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Christmas Tips & Ideas
*Christmas Gifts of Frankincense, Myrrh, Gold
*Holiday Bath and Shower Decor Ideas
*Matching Pajamas for the Entire Family
*Music Box: A Musical Christmas Gift Idea
*Rainbow Christmas Tree Theme Ideas
*Redneck Country Christmas Tree Ornaments
*Traditional Box Christmas Greeting Cards
*Gifts for Those Who Hate the Winter Cold
*Got a Bad Case of the Holiday
Gift Tips and Ideals
*Ethical Holiday Giving
*Last Minute Gift Ideas
*Re-gifting Unwanted Gifts: Gift Giving Etiquette
*Russian Matryoshka Babushka Nesting Dolls
*Unique and Unusual Flower Gift Ideas
*Collectible Toys Price Value Guide Books
*How do You Know if a Penny is Copper?
*Retro Vintage Metal Lunch Boxes
*Paper Dolls A Collectable Classic Toy
*Welcoming a New Daughter in Law to the Family
*Formal Flower Girl Wedding Dresses
*Meaning of a Red Wedding Dress
*Creative Ways to Gift Wedding Money
*Going Green in Your Wedding Theme
*Why a Gift Card Can be the Best Present
*50 Romantic Things to do for Your Girl
*Love Notes: Write One Today
*Romantic Home Dinner Date Ideas
*A Love Spell Potion: Natural Scents or Pheromones?
*Perfume Notes Explained
*Unisex Fragrance: Re-Defining Gender Based Perfume
DIY: Do It Yourself
*Crochet Hook Universal Size Chart
*Durable Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
*Knit Bell Holiday Craft Project
*Knit Heart Wash Cloth Pattern
*Origami Paper Fortune Teller
*Pom Poms for Cheerleader Dolls
*Top DIY Holiday Gift Ideas
Education and Learning
*Crossword Puzzles for Brain Exercise?
*Doodling Drawing Coloring for Kids and Teens
*Hidden Object Puzzle Game Books
*Science Gift and Game Idea List
*My Sit to Stand Crank Desk
*Subliminal Message Subconscious Learning Ideas
*Country Creatures: Black Bear
*Fishing Tackle Boxes
*Hanging a Horseshoe for Good Luck
*Moose Wildlife Theme Gift Ideas
*Squirrel Facts and Nutty Gift Ideas
*Toilet Outhouse: An Outdoor Bathroom
*Book Boxes a Secret Diversion Compartment Safe
*Dust Mite Covers Make Night Breathing Easier
*Dinosaur Statues for the Garden?
*Fun Area Play Rugs for Kid's Room Decor
*Key Drop Box: A Safe Deposit Solution
*Safest Cookware: Glass Steel or Non-Stick
*Safest Cutting Board Material:
Wood Plastic or Glass?
Health / Beauty
*Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas
Natural Himalayan Salt Lamps
*Natural Healing Benefits of Shea Butter Lotion
*Massage Cushion for Relief of Muscle Tension
*Ten not so Secret Tips for a Long Happy Life
Jewelry and Gems
*Dragon Symbolism in a Gift of Jewelry
*How to Choose a Diamond: Cut Clarity Color
*Men's Watch Gold Sport or Brand Name?
*Symbolism of Blue Sapphire Jewelry
*Symbolism of Opal Jewelry
Gifts for Girls
*Ideas for a 3 or 4 Year Old Girl
*Ideas for a 5, 6, or 7 Year Old Girl
*Ideas for an 8 or 9 Year Old Girl
*Ideas for a 10 Year Old Girl
*Ideas for Tween Girls
*Ideas for an 11 Year Old Girl
*Ideas for a 12 Year Old Girl
*List for a 13 Year Old Girl
*List for a 14 Year Old Girl
*List for a 15 Year Old Girl
*List for a 16 or 17 Year Old Girl
Gifts for Boys
*Ideas for a 3 or 5 Year Old Boy
*Ideas for a 5 Year Old Boy
*Ideas for a 6 or 7 Year Old Boy
*Ideas for a 8 or 9 Year Old Boy
*Ideas for a 10 or 11 Year Old Boy
*List for a 12 Year Old Boy
*List for a 13 or 14 Year Old Boy
*List for a 15 or 16 Year Old Boy
*List for a 17 or 18 Year Old Boy
*Fathers Day Gifts for Dad
*Gifts for the Man Who Has Everything
*Men's Holiday Wish List
*Romantic Holiday Gifts for Men
Special Occasion Gifts
*Baby Shower Idea List
*Gift Ideas for the Crazy Cat Lady
*Cow Appreciate Day
*Creative Gift Ideas for Seniors
*Daylight Savings Time Change
*Creative Ways to Give Cash
*Gift List for a 20/21 Year Old
*Grumpy People Gift List
*List for Special Needs / Disabled
*Most Depressing Day of the Year: *Blue Monday
*Redneck Gift Ideas
*Student, Writer, Secretary
*Teacher All Occasion Ideas List
*Weird Zombie Gift ideas
*Fathers Day Gifts for Dad
*Fried Chicken Day July 6th
*Mother's Day: Mom
*Mother's Day: Grandmother
*Power of a Smile Day: June 15th
*Power of a Smile Day Event Activities
*Rat Catcher's Day
*St. Patrick's Day History & Traditions
*St. Patricks Clothing: Wearing of the Green
*Workaholics Day July 5th
*Cardboard Box Costume Ideas
*How to Get Your Pet Into a Costume
*Magical Glass Potion Bottles and Jars
*Halloween Bath Decor Ideas
*Halloween Party Dance Music
*Halloween Party Favors for Kids
*Halloween Treats That Are Not Sweet
*Scary Weird Zombie Gift Ideas
*What Should I be for Halloween: *Over 50 Costume Ideas for Kids
*Yoga Halloween Costume Party Ideas
*Building Blocks for Kids: It's an Educational Game
*Diary with a Lock and Key for Boys and Girls
*Games for the Pool: Summer Fun for Kids
*Monster High Birthday Decoration Ideas
*Monster High Books for Tweens
*Nightlights for Children with a Fear of the Dark
*Tonka Heavy Duty Metal Construction Trucks
*Webkinz Endangered Species Plush Toys
*Webkinz Pet of the Month for October
*Webkinz Plush Pet Cats for Kids
Foodie Tips & Recipes
*Afternoon High Tea Party: An English Tradition
*Baking Healthier Cookies Cakes and Pies
*Best Gift Ideas for the Party Hostess
*White, Oolong, Black, Green or Herbal Tea
*Banana Nut Quick Bread Recipe
*DIY: Home Baked Cookie Gifts
*Fairy Elf Party Dessert Treats
*Holiday Side Dish Recipe: Fruit Salad
*Homemade Onion Garlic Dill Chip Dip
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Christmas Holiday Season
Candy canes, jingle bells, reindeer, snowmen, Santa, mistletoe, stockings, and holly jolly ho ho ho abound at this time of year. The ultimate season of giving is Christmas.
Visiting friends and relatives, hugs, sweet treats, shared gifts and a lot of love. Red, white, and green candies, candles, and decorations of every size shape and colour seem to appear out of nowhere.
Christmas is the time of year when gifts are given and received in the loving spirit of this tinsel filled holiday. Foods gifted with a seasonal twist are ideal for this holiday season...Christmas Gifts Of Frankincense Myrrh And Gold.
May You Always Believe In The Magic Of Christmas
Regifting Unwanted Gifts
Passing that present forward is a perfectly acceptable thing to do but there are definitely a few distinct etiquette rules that come along with regifting an unwanted item.
Re-gifting can be a controversial topic and one that can get pretty emotional if things unintentionally go wrong. So lets make sure it gets done right. These tips on can help to insure that present gets regifted without some crazy misadventure occurring...Regifting Unwanted Presents.
Holiday Gift Mistakes You Don't Want to Make
Most of us have received a present we wished we hadn't and tucking it right back into its wrapping paper is never an option. A bad gift can be very disappointing.
A mistake made while gifting isn't always easily forgiven. Unfortunately that glaringly obvious mistake is there the moment the parcel is unwrapped. No amount of pretty wrapping paper can make these gifts okay...Mistakes You Don't Want to Make
Birth Gem Stone List by Month
January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
March - Aquamarine
April - Diamond
May - Emerald
June - Pearl
July - Ruby
August - Peridot
September - Sapphire
October - Tourmaline Opal
November - Topaz Citrine
December - Turquoise Tanzanite Zircon
Birth Flowers by Month
January - Snowdrop / Carnation
February - Primrose / Violet
March - Violet / Jonquil
April - Daisy / Sweet pea
May - Lily of the Valley / Hawthorne
June - Rose / Honeysuckle
July - Waterlily / Larkspur
August - Gladiolus / Poppy
September - Morning Glory / Aster
October - Calendula / Cosmos
November - Chrysanthemum
December - Poinsettia / Holly
Anniversary and Wedding Gift Lists
1 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
2 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
3 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
4 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
5 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
6 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
7 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
8 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
9 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
10 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
11 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
12 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
13 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
14 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
15 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
16 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
17 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
18 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
19 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
20 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
30 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
Think Positive - Be Positive
Send a Quick Greeting to Someone You Know
Thanksgiving: A Time to Gift Kindness to Our Fellowman
Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks for all the blessings of life. Feasts of thanks with family and friends are very likely during this time and it is often traditional to bring a gift of food or wine to present to your host or hostess when attending one of these gatherings.
At Thanksgiving expect to receive gifts of food. Fruit baskets, cheese plates, cookies and cake. These are symbolic offerings of friendship from the company who appear at your door. Pumpkins, Pilgrims, turkeys and the colour orange are all symbols of this very special season and may be represented within the gifts that you give or receive throughout the harvest season.
Because Love has Everything to do With it
When February 14th rolls around each year a certain little winged fellow comes flying to shoot small love laden arrows into the hearts of unsuspecting passerby.
You could be the one he is aiming at. Born of Venus his heart is filled with a desire for love but his arrows carry both love laden as well as leaden tips.
Yes you can duck or you can run but chances are that if Cupid is set on getting your heart then he will. There is no where that you can hide. He is a determined little guy and one heck of a good shot.
No one is immune to cupid's spell so pull out the flowers and sweet chocolate candy hearts. It is Valentine's Day and it is all about love.
Saint Patrick's Day is March 17th
Pop on your green. For the Irish St. Patrick's day holiday you may find a tiny leprechaun, four leaf clover pin, a bright green sweater, or a "pot of gold" bowl filled with chocolate coins showing up on your doorstep.
If it is green or comes in the form of a good luck charm then it may likely be representative of Saint Patrick's Day.
For this holiday you may find yourself being treated to a pint of green ale, chowing down on green cookies or candies, or being presented with any array of green hats, scarves, or other green clothing. Perhaps even receiving a shamrock bouquet? If you are giving gifts on this day then find a one that is green and pass on a wee little smidge of that Irish luck to someone you know.
March 20th is the First Day of Spring
A Spring Holiday that is a Time of Rebirth and New Life
Young lambs are an early religious symbol of the Easter holiday. Within the theme of the rebirth of spring baby chicks, bunnies, and other young creatures also nestled into this spring holiday theme.
Eggs have long been a symbol of new beginnings so that explains their appearance on this holiday and it is the very fertile nature of the fuzzy little bunny rabbit that earned this creature its traditional honoring within this holiday. Baby animals have just naturally come to represent Easter as much as bunnies and eggs have. Expect any of these to be presented as plush or chocolate gifts around this time of year.
For the Easter weekend expect presents of cuddly plush baby chickens, bunnies, or lambs of every size, shape, and color. Eggs are another popular item and come in all sizes, colors, and types most cleverly hidden by the Easter rabbit who only appears around this very special time of year. Bunnies come in richly smooth chocolate images, as candy dishes, mugs, plates, figurines, and toys, and they are the perfect gift item for this very special time of year.
Earth Day is April 22
Earth day is April 22nd a day of environmental awareness and action and the perfect day to give our planet a great big hug. It is after all the only planet nice enough to let us live on it.
For Earth day make a plan to go a little greener. Avoid products packaged in plastic, use cloth grocery bags, compost, reduce, reuse, and recycle. Walk to work. Write your local government to let them know that you want cleaner energy initiatives. Go green and plant a tree today.
Mother's Day is the Second Sunday in May
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Father's Day is the Third Sunday in June
Halloween: A Holiday Of Ghosts Witches And Zombies
For Halloween expect to see spooky stuff out there intentionally designed to scare the heck out of you. Ghosts, ghouls, skeletons, zombies or any other such item of fright are commonplace. Jack-o-lanterns and anything orange or black in colour are symbolic of this fall celebration.
All Hallows Eve Day or All Saints Day is the time when spirits might once again roam the Earth in search of a means of remaining in human form. For most children though this is a day to run from house to house in search of candy and other sweet treats.
The good news that offsets all the spookiness of this day is that you can definitely expect to see a lot of goodies out there and most largely free for the taking. It is the perfect opportunity to give or receive sweet treats. During this very special holiday pumpkin pie, tarts, and ghoulish cookies make for a frightfully friendly gift at this time of year.