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Posted on 26 January 2013 | Comments Off
Valentine’s Day is not just to be celebrated by romantically involved couples.
The festival is celebrated to express love to anyone we are closed to. We can therefore celebrate Valentine’s Day with friends, siblings, parents, grandparents, teachers or anyone who made a difference to our lives with their affection and support.
We must take opportunity of the Valentine’s Day festival to express our love and gratitude to all persons we love. And what better way to do so than by saying it with a gift of roses, chocolates and beautiful cards.
Instead of feeling depressed and ashamed for not having a significant other to spend the day, singles can spend Valentine’s Day in a constructive manner by expressing love and affection for people around them.
One can thank and greet Valentine’s Day to one’s parents, friends, colleagues, neighbors or anyone dear.
Make a cute homemade gift box to someone close to you. Fill it with
365+1 LOVE MESSAGES AND FAMOUS LIFE QUOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
Check out Rebecca’s adorable Angry Bird Gift Box to get inspiration:
Fill these worldwide famous inspiring quotations in your box:
Wishing you a happy crafting!
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 5 August 2012 | Comments Off
Sister’s Day (first Sunday of August, 5th August 2012)
Happy Sister’s Day!
Today is a day to appreciate your sister — she is someone you can always count on.
Forget about any arguments and thank your sister for all of those good times. After all, sisterhood is an everlasting bond!
Sisters are truly special and unique. Sure, we may argue, fight and tell on each other but, when it comes right down to it, sisters are the best, the very best.
Celebrate Sister’s Day by spending time with your sister. Make it a special day in some way for you, and for her.
Give her a special handmade gift, that you have created.
For instance a cute Pink Handbag Gift Box filled with
MESSAGES AND BEAUTIFUL SISTER QUOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
See this website to inspire you to make your handbag:
Get the best family quotations from here:
Wishing you and your sis the nicest Sister’s Day ever!
Posted on 1 August 2012 | Comments Off
Sisters can be fun and aggravating, wonderful and infuriating, but the bonds between siblings are unbreakable.
Conversations with sisters can spark extremes of anger or extremes of love.
Everything said between sisters carries meaning not only from what was just said but from all the conversations that came before and “before” can span a lifetime. The layers of meaning combine profound connection with equally profound competition.
Both the competition and the connection are complicated by inevitable comparison with someone whose life has been so similar to yours and yet so different—and always in your view.
Sisters can be allies or rivals. Sometimes they are partners in crime, but they will always be our sisters.
On this Sister’s Day (5th August) astonish your beloved sis with a homemade present.
For instance make an adorable Paper Shoe for her and fill it with
HUMOROUS SISTER QUOTES AND FAMOUS SIBLING SAYINGS FOR 365+1 DAYS.
Here are the best selection of quotations:
Get the free printable Shoe Craft Pattern from this site:
Such a lovely and super cute gift idea!
It is the perfect Sister’s Day gift or one of the best birthday gift ideas for her. She will adore it!
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 23 July 2012 | Comments Off
July 23, Gorgeous Grandma Day
Happy Gorgeous Grandma Day!
She may be the inspiration behind your family’s greatest secret recipes. Or maybe your grandma rides a Harley. The holiday for women in their 50s, 60s and 70s, who, according to Gorgeous Grandma Communications:
Wants to get the most out of every day of her life. Cherishes herself as much as she cherishes her loved ones. Loves life – and lets everyone know it!
Gorgeous Grandma Day is a day honoring women who age, date and mate with style.
We all know a gorgeous grandma… But chances are high we never told them so… The kind things they did for us. The great cookies they made. The way they made us feel and laugh.
Grandma is a very special type of person. Treat her to an unusual homemade gift on this occasion.
Make her a wonderful gift box, and fill it with
THOUGHTFUL AND THANKFUL GRANDMA QUOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
Here are the best quotations available on the net:
To make your unique gift box, have a look at Kim Score’s stunning container to inspire you:
Sweet thank you gift for grandmothers for any gift-giving occasions. She will definitely love it!
Posted on 20 July 2012 | Comments Off
Parents’ Day (fourth Sunday in July) is significant because it honors parents everywhere who are vital to the developments of future generations.
This day has been celebrated to show our honor and express gratitude to the two most important people of our lives.
This special day is a tribute to the efforts of parents and encourages everyone to show appreciation for their own parents.
In 1994, the U.S. Congress unanimously passed a bill to create a national observance for parents.
On October 14 of that year, President Bill Clinton signed the bill into law, thereby establishing National Parents’ Day.
Parent’s Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in July each year. On 2012, this special day will be celebrated on 22nd July according to Gregorian Calendar.
Whatever be the occasion, Mother’s day, Father’s Day or Parents’ Day, we try to convey our love and regards to our parents with some special gifts.
You could make a handmade keepsake box for your mom, and insert
TOUCHING QUOTES ON FAMILIES AND MOTHERHOOD FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
See Terri’s pretty gift box to inspire you make your own:
You can find the best family quotations here:
Tell your mom to open and read only 1 message a day.
Lovely Parents’ Day gift idea, perfect for mom’s birthday or Mothers’ Day as well.