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Make Your Own Homemade Christmas Ornaments

No matter how many ornaments the stores stockpile, there's something special about homemade Christmas ornaments. You just can't get around it. And these days, with craft supplies so inexpensive and abundant, don't settle for twisted straw, either. It's fun, easy, and inexpensive to make Christmas ornaments that will last for years to come. Curious? Try out these great ideas.

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Find the Perfect Christmas Gift Card

Some people hate the idea of a Christmas gift card. They figure it's an unoriginal, boring, and impersonal idea. But guess what? Those negative thoughts only exist in the mind of the giver. Most recipients love the idea of Christmas gift cards. After all, it's the best way to make sure they get exactly what they want: let them buy their own present.

Giving gift cards for Christmas doesn't have to be boring and by the book. Try these ideas and you'll be sure to stand out from the gift giving crowd.

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Fun and Easy Christmas Craft Ideas

There's no season like the holidays for crafting, so why do we seem to run out of Christmas craft ideas so easily? Because we're not looking on the internet, obviously -- there are literally thousands of great crafts online. So without further ado, here are some of the very best Christmas craft ideas for all skill levels, budgets, and occasions.

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The Hottest Christmas Decorations for 2009 are Green

Have you heard the news? The year of green, save the earth, and paying attention to the environment sum up 2009 pretty nicely. Recycle and reuse are important catch phrases this year. So of course our sizzling hot favorite Christmas decorations involve... reusing and recycling!

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Make Your Christmas Decorations Special with a Tree Cut from a Christmas Tree Farm

The centerpiece of all Christmas decorations is the Christmas tree. Usually placed in a prominent place in the home where the family can easily view it, the tree is like the crown jewel of Christmas decorations.

If you feel like Christmas has become a commercialized blur of activity and you want to slow things down a bit and create memories that will last a lifetime, consider spicing up your Christmas décor with a fresh cut tree from a Christmas tree farm.

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Make the Most of Photo Christmas Cards

We've all seen our share of photo Christmas cards over the years, and chances are they don't evoke quite the response they once did. I mean, photo cards are nice and all. It's just that everyone seems to do them these days.

Well, never fear: some friends and I gathered up our Christmas card photos and we put our brains together to come up with some unique and interesting way to make cards nobody will overlook.

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Christmas Gifts and Overzealous Grandparents

Is there such a thing as too many Christmas gifts? You bet there is. Read the story of our first child's first Christmas and how we handled overzealous, but well-meaning grandparents.

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Save Money on Gift Giving This Holiday Season with These Christmas Crafts to Make

Are you interested in Christmas crafts to make that will save you money? Unless your last name is Rockefeller, you probably are. Here's one craft that is fun but also practical and can save you tons of money.

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