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Filling Stockings on a Budget

Within only the next few days, Christmas will be upon us. Santa will be making his rounds, and for many of us, “Santa” has no idea what to place in stockings. Whether he’s strapped for cash or just doesn’t know … Continue reading

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6 Great Christmas Gift Ideas for the Amateur Home Chef

This is a guest post by Melissa Cameron, who lives in Texas with her husband Dave and their 2 young children. As a freelance writer she writes about most anything to do with helping the household; from parenting, to the … Continue reading

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Top Design Presents this Christmas

It’s that time of year again when you have to put your thinking cap on. What presents to get your friends and family for Christmas? Well, we have put together a list of our top 7 presents for those who … Continue reading

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2011 Christmas Shopping Tips

It’s that time of year… again. The Christmas holiday will be upon the world soon. And with so much to wrap-up at the end of the year, Christmas shopping can be even more of a hassle. With scores of shoppers … Continue reading

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6 Christmas Traditions And Their Origins

Tradition by definition has to originate from something, and seeing as Christmas is full of traditions it follows that with a little bit of research we can unearth some origins. And that is exactly what we’ve done. Here are the … Continue reading

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Have a Merry, Low-Budget, Christmas This Year!

The holidays are approaching and I’m cool as a cucumber. In years past, I stressed about having enough money for gifts, decorations, food, you name it and I was anxious about it. Last year, I decided that my days of … Continue reading

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Make your own Christmas stockings

If you’re a dab hand with a needle and cotton and fancy making your own Christmas stockings, there are plenty of patterns available to download  for free via web sites such as www.craftandfabriclinks.com and www.allfreecrafts.net all of which offer guidance … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas stockings

Drawing upon traditional American folk art and quilting techniques, South London-based Festive Furzedown offers a charming array of bespoke Christmas stockings and handmade hanging decorations.  Inspired by cheerful vintage prints that hark back to Christmases of yore,  Connecticut-raised Marianne ten … Continue reading

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Stocking fillers on a budget

If the recession is leaving you with a hole in your pocket (not to mention ladders in your tights), there are still plenty of imaginative and cost-effective ways to fill a stocking with seasonal cheer.  Take heart from the origins … Continue reading

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Christmas Stocking Fillers

Christmas is coming and the shoppers are ready to hit the malls and find the best bargains they can. It all starts the day after Thanksgiving. The Friday morning after Thanksgiving is when the malls will be packed as soon … Continue reading

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