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CHRISTMAS IN INDIA!

India is a secular nation and houses every community. Christians are a minority here and form nearly 2.3% of the population. But the fact that there are only about 25 million Christians in India, in no way lessens the observance of the festival. Moreover, the occassion is celebrated not only by Christians but by people of other religions as well.
   The tradition of Christmas observance was introduced here with the colonisation of Europeans. Though the country gained its independence in 1947, many European customs and festivals stayed on. The fact that there is the presence of a Christian community in India, helped the maintaining of these traditions in no less a way. Today, Christmas is the biggest and most-loved festival of Indian Christians. The festival is also enthusiastically celebrated by people of other religions residing here.





   Like in many other countries, Christmas is observed in India on 25th December. Everyone gears up for the festival from nearly a week before. B…

DIY SHADOWBOX CHRISTMAS ART!

This diy comes from www.allisonwaken.squarspace.com .  Cute and clever. Enjoy!


Super easy Christmas or Holiday craft | DIY modern holiday decorations
Sunday, December 6, 2009 We’re working on lots of fun stuff, but I made this up this evening and thought I’d share. I wanted some fun framed holiday decorations, and something that was a little more modern. First, I had this 12x12 shadow box frame I had picked up on sale at Hobby Lobby.

Then I found a piece of scrapbook paper, you could use patterned but I found this shimmery silverish color

I found these little tubes of cute little bows for $1 and figured I could do something fun with them, so I figured, why not frame them?

I wanted them in a square, but you could do any shape. A circle or triangle like a tree would be fun. I measured, and penciled in a square, I ended up going with a 2 1/2” border.

Then just lay out all of the little bows into the shape. 25 little bows fit nicely into my square. How appropriate.

Now, you could be…

TOP 25 FOOD GIFTS, PART I!!

Give the gift of great recipes this holiday season. Surprise someone special with one of these favorite food gift ideas—Christmas cookies, fudge recipes, Christmas candy and more!


Gingerbread Cookies Recipe






60 Servings



Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling


30 10 40 Ingredients3/4 cup butter, softened1 cup packed brown sugar1 egg3/4 cup molasses4 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons ground ginger1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon3/4 teaspoon ground cloves1/4 teaspoon saltVanilla frosting of your choiceRed and green paste food coloring
DirectionsIn a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and molasses. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight or until easy to handle. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough…

DIY EPSOM SALT CANDLE AND ORNAMENTS!

This diy comes from www.thriftyparsonageliving.blogspot.com .  They look like they been outside and the snow and ice has crystalized on them.  Very nice.  Enjoy!


DIY Epsom Salt Ornaments and Candle


I know there's been candles and ornaments
made with Epsom salt floating around blog land for a while now,
but I thought I'd share my version which utilizes simple things most of us have lying around our homes.

Here is what I had and you'll need if you're going to make these.
1. Styrofoam balls
2. Candle
3. Paint
4. Mod Podge or Glue
5.Epsom Salt

I made this project for mere pennies because every thing I used I already had in my home.

Three styrofoam balls - from a "free" box at the local thrift store.



Paint (deco art) given to me by a friend who no longer had a use for it.


Glue

I didn't have any Mod Podge in the house, but
you can substitute glue watered down with a few
drops of water as a homemade version.
Begin by painting the balls.

Next, a rubber …