Christmas Invitation Wording Ideas

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Christmas is one of the most joyous events of the year. It is celebrated every year on 25th December to commemorate the birth of Jesus. People celebrate this event by throwing a Christmas party. They invite their family, friends and relatives to celebrate the joyous festival together. It is a terrific way to get into the spirit of the season.

Hosting a Christmas party is not as easy as it sounds. Many little details have to be managed. One of the most important elements is designing the party invitations. Party invitations are the first glimpse guests have into the party. It can be quite challenging to find the perfect invitations to notify all your friends and family. We have plenty of suggestions to make your party invitations great no matter what the party or theme of the event is.

DIY Christmas party invitations is a personal way to invite people to your party. If you are good at creativity and have a good knowledge of photo editing and text editing, then you can create your own printable invitations from the scratch. Here are some easy and creative ideas that you can use to make your own Christmas invitation cards.

Wordings

Selection of the right wording for the invitation is very important. It sets the nature and theme of the event. It also lets your guests decide how to plan for the Christmas party. While choosing your wording, style, time and location of the event and the invitees should be considered. The fun and festive holiday message should lift their Christmas spirits.

Theme

While writing the invitation cards, you need to keep the party theme in mind. For example, if you are throwing a cookie exchange party or a Christmas tree trimming party, write invitations that make this clear to your guests. You can use artwork, photos and colors to emphasize the party theme and style. For example, you can stick pictures of cookies or Christmas trees for creating a cookie exchange party or a Christmas tree trimming party invitation. Here are some other invitation ideas according to the Christmas party theme.

Gift Wrapping Party

Gift-wrapping parties are productive holiday gatherings. It turns a tedious holiday task into a fun and festive celebration. For a gift-wrapping party, make an invitation adorned with colorful wordings and a clever message that will refer to the theme. You can use any of these invitation-wording ideas to come up with your own cheerful text.

We are all wrapped up in the Holidays!
Join us for present wrapping, refreshments, and holiday cheer!
Please bring some wrapping paper sheets to share with the group.

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We are celebrating Christmas this year with a gift-wrapping party.
Please bring a piece of your favorite stationery and gifts you need to wrap for the holidays.

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Join us for gift-wrapping, food, and fun!
You can bring any holiday gifts that you would like to wrap along
with the paper, stationery, and a dish to pass.

Traditional Holiday Party Invitation Ideas

Festive, music, films and friends are all that Christmas is about. You can never go wrong with a classic holiday party. Here are some invitation ideas if you are holding a traditional Christmas party.

Here comes the season to celebrate!
Lift your spirits at our Christmas party!

Join us for the Pointing’s Christmas celebration.
Make sure you come prepared for fun, music, dance, and dinner.

The most wonderful time of the year is coming.
Join the Smiths for our holiday party.
We are sure you will be filled with cheer!

Happy Holidays!
Join us for a Christmas celebration on the (insert date).

Christmas…
A time of reflection, a time for good cheer
A time for friends, family, and everyone dear
It is the special time of the year

Enjoy this Christmas with us
As we invite you and your kids to our
Annual Christmas Party
On (insert date and address)

Christmas comes but once a year,
Let us get together for some holiday cheer!
Cocktails and Appetizers
Sunday, December 24th
8:00 p.m. at (insert address)

Santa Claus is coming!
And your family is invited to join the festivities
As we, the Collins celebrate Christmas on 24 December at 1900 hours

Here comes the season to eat and make merry!
Just drop in for food and fun,
At our Christmas, party!

As we decorate, the Christmas tree and deck the halls,
We would like you to join us for an evening
Of merry making.
Hope you will be here on time, on the (insert date)

Office Holiday Party Invitation Ideas

Are you planning on holding an office party this year? Then here are some wording ideas that you can consider while preparing the invitation cards.

In appreciation for another profitable year
The company asks that you join us for our annual holiday office celebration.

Join us for an evening of fun, frolic and cheer in the company’s office Christmas party!

You are cordially invited to the annual office holiday party to witness warm spirits, bright conversion, and merry festivities.

Thank you for being a part of our progress!
Join the company for our annual office holiday celebration.

You are invited to join us for a night of celebration in honor of our company’s hard work and success.

Some Other Invitation Ideas

The Anniston family cordially invites you
To witness the magic and wonders of
The Christmas season at their residence.

We request the honor of your presence
To an evening of Christmas celebration
Dinner and caroling.
Merry Christmas!

Gear up for an evening of cheer,
while we celebrate the Christmas
with dinner and dance!
Come over to join the celebration
and fill your heart with glee!

The cookies are ready
and the cake is baked
Here comes the time to sit back and
have some fun and beer.
Just come on in and join
our Christmas celebration!

We have trimmed the Christmas tree
And hung the lights and
All we need now is your presence.
Just drop in for all the fun
at our holiday dinner party!

Please drop in for a
Toast and good cheer
To celebrate Christmas
And the coming New Year.

It’s Christmas Time!
We would love it if you could be our guest
at this special time of the year.
You’re cordially invited to
our annual Christmas party!

Christmas is round the corner…
So, let’s get together and celebrate!
You are warmly invited to join
the festivities and enjoy an evening
of food, fun, and good cheer.

It’s Christmas time now and
we cannot wait to share our happiness
with people near and dear to us.
Please join us for a jolly good dinner at Christmas on the (insert date) at (insert time).

Christmas is the time to celebrate
That’s’ why we are sending this invitation card to your way.
Come and join us in this Christmas party.
Let us make the Christmas Eve merry and joyful

Christmas is coming…
So, get in the mood and enjoy!
Come by for dinner and cocktails.
We’re sure you will have lots of fun this holiday!

It’s time for Christmas!
We hope you drop in to celebrate
with laughter and cheer.
You can even bring your homemade cookies!

We ask you to join us for
an evening of merriment at
our Christmas gathering.
Your presence will surely
Add to our holiday cheer!

We request the honor of
Your presence at our annual
Christmas Gala
To celebrate with
Loved ones so dear!

Tips:

  • If you are inviting people from your office, then a more formal approach is appropriate. For an intimate gathering, funny or informal wording may be required to achieve the desired tone of your invitation.
  • You should ideally send out the invitations 2 to 3 weeks before the party. Your invitation card should bring out the Christmas spirit.
  • You must include all the details about the party like the name of the host, venue, date and other contact details on the card. Do not forget to mention whether it is only for the adults or if the kids are invited too.
  • If you are holding a themed party, then mention it clearly in your invitation. This will help your guests decide what to wear to the party. The Christmas party invitation theme should match the party theme.
  • Mention the best part of the party like the games, food and drinks.
  • Maintain consistency throughout the invitation. If you are adopting the formal tone, then stick to just formal tone for the invitation card. Similarly, if you are adopting an informal tone, then stick to that only.
  • Be as creative as possible while creating an informal invitation. Remember, do not let your creativity drift away from the actual reason of sending the invitation.

We hope you find this wording suggestion helpful. Choose your invite wording carefully as the wordings not only prepare the guests for the celebration, but also get them in the mood to party. You can customize these invitation ideas by adding information and details as per your need.

12 Romantic Birthday Ideas for Your Boyfriend

Women are normally the ones being wooed and swept off their feet. It is a wonderful feeling and experience that every girl would love to experience. So why should guys miss out on being overwhelmed as well? Show your love for your boyfriend with these romantic birthday ideas that he will never forget.

Romantic Getaway

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Time alone from the rest of the world will make his day extra special. Whether you take him away on a romantic trip or just catch a moment alone with him in the city, you can shower him with love and affection on his special day with these romantic getaway ideas.

  • Beach Getaway

One of the most romantic settings, you can cuddle together and be forever young on your beach getaway. Whether you are going to a luxurious resort or just simply backpacking in a secluded beach, your boyfriend will appreciate all the trouble you went through just to make his birthday celebration a memorable one.

  • Romantic Camping Trip

If your boyfriend is an adventure junkie, surprise him with a romantic camping trip. You can enjoy communing with nature and celebrating another year of his life out in the great outdoors.

  • Romantic Picnic

Your getaway doesn’t have to be some trip to an exotic location. It can be as simple as spending a romantic day in the park or lake and enjoying the rest of the day.

  • Romantic Carriage Rides

We never fail to fall for romantic carriage rides. So why are our men any different? They can enjoy the romantic ride around the city just as well. Surprise him with a romantic carriage ride on his special day and let him feel just as loved.

  • Romantic Dinner in the City

A romantic dinner never gets old. Treat your boyfriend on a particularly romantic dinner that overlooks the city. For a more dramatic effect, you can choose to use candlelight. Taking some time off from the world doesn’t necessarily mean having to go on a trip. It could simply mean enjoying the finer things in life and appreciating where we are at the moment.

Gift Ideas

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Birthdays wouldn’t be complete without a present for sure. We could get our boyfriends the latest gadget that they always wanted or some other masculine thing that they like. But we can add a bit of our flavour into the gifts that we give them by giving them sweet and romantic gifts as well.

  • Birthday Coupons

You normally would be extra nice and super sweet to your boyfriend on his birthday. He could really appreciate this and may wish that everyday is his birthday. So why not give him a chance to experience this by giving him fun birthday coupons that he can use on other days?

  • Reasons Why I Love Him

Let him know how much and why you love him with this homemade birthday gift for him. Collect  cardboard where you can write the reason why you love him. In the end, you may write your own personal happy birthday wishes on it. Bind it using clip or huge metal ring. This is probably one of the sweetest gift he could ever get on his birthday.

  • Sweet Couple Picture

While you may want to go overboard and give him a photo album filled with all your pictures, sticking with a single picture of your best moment together could be the best choice. No matter how tough and masculine your boyfriend could get, he may sneak the picture in his work desk just because it cheers him up.

  • Couple Gifts

There are a lot of couple gifts that you could give your boyfriend. However, if he isn’t the type to be spotted in public wearing a couple shirt, you can give him something more private like a pair of his and her pillowcases. Don’t forget to give him some birthday cards that will complement to your birthday gift.

  • His Girlfriend

The best gift of all? Why it would be you! One of best surprise that you give your boyfriend will be spending the entire day with him and letting him know how special he is and how much you love him.

Dining Ideas

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They say that the way to man’s heart is through his stomach. So let’s indulge him on his birthday with these romantic dining ideas  that will leave him happy and full.

  • Breakfast in Bed

Who can resist breakfast in bed? Your boyfriend will love being pampered and fed in bed with all his favourite food.

  • Birthday Cake

Everyone deserves a birthday cake. Surprise your boyfriend with the most elaborate design to cheer him up. Thankfully, there are a lot of masculine designs for cake now that will make him feel like a stud even when he is eating his cake.

  • Steak Dinner

We know how much our boyfriends love steak. On his birthday, indulge him with the most succulent and delicious steak that you can find.

Weekend with Family | Cooking Baked Chicken Parmesan

Last week has been very busy for me. After work, I hardly made it outside. I couldn’t even see an early sunlight during those times. All I did first thing I open my eyes was to grab some snack and get back to work as soon as I had a chance. It was really tough. This may sound a little exaggerated but this isn’t supposed to be like this.

As freelance in graphic designing, I really don’t have to do thing this way. I am supposed to be taking my own sweet time to work at my own whim. I’m supposed to be smelling the roses whenever I want to. I’m not supposed to be in a rush and be on a “rat race” coz I’m a freelance for goodness’ sake. But this week was different. I put my heart on making things work on my latest client. He’s a friend of mine that’s why I wanted to finish things as soon as possible, at cleanest and most organized manner. So I was pretty crammed with the other pending work and I got caught up.

So when I had the chance and finished the work, I felt my muscles loosen up and finally I was able to relax. I then planned to visit the family on the weekend. As part of my “chilling” habit is browsing for different yummy recipes to try. I’m a trying-hard chef but surely a certified foodie.

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I saw this certain recipe from Pinterest and I thought it looks good. I love cheesy and chicken recipes. How much more if you can have the cheesy and the chicken in one? So I thought I should prepare one in my family visit in the weekend. Actually, the part of having it baked and the chicken breast as main meat ingredient that made me decide to choose this. I prefer chicken breast recipes coz they are easy and quite quick to cook.

I tweaked some of the ingredients in this recipe so the taste may be different if you try it too. But surely, my family loved it! You may want to try too.

Baked Parmesan Chicken Recipe

Cheesy dishes are always best served baked because of the wonderful way the cheese melts over the entire dish. You can taste how rich the food is and as such, baked cheese recipes are some of the tastiest meals that you and your family could try.

Ingredients

For Sauce:

  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp sugar
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper

For Chicken:

  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp white-wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 4 skinless chicken breast halves
  • ¾ cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp melted unsalted butter

Directions

For Sauce:

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the garlic and oil together over medium high heat.
  2. Stir until the garlic starts to sizzle.
  3. Add the tomatoes, basil, oregano, sugar, a pinch of salt and pepper while continuously stirring.
  4. Bring to a simmer until sauce thickens a bit.
  5. Taste the sauce, adjust seasoning if necessary.
  6. Cover and keep warm.

For Chicken:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Cut each chicken breast into smaller pieces.
  3. With a meat pounder, pound the chicken pieces to flatten them to an even thickness.
  4. Whisk together mustard, vinegar, salt, and ¼ tsp of pepper in a large bowl.
  5. Add the chicken pieces, tossing to coat well.
  6. In another bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, grated cheese, and ¼ tsp of pepper.
  7. Mix well and add in the melted butter.
  8. Transfer to a shallow plate. Dredge the chicken 1 piece at a time in the crumb mixture.
  9. Press the crumbs in gently to adhere and transfer to a stick-free baking sheet.
  10. Bake in the middle of the oven until golden brown and cooked through for about 15 minutes.
  11. Ladle sauce over the chicken.

Top 10 Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas

Our mother is the one who cooks for us every day. She has to wake up early in the morning to prepare our breakfast. Whatever she does in the middle of the day, she has to stop to make sure lunch is ready for us. At the end of the day, even though she’s tired, she makes sure that we get healthy dinner. Mothers are surely great and super.

But this Mother’s day, how about we return the favor? Instead of her cooking foods for us, how about we grab the ladle and stir some dish for her? The dish to prepare doesn’t have to be extravagant. As long as you put your best effort to make the recipe, I’m sure your mom would love that. Your special recipe can be one of the sweetest Mothers day gifts she could ever receive on her special day. So if you need some suggestions, here are the recipes I found online.

Nutella French Toast with Strawberries

Does your mom love sweets and yummy treats? If yes, then this french toast recipe is for you to try. You can make it even yummier by adding fresh fruits like strawberry and some sprinkles. Recipe here.

Country Frittata Brunch

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Here’s a yummy and sumptuous brunch recipe that your mom would surely love. This is easy to prepare and you don’t have to be a hardcore chef just to prepare this recipe. This is perfect to have bonding time while eating brunch together. Recipe here.

Potato Crusted Eggs Florentine with Prosciutto

Want to prepare something special for breakfast? Or perhaps you want to show your love and surprise her with a sweet breakfast in bed? How about you try this heart-shaped, easy egg recipe for mother’s day? Recipe here.

Crêpes with Strawberries and Muscat-Yogurt Sauce

Here’s another easy yet sumptuous dish that you can prepare for Mother’s Day. This can be prepared as breakfast or brunch recipe. Recipe here.

Smoked Salmon Wantons

Want to try something gourmet? This smoked salmon wantons are best choice. Recipe here.

Eggs in Clouds

Send her to seventh heaven with this yummy egg in cloud recipe. She would surely love the look of this yummy yet easy to prepare breakfast recipe. Recipe here.

Sunny Seared Shrimp & Spinach Salad 

Mother’s day usually occur on the first Sunday of May, which is the season of Spring. How about you give her a treat that will make her day sunny and cheerful? Here’s a colorful and sunny salad recipe that you can try. Recipe here.

Leek ‘n’ Brie Omelet

A simple breakfast/brunch dish that is perfect for mom who wants to try something special. Recipe here.

Tomato, Scallion, and Cheddar Frittata

You can do more with your eggs. Have a kick of gourmet with these yummy tomatoes and cheddar frittata. Recipe here.

Deviled Eggs for Mother’s Day

Deviled eggs are quite popular as appetizer. But this mother’s day, try something different with your deviled eggs and turn it into this lovely yet yummy flower. Recipe here.

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Crafty and Yummy Easter Crafts for Kids

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Like most other holidays and festival this one is also for kids though adults enjoy as much but kids are the ones for whom Easter means mystery, gardens, eggs and chocolate ones at that. Children are like flowers; flowers bloom when watered and children are bloom when they are treated with candies. Kids love Easter almost as much as they love Christmas if not more because both are related to gifts and happy memories. Kids want the Easter bunny to give them decorated eggs in beautiful, colorful baskets just like they want Santa Claus to send them gifts for behaving well.

There are just so many things that you could do for Easter and make it a more fun event for kids. Children are curious beings who love to jump around and run and waste energy that they have in abundance. So you have to make it a fun and worth remembering event for your kids and for that you have to come up with creative ideas to fulfill that purpose. But thanks to the internet we do not have to think of ideas anymore, we just have to switch on our computers and turn on one of the many search engines that are there for you and can have so many wonderful ideas for Easter that we would not have time to do them. schools are closed for Easters because it is a Christian holiday and this makes the kids even happier on Easter like on Christmas. But kids are fascinated by Santa more than Easter bunny probably.

Easter is a time to be happy and have fun. For adults Easter is important because they get to tell their children the story of Jesus Christ. The reason for celebrating Christmas is that it commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ in whom Christians believe as the son of God. Jesus Christ died on Good Friday by crucifixion and on Easter Sunday he was born again which is a source of happiness for Christians. Before Easter Sunday comes a period of 40 days called Lent in which repentance and fasting is done and a 50 day period starts on Easter Sunday called Eastertide which is a time of joy. In the original Easter there were no bunny rabbits and chocolate eggs; these ideas have arisen from the pagan effects of centuries past, because of which Easter was modified and became more fun.

Candies for Kids on Easter

Easter is all about giving candy to kids. It mainly consists of chocolate eggs but also includes eggs which are covered by a layer of white chocolate and then decorated. It makes the eggs look attractive to kids because of the colors. Besides the eggs you can also give kids other candies not related to Easter but eggs are, hands down, the best and the most appreciated. They are easily available in shops especially during Easter time.

Baskets of Candies/Eggs for Kids

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What would a child like more than a basket full of sweet candies which he can eat everyday because parents do not stop them as its Easter candy! Give your child and your neighbor’s children their own baskets of candies and decorated Easter eggs. You can out some reserved for the guests that you have over so they would feel like you have spent time on their arrival and made preparations especially for them.

Which kid does not want baskets of chocolate eggs? The answer to that is probably zero. Anything related to sweet, chocolates and candies and kids are attracted towards it like magnet. This is the power and influence of chocolates on them.

Toy Baskets for Kids

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Candies are stuff that kids gobble down easily and quickly without remorse, reluctance or regret. Because they are so greedy to finish the candy that they eat it more quickly than they normally would have done. This leaves them without candy and without happiness pretty quickly. Instead of the candy baskets you can give kids toy baskets so they could remain happier longer. A better idea would be to give the baskets filled with toys in addition to the candy baskets as that would grant all kids temporary as well as permanent satisfaction.

Egg Candles

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There is no Easter without eggs whether they are in the form of bunny eggs or fake bunny chocolate eggs or in the form of candles. This makes it one of the best Easter craft ideas for kids. Like Santa and decorated trees are the traditional Christmas decorations similarly Easter is associated with eggs in all forms. The egg candles can be made at home and are loved by children. The wax can be used from previous old ones and the wick can be made at home; all you need to do is make them n them shape of eggs and you will have the perfect candles tat one could wish for.

Decorated Eggs for Kids

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Eggs can be decorated in different ways to make them look more attractive. They can be painted on in your kids’ favorite colors in different designs or they could be painted in a marble design with swirly lines and bold colors. You can also decorate eggs by making them your child’s favorite cartoon character like Superman and batman; you can even put a cape on the eggs to make it clearer. You can also make eggs in red or blue colors and then put eyes on them, a nose and a beak and you will be left with an angry birds egg for Easter!

Origami Bunny

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Origami is the art of making things out of paper without using any glue, tape or any other kind of adhesive. Since Easter Sunday is represented by the Easter bunny and his weird ability to lay eggs you can make origami bunny holders which would hold candy for kids. These will be a unique addition to your Easter decorations. And the candy in them would probably ruin them because kids would always be putting their hands inside but the effort would be worth the excitement of the kids. Find more origami crafts for Easter.

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New Year Traditions and Celebrations Around the World

new-year-in-sydneyNew Year is the time of the year where in we celebrate new life and prosperity. We follow traditions that we inherit from our old folks and to be pass on to the new generations. You might be wondering who started celebrating New Year. Four thousand years ago the New Year starts in March and the Babylonians started celebrating New Year during the Vernal Equinox. This is the time of the year wherein the amount sunlight is the same as the amount of darkness. For the Babylonians the New Year is an also a celebration for God Marduk who fought against the goddess of the sea Tiamat. In other countries they recognized New Year in a different way.

There are also other foods associated with New Year traditions. there is what they call lucky new year’s foods. Eating ham, pig or pork brings more food or good luck. Chicken and Turkeys are said to bring bad luck for the New Year. Legumes meant more coins and financial success. Ring shape cake or pastries symbolizes New Years full circle. You can eat rice pudding with almonds and find the nuts. If you found the nuts you will have 12 months of good fortune.

New Year in Egypt

In Egypt, New Year started after the yearly floods of Nile. For them it was important because the land of Sirius began to rise. During the 600 BC Egyptians used babies as a symbol of New Year. This is to honor the god of wine Dionysus and symbolizes fertility. A baby born in New Year joins the parade and receives gifts from business men. Up to no,w we still recognize first babies born in New Year but we don’t allow them to join the parade.

Chinese New Year

For Chinese they celebrate New Year during the second New Moon after the winter solstice. Chinese created fireworks to avoid the bad spirits and bring good luck. During Chinese New Year, they wear Red Colors and they select a group of men to entertain them with Dragon Dance.

New Year Around the World

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In 8th Century BC Romulus who was the founder of Rome created a 10 month calendar and it was equivalent to 304 days. Numa Pampaillos added Januarius and Februarius as the first months of the year. They got the word name Januarius from Janus was the Roman God of beginnings. Julius Caesar declared January 1 as New Year after consulting with math and astrology experts of their time. They celebrated New Year by exchanging gifts and decorating houses with Laval Branches. The Christians soon recognized New Year after Pope Gregory XIII announced that Jan 1 is New Year’s Day in 1582. Christian’s belief that we should repent during the New Year and create a New Year’s Resolution to be a better person. Since then New Year’s celebration has spread the whole world with different traditions. And of course, the tradition of expressing New Year wishes to friends and loved ones also begun.

In 1796 Robert Burns a Scottish poet included the song Auld Lang Syne in his book which he heard from an old guy singing in Ayrshire, Scotland. This song of friendship was sung by Guy Lombardo in 1929 at Waldorf Astoria and became a popular and traditionally sang every New Year. Another tradition of the Scottish is the “First Foot”. The first guy (preferably with dark hair because blonde hair is associated with Vikings) has to bring coal for fire in the house, coin which symbolizes prosperity, whisky to give cheers or bread would mean more food. If China uses fireworks to drive the spirits away for Scottish men they would use fireballs instead.

New Year in America

New Year meant freedom for African Americans who became slaves of bondage. It was proclaimed as Emancipation Day or Jubilee Day on January 1, 1863 in Boston and they continue to “watch services every New Year. African Americans also celebrates Kwanzaa to socialize and serve their traditional foods like the black eyed peas, collared greens, ham hocks and cabbage for good luck and fortune.

In 1886 people in Pasadena California started celebrating New Year with Rose Parade prior to the football game event.

America’s memorable tradition was the dropping of the ball in New York Time’s Square. The tradition started in 1907 and people continue to gather around the Time Square to watch the event.

New Year Traditions in Different Regions

Spain – Spanish believes that if you want to have abundance you have to eat grapes at 12 in the midnight.

Danish – Danish loves to jump of the chair to remove the bad spirits in their houses.

San Paolo and La Paz – People from these places are careful in wearing underwear. They wanted to wear underwear that would represent the color of what they wish to have during New Year. They will wear red underwear for the hope of finding their love one. Wearing yellow underwear would mean more money for them and white underwear means peace.

Panama – During New Year they would burn the relics of a popular person. They call these figures as effigies or Muñecos. For them burning these effigies will cast the spirit away.

Philippines – Filipino traditions includes wearing clothes with polka dot design. Polka dot designs symbolize money. They would also collect 12 round fruits for health and more money.

Belarus – Predicting the love life or the marriage of the single women was Belarus New Year’s tradition. They predict marriage with several games. One of these games is Pile Corn. Each singe women will stand in front of a pile. A man will hold the rooster until the single women are positioned. Once the single ladies are ready the man will let go of the rooster. The lady standing in front of the first pile corn the rooster eats will be the first lady to get married.

Finland – Finnish predicts their future by melting a tin in a container with water. Once the melted tin has dropped in the water and formed its shape they will interpret the shape. Ring shape means wedding. If they saw a ship it would mean that the person will travel. A pig shape on the other hand means plenty of food for the New Year.

Japan – For Japanese they celebrate the New Year with a singing competition. They call it “Kohaku Uta Gassen” which meant Red and White song battle. Two teams will compete and battle for the best singer. The audience will judge who will win the competition.

Estonia – Every New Year they eat seven times a day to achieve abundance. They believed that if you eat seven times during New Year you will have strength of seven men.

Whichever we celebrate new year it can give us new hope that there will be more blessings, more money and more luck.

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15 Fun and Easy Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids

The most wonderful time of the year is almost upon us. The season of snow angels, mistletoe, and Santa Claus! The season for stockings, gift giving and family gatherings. Of course I’m talking about Christmas! It’s the best time to spread love and goodwill to all. And when you think of Christmas, you think of kids eagerly waiting for Santa Claus. Kids playing on the snow. Kids just having fun during the holidays. Kids and Christmas just naturally go together. With that in mind, it’s really great to work with kids and give them crafts to express their creativity this holiday season. With that in mind, here are some Holiday crafts to keep your little ones busy this Christmas.

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1. Easy Christmas Ornament Craft

This craft is so simple and easy to make. Very suitable for kids and toddlers. And all they’ll really need is colored construction paper, hole punch, some decorative stickers or anything like that and some string. Simply cut the circular shapes from the construction paper. Then stick the stickers on the round cut paper. And then punch holes at the top of the circles with the puncher. Tie up with the string and there you have your craft. This is perfect to include in your Christmas decorating ideas this year 2013.

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2. Christmas Snowman

This is another simple craft which can be added with decorations of your choice. This snowman is great for the season.

What you’ll need:

Some writing and coloring materials like pencils, markers, and crayons.
Two googly eyes, and a button for the nose
wool or string for the mouth
button stickers or real buttons for the buttons on his body
a ribbon, cotton wool, and glue

Draw the outline of the snowman on some paper. Color the hat and cover the body with glue. Then stick the cotton wool on the body. Stick the buttons on the body and the eyes and nose and mouth on the face, and you have your Christmas Snowman.

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3. Snowman Pencil Topper

With a little creativity you can make this great looking pencil topper The materials are very inexpensive but the result is very cute for the season. All you’ll need are foam balls, pencils, some old small lightbulbs, sequins, glue and some fabric. Firstly,stick the foam ball on the eraser end of the pencil. Then stick the old lightbulb on the ball for the nose. Glue the sequins on top of the light bulb to be the eyes. Just draw a smiling lips on the ball. Tie the fabric on the pencil to serve as Holiday ribbon. And there you have it!

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4. Beaded Icicle Swirls

Create these cute icicle swirls which will look great hanging from your Christmas tree. All you need are sequins, tinsels and beads.

Firstly, cut the tinsel stem to around 6-inches and straighten it with your fingers. Then,slip the end of the stem into the hole of the sequin. Bend it to hold the sequin. String the beads on the stem.Stack themn top of the sequin so the sequin is at the end. Wrap the stem around a pencil to make it swirl and curl the top with your fingers to form a hook at the top of the stem. Hang and enjoy!

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5. Snowman Hand Print Ornaments on Christmas Balls

What you’ll need:
Solid round ornament of any color you like
white, non toxic paint
paint brush

Have your child hold the ball ornament. And then while he’s holding it, trace his palm and fingers with the paint and paintbrush. Let it dry, and when done add any other touches you would like with stickers or papers. The finished product will be a ball looking like there are snowmen on it, provided by your little one’s little hand. Cute, and ideal for Christmas.

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6. Reindeer Hat

First cut the construction paper into two strips. Glue the strips together and use your child’s head as a base so it will fit his or her head snugly. On another sheet of the construction paper, trace your kid’s hands. Cut and glue the hand outlines on the sides of the glued strips of construction paper. These will serve as the antlers.Now on the front, glue the googly eyes and pom pom. And you’re done! Your child will love wearing his or her new Reindeer Hat.

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7. Clay pot Nativity

The finished product looks so cute. Little nativity scenes recreated using clay potts and other small items.

You’ll need:
scissors, heavy duty glue
fabric, mini clay pots and saucers
paint, paintbrushes, large and small wooden beads
markers and straw

First, paint the clay pots. You’ll be surprised at how they soak up paint and dry easily. Next, use the markers to draw faces on the large wooden beads. Glue some fabric onto the beads as scarves.Cover the bottom painted part with glue then attach the head. Paint the saucer to be used as the manger. Use a small wooden bead to be baby Jesus. Paint his face and glue some white fabric to be his cloth. Arrange them and you have your manger and Nativity scene Very cute!

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8. Reindeer Ornament

What you’ll need:
craft sticks,pipe cleaner
brown paint
paint brush
pom poms
wiggly eyes, glue

First paint the craft sticks brown and let dry. Then form a triangle with them and let dry. The side pointing down will be the nose. Glue the pom pom there. On each side at the top glue the wiggly eyes. Wrap the pipe cleaners on the top craft stick to form the antlers and you’re done! You now have your reindeer ornament.

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9. Pom pom Christmas Tree

First draw the outline of a Christmas tree on paper. Cut then glue the green craft foam all over the body of the tree. At the bottom glue the brown pom pom to form the base. At the top glue the yellow pom pom ast the star. Glue all over the colored pm poms as the ornaments. Let dry and you’re done! You’ve formed a Christmas tree.

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10. Christmas Pencil Decoration Craft

Sharpen the pencils and arrange from the shortest on both ends to the longest in the middle. Glue together the pencils. Glue on top the foam star and attach the pipe cleaner on top of the star. Your decoration is now complete.

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11. Christmas Candy Cane

A very simple craft your kids can make using cheerios or fruit loops, and pipe cleaner. To hold the spiral cereals in place make a spiral at the end of the pipe cleaner. String the cereal on the pipe cleaner and curve it to make the the candy cane shape. And you have your Christmas candy cane.

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12. Rudolf Reindeer from hand cut outs

With brown colored paper, simply trace the outlines of your child’s hands. Then cut out a Popsicle like shape from the paper. Cut out your hand outlines as well and glue on the back of the Popsicle shape the hand outlines. Add googly eyes and red paper for the nose and mouth Mount and you are done! This can be included to your Christmas tree decorating ideas for the year 2013.

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13.Homemade Christmas Memories Ornament

A very simple yet very sweet and memorable craft. Simply purchase a Christmas Ornament of silver color. And write down all the happy memories you have had with you and your kids. Other variations could be writing funny events, short christmas poems, christmas wishes or achievements.

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14.Beaded Christmas Wreath Ornament

String on the gold pipe cleaner 6 green beads and then 1 red bead. Repeat this pattern 7 times. Form into a circle then at the center leave one row of the green beads. This will be the candle on the wreath. Use the gold thread to hang it and you now have a Christmas craft wreath ornament.

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15. Christmas Toy Soldiers

A very simple yet cute and appealing craft for kids to do this Christmas. Simply buy some whittling blocks from the craft or hardware store, paint with Craft paint and add some drawing with markers and glue pom poms on top for the hats and your Christmas soldiers are complete.

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