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Showing posts from December 23, 2016


It's the most wonderful time of the year! From trimmed trees to twinkle lights to knit stockings hanging over the fireplace, you really can’t escape the Christmas cheer. Although we have many Christmas time traditions, the Christmas tree is definitely the first and foremost.
   This timeline takes us through the history of the Christmas tree from the first decorated tree in 1600, to the first Christmas tree in the white house, to the Griswolds "A Christmas Vacation". It is easy to see the influence of the different fads and trends through out the century, like the bubble lights from the 1940′s. My best friend’s tree has bubble lights each year! Its their Christmas tree staple.
   The other main aspect of the timeline is the debate between the real and artificial tree. My family are a bunch of real tree advocates, claiming that they will never own an artificial tree ever. I do agree and love the real tree, but artificial trees are so easy and require no clean …


The nicest and naughtiest movie Santas
   Whether it's the classic jolly fat man or a surly drunk guy in a red suit, Santa Claus has been depicted countless times on TV and film. Here's a look at some of the best and worst of them.


This diy comes from . Something to add to your holiday table so your guests know where they are being seated on Christmas dinner night. Enjoy!

Santa Hat Place Cards for Christmas
Craft these Santa hats to help guests find their places at the Christmas table.What You'll Need: Tracing paper or a copier; pencilSquare of stiff red glitter feltScrap of white fluffy, furry fabricFabrics glueHand-sewing needle; red sewing threadStraight pins; scissors20-mm gold jingle bell
Download pattern

How to Make It:
Trace the pattern using tracing paper or a copier. Place the pattern on the red glitter felt, and cut out one shape for each holder.Cut 1-1/2x8-inch piece of white fabric. Fold long edges under 1/4 inch, and glue the to the back side of the fabric to make a strip 1x8 inches.Glue white trim in place on the front lower curved edge of the red felt. Match straight edges of the red felt; form into a cone.Pin the straight edges together an…