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**We have a Snowflake party (since there is no such thing as a white Christmas around here). We sit down with a stack of computer paper & my scrapbooking scissors, and an hour later we have some beautiful creations. I paste them in our dining room window with a gluestick – the glue comes right off with a little windex & elbow grease.
Dave’s Snowflakes for great pattern designs
Snow Crystals breathtaking photos of real snowflakes – great for a discussion on the beauty & majesty of God
**My mom & I had so much fun hosting an ornament exchange party. Send out invitations in October & make sure to get an RSVP within 2 weeks. Once you know how many people will be coming, let your guests know how many handcrafted ornaments they need to bring. (ex: 10 guests, everyone needs to make 10 ornaments) We always had a brunch on the the first Saturday in December – casseroles, muffins, coffee, tea & cocoa. Our guests would bring their ornaments in a basket & I provided festive bags for the ones they were taking home (usually $1 for 10 at my favorite Dollar Tree).
**I tear out ideas from magazines like Family Fun (& also print them off the internet), put them in clear page protectors, & make a Holiday Fun Idea notebook.
**Vista Print is a really cheap site to purchase note cards & labels. A couple of years ago I got an email about customizing note cards for your family members (little people caricatures). I just happened to notice that in the hat selections there were Christmas hats. I made custom Christmas cards of our family for the same price I would have paid for ordinary cards from Walmart. Create an account and they will email you special offers like free notecards, just pay shipping costs.
Craftster Forum Warning: You may find some R rated language/crafts here, but the ideas are fantastic; view at your own discretion
Imagitek good for kids
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