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Creative Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Giving a gift is a very generous and thoughtful thing to do. It tangibly shows the giftee that you care enough to make or purchase something with only that person in mind. This is more difficult to do for some people than others, especially if you must be cost conscious. You can become tired of giving the same old expected gifts and getting the same old predictable response. It may be time to get resourceful and begin thinking outside the gift box. With a little creativity and maybe a little work you can come up with gifts that go beyond the ho-hum and into the realm of extraordinary. An IOU gift certificate is practically free. Compose a gift certificate or card that says you owe that person some sort of service. It can be whatever you're good at such as a home cooked meal or prepared picnic basket. Offer an evening of baby-sitting or one hour of house cleaning. If you're an artist it could be one of your sketches or a free sitting for a painting. Even if you're not trained, offer to give a ne...

 


The History of the Easter Bunny

It may seem odd to many that a bunny has become part of the religious festival of Easter, but the truth is that the Easter Bunny origin goes further back than you might think! The Easter Bunny Was A Pagan Symbol The truth is that the Easter Bunny origin goes all the way back to pagan times, where most groups would celebrate the Spring Equinox (when the sun passes over the equator) at a similar time to when Easter is celebrated by Christian cultures today. The modern day word "Easter" actually comes from the name of a pagan goddess: Eostre. Eostre was the goddess of spring, and carried the symbol of a rabbit or hare. Hares and rabbits are known as some of the most fertile animals, and are known to reproduce around spring. Females are able to conceive a second litter of offspring when they are already pregnant with the first making them the perfect symbol of fertility for goddess Eostre, and the most obvious Easter bunny origin. Transition of The Easter Bunny From Paganism To Christianity The Christian fes...

 


Photo Frames Make Great Kid and Baby Gifts

There are many milestones in our lives that get celebrated. Usually, an event worth celebration brings with it an opportunity to give gifts to the person having the special day. When it comes to giving gifts, it can sometimes be a difficult choice, depending on the occasion. One gift, which is always welcomed, is a photo frame. Think about how many pictures you already have in your home. Do you have photos waiting for frames? If you’re like most people, you probably have more than a few photos stuck in limbo that are waiting on frames. Baby showers aren’t the only time that a baby photo frame makes a great gift. There are actually several occasions when it would not only be appropriate, but it would be a very thoughtful and appreciated gift. Birthdays are always special, but there are some which we put extra meaning to, and these birthdays would be a great time to give a framed baby photo of the person having a birthday. Give a baby photo framed with a birthday boy (or girl) who’s...

 




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