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It pretty much starts about two days before Thanksgiving. The “TO DO” List from hell. A calendar packed with cooking, cleaning, entertaining, holiday parties and the list goes on and on. Bins of Christmas decorations that need dusted and displayed, cards to sign, cookie baking and merry making.
Could it be, that every year all your efforts are more like an effort to please others vs. simply enjoying the little pleasures of the season.
Although it can seam that doing less at this time of year might be counter intuitive, doing less leaves more time for family, simple traditions, and celebrating the true spirit of Christmas.
You don’t have to do more to enjoy the true spirit of Christmas into your life – you CAN do less.
Gear this Christmas around FAMILY. Get a small potted tree and decorate it with handmade ornaments, string popcorn with the kids, make handmade paper snowflakes, go on a pine cone hunt and add those to your beautiful “living” tree. Keep it simple and find ways to incorporate some fun family traditions.
 
Fill the season with activities and Pinterest-worthy DIY projects that will create the kind of memories you want your children to keep for a lifetime. You will also have a plethora of wonderful handmade gifts for family and friends. 
Here’s some little hints and tips you can do this year to stress less and Love more this holiday season.
1. Limit those to-do’s.
Ask yourself, “Will this create meaningful memories for my family?” And more importantly, “Will this add to the peace and Love of the season or take away from it?”
2. Plan ahead.
The biggest thing to help instill calm into the holidays is to get started early on your want-to-do list. No matter how much you scale back, some tasks (like the “must-do’s) are inevitable. Thankfully, nothing reduces stress and anxiety like early preparation! Try to finish your planning by November 30th.
3. Spend less, do less, Love more.
Another big issue during the holidays is finances. Giving yourself permission to spend less, do less and Love more. Make more phone calls to Loved ones and remind them how much you appreciate them. Bake goodies with the kids and share with the neighbors, co-workers and teachers. Hand made gifts are one-of-a-kind originals, you can’t buy those anywhere! Remember, they don’t have to be perfect! Keep your meals simple, but special. If you’re in warmer winter regions, plan a Christmas BBQ or make your “special” Christmas Chili with homemade cornbread. 
4. Get the kids on board.
Early in the season, gather your family and discuss what kind of Christmas you want to have. Talk about the feelings you want to experience together and find creative ways to get there—without going overboard. Helping your children catch the spirit and the true meaning of Christmas will mean more understanding and contentment for everyone. It will also provide a purpose for the holidays.
5. What’s your “why”.
When that voice in your head or the bug in your ear starts to chime in, try to remember why you want the kind of season you want. For some that may be to feel closer to Christ; for others it may be to find more time and connection with your family. Keep holding on to that desire for a calming, more meaningful season—and you’ll find it.
Focusing your time and attention on fewer but more meaningful traditions will bring more joy, peace and Love to your home for the holidays. Enjoy the moment to get creative, have fun, stress less and have a very Merry Holiday season.
 
Happy Holidays!
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A modern and classy DIY Christmas decoration
A modern classy DIY Christmas decoration that will add light and warmth to any room, on the floor or on the table….also, perfect under the tree!! You can also add glitter, colored lights and other creative trinkets to personalize your spheres.
To learn how to make these gorgeous props, see below. I hope you enjoy the process as much as I did and when you master it, pass your knowledge along to other crafty people… they’ll love you for it, trust me!

 

All you need to start is:
* Twine

* Balloons

* Fabric stiffer or mod podge

* Plastic wrap

* Elastic band

* Container to dip your sphere in

 
Step 1.

Simply blow up the balloon to the desired size, but not to its max capacity or it will have a tendency to shape like a pear rather than a sphere.

Stretching the balloon before you start blowing it may help you get a more rounder shape but it depends on the quality of the balloon.
 

Step 2.
Cover the entire balloon with plastic wrap, this helps to retrieve the balloon once deflated and it prevents the hardening mixture from sticking to the twine.

 

Step 3.
Secure the plastic wrapping onto the neck of the balloon with an elastic band but do this loosely so its easy to remove when dry.

 

Step 4.
Once the elastic band is on, tie a loop knot also to the neck of the balloon and start wrapping it with the twine moving in all directions and making sure there are no large gaps left anywhere.

 

Step 5.
Next, find a bucket large enough to submerge your balloon in. I got my bucket at Home Depot for $5.

 

Step 6.
Start pouring the fabric stiffing liquid (or mod podge) all over the sphere making sure it saturates absolutely every part of the balloon. I suggest you rotate the sphere as you pour the fluid to cover evenly.

 

Step 7.
Find a place to hang your sphere and place the same bucket you used to dip it in or something else as it will leak a lot as it dries.

This is where I recycle all the leftover  hardening fluid and keep it in a closed container until my next sphere project. If you want (this step is optional) you can sprinkle some glitter over your sphere.

 

Step 8.
Next is to wait for the sphere to dry.

For these size spheres I recommend at least 24 hrs, but it depends on the humidity in your house, of course. The sphere will dry clear.

 

Step 9.
Okay, now that it is completely dry its time to poke your balloon. Use a needle to allow the air to come out slowly and use the eraser side of a pencil to help the wrapping un-stick from the twine if it happens.

Remove the wrapping, balloon and anything else that may or may not have got trapped inside the balloon.
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A modern and classy Christmas decoration that will add light and warmth to any room, on the floor or on the table….also, perfect under the Christmas Tree!
 
DIY  Twine Spheres

All you need to start is:

* twine

* balloons

* fabric stiffer or mod podge

* plastic wrap

* elastic band

* container to dip your sphere in
Step 1.

Simply blow up the balloon to the desired size but not to its max capacity or it will shape like a pear rather than a sphere.

Stretching the balloon before you start blowing it may help you get a more rounder shape but it depends on the quality of the balloon.
Step 2.
Cover the entire balloon with plastic wrap, this helps to retrieve the balloon once deflated and it prevents the hardening mixture from sticking to the twine.

 
Step 3.
Secure the plastic wrapping onto the neck of the balloon with an elastic band but do this loosely so it’s easy to remove when dry.

 

Step 4.
Once the elastic band is on, tie a loop knot also to the neck of the balloon and start wrapping it with the twine moving in all directions and making sure there are no large gaps left anywhere.

 

Step 5.
Next, find a bucket large enough to submerge your balloon in.

 

Step 6.
Start pouring the fabric stiffing liquid (or mod podge) all over the sphere making sure it saturates absolutely every part of the balloon. I suggest you rotate the sphere as you pour the fluid to cover evenly.

 

Step 7.
Find a place to hang your sphere and place the same bucket you used to dip it in or something else as it will leak a lot as it dries.

This is where I recycle all the leftover hardening fluid and keep it in a closed container until my next sphere project…If you want (this step is optional) you can sprinkle some glitter on the sphere, too.

 

Step 8.
Next is to wait for the sphere to dry.

For these size spheres I recommend at least 24 hrs but it depends on the humidity in your house, of course.

 

Step 9.
Okay, now that it is completely dry its time to poke your balloon. Use a needle to allow the air to come out slowly and use the eraser side of a pencil to help the wrapping un-stick from the twine if it happens.

Remove the wrapping, balloon and anything else that may have got trapped inside the balloon.

 

Step 10.
And last but not least, insert a short string of clear (or colored) lights inside the sphere.

 
Shared from “Mucho Crafts” http://www.muchocrafts.com/2014/12/twine-spheres-diy.html
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Dress up a serving table or add some sparkle to a photo booth with these easy-to-make paper-flower lights. To add drama, use a bright, bold shade of vellum on the big flowers and an understated, light shade on the daisies. For a playful look, place uneven numbers of daisies between the larger flowers. Use only daisies near the ends of the strand to avoid weighing down the lights.
DIY Paper Flower Garland Tools and Supplies:

Our petal template
Scissors
Two shades of gold vellum (Paper and More metallic light-gold and yellow-gold vellum, $19 for 100 sheets)
Gold card stock (Paper and More metallic gold card stock, $33 for 50 sheets; paperandmore.com).
Large and medium daisy-shaped paper punches (EK Success Paper Shapers daisy punches, $7 and $11; createforless.com).
1/8-inch round hole punch (Fiskars Punch 1/8-inch Hand Circle, $6; createforless.com).
Clear glue (Beacon’s Magna-Tac 809, $5 for 4 oz; amazon.com)
20-foot rice lights (Jamali Floral & Garden Supplies, $13;jamaligarden.com)


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Cut vellum and card stock into 7 1/2-inch squares. You’ll need one of each for each large flower. Fold in half top to bottom. Fold again left to right. Lift upper layer of the top right corner and fold down to meet the lower left corner. Turn it over and fold on the other side to match, making a triangle.
Lay template on triangle, aligning the dotted lines with the vellum or card stock’s acute point with only folds (it will be the center of the flower). Cut along curved edges of template. At the center point, snip off only the tiniest bit to make a hole for the light. Unfold.
Use the daisy punch to cut one vellum and one card-stock shape for each small flower. Use a round hole punch to make a hole in the center of each flower for the light.
To attach each flower to a light, place a drop of glue around the hole of a card-stock flower and set a vellum flower on top, staggering points. Immediately slip flower onto a light bulb, adding more glue if necessary to adhere.
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It’s that time of the year …
Corn mazes…
Pumpkin spice lattes…
and the favorite of writers everywhere…
“I can’t believe they already have Christmas stuff out and it’s not even Halloween.”
According to Wikipedia a Christmas creep is a merchandising phenomenon in which merchants and retailers exploit the commercialized status of Christmas by introducing Christmas-themed merchandise or decorations before the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, which in the United States is on the day after Thanksgiving. The term was first used in the mid-1980s.
When should business decorate for the holidays?
Walk into any department store, and it’s obvious: the holidays are upon us. The elaborate miniature winter villages, the glamorous plastic Christmas trees, and the reindeer sweaters seem decorate a solid chunk of the store, luring you into holiday splendor. Every year, the ornaments and tinsel seem to go up earlier and earlier. Instead of waiting to decorate until midway through November, they move Halloween décor to an underused corner long before October 31, all to make room for the gingerbread house decorating kits.
Sorry, there is one basic reason all retailers should do this. Wallets.
Most customers have a mental budget of what they will spend for the holidays; for decorations, for gifts for the family, for the teachers/coaches, for the office – the works.
The sooner those customers have spent money earmarked for holiday purchases, the less they will spend when it comes the traditional time to think about buying holiday gifts.
This isn’t something new but it is something smaller retailers have resisted and I suggest they get on board.
According to the National Retail Federation, 40 percent of shoppers start their holiday gift buying before Halloween. If your customers are ready for Santa in October, should you be too?
Most national retailers like Walmart, Target and Macy’s start decking the halls with holiday décor in late October and early November. According to the International Council of Shopping Centers, 98 percent of shopping centers start decorating during the first week of Thanksgiving, and 74 percent spend over $20,000 a year on holiday decorations.
So what’s your approach? Are you a Christmas creep or do you hold off for any reason?
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When you stroll through your neighborhood this Halloween season, get ready for some front-yard tricks and some awesome lighting treats. Halloween displays are more sophisticated — and fun — than ever. If you find yourself asking why anyone in their right mind would use Christmas lights anytime outside of well…Christmas, put the incredulous tone aside for a minute and consider this: Though typically associated with the winter holidays, Christmas lights have all kinds of other uses, from weddings to birthday parties, so why not Halloween?
Why not repurpose your Christmas Lights for Halloween?
Looking for inspiration? Here are some ways to use Christmas lights for Halloween:


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Drag out the Christmas lights and try these creepy Halloween lighting ideas. Which one is your favorite?
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During the holiday season lights and decorations are everywhere. They are a great way to celebrate the season and impress your neighbors if you’re a homeowner. They’re also a great way to celebrate and attract customers if you’re a business owner. The holiday decorating business is something that many people don’t know about. It’s actually a very well kept secret.
If you enjoy decorating for the holidays, and are creative and handy, a holiday decorating business can be a profitable business for you earning you enough in 90 days so you can either take the rest of the year off or run another seasonal business. Not only is there the potential to earn big bucks and have a lot of fun doing it, but the business also has minimal start-up investment and skill requirements.
Make Sure You have Passion for Holiday Decorating
Without passion for something, you will not stay long in the business and worse, the potential clients will not like your service. But if you are passionate, all your work will be desirable so the clients will call you up to design their homes or offices every year.
Contact us if you have a passion for holiday decorating.
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It’s that time of year again for hanging Christmas lights. You want some tips on how to get through this holiday season putting up your lights without pulling out your hair? I have five important rules to hanging christmas lights and not ending the season bald!
Rule #1: Do not end up in the emergency room in the interest of holiday spirit. Getting on top of a roof is never at the top of the list of safe activities, but especially not in the winter… snow, ice, wind, slick roofs, tall ladders, dark evenings, and tangle lights… make sure to follow all the rules below to stay safe.
Rule #2: Put the lights up when it’s nice and light outside. Not only is it easier and more comfortable to work outdoors in mild weather, but it is also safer.
Rule #3: Untangling the Christmas lights before getting on the ladder. It’s such a tedious chore and one you may avoid by just buying new lights if you’re like most people. Here are some tip on how to untangle Christmas lights.
Rule #4: Always plug in your Christmas lights and check them before hanging. Pull them out of storage and check them to make sure they’re functional. This way you will have plenty of time to make repairs and a shopping list for replacements and other supplies.
Rule #5: Accept the death of your light strand with grace. Once you’ve checked all your lights and you’ve made sure everything is working appropriately, you have to accept that something will fail you. Even though you did everything right; Even though you checked every bulb; Even though you carefully devised your extension cord map so all plugs met peacefully in a hidden corner. You have to accept failure – lights go dead for no reason at all.
Does the idea of hanging Christmas lights still make you want to pull out your hair? Then just have We Hang Christmas Lights come out and take care of everything for you, INCLUDING the take down and put away! Get a Free quote today!

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When you schedule your estimate, we’ll come to your site and give you a free, no obligation estimate and design consultation.
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The holiday season seems to whip most of the population into a spending frenzy. Christmas is one of the holidays that creates huge business opportunities for smart investors and entrepreneurs who are ready to grab them while the season lasts. Whether you want to launch a part-time seasonal business or start something that you can continue throughout the year,  starting a Christmas biz during the holidays has its pros and cons.
There are many pros and perks to starting a Christmas biz, including:

Great addition to a business that is slow during the winter.
Minimal startup investment. Most of your clients will have or pay for the decorations, so your expense would be in tools needed to decorate and marketing.
Charge enough and have a lot of clients from Halloween to Christmas, you can take a long vacation after the new year.
You can grow this business at your own pace through referrals from satisfied clients and word-of-mouth advertising.

Just like any other business, there are a few drawbacks to a Christmas biz, including:

A big con, however, is that it’s a busy time of year. Taking on a home business start-up can be a challenge with all the other activities you’ve got going on.
The work is seasonal. So while you might be overwhelmed with clients in October and December, the rest of the year will be lean, requiring you to do something else.

Christmas light installation is a GREAT Christmas biz:
Christmas decorating offers individuals and businesses the ability to generate significant revenues during a time that is traditionally slow for many seasonal businesses. You can decide to run your business for a few months in the year, and then use the rest months to do whatever you want to do either personally or professionally.
Find out how We Hang Christmas Lights can help you start a Christmas biz that is profitable.













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