Sunday, November 30, 2008

Inexpensive Gift Ideas

It’s 25 days till Christmas! And if your list of gifts is not yet complete, here are some ideas that will excite you more to prepare for the holidays. Remember that giving gifts is not about the price but the feelings. It shouldn’t have to be always expensive because it’s the thought that count.

1. Hand-made Christmas Cards. Your greetings will be extra special if you have cards with personal touches. You can use old yet still usable Christmas boxes and ribbons that you received last holiday and adorn it with different ornaments. Make sure that your message is hand written to make it more personalize.

2. Compilation of pictures. This gift is more ideal for families and friends. You can just compile all your pictures together and make a caption on each photo and place it in an album or scrap book. Your recipient will absolutely love it because they will simply appreciate the time you spent in doing this.

3. Bake some cookies. Cookies are one of the traditional sweets during the holidays. If you enjoy baking or cooking, then making different cookies with your own creation of characters will be a good present as well.

4. Mugs with their names on it. Most people have their own mugs. You can just buy an ordinary mug and design it using a gel pen or paint. The design ideas are endless and you can just play with your imagination.

5. Thoughts of the Day cards. You can also imitate the expensive “Thoughts of the Day” cards that you can find in gift shops. You can borrow some encouraging yet happy lines from the famous authors as well.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!!!

This day should be about thanking and appreciating all the blessings that we received for the entire year. So, may everyone have a great time and please don't forget the sumptuous roast turkey on the center table!!! uhmmm...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

What to Give on Thanksgiving Day

Tomorrow is yet another day to be thankful. As a matter of fact, this is one of the most anticipated days of the year as it denotes celebration and great times with the persons close to your heart.

As this day is fast approaching, everybody seems to be very busy with their menus and gifts to give. If you have a limited budget and worried about some financial crisis that would come, then the following ideas will save your day.

1. Thanksgiving Cards –While there are thousands o f readily available Thanksgiving cards, sometimes your recipients will feel the message more if it has personal touch and you wrote your own message.

2. Prepare some sweets – you can express your deepest thanks through chocolates, sweet pastries and cakes and cadies as well. You can make your gift more special by wrapping and giving it personally.

3. Just say the word - Nothing beats the message from the heart. Simply saying thank you with all sincerity would mean so much than giving the most expensive gift.

Remember that Thanksgiving Day shouldn’t have always to be luxurious. More often than not, it’s the togetherness that matters most. Even though you only have bread on your table, just as long as you are with your loved ones, you can absolutely have a complete and memorable day.

Thanks, everyone!!! Keep smiling =D

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Great Places to Visit during Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is a great time for your family to leave the house for a while and have some fun and entertainment in different places in the country. It is also the best time to have a family vacation in a terrific resort or just a whole day in amusement parks.

United States offers vacation spots as well as wonderful tourist destinations where family can unwind and most importantly spend quality time with your loved ones. Here is a list of some magnificent places to visit during the day of Thanksgiving:

* Indian Lakes Resort, Bloomingdale, IL
* Dana Place Inn, Jackson NH
* The Boathouse at Fletcher's Cove, Washington
* Woodloch Pines Resort, Pennsylvania
* Amelia Island, Florida
* Edisto Beach, South Carolina
* Walt Disney World., Florida and California
* McKay House, Jefferson Texas
* National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum, Washington
* Terrace Inn, Petoskey, MI
* Biltmore Resort and Spa, Phoenix, Arizona
* Paul B. Johnson State Park, Mississippi

Friday, November 14, 2008

Best Winter Vacation Spots

Who said that summer is only the best time for the families to have a vacation? Of course, the cold weather of the winter season is also a wonderful time for the families to visit some of the beautiful places in the country. There are many affordable winter vacation spots to stay and relax while enjoying the crystal white scenery.

Whether it's about enjoying the white snow or go somewhere else to skip from the biting chill and dull atmosphere in your area, there's still a perfect winter vacation place for your loved ones. There are many magnificent spots in the county with some great deals and rates. Some offer low basic rates and some provide special discounts during off-peak dates. So, it’s wise method to look around and inquire to get the best deal.

To make your search less tedious, here are some of the best winter vacation spots in the United States:

- Gore Mountain in North Creek, NY
- Homewood Ski Resort in North Lake Tahoe, Homewood, CA
- Fort Lauderdale in Florida
- Methow Valley in Washington
- Lake Tahoe in California
- Salt Lake City, Utah
- Disney resorts in Florida
- Echo Mountain, Idaho Springs, CO
- Joshua Tree National Park, California

Monday, November 10, 2008

Free Entertainment Ideas for Families

Due to economic problems such as oil price hike and high prices of commodities, most families are cutting back. Sometimes, outdoor family fun is also affected because of having a limited budget. One way to cut back is to stay at home with the family. However, you don't have to worry because there are many great entertainment ideas for your family without costing you any amount.

Below is a list of free entertainment ideas for your family:

1. Watching movies at home is a fantastic way to enjoy and relax.

2. Looking at the old pictures with your children will bring back the happy moments inside your home.

3. Have some indoor games like scavenger hunt, board games, play dough and a lot more.

4. Karaoke singing is a popular pastime today. Your family especially the kids will surely enjoy singing.

5. Engaging your kids into arts and crafts. Kids are naturally crafty and creative, they like to experiment and show their ingenuity.

6. Reading books with your children. This will broaden the imagination of your kids as well as provide learning.

7. Decorating or cleaning your home. Letting your kids to help you decorate or clean the house will keep them busy. This also makes great bonding moment for your family.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Best Family Movies

Whether going to a cinema to watch a film or just renting a DVD and play it at home, watching movies together with your loved ones is indeed a perfect way to have an unforgettable bonding moment. But did you know that the most practical and exciting way to see a movie is to seat on your own sofa along with the family members while enjoying a bowl of cheese or buttered- flavored popcorn on the center?

Below is a list of some of the best family movies ever:

- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
- The Sound of Music
- The Lion King
- Finding Nemo
- Shrek
- The Incredibles
- Cars
- Mary Poppins
- Beauty and the Beast
- Toy Story
- The Wizard of Oz
- Happy Feet