With a little imagination and some low-cost supplies, you can make your own Christmas ornaments. While bought ornaments are fine, creating your own makes them uniquely yours. Here are some simple homemade Christmas ornaments to make that cost very little, do not take much time and can be turned into fun projects for both parents and children.

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Your mom is always running around doing something or the other, most of the time, for other members of the family and not for her. Why not give her a unique Christmas gift she will really thank you for while also giving her a well-deserved break. A weekend at the spa where she will be pampered from every angle is just the ticket. Whether it is a great massage, a long soak in a hot tub or just a mud-mask facial, she will come home re-energized.

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The celebration of the Christmas season has ancient historical roots, but it serves the same purpose today as it has over all those centuries. It is a time to lift our spirits and glimpse what life could be like all year round.

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As with many other Christmas traditions, the origins of the Christmas tree originated in Germany. In the seventh century, an English monk from Devonshire traveled to Germany to preach the word of God. He spent time in Thuringia, an area of Germany, which became the center of the Christmas decoration industry. Legend has it that he used the triangular shape of the fir tree to describe the trinity of god the father, the son and the Holy Spirit. Folk began to revere the fir tree instead of the traditional oak. The original Christmas trees were hung, upside down from ceilings as a symbol of Christianity.

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Celebrating an old fashioned Christmas is an excellent way to rejoice the holidays. From bringing back favorite Christmas memories to creating new ones for your children or grandchildren, an old-fashioned Christmas is one to be remembered and enjoyed by all.

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With Christmas just around the corner and the not so merry state of our purses and wallets, it is time to start worrying about where the money is coming from to buy all those expensive gifts for your loved ones. However, if you subscribe to the old saying that it is the thought that counts when it comes to gift giving, you need not be concerned about not being able to provide those pricey gifts. After all, the most memorable gifts are the ones that money can never buy. Here are some helpful tips that will get you through this Christmas season with a smile on your face and hugs from those you have given gifts to.

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