gretel, made gingerbread houses even more popular.
This adorable Paper Bag Gingerbread House is a fun craft and a great way to make a homemade gift.
It makes an ideal gift bag to fill with
SENTIMENTAL LOVE MESSAGES AND FAMOUS HEARTWARMING QUOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
See the instructions for the bag on the Family Corner website:
Find the top messages for each days of the year over here:
Put your 365+1 messages in your gift bag and celebrate Xmas with your lovely one throughout the whole year.
Posted on 1 December 2012 | Comments Off
Christmas is approaching, day by day it’s closer then you would think…
Leave enough time for yourself to prepare a thoughtful gift for your loved ones in this holiday season.
A homemade gift can be the best kind of gift. There are those that scoff, remembering the misshapen clay ash tray given to the non-smoker or the odd lumps of twine and duct tape whose purpose remains a mystery.
The fact still remains that a lot of love goes into the creation of a homemade gift, and with a little planning these gifts don’t have to find their whole value in the thought.
For example you could make a pretty gift box yourself, paint it with charming angels and beautiful Christmas ornaments, and fill it with
TOUCHING MESSAGES AND QUOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
See the “Busy Bee” Blog to inspire you with its lovely gift boxes:
Find here an exceptional collection of heartwarming messages and quotes to fill your homemade box with:
Happy preparing for Christmas!
Posted on 13 June 2012 | Comments Off
Did you know that…
Father’s Day was the brainchild of Sonora Smart Dodd, whose mother had died giving birth to her.
At a time when many widowed men sent their offspring to live with relatives, Sonora’s father reared her and her five siblings alone, on a farm in eastern Washington.
In 1909, grown and married, Sonora was in church listening to a Mother’s Day sermon when the thought struck her that fathers deserved credit, too – especially hers.
Through her efforts, Spokane, Washington, held the first Father’s Day observance the following year.
Not many countries of the world celebrate fathers with their own official day. However, that is what is done in the United States every third Sunday in June.
Father’s Day is a special day for dads when they are pampered by their children, given gifts, and even surprised with breakfast in bed!
On Fathers’ Day it’s your turn to show how much you love your dad. Express your love with an awesome homemade gift idea.
Make a Tool Gift Box for your dad, and fill it with
PRINTABLE COOL QUOTES ON DADS AND FATHERHOOD QUOTATIONS FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
Free downloadable gift box template can be found here:
Get 365+1 cool quotes and sayings for 365+1 days from here and put them in your tool box:
It is a super cute and easy homemade craft for Fathers’ Day, creative and adorable. Perfect for father’s birthday and Christmas as well…
Posted on 12 June 2012 | Comments Off
There are times when it seems you need him most, when he seems like the only person who could stop your tears, mend your broken heart, make things better, to tell you everything will be alright, or even when you just need someone to comfort you…
Dad loves you and guides you each and every day. He is your friend and confidant.
He is simply grand and makes you feel that you are the apple of his eye!
Celebrate Father’s Day 2012 by showing gratitude and love towards your father who is also a hero, guide and friend.
Make a special homemade craft for Father’s Day, for instance a pretty gift box, and fill it with
THANK YOU QUOTES AND SAYINGS ABOUT DADS FOR 365+1 DAYS.
See Christy’s lovely box to inspire you:
365+1 quotations, for each day of the year, can be downloaded and printed from here:
Excellent “I made it myself” project, your Daddy will love it!
It is one of the best Father’s Day gift ideas but you can surprise your Dad with it even on father’s birthday or Christmas…
Posted on 11 June 2012 | Comments Off
He is loving and kind, he listens, suggests, and defends… He has the strength of a mountain, and the wisdom of ages…
He loved to tell you stories, he taught you to ride your bike. He surprised you with great toys. You used to share fudge sundaes and ice cream in a cone. Dads really do make a huge difference in their children’s lives.
Do you remember when you used to think that your daddy was a supper hero, and that he could do anything? You used to always say, “Daddy, fix it.” It wasn’t a question, it wasn’t a request, it was a statement. And he always tried his hardest to fix whatever needed fixing.
Fathers are really wonderful people. Working fathers face a unique challenge. They are trying to do it all. Carefully balancing work life with home life. They struggle daily to live up to “the image” as protector, provider, and hero.
Show your love to your special Dad on Fathers’ Day with a heartwarming handmade gift you have spent time and effort on.
For instance make a stunning gift box and fill it with
TOUCHING FATHER QUOTES AND CHEERING SAYINGS FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
Get inspired by Keely Yowler’s lovely DIY gift box:
365+1 quotations for dad can be downloaded and printed from here:
How to choose the perfect Fathers’ Day gift? Here is the answer. This Love Box for your dad will remind him at least for 365+1 days how special he is to you. Unique handmade gift idea for father’s birthday as well, or for Christmas…
Posted on 10 June 2012 | Comments Off
June 10, Children’s Day USA
Happy and cheerful Children’s Day to all children in the United States and around the world!
Children’s Day marks the celebration of children and the re-dedication of parents to bring up their children in Christian nurture.
The United Sates of America has a long history to narrate, regarding the origin of Children’s Day in their country.
The story of the origin dates back to the 1860s or even earlier when Children’s Day was first celebrated in America.
The day is marked by different cultural programs, activities and events organized throughout the country. It marks the revival and commitment to support the children of USA and the world.
Surprise your kids with handmade Fox And Friends Gift Boxes and fill them with
TOP CHILDREN AND FAMILY QUOTATIONS FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
Get the idea for the boxes from Connie Babbert’s site:
Messages and popular quotes can be found here:
Creative, unique and adorable gift idea! Perfect gift for kids for any gift-giving occasions: Children’s Day, birthday, Christmas, Valentine’s Day…
Posted on 8 June 2012 | Comments Off
June 08, Best Friends Day
Best Friends Day is a time to enjoy and appreciate your best friend. It’s a day to honor and cherish the relationship.
If you’re lucky, you have a best friend. If you are real lucky, you have a number of best friends.
Best friends are very, very special people. You spend countless hours with your best friend going to events and activities, or just hanging out. You share secrets, hopes, dreams, aspirations, and disappointments.
Some folks say you can only have one best friend. Others think one can have a couple of best friends at the same time, or several over time.
Friends come and go for a variety of reasons. It’s the result of many things, including moving, changing schools or jobs, and more. We hope that you are lucky enough to have a number of best friends over the years.
Celebrate Best Friends Day by spending time with your friends and giving a small gift to them.
Make a unique gift box and fill it with
365+1 FAMOUS BEST FRIENDS QUOTES AND QUOTES ON TRUST.
You can decorate a wooden box with pictures and personalize it with few words. See this lovely example here:
You can find printable quotations to download here:
Your pal should pick and read only 1 message a day from the box. Perfect Best Friends Day gift, unique and touching. Ideal for a friend’s birthday as well, or give it as a Christmas present.
Posted on 2 June 2012 | Comments Off
Friendship is a relationship and concern between individuals and provides positive emotional support. Friends care for one another and look out for each other.
In order for a deep understanding to occur between friends it requires opening up about personal things, listening carefully, and being loyal to one another.
Friends contribute to our satisfaction, give us a sense of belonging, competence, and self-worth.
Enjoyment – spending time doing things together and sharing life experiences.
Trust – believing that our friends act on our behalf.
Respect and understanding – believing that our friends have the right to their own opinions.
Mutual assistance – helping and supporting our friends and having them help us.
Confiding – sharing confidential matters with our friends.
On Best Friends Day astonish your beloved friend with a DIY keepsake gift box.
In your box fill
FAVORITE QUOTATIONS ON FRIENDSHIPS AND LIFE FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
For example see this lovely gift box on Two Cute Little Monsters’ blog:
Create something similar or something different, it’s up to you. Just make sure to have enough space for 365+1 messages:
Absolutely adorable gift idea, ideal for Best Friends Day, Sister’s Day, birthday, Valentine’s Day, Christmas…
Posted on 8 May 2012 | Comments Off
Mothers’ Day honors and celebrates mothers. Mothers are often given gifts and cards on this day from their children.
It’s traditionally a day for mothers to put their feet up and be spoilt by their kids.
Many people express their gratitude towards mothers and mother figures on Mother’s Day. Mother figures may include step-mothers, mothers-in-law, guardians (eg. foster parents), and family friends.
It is the time for people to thank mothers and mother figures who took the time care for them and help them through life’s challenges.
Some people may choose to wear a carnation as a brooch on Mother’s Day. However, other flowers are also given to mothers or mother figures to symbolize one’s love and appreciation for them.
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a unique handmade gift this year. Treat your mom to something special that you created.
For example a gorgeous Blowing Kisses Heart Gift Box filled with
365+1 POPULAR QUOTES AND LOVELY MESSAGES FOR MOM.
Let Colleen Holmes’ sweet craft motivate you to make something as adorable as her project is:
Check out the notes and quotes to fill your box with for 365+1 days:
Such a perfect gift idea, mom will adore it, for sure!