Posts tagged with homemade gifts
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 29 June 2012 | Comments Off
Did you know that…
In the past, tradition called for someone completely outside the family of the expectant mother to host the baby shower.
However, it is now considered acceptable for a mother or sister to hold the baby shower and send out invitations, etc. It is not considered good manners for the mother to throw her own baby shower.
While the mother-to-be can certainly have a say in certain things, and the hostess will get the guest list from her, the party is for her so it shouldn’t be given by her.
A good time for the shower is 2-3 months before the due date or after the baby is born.
Everyone wants to bring the cutest, newest and most sensational gift of the baby shower - and there’s nothing like creating the perfect homemade present that the family will be glad to have for a long time.
For instance a lovely Baby Bottle Gift Box. To create your own, read and follow the helpful instructions of Kathrin:
Fill the ready bottle with
GOOD WISHES AND EMOTIVE FAMILY QUOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS.
An exceptional collection of heartwarming quotations along with illustrations can be downloaded from here:
Explain the receiver of your sweet gift that 1 day only 1 message is supposed to be picked and read.
It is one of the best baby shower gift ideas, that will be memorable for at least 365+1 days.
Posted on 17 June 2012 | Comments Off
June 17, Fathers’ Day
Happy Fathers’ Day!
To all those special Fathers out there, we celebrate you and thank you not just on Fathers’ Day and on father’s birthday, but on every day of the year!
Father, Dad, Daddy, Pop, Pa, Papa – many different names for many different people, but whether it is ”I love you Dad”, “I love you Daddy” or whatever it is on a child’s lips, those words will always mean so much.
Your dad is your guide, your companion, your mentor, your supporter, your defender, but always most of all your closest and surest friend.
While moms are typically the ones that get homemade gifts for Mother’s Day, dads enjoy getting a heartfelt homemade gift for Fathers’ Day too! The Father’s Day crafts are a lot of fun to create, and will be so appreciated by the recipient.
Make a unique Tie Shaped Gift Box for your dad, and fill it with
365+1 SHORT, MEANINGFUL, FAMOUS FATHER QUOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS TO READ.
Get a free downloadable printable Tie Shaped Box from here:
The greatest dad quotes to put in your box you will find here:
Your daddy is supposed to read only 1 quotation a day, this way your unique Fathers’ Day gift will be valued throughout the entire year. It is also a perfect gift idea for father’s birthday or Christmas as well…
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 9 June 2012 | Comments Off
Children’s Day is to celebrate “childhood”. On Children’s Day tribute is payed to all children in the world. Children are loved by one and all. They win over our hearts with their angelic eyes and innocent smiles. It makes one realize that maybe that’s the way God wanted us to be.
Most schools have cultural programmes for the day, with the students managing it all. All over the country, various cultural, social, and even corporate, institutions conduct competitions for children.
Children’ Day is a day for children to engage in fun and frolic. Schools celebrate this day by organising cultural programmes.Teachers of the school perform songs and dances for their students. Various competitions like quizzes, fancy dress competitions, elocutions are organised on this day. Children are also treated to a movie and lunch.
Tomorrow is Children’s Day in the USA. Treat your kids with a creative homemade gift idea.
Make a Love Bot Robot Box and fill it with
QUOTES OF ENCOURAGEMENT AND WORDS OF WISDOM FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
See Kim Score’s Robot Love Box to inspire you to make your own:
Messages and quotations for each day of the year can be downloaded from here:
Perfect Children’s Day gift idea, creative and awesome! Excellent for birthday or Valentine’s Day as well.
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 6 June 2012 | Comments Off
Friendship has great value in the meaning of life. It is one of the richest treasures of life.
Friends help you overcome challenges and difficult times in your life, through talking and physically helping you.
They are someone who knows you well and cares about you, so that everything they do for you and through love.
When the crowd dies down after a crisis, your friends are the ones who are still active.
Friends will sit with you in the hospital, be with you while you grieve, be available at a moments notice of crisis, come out to help in the middle of the night, stand up for you, lend a hand when there is work to be done, be loyal to you, have fun with you, make you laugh when you are sad…
The most important thing about friendship is that it adds meaning and value to our lives.
How to pick the perfect gift for a friend on their birthday or Best Friends Day to show them how much you appreciate they are around? Simply spend time and effort on your gift, it’s not the cost that counts. Go homemade.
Prepare a unique gift box and fill it with
SMILE AND HAPPINESS QUOTES FOR FRIENDS FOR 365+1 DAYS.
Do you know how good it feels to say ‘I made it myself’ when they adore your thoughtful gift?
Here is a lovely gift box idea to make:
Quotations and messages for 365+1 days can be downloaded from here:
Top Best Friends Day gift idea, sure to please! Excellent for a birthday or Christmas as well…