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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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Make Christmas Wonderful

A person cannot control what others will do or manipulate people to fulfill his or her personal dreams. Choosing to enjoy the holidays starts with choosing what can be done and being grateful for simple joys. Envision Christmas Bliss Before the hustle and bustle begin, write a list of what would make the holiday wonderful. Include activities with loved ones ...

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Pass Out These Treats to Turn Your Halloween Green

As Halloween becomes more commercialized, families across the country are making their Halloween more healthy and green through costume swaps, home parties, and donating their treats to soldiers. But what if you are on the giving end and want to pass out more sustainable and healthy treats? There is no need to turn off the porch light, just think of ...

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Read Aloud at Christmas

Reading of Christmas stories is a tradition in many homes. Whether it be The Night Before Christmas or A Christmas Carol there is something about rehearing a familiar tale that adds to the special atmosphere of Christmas Eve. Children love to hear what they have heard before and the recitation of an old tale is a part of an exciting ...

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Free and Cheap Halloween Costume Ideas for Women

Waited until the last minute? Or have little-to-no-budget for a Halloween costume this year? Pull together a Halloween costume with clothes and accessories you might already own, can easily borrow or purchase for very cheap. Easy Halloween Costumes from Items Already in Your Closet For an easy schoolgirl costume, wear a pleated skirt, preferably plaid, with knee socks, Mary Jane ...

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