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Christmas and Holiday Gift Ideas for Gardeners

In most areas, winter means a break from growing plants outdoors. It is, however, a good time to remember the gardener on your holiday gift list with items that can be used to anticipate spring and the upcoming growing season. Gardening Books Make Great Gifts for Christmas and Holidays When the weather is too cold for gardening outdoors, planning for ...

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids

When shopping for kids, it’s a good idea to set a price limit and make a list of ideas before heading out to the stores. By keeping certain points in mind when searching for the perfect gift for that niece or grandson, shoppers can find good deals and perfect gifts that will thrill and delight. Unique Gift Ideas Shoppers should ...

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Recycle to Preserve Natural Resources for the Holidays

We all want the holiday season to come around every year. It means time off from work, time spent with family, good food and presents. But our natural resources are limited and becoming increasingly difficult to come by year after year. Consider these facts: The amount of household garbage in the U.S. increases from 4 million tons to 5 million ...

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Christmas Family Games

Sometimes the Christmas holiday is endured rather than enjoyed. Often we find ourselves involved in the stressful preparations of cooking the family meal, trying to oversee the rambunctious children of our guests, or simply dealing with unfavorable relatives who complain incessantly over their current ailments. So when and where does the fun start? Festive Games with Prizes Most people love ...

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Christmas In Carouge

A small group of adults and children gathered outside the mairie, or town hall, of Carouge on an early December Sunday waits for Mrs. Claus and some merry elves to arrive and lead them through streets full of boutiques selling local designers’ clothes, jewelry and lifestyle accessories and to-die-for bakery, gourmet and chocolate shops. The shops on the grid of ...

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10 Cheap Halloween and Harvest Party Ideas that are Fun

10 Halloween games and crafts that can be fun at your school party. Supplies are cheap, and games are easy and fun to play. It is difficult to be creative and thrifty in the autumn, when school children are depending on you to make their Halloween and Harvest parties fun. A lack of funding for education makes it difficult to ...

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Christmas Presents for Children Aged 5 to 12

Activity books are excellent presents for a child because they provide many hours of fun throughout the year. Educational Books for Kids For children in the early grades, an activity book about their favourite TV show or movie character may help them to read for pleasure. The Ben 10 activity books feature exciting activities for children who are fans of ...

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How to Buy Bargain Christmas Gifts for Children

Being upfront and telling friends and relatives that this Christmas money is scarce will probably be a relief to everyone. It means mutually agreed limits can be set concerning amounts to be spent on presents for children. In fact, the challenge of buying presents within a limited budget can be fun, putting the shopper in control by looking beyond expensive ...

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DIY Halloween Fun: Masquerade Costume Party Outfits

DIY Halloween Fun: Eighties Go-Getter An “eighties go-getter” is a silly costume persona that is similar to the 1980s businessman seen in the Futurama episode “Future Stock.” This masquerade costume party outfit pokes fun at the perceived coolness of sleazy eighties businesspeople. It is not likely to be found among costumes online, so it is a perfect DIY (do it ...

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Give Your Children Their Inherent Good Values for Christmas

If you asked children about Christmas, what do you think would be the first thing that comes to their minds? Getting presents! For those parents who wish their children could be more aware or enthusiastic about the true meaning of Christmas, or those who simply wish to make Christmas more meaningful – there are many ways, and reasons. Christmas and ...

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Halloween Traditions

Halloween is not really thought of as a family holiday. Even so, like any holiday, it is important to set aside time for the family and do something together. Here are some ideas for families who enjoy being spooked, and some less scary options for those who do not. Spooky Halloween Traditions Halloween for many, is about being scared or ...

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