Category Archives: Get Ready For Christmas

Four Great Ideas for Christmas Crafts

Christmas is the perfect time of year to start getting together with the family and coming up with some creative craft ideas. Not all gifts need to be store bought; in fact, some of the most cherished gifts many of us receive are the ones made by hand from our loved ones. You can come up with new ideas, or use some of the great Christmas craft ideas listed here. It’s sure to be a hit and […]

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Remembering The Reason For The Season

With the commercial nature of Christmas today, it is easy to get wrapped up in gift buying, travel preparations and Christmas party planning. Take a step back for a moment and remember some of the reasons behind this favorite season. 1. Christmas is not about selfishness, shopping, and material items. Even if you’re not religious, you will agree that the season is really meant to be one about love, sharing, and celebrating. Keep these principles in your […]

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Christmas Trivia: The Shocking Truth About Christmas and Santa Claus!

The Shocking Truth About Christmas and Santa Claus! Christmas is one of the most popular holidays and is celebrated around the world by Christians and non-Christians alike. Although Christmas traditions vary from country to country, many are remarkably similar. For example, a beloved figure that gives out gifts appears in almost every single culture that celebrates Christmas. Sounds familiar, right? It turns out Santa Claus appears in many different guises, who knew! Impress your family this holiday […]

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Why You Should Decorate Your Home for Christmas

Are you one of those individuals who cannot wait until the holiday season arrives? If so, there is also a good chance that you may be interested in decorating your home for Christmas. If you have not yet decided, as to whether or not you would like to decorate your home for Christmas, you are advised to give it some thought. After a close examination, you will likely see that there are a number of benefits to […]

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Christmas Tree Activities

Decorating the Christmas tree is an event that most members of any family look forward to. It not only is a time to reflect and remember where the various ornaments came from or who made them, it is also an exciting time that really brings Christmas right into the home. There are a variety of activities you can incorporate into bring the Christmas tree into your home. Some families enjoy singing “Oh Christmas Tree” as the tree […]

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Christmas Craft: Bead and Pipe Cleaner Ornaments

Christmas ornaments made from ordinary pipe cleaners and inexpensive acrylic beads are very pretty and easy to make. They look quite impressive yet are easy enough for small children to make. This is one Christmas craft idea to use again and again. Older people will enjoy making this Christmas craft, too, which can be varied to make a number of different sparkling ornaments for your Christmas tree. To make the bead and pipe cleaner ornaments, you need […]

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Surveying The Damage – The Post-Christmas Landscape

It is not difficult to see why some people question whether they should bother with Christmas in a given year. The magic of Christmas is undeniable for most of us, but it is a magic that works mostly on our perceptions, and does not effect the reality of things when we most need it to. The holiday season makes some demands on us, and although we are happy to meet them, they still need to be addressed […]

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Hosting The Perfect Christmas Party

When we look ahead to Christmas, it is often with a sense that we want this one to be the best yet. We plan everything out, we send, accept and reject invitations, and we shop. Then we prepare, we welcome and we say goodbye. Eventually we tidy, and then we look back. With a critical eye we might say that the season was a bit of a disappointment, but mostly we will fondly remember the best of […]

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Decking The Halls And Trimming The Trees

Decorations are a major part of Christmas, as we all know. However, there is a tendency among most of us to find the actual act of decorating quite irritating and unpleasant. Not only that, but taking down the decorations when the holiday is over is viewed by many as one of the most depressing pursuits they can think of. Once the decorations are up, it is beautiful to behold, but getting them up there in the first […]

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When Christmas Gets Hijacked

The Christmas holiday has become somewhat commercialized over the years, to the point where a great many people who claim no religious affiliation and would be insulted if you suggested it to them still celebrate it with great enthusiasm due to the presence of presents. This is understandable, and to be honest the whole festival of Christmas is in place as a result of an earlier pagan festival – so to complain about non-religious people celebrating it […]

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