What To Do If You HATE Your Gift

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Blue giftsReceiving gifts is usually a joyous event but there are times the gift falls flat. 

No, lets be honest.  You absolutely hate it and you have no idea why the person would give you such a hideous, horrible, ugly thing.

What do you do?

There are a few factors that you have to consider when dealing with a gift that you just hate. You have to figure them out so you can deal with the situation.

Emergency Christmas Kit - Free Printable

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Christmas Emergency KitThere always seems to be something going on at Christmas that is a mini emergency. 

Nip that problem in the bud by making a Emergency Christmas Kit for yourself or someone who you know will really need it.

Does you sister-in-law always do an amazing job for Christmas dinner but is a little frazzles by the end? Do you have a co-worker that is always trying to smooth things over during the holiday season so everyone is having a good time?

We all know (or are those people) that go above and beyond during the Christmas Season. Why not make up this label for them and fill a box of items that you know would be helpful during their emergencies. 

And what could those items be? (Hehehe) Read on for some great ideas.
Printable Labels and Stamps from Santa
There is a way to make a special gift even more special and that  by adding these labels to them that are obviously from Santa in the North Pole.

Print them off and add them to any gift that you want to make stand out. This could be charming if you added it to the wrapping of a secret Santa gift.

I show them here on brown wrapping paper but they would really stand out if you were to put them on white wrapping paper or red & white paper.

Christmas Ornaments from Souvenirs

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Pinocchio ornament One of my favorite things to do is travel to new places with my family.

While shopping can be a great deal of fun we generally don't make it our main activity and keep our souvenirs to a minimum.

One item that we do enjoy bring back is Christmas tree ornaments but often we are traveling in the summer when such items are not readily available in the stores.

We have solved that problem by turning souvenir items into tree ornaments.

Festive Food Garnishes (Sweet)

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Festive food garnishes sweetEven the simplest dessert can look extraordinary when you add a garnish or do something interesting to the plate that it is on. It's what raises the look from nice to spectacular. 

Many of us have wonderful desserts that are family favorites that taste spectacular but tend to look a little boring when they are on the plate.

Restaurants spend a lot of time and effort to make their desserts look appetizing and have a kitchen full of simple trick that they use. 

With out much effort you can be plating desserts that will have everyone saying WOW!

More Inexpensive Homemade Christmas Tree Ornaments

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More Inexpensive homemade Christmas ornamentsInexpensive home made Christmas tree ornaments are great to make when your tree is a little bare or if you are decorating a tree in a public place that you don't want to spend a lot of money on but you really would like to look nice.

Here are three ideas that I have used on my own Christmas trees, (yes, trees, I am one of those people that has a small forest in her home at Christmas time.)

All of these are easy to make, inexpensive and relatively quick. All you need to worry about is drying time.

The Ultimate Party Check List - Free Printable

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BubblyThink great parties are just thrown together? 

Think again. 

It doesn't matter if it is a birthday party for a group of 5 year olds or a sophisticated cocktail party for the trendy set, it doesn't just happen.

To have a great party to you need a check list to make sure that all the little things are done so you don't have to worry and can enjoy yourself along with your guest.

 Here is my Ultimate Party Check List.

Antique Christmas Postcards - Free Printables

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Christmas greetings antique postcardWhile we are so use to receiving Christmas Cards at the turn of the last century Christmas postcards were much more popular.

These antique post cards are so unique to our eyes now because of the obvious hand writing on them. All the lettering was painstakingly done to be as decorative and neat as possible. 

This set of cards were produced between 1905 and 1913. You can use these in displays, packaging, to make tags and numerous other ideas.

Here are 5 of my favorite antique Christmas postcards from my own collection starting with 
( The More Style Than Cash will NOT appear on your PDF)

Emergency Chocolate Stocking Stuffer - Free Printable

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Emergency ChocolatesThere are times that chocolate is not a treat, it is a medical emergency.

What better way to satisfy someones craving for chocolate than to give them a stash of "emergency" chocolate bars.

These would make great stocking stuffers or inexpensive gifts for co-workers.

It is a great fast and easy last minute gift to make.



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