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Summer Christmas Movies on the Hallmark Channel

Christmas Tips

Summer Christmas Movies on the Hallmark Channel

Even though it is halfway through July, 2018, there is still time to capture the "Christmas in July" mood by watching holiday Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel. Actually, the movies started July 14 and continue thru July 23rd. They feature well known stars such as, Anne Heche, Candace Cameron Bure, Jaime King, Danica McKellar and More. Since I work on Christmas stockings all year round, this is a special treat for me. Watching these holiday movies keeps me motivated to work during the summer months. Recording the movies allows me to watch them at a later time. My husband...

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How to Choose Christmas Stockings

Christmas Tips

How to Choose Christmas Stockings

When it comes to finding Christmas stockings for your family, it can be overwhelming. There are so many Christmas stockings on the market, so how do you choose?  If you are looking for Christmas stockings that match, the best option is to find a company that has a large assortment available in the same design. This is particularly important when you need another stocking the following years, as your family grows.  I have had so many customers who, over the years, return to my site to let me know that there is a new addition to their family and they...

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Make the Most of Black Friday Shopping

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Make the Most of Black Friday Shopping

 Although the Friday after Thanksgiving, known as "Black Friday" can score you some pretty awesome deals, the day can be rather stressful with the crowds. If you are planning on tackling the craziness, I have put together some tips that might help you get through the day.   Plan Ahead: My biggest advice is to make a list ahead of time. Knowing exactly what gifts you are looking for and for whom will save you a lot of grief. That way you are not aimlessly drifting from store to store without a plan.  Plot your Course: Plotting your course ahead...

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15 Things I Love About Christmas

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15 Things I Love About Christmas

Christmas is by far my favorite time of the year, so I sat down and decided to come up with a list of the things I love about it.  Aside from the fact that it is bitterly cold here in Illinois and I'm crazy busy making Christmas stockings, for me the Christmas season is a combination of creating memories and happy stress.  WHAT I LOVE ABOUT CHRISTMAS:   Going to Midnight Mass Christmas Eve Christmas day with my family (playing Charades) Gift giving, especially for my Grandchildren Decorating and setting up my Mother's Christmas Village Listening to Christmas music (Rod...

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Ten Ways to Get in the Christmas Spirit

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Ten Ways to Get in the Christmas Spirit

Everyone has their own thoughts on when to start celebrating Christmas. Most, start thinking about Christmas the day after Thanksgiving when Black Friday begins the holiday shopping season.  For me, Christmas sort of creeps up on me when orders begin appearing in my inbox. Generally, that is around Halloween. That's crazy early, I know. But when I see Christmas decorations start appearing in retail stores, it sort of makes sense why I start receiving orders in October.  Here's what I do to "Get in the Christmas spirit". Make a list of things to do to get ready for Christmas This...

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