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Dreaming of a White Christmas Card: Glittery Snow is a Great Design for Greeting Cards

Follow these instructions to produce Christmas card designs featuring a snowflake-patterned background. These are embossed onto parchment paper using an embossing system and template and secured to a base card with novelty snowflake-shaped eyelets. A punched snowflake, framed within a glitter circle, provides the focal point. This Christmas card design illustrates how contrasting yet still very contemporary effects can be ...

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How to Make a Victorian Paper Chain: History and Directions for a Children’s Christmas Decoration

The paper chain consists of rings of colored paper glued together to form a chain for use in decorating a Christmas tree, banister, mantle piece, or doorway during the holidays. The paper chain, easy and fun to make, began in Victorian England. Paper Chain’s History in Victorian England Queen Victoria of England (reigned 1837-1901) married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, a ...

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How to Have a “Greener” Christmas

Have you spent more money on wrapping paper, bows, and decorations, combined, than some of the gifts under the tree? Here are a few ways to cut corners around Christmas time. Stockings – AKA: Money Traps! It’s easy to spend a days pay on items to fill up a Christmas stocking. If Christmas stockings have become part of your family ...

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Best Indoor Flying Toys for Christmas, Air Hogs Hawk Eye

The hot new Christmas 2018 flight product from Air Hogs has got to be their new remote controlled Hawk Eye video helicopter that “blends the boundaries between flight, aerial videography and digital media,” in the words of manufacturer Spin Master Ltd of Toronto. This flying camera will be of interest to kids from 12 up, and adults will find it ...

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Christmas Windows in Europe: Festive Magic Displayed in Different Stores

Throughout Europe, commencing around the middle of November, big department stores gather forces to produce the most ethereal and pleasing Christmas window displays. Thoughtfulness and care is given to every aspect of their Christmas decorating, both inside and outside the establishment. Considering that most occupy an entire city block, this results in any number of displays to attract the shop-weary ...

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Visit Dollywood’s A Smoky Mountain Christmas in Pigeon Forge, TN

Few places in the Southeast are more charming at Christmas than a trip to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Set against the backdrop of the Great Smokies, this brainchild of country singer Dolly Parton has much to offer during the Christmas season. The Smoky Mountain Christmas festival appeals to all ages. Although there are many brilliant lights, the atmosphere still ...

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