December 8, 2005

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Breaking the Code for PresentsTo keep the children out of the presents under the tree, my mother would make up a code for each person. She would put the code on the package instead of the name on the tag.


Stocking hanging on mantle.

Felt StockingA Christmas favorite to remind you of your childhood - a brightly colored, festive stocking that your kids are sure to love as much as you did.


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Homemade Gift Ideas and PackagingFor small gifts, hot chocolate mixes, coffee creamers, etc., take inexpensive felt sheets 8x11 and cut in half longways. You have two pieces 4x11. Sew or glue sides together (I sewed them), resulting in a bag that is 4x5 1/2.


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A New Ornament Each YearEvery year since they were little I have given my girls a new Christmas ornament. We also have friends who have exchanged Christmas ornaments with the girls for years...


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Honey Glazed Pumpkin BreadIn a large bowl mix sugar & pumpkin. Add eggs, oil and milk. Beat. In another bowl mix flour, pecans, orange rind, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and mace. Stir into pumpkin mixture.


Decorating Cups for ChristmasUse a scarf off a Christmas themed stuffed animal to decorate mugs for holiday beverages.


Closeup of individual painted leaf.

Metallic LeavesMetallic paint adds glitz to pressed leaves that can be hung in a window or off an evergreen bough for the holidays.


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