Monday, December 22, 2008

Fun Holiday Ideas and Crafts

Computer Fun

This is a neat idea where you can upload you or your children's photos in to funny customizable videos especially around the holidays to share with family and friends. currently has some of the best videos for kids, including an amazing illustrated storybook about a princess for little girls, a non-stop action comic strip about a super hero for little boys and a funny spoof about holiday "it" toys like Tickle Me Elmo and Furby that is fun to watch.

There is also JibJab videos that has the famous Elf dances that many of you have probably already seen (check out the video of our family above). Go to the following JibJab and upload your own pictures and watch as you and your friends, family or even pets are featured in their funny videos and e-cards. This is great as a substitution for Christmas cards or to just send out for fun. They have these for many different occasions as well. You may also purchase actual greeting cards and gifts (mugs, mousepads and playing cards) on this sight.

(Last minute add) Here is a really cool website for those of us who have kids that still believe in Santa Claus. With a clever three-step process, Capture the Magic allows parents to upload a photo of a room in their house decorated for Christmas then you can drag and drop in a stunningly realistic image of Santa into the room and then finally download it to share with your children on Christmas morning via your computer. The cost is $9.95 for the first picture, the 2nd one is free, and anymore after that costs only .99 cents. Trust me, I think your kids will be surprised and excited without a doubt to see Santa in their own home dropping off his gifts.

Unique Gift Wrap Ideas

Here are some links that show beautiful pictures of great wrapping ideas.

Gift Wraps and Bows

Gift Tags

Creative Projects

Low Cost Christmas Projects

Christmas Crafts

Candle Display

Finally, another fun thing for the family or a couple to do together is to make cookies or to put together a gingerbread or rice krispies house. Make sure you have enough sprinkles and candy so that you can be as creative as possible.

Since my next post won't be until after Christmas, everyone enjoy your holidays! Merry Christmas and hug the ones you love.


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