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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 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 2 August 2012 | Comments Off
Sisters are special. Sisters are friends. They laugh at jokes that no one else really understands.
Sisters share memories of smiles and tears. They share the same parents, pets, and silliness. They share the holidays.
Sisters walk together through life, through death, through common bonds and sad farewells.
They become aunts and great aunts to each others children and grandchildren. They watch each other grow older, struggle, and succeed.
There is no other relationship in the world quite like the one shared by sisters.
As Isadora James says: ‘A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.’
Surprise your dear sister with a homemade gift on Sisters’ Day (5th August). Show her how much you care about her.
Make a splendid gift box of your own and fill it with
FAMOUS SISTERLY LOVE QUOTES AND PERSONAL LOVELY NOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS.
See Susanne Nyman’s adorable container for inspiration:
Sibling quotations along with illustrations can be downloaded from here:
Magnificent Sisters’ Day gift idea, sure to please.
Every day a new surprise. She will love this present throughout the entire year.
Posted on 31 July 2012 | Comments Off
Having a sister in your life can be a wonderful experience.
If you have an older sister and you are a girl, she can often show you how to navigate the way through some of the more difficult areas of growing up.
This is also true if you are a boy. Your older sister can help explain to you how to interact with the opposite sex.
Younger sisters are a joy as well. They often worship their older siblings and it can be a nice experience to be admired.
Relationships with sisters, like any relationship depend on the people involved.
Treat your sis on Sisters’ Day (5th August) to a stunning homemade gift.
Make a handmade Love Box and fill it with
HEARTWARMING SISTER QUOTATIONS AND SAYINGS FOR 365+1 DAYS.
Here are the best quotation cards for you to download:
That was the easy part.
Now create your own DIY Love Box. See this gorgeous heart box of Jodie from Oz to inspire you:
Beautiful, isn’t it?
Insert your notes into your box, and explain to your sister: she is supposed to read only 1 message a day.
Your sis deserves the best Sisters’ Day gifts, and it is definitely one of them!
Posted on 30 July 2012 | Comments Off
Many parents justifiably worry about the seemingly endless fighting between siblings. No worries – the fights give children a chance to learn how to make up and to regain control of their emotions, skills that come in handy down the road.
“Having a Sister Makes You Happier”: that was the headline on a recent article about a study finding that adolescents who have a sister are less likely to report such feelings as “I am unhappy, sad or depressed” and “I feel like no one loves me.”
Why? The usual answer is that girls and women are more likely than boys and men to talk about emotions.
Statistical analyses show that having a sister protects adolescents from feeling lonely, unloved, self-conscious and fearful. It doesn’t matter whether the sister is younger or older, or how far she lives.
Surprise your sweet sister on Sister’s Day (5th August) with a thoughtful gift.
Make a pretty gift box for her, and fill it with
TOUCHING SIBLING QUOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
Find here the greatest collection of life quotations:
Lacey Stephens has crafted a beautiful container, click here to check out her work to inspire you:
Perfect Sister’s Day gift to make or good sister’s birthday present. She will definitely love it!
Posted on 24 July 2012 | Comments Off
Did you know that…
The default direction of the sunflower head is to point east towards sunrise (the location of the sun when it rises over the horizon in the morning.)
During the day motor cells in the sunflower stem tilt the flower bud to try to receive a maximum amount of sunlight. By evening, the sunflower head is pointing west, towards sunset (the location of the sun on the horizon just before it is no longer visible.)
This causes the sunflower to basically trace a 180 degree arc, tracking the sun’s position throughout the day, from horizon to horizon, sunrise to sunset.
Overnight, the sunflower will reset to its original eastward positioning and wait for the morning, ready to follow the sun’s path once again.
Once blooming however, sunflowers no longer exhibit heliotropic behaviour, and the stem is generally frozen into an eastward-facing position.
Make summer last forever with a pretty Sunflower Gift Box made using FIMO soft modelling clay.
Get detailed instructions from this website:
Fill your delightful round container with
POSITIVE MESSAGES AND HEARTWARMING QUOTATIONS FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
Get the best collection of quotes from here:
Perfect gift for summer birthdays, Mothers’ Day, Sisters’ Day or just because…
The recipient should read only 1 message a day and each days of the year will be delighted.
Posted on 9 July 2012 | Comments Off
Butterflies are something unique of a creature in the insect world.
They start out as one thing (a caterpillar) and become a butterfly. They start their lives as caterpillars eating everything as much as they can till they get big enough to start a cocoon.
They spin this web of silk to hide in and as they are hiding in their cocoon they change into a butterfly. When they are ready, they then fight their way out of that cocoon to what we see flying about on wings of pure beauty.
Did you know that if you were to do what you think is the a kind thing and help a butterfly out of its cocoon that it won’t be able to fly? Its the fighting it does to get out of its cocoon that strengthens its wings so it can take to the air.
Now think about that in your own life as a example. We all started somewhere – good or bad, we started our lives somewhere in the world. As children we eat as much as we could till we grew up large enough to leave home. Our families and the world around us put’s us into a cocoon. We fought out of our cocoon that are families put us in to grow up and become the persons we are today…
Make a pretty Butterfly Gift Box to a friend or your mother, your sister. It is a lovely gift idea.
See Gloria Stengel’s beautiful box to inspire you:
Fill this unique gift with
QUOTES ON STRENGTH AND MOTIVATIONAL NOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
The best selection of quotation cards along with pictures can be downloaded from here:
Put them all in your gift box and explain the recipient: 1 day only 1 message is supposed to be picked and read.
Perfect DIY birthday gift idea for her and for him, great handmade gift for kids and adults.