August 2013

The Magical Christmas Elf

The Magical Christmas Elf

How can Santa know which children have been good and which bad? How can he deliver all of those presents to children all over the world? As you might know he has little helpers, elves! Elves are little creatures that help Santa with everything. There are some which work in his workshop to make the presents, others look after his reindeer and some go to people’s houses to check on the children!You might wonder what elves look like but not many people have seen them because they are either

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What Better Way To Show Someone How Special They Are Than With A Homemade Christmas Gift

What Better Way To Show Someone How Special They Are Than With A Homemade Christmas Gift

You may think it’s still a little early to be thinking about and getting organised for Christmas but the countdown is well and truly underway! One of the joys of the festive period are all the homemade goodies on offer! Now is the perfect time to start preparing your handmade gifts and treats.Why not try getting ‘crafty’ and making your own Christmas tree decorations. These can be made from a variety of materials around the home and are great for getting kids involved with too

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A Simple Guide On How To Avoid Christmas Stress

A Simple Guide On How To Avoid Christmas Stress

Christmas is supposed to be the best time of the year. It’s a cosy family time:  you see people you usually never see, enjoy great meals, the air smells like pine trees and everybody is baking and dropping off presents. Sounds like a dream? That’s right! Nobody has this kind of Christmas. Usually around Christmas everyone is stressed and tense. There is a reason for why you do not see your family for the rest of the year and just think about all that weight you put on every yea

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Creative Indoor Decorative Christmas Lighting Ideas

Creative Indoor Decorative Christmas Lighting Ideas

Creative indoor decorative lightingIndoor lighting has a vast scope for usage in contemporary decoration. The advent of battery powered decorative lighting has brought a new opportunity for creating elaborate lit installations without the need for carefully considered and potentially hazardous wiring.Battery and dual power lights give you the freedom to build a display which can be completely free standing. For example the Noma 10 LED Pom Pom Lights are a beautiful and versatile light which is

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Twelve days of Christmas - Part Two

Twelve days of Christmas - Part Two

The last six days of the “The Twelve days of Christmas” are considered the most important, as the majority of them have close links with God and other important aspects of the Christian religion; they are the simplest gifts but they have the deepest meanings. For instance the phrase “My true love” refers to God and His love for His children. The Sixth DayThe sixth day isn’t as simple as the rest of the days as it potentially has more than one symbolic meaning.

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The All Important Christmas Wish List

The All Important Christmas Wish List

For many people, the most important preparation for Christmas is the Christmas wish list. It is a task that has to be done very precisely because how happy your holidays will turn out may depend on your list! This list is the instructions for all your loved ones and can make your Christmas an incredible event, without the stress days after Christmas of returning all the unwanted presents. Although nobody would admit it, we are all very picky with what we want and if something is not right, we c

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The Excitment Around The Traditional Christmas Markets

The Excitment Around The Traditional Christmas Markets

What better way is there to get into a holiday mood, buying original Christmas presents and enjoying exceptional food than by going to a Christmas market. You can walk through the snow with a mug of mulled wine and one of the many edible treats from all over the world while treating yourself and others to some of the wonderful handcrafted gifts on offer. There is nothing else that embodies Christmas like a Christmas market.  Christmas markets originated in Germany and Austria as part

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Fun Facts About Snow...

Fun Facts About Snow...

1. How is a snowflake created?For a snowflake to be created there has to be a lot of water in the atmosphere and the temperature has to be low. There are always tiny particles of dirt and dust in the air; little water droplets freeze into tiny ice crystals and stick to the particles and it begins to fall down. On its way down, more and more drops of water freeze together and form a snowflake!2. The colourSnow is actually not white but because it has so many different surfaces from which light i

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Christmas Carols – The Origins

Christmas Carols – The Origins

Christmas carols have been sung for centuries in countless countries all over the world. Some of the original carols were written in Latin and were used as hymns rather than songs to be sung at Christmas, whilst others were not songs at all. There are some carols that are used today which were written with the purpose of being uses as prayers or stories. The first carols came to us from across Europe thousands of years ago in the form of pagan and songs that celebrate the coming of the win

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The Story Behind The Christmas Cracker

The Story Behind The Christmas Cracker

The humble cracker is a staple of our modern Christmas celebrations and a yuletide table setting isn’t complete without a selection available to amuse the hungry revellers.Records show the cracker has been around since as early as 1840 when it began as a ‘bon-bon’, a development of a sweet in a twist of paper into which a manufacturer started adding a message, like a fortune cookie, to increase sales. The crackle of a fire gave him the idea to put the ‘crack’ into

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