Saturday, December 16, 2006

December 16


Gifts children can make

There's nothing like receiving a homemade gift.  Perhaps you want to encourage your child to make a gift (or two) this year instead of buying it.  The recipient will be thrilled to receive it.  Here are a few ideas.

Placemats and Coasters

Your children's art can be made into placemats or coasters for friends and relatives.
For placemats, have your child draw, paint or color a picture on a large piece of paper, then laminate it.
For coasters, have your child trace his or her hand on colored paper and laminate. Don't forget to have him sign and date the back!
Remember, if you don't have a laminating machine, you can take the placemats to a Copy Store such as Kinkos.  They will laminate your child's artwork for a very inexpensive price.


Make bookmarks the same way.  After laminating, punch a hole at the top of the bookmark with a hole punch, and add a ribbon or yarn tie.

Memory Jar

Christmas Coupons

Touring Christmas Lights Without Driving Around


Christmas House (almost one million lights on this house!)

Tacky Christmas Lights in Fairfax County, Northern Virginia (I like some of these, LOL)

game:  Attack Of The Mutant Artificial Trees

Gospel reading:  Matthew 17:9a, 10-13



  1. Cute idea about the chrildrens gifts.You can buy those packages of laminating sheets at your local Walmarts. They are the size of typing paper then you can cut the size you need Helen

  2. Wow, sissy, the million light's house was cool!  I agree, I liked alot of the houses in the tacky house display... even the one with all the stuff on the roof! LOL  Neat entry!  I think adults should make presents, too, sometimes!  Love, Val the elf xox

  3. great links.
    thanks so much


  4. (((((((((((((((((((((KRISSY)))))))))))))))))))))))Good ieas,have a great week ahead.

  5. wonderful ideas Krissy! thankyou!

  6. I love the book mark idea!  For any gift at any time.. not to late for this one :)  AND sometime you get beautiful Chritmas cards that you can use part of that for a book mark for next year! (just a thought)

  7. PS. I am unable to buy presents this year, but I LOVE that memory jar. You do not need money really at least I don't I have paper and jars and have lots of paints and fabric so I can pretty it up. With only a week away from Christmas it's going to be tight but I AM going to do this for my parents (small jars lol)  THANK YOU!

    Sorry about so many postings but Im just getting caught up this morning.