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Selecting a gift for a grandfather is often challenging because the senior citizen has accumulated many worldly possessions during his lifetime. Whatever the occasion, consider a thoughtful gift that makes him feel special and strengthens the bond you share. Instead of a commercial item, come up wit
Whether you need place cards to assign seating arrangements for a fall wedding, Halloween dinner party or seasonal lunch event, use a pumpkin motif to design the name tags to sit beside each place setting. Turn real gourds or playful pumpkin shapes into place cards featuring colors and...
A gag gift, whether for a high school senior or a college senior, should poke fun at their years of school and offer a bit of levity to mark an end to a stressful few weeks of final exams and papers. Since the student will likely be heading to college, the workforce or the military, a new...
Make her even cuter with a homemade costume.Precious Toddler image by Mary Beth Granger from Fotolia.comWhen choosing a costume for your toddler, look for those made with comfortable materials that are easy to move around in. Heavy or bulky costumes may look great, but an uncomfortable...
Adding personalized embroidery to a basic gift can make the gift stand out and become a special and customized gift that will likely be treasured for years to come. Most fabric gifts can be transformed by adding embroidery. However, choosing an item that will be used or seen often by the child recip
Arranging graduation invitations is similar to ordering wedding announcements; however, the invitations will typically contain more details about the graduation ceremony and any party afterward. Invitations do not have to be formal; they should reflect the tone or theme of the party. Send the invita
You probably think of the beautiful, seasonal decorations often painted in drug or department store windows as something that you would never attempt at home for fear of never being able to get the paint off. If you did, you would probably need special paint and incredible artistic skill, right? Of
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Christmas is a time for gift giving, but coming up with the perfect gifts for your loved ones can be a challenge. Rather than giving them the same old standby gifts of DVDs and electronics or gadgets, this Christmas surprise your friends and family with bath and body presents, which are relaxing and
The name of the black-headed gull (Larus ridibundus) is misleading, making the identification of this visitor to North Atlantic locales in North America confusing. A native of Europe and Asia, but able to navigate the ocean and occasionally turn up along the coast or near the Great Lakes, the black-
In the fairy tale of Cinderella, Cinderella's fairy godmother makes a carriage out of a pumpkin with a magic spell. You can decorate your pumpkin to look like an enchanted carriage. Decorate your porch or display table with other items that go along with the Cinderella theme. You can use a clear pla
A kickoff party for a children's choir will give young vocalists a chance to get to know each other and simply have some fun before all the practicing and performances begin. It also gives you, as the music director or parent volunteer, an opportunity to get to know parents and let them know what wi
Salmon fishing using a traditional fishing pole and hook may be successful if you use the correct bait type on the hook. Different fish species have different appetites for various kinds of bait. Salmon are known to prefer herring. Preparing the herring will make it as palatable and attractive as po
Teenage boys have outgrown their interests in childhood action figures and pretend play, and have begun to develop more grown-up interests. Consider these interests and his favorite hobbies and activities when choosing a gift for the teen, and when all other ideas fail, consider presenting him with