Posts tagged with diy gift
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 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 1 June 2012 | Comments Off
June 01, International Children’s Day
I wish a very happy and joyful holiday to all children of the world!
Children’s Day is celebrated on various days in many places around the world, in particular to honor children.
The World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland proclaimed June 1 to be International Children’s Day in 1925.
Traditionally kids receive very special attention from their family, including Birthday-like presents. All drivers are expected to drive with their lights on all day long to demonstrate extra vigilance over children’s safety.
Schools usually hold activities such as camping trips or free movies on Children’s Day to allow students to have fun, and children of civil servants might also receive small gifts from the government.
Many organizations from both government and commercial sectors have celebration activities for children. Children can enter zoos or ride buses for free.
Surprise your kids with a cool handmade Robot Gift Box and fill it with
365+1 FAMILY QUOTES AND PERSONAL NOTES.
You can download printable templates of the robots if you visit the Columbian artist Machintoy’s Flickr page:
Get quotations for kids for 365+1 days form here:
Lovely present for International Children’s Day, birthday, Christmas or any other gift-giving occasions.
Posted on 31 May 2012 | Comments Off
The source for fully loving a child is found within each and every parent’s heart; it’s the capacity to love.
L is for Limit-setting. Whoever invented the word love knew that the first letter needed to stand for limit-setting. Good behavior just doesn’t happen. Appropriate behavior and the benefits of hard work—sticking with something until it’s done well—need to be learned through consistent limit-setting.
O is for Open Communication. Being understood builds self-worth. It means first listening to a child, especially during a conflict, and then putting the L into play—limit-setting. Yelling and consequences are not open communication.
V is for Valuing. At the center of love is the letter V for valuing and validating. Disciplining children effectively requires both V’s; they are as important as a child’s need for food. Value two things: what your child does right every day and the feelings a child has during a conflict.
E is for Empathy. Teaching your child to stand in another person’s shoes ensures less risk for physical health problems and develops kindness, compassion, and quality intimacy. It’s the lifeblood of enduring close relationships, the most gratifying life success your child can experience.
Tomorrow is International Children’s Day. Surprise your son or daughter with an instructive homemade gift idea: a stunning gift box filled with the
GREATEST WISDOM QUOTES AND SAYINGS ABOUT LIFE FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
For instance you could create a lovely crocodile box. Get inspiration from here:
Open the mouth of it and fill it with your messages. They can be downloaded from here:
One day only one message should be read by the receiver of this sweet gift of yours!
Posted on 30 May 2012 | Comments Off
Back in the middle ages, people thought of children simply as little adults. Modern psychology has destroyed that theory.
More than 50 years ago, the psychologist Carl Rogers suggested that simply loving our children wasn’t enough. We have to love them unconditionally, he said — for who they are, not for what they do.
Nurturing children is about the way we love them, the way we bring them up.
A parent’s love is our children’s destiny. A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided. It’s the legacy we give them.
Parents need to show their children that they do love and care for them.
Simply saying “I love you,” or taking part in a child’s activities and interests are very straightforward means for a parent to show a child love.
International Children’s Day is approaching. Show your love to your kid with a homemade gift: a Mint Manet Gift box filled with
365+1 LOVING MESSAGES AND BE YOURSELF QUOTES
To make the gift box, visit Plaid’s website and follow the instructions there:
Poems and quotes, sayings of the day for 365+1 days can be downloaded from here:
Such a nice, perfect gift idea for boys and girls for International Children’s Day, birthday, Christmas… A gift that will last and be appreciated throughout the whole year…
Posted on 28 May 2012 | Comments Off
May 28, Pentecost Monday
Pentecost (Whitsunday) celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the followers of Jesus, as recorded in the New Testament. Jesus had told them to wait until the Spirit came to them.
Ten days after ascension, 50 days after the resurrection, the Spirit came.
In Gloucestershire, England, this holiday is often referred to as ‘Bread and Cheese Day’ because of a very strange custom that takes place on this day.
On Whit Monday, basketfuls of bread and cheese are thrown from a wall near the old castle, to be scrambled for in a lane below. The locals have been hurling bread and cheese since the 13th century.
After rolling three double Gloucester cheeses around the church, one is cut up and shared amongst bystanders and the other two are rolled down a steep hill.
Cheese rolling also takes place in other areas around England.
It’s the perfect occasion to make a Cheese Shaped Gift Box for family and friends.
See the Hello Sandwich Blog here to inspire you:
Fill your ‘cheese’ with
MESSAGES AND QUOTATIONS FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR,
and your unique Whit Monday present is ready.
Special quotes can be downloaded from here:
Present it to your beloved family member or friend, and explain it: 1 day only 1 message is supposed to be read!
Posted on 27 May 2012 | Comments Off
May 27, Pentecost Sunday
After Easter Sunday, Christmas is the second-greatest feast in the Christian liturgical calendar, but Pentecost Sunday – also known as Whitsunday – is not far behind.
Coming 50 days after Easter and ten days after the Ascension of Our Lord, Pentecost marks the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles.
For that reason, it is often called the “the birthday of the Church.”
The English word “Pentecost” is a transliteration of the Greek word pentekostos, which means “fifty.” It comes from the ancient Christian expression pentekoste hemera, which means “fiftieth day.”
The symbols of Pentecost are those of the Holy Spirit and include flames, wind, and a dove.
Pentecost in the time of the Apostles was a great and grand harvest celebration. The streets were clogged with thousands of pilgrims who had come from every point of the compass to celebrate the goodness of God and the bringing in of the wheat harvest.
Make a nice present, celebrate this holy day with a pretty Pentecost Blessing Basket, make one, just like Angela Coles has created one:
You could fill it with
LOVELY MESSAGES AND MEANINGFUL QUOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS.
Quotations can be downloaded from here:
It is a nice surprise for family or friends, great idea for any gift-giving occasions.
Posted on 26 May 2012 | Comments Off
Many speak about what puppies bring to our lives, including joy, happiness, love, and a good dose of therapy when we need it!
Whenever you are having a bad day and you just need a little cheering up, or maybe you just want a laugh, then funny cute puppies are definitely going to make your day!
‘Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies.’ /Gene Hill/
Whenever someone gets a pet it’s like bringing home a new baby.
So that’s why we have this project, this Little Dog House Gift Box for you to congratulate someone on their new little one.
See Melyssa Connolly’s craft here to inspire you:
Lift the roof of the little dog house and insert
SWEET FRIENDSHIP AND FAMILY QUOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS.
The best quotations along with illustrations can be downloaded and printed from here:
The recipient should read only 1 message a day!
Posted on 18 May 2012 | Comments Off
Spread some kawaii joy around with these adorable animal bags!
Excellent gift idea, guaranteed to put a smile to anyone’s face!
What is “kawaii”? Kawaii is the quality of cuteness in the context of Japanese culture.
It has become a prominent aspect of Japanese culture, entertainment, clothing, food, toys, personal appearance, behavior, and mannerisms.
Popular cute characters in Japan: Hello Kitty, Tarepanda, Felix the cat, Mickey Mouse, Winnie-the-Pooh, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit…
The word “kawaii” is pronounced similarly to the name of the Hawaiian island of Kauai and the word is also spelled like “Hawaii” with a “k” in place of the “h.” As a matter of fact, kawaii has become very popular in Hawaii which is where many Japanese immigrants live and also where a lot of Japanese tourists visit on vacation.
To make your adorable gift bag, you just have to follow the step-by-step instructions on craftbits.com:
There you will find a free PDF pattern to print, too.
Fill your cute bag with
SWEET MESSAGES AND WELL-LIKED QUOTATIONS FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
Download and print messages from here:
The receiver of your stunning gift should read only 1 message a day. Excellent gift idea for kids and adults as well.