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Making Baby’s First Christmas Special

Bringing home a new baby as the holiday season is closing in certainly makes that time of year a bit more hectic, but it also makes it extra special. Whether your baby is your first child or you have other children, there are plenty of ways to make the holidays special for your new bundle of joy.

Make it Personal

Often, families who celebrate Christmas choose to make or buy personalized baby ornaments and stockings for their child’s first holiday; this is not only fun, but it establishes the infant’s place in the family a bit more firmly. If your baby is not the first child in the family, involve your older children in the creation of the personalized items to make it fun for the whole family.

Share Your Joy

Spreading the love and joy that you feel regarding your family’s recent arrival is a great way to make the holiday season a bit brighter for everyone involved. Using a family picture or one that just features the baby as the framework for your holiday cards is an excellent way to spread the joy of your new baby to friends and family members across the globe.

Take Casual Photos to Make the Season Bright

While formal holiday photos featuring the family, the children or just the baby are certainly nice, candid shots of your baby encountering the season will most helpful in making incredible memories. Whether baby’s face lights up at the sight of the Christmas tree, he or she crawls among the gifts surrounding it or the child simply crib dances to holiday tunes, these are the memories that should last a lifetime.

Visiting Santa is a Must

Although an infant has no idea who that odd man in the red suit actually is, visiting Santa is one holiday tradition that you will be glad that you endured. While the lines may be long and the photos overpriced, taking baby to see Santa is a good way to help even the youngest children connect with the holiday season.

Build Traditions to Create Memories

If you are dedicated to filling your family’s memory bank, take the time to create new traditions or reinstate those that you have let slide into disuse over the years. After all, the joy of a new baby is the perfect way to make the holiday season special once again.

 

Easy To Make Finger Food for Christmas

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Christmas is very, very near. We are all getting excited on what to put on the table this year. Apart from the main courses and desserts, we also include finger food in the whole set. Here are easy to make finger food you can prepare for Christmas for much less.

1. Crudite

Cut various crunchy vegetables like carrots, celery and cucumber and prepare sour and cream dips

2. Small bread and crackers

Get some pita and toast it. You can also set various spreads like sugar free jam for a healthier choice, egg mayonnaise and cheese

3. Different kinds of cheese and wine

The adults will surely like the various selection of cheeses and sparkling wine to wash the taste down.

4. Fondue

Be it chocolate or cheese, a fondue will be an easy finger food to prepare. You can cut small breads or fruits to use.

5. Dressed up olives

This is great after dinner for the adults who will enjoy a glass of cocktail and crudite.

6. Cut fruits

Use the juicy and chunky ones like apples, pears, sweet melons and cantaloupe.

7. Mixed nuts

Almonds, walnuts, cashews, peanuts and other crunchy and tasty nuts to munch while chatting with family.

8. Chips and salsa

For the more adventurous eater, a nice and mildly spicy salsa will surely bring a great taste to those crunchy tostillas or chips.

Easy To Make Christmas Decorations On A Budget

Decorating your house for the festive holiday season like Christmas need not burn a big hole in your pockets. There are many ways to spruce up your house with the use materials and stuff which you already have in your home like last Christmas’ lights that still work, old baubles and ornaments and glass bowls, spare candles, colorful fabric felts or extra fabrics with bold prints and colors, candies, festive colored ribbons, used socks and old Christmas cards, twigs and pine cones/leaves, and the list goes on.

Here are samples of beautiful and easy to make Christmas decorations you can do as a project before the merriment starts.

(All photos are from www.digsdigs.com)

Budget-Friendly Christmas Party Supplies from DollarTree.com

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I can smell the holidays from a mile! And with that, I think of parties, get-together or reunions of family and friends, merriment, lots of food and drinks, and music too to top of the enjoyment especially this coming Holiday Season. However, there is one thing we need to get into the groove of hosting the party – the Christmas party supplies!

I believe in presenting well but I also believe in not breaking the bank with overly grand party supplies just to impress. We can certainly stick to a very low-budget when preparing to hold a party by being practical with the party supplies like the ones in Dollar Tree stores or from the DollarTree.com site.

To help you out in selecting a more budget-friendly Christmas party supplies, here are some offers from Dollar Tree.

 

For a more formal feel but without the lucrative price tag

Gold rimmed plates

 

 

Gold-rimmed Wine Glasses

 

For a very Christmas-y feel and theme

Holly Berry plate, cup, bowl set
 

 

For the very conscious budget

Christmas House paper party plates and cups

 

All the above are just $1 so you can save and buy only the quantity you need.

To see more Christmas party supplies and even decor, Dollar Tree is your place to be!

Christmas Gift Idea – Gift Care Packages

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The holiday season will soon be upon us and the last thing you want to experience is the stress of cramming. Christmas may be weeks away but it does not mean you cannot prepare your Christmas shopping early too. There will be major sales happening soon and take advantage of them to be able to come up with a rather special type of gifts to give this Christmas time – give the gift of Care Packages.

What is a gift care package?

Sometimes, we enjoy giving not just one but plenty of stuff in one Christmas box to a single recipient. Maybe because we are just to generous or we simply care too much and love the fact that what we are giving will be useful and totally beneficial to the lucky receiver.

There is also a deeper meaning to a gift care package. When someone is in need of items that are not easily obtainable or the recipient is not well-to-do to manage to buy those things, a gift care package is the perfect solution. These are gift packages containing food, clothing, art supplies, health and beauty products, and even collectible things for the avid collector.

To simply put it, a gift care package is a collection of items to show how much you care for the receiver.

At DollarTree.com, it will be easy and cost-efficient for you to come up with gift care packages for those you love as gifts this Christmas.

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What can you put in your gift care package?

Here are some ideas you can start with:

For the college bound:
A set of bed linens and cozy blankets
Curtains
Throw pillow
Desk lamp
Alarm clock
Cleaning stuff
Personal hygiene stuff
Pair of comfy socks

For the arts and craft lovers:
Arts and craft supplies
Desktop easel
Different types and sizes of paint brushes
Coloured pens and pencils
Stickers
Embellishments
Patterned papers
Cutting tools

For the pet lovers:
Dog toys
Cat toys
Pet clothes
Doggie and Kitty treats
Personalized collars
Cute and embellished leash
Pet name tags
Pet shampoo/conditioner

For the glamour girl:
Cosmetics
Make-up brushes and sponges
Small sample sizes of her favourite perfumes
Hair accessories
Fancy jewelry accessories
Small purse or handbag

For the book worm:
Portable (with clip) reading LED lamp
Cute bookmark
Books
Journals
Writing pen
Highlighters
Different Post-Its

Building a care package with Dollar Tree is affordable and easy. Send a care package to your loved one today!

You may want to check this one too and have major savings on your purchases!

Dollar Tree Christmas Catalog – Everything’s $1 – Order Today!

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