Affordable Christmas Gift Ideas
When gift giving began, presents were small and hand delivered. Most weren’t even wrapped. Getting a gift was sentiment enough. If money is an issue or you just want to create a holiday budget and stick to it, here are some ideas for affordable holiday gift ideas.
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Organizing Christmas Cards and Christmas Card Displays
The average family receives over twenty Christmas cards each year. What happens to them after Christmas? Do you throw them away? Instead of doing that, use those Christmas cards to make holiday displays.
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Christmas Centerpieces That Kids Can Make
When sitting down to Christmas dinner, all eyes go to the center of the table. This is because there is a beautiful centerpiece there that was made by your kids. Don't spend money purchasing something elaborate for the holiday table this year. Let the kids (with your help) do the honors for the family. Here are some centerpiece ideas that are easy enough for kids to create.
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Christmas Eve Traditions
The most exciting night of the holiday season is Christmas Eve night. Kids will turn in early on this night. But, before they do, share some Christmas Eve traditions with them that will make the night even better.
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Christmas Wreaths - Wreath Craft Ideas
Most people want to place a sign of the season on their front door. Usually the decoration of choice is a wreath. Wreaths don’t have to only go on the front door and they don't only have to be made out of artificial pine garland or real pine sprigs. Think outside the box this Christmas and create a beautiful and unique wreath.
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Creative Gift Basket Ideas
Gift baskets have grown in popularity and are the favorite choice of many when it comes to giving. Gift baskets not only allow those doing the giving to personalize their gift more, but also to get more creative in the gifts themselves. Baskets are functional and many people love them and will use them well after the gift inside has been removed. However, not every recipient can or will make use of a basket. Instead of giving a gift basket with an actual basket as the basis, why not try something a bit more creative and useful to the beneficiary?
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Christmas Cookie Swap
Who can resist a holiday party where the guest of honor is a scrumptious cookie? Any and all varieties you can name are invited. The more people come, the more cookies there will be to enjoy. This Christmas, invite all of your girlfriends over for a cookie swap night. Here are a few tips to help make the most of your sweet and yummy get together.
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Unique Christmas Cookie Packaging
Cookies are good to eat at any time. Around the holidays cookies are a favorite treat to eat at home or give as gifts. If you give them as gifts, don’t just stuff a few in a plastic sandwich bag. Present your cookie gift in a fun and exciting way. Here are a few ideas for creative cookie packaging for this year’s holiday gift.
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It never fails to amaze me how fast the holidays roll around each year. My favorite time to decorate is during the Christmas season. Decorating puts me in the mood to be festive and nostalgic. Whether you love to decorate or would rather pass, here are some decorating ideas for your home this holiday season.
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Food Gift Ideas for Christmas
If there’s one thing that most people love, it’s eating. The holidays are no different. For the people on your list that you want to give a gift but don’t exactly know what they would like, give the gift of food. Edible gifts won’t go to waste.
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Food Crafts for Christmas
What's better than a cute craft made by your child? A cute craft made by your child that you can eat, that’s what. Most kids like to cook. When you are baking cookies or cakes, they want to help. And no I don't mean just licking the batter bowl. Strap a kid-sized apron on them, grab a stool and get ready for some fun family time.
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Gift Packaging and Wrapping Ideas
One of the fun things about Christmas is seeing all those presents under the tree and trying to guess what is inside of them. The bright colorful paper that we buy each year is not the only way to wrap a gift. Gifts come in all shapes and sizes and not all of them are suitable for the traditional wrapping paper. Some things are oddly shaped and need a bit more creativity to get them wrapped. This year investigate some other ways to surprise those special people on Christmas morning.
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Homemade Christmas Cards
Each year people send out dozens of Christmas cards to friends and family. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Sending Christmas cards is a relatively new tradition. In fact, it is less than two hundred years old. The tradition began in England and spread to America. Since then, millions of Christmas cards are sent and received all over the world each and every year.
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Holiday Handmade Gifts
Presents are a big part of the Christmas morning excitement. Many argue that they are not the most important part of the holiday season. No matter what you feel on that subject, it is the thought behind the gift that counts the most. Handmade gifts provide a chance to say what’s in your heart with each creative step.
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Homemade Christmas Gifts for Family Members Who are Away
Families love to spend the holidays together. Sometimes, circumstances are such that family members aren’t able to be present in the same place during Christmas. There are many reasons that some family members can’t be together during the holidays. If they are in the military, they could be stationed overseas. Family members who are ill may find it hard or not possible to travel long distances.
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Some crafts made during holiday time are more special than others. These crafts, we will call keepsakes. A keepsake is something that you treasure for years to come and it holds a special memory for the recipient. All kids can create keepsake crafts that will be used each year at Christmas.
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Kids' Crafts That Double as Gifts
If you plan on sending homemade gifts this year, get the kids to make some crafts that you can use for specifically for that purpose. The kids will have a blast, you’ll enjoy the time together and the stress relief of doing it all yourself and the recipient will feel extra special knowing the gifts were made by the little ones. Here are a few ideas to get your kid’s big imaginations started.
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Fun Nativity Crafts
The nativity is one of the central themes of Christmas. Nativity scenes are depicted on church lawns, in Christian plays, and outside of homes. Learning about the nativity can be fun for kids when you use crafts to teach them.
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Fun Santa Crafts
If there's one thing that kids love to do it's create things. The holidays are just the right time for them to have free reign with crafts. Since everyone is hard at work decorating the house, kids can lend their creativity to the moment by creating their own decorations of Santa Claus.
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