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For some families, a Christmas card photo is the only family picture they take every year. Getting the picture perfect holiday cards can be a chore. Here are a few helpful tips to ensure you get a great photo for your holiday cards. Select a Good Quality Photo The point of sending a family photo in your holiday card is so your friends and relatives can see you and your family. If you use a tiny, blurry, grainy, or poor quality photo, no one will see you clearly. Make sure to take and select a high quality photo for your…

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Your front door is the first thing people will see this holiday season before they enter your home. Spruce up your entrance way this Christmas with these festive door decorating ideas. Vintage Sled Door Decor Although wreaths can be gorgeous, hanging a vintage or antique sled is an excellent way to stand out this holiday season. Not only will it add extra charm to your door, but it may bring up fond memories to reminisce over. You can add a bright holiday ribbon, ornaments or sleigh bells for some homemade holiday flair. Merry Mantelpiece When you think of the holidays,…

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Many people spread holiday cheer by sending greeting cards to family and friends. It’s always nice getting Christmas cards, but what do you do with them once the holiday season is over? Chances are they wind up cluttering desk drawers or are tossed out. There are plenty of crafty ways to recycle cards and enjoy them every year when the holidays roll around. Christmas Card Ornaments Some of the best ornaments are homemade since they hold sentimental values and make your tree unique. Repurpose your Christmas cards into ornaments for your tree. First, cut out circles (a mason jar lid…

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The colder temperatures mean it’s time to turn on the heaters, resulting in higher home heating bills. The winter can be pretty harsh on your wallet, which is why it is essential to itemize appropriately and avoid unnecessary spending in order to heat your home. Here’s a list of some of tips and tricks that you can implement to save energy and money. Run Fans on Reverse No one thinks of turning on their fans during the winter, but doing this actually can save you some money. When a fan spins anti-clockwise (as opposed to clockwise) hot air is pushed…

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Do you love decorating for the holidays? Do you find it challenging to organize and store your holiday decorations? Many families consider decorating an important aspect of their celebration and save funds for this specific purpose. Holiday decorations need proper organization and storage in order to protect them and allow easy retrieval when needed. Factors to Consider When Organizing Your Holiday Decorations You can organize and store your holiday decorations in various ways. Before deciding on how to organize and store your holiday decorations, consider the following factors. Does your packing method make retrieval easier? When packaging and storing holiday…

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With Christmas right around the corner, everyone is flocking to stores to score the best holiday deals. However, don’t fall into these retail traps. Some items are extremely discounted if wait until after the holidays to purchase them. The last thing you want to do is to overspent and bankrupt yourself on deals you could get for cheaper after the holidays. Winter Apparel Winter clothing is expensive around Christmas time since its peak selling season for apparel. However, if you wait until Christmas, you’ll be able to get winter clothes for cheap. This is because stores are rushing to get…

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Decorating for the holidays should be a fun, pleasant experience. So, you don’t have to start tearing down the Thanksgiving decorations the moment the last piece of turkey is eaten at dinner. Instead, start to transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas in a gradual way. When you transition your holiday décor, take your time and avoid feeling overwhelmed. Here are few simple things that you can do to transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas décor. Give Your Candles a New Look Candles are a familiar part of a home’s décor during both Thanksgiving and Christmas time. If you have brown, tan or…

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The holiday season is a special time of year where family and friends gather to enjoy each other’s company as well good food. Your pets are sometimes the family members that get left out when it comes time to partake in the feast. This does not have to be the case. The three recipes below are for Thanksgiving inspired dog treats that your furry friend can enjoy without having to steal food off of the table. For Starters – Cranberry Cheese Cookies As your family and friends gather for a Thanksgiving Day meal, they will be enjoying a variety of…

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November 25th, the Saturday after Thanksgiving is Small Business Saturday. American Express helps promote small business shopping around the country, making it a nationwide movement. Businesses around the country sign up to be part of the Shop Small Movement. Supports the Local Community Small Business Saturday encourages people to support local businesses in the community. This helps to drive sales at mom-and-pop stores that might normally struggle to compete with big chain department stores. Did you know that if you shop locally, the tax revenue benefits the entire community? This helps circulate the money spent back into the community, benefitting…

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Just about every other TV commercial is from an auto manufacturer around this time of year, but you can score big with the right holiday car buying tips. Take look at some of the best insider tips that will save you money on a new vehicle. Look for Rebates in Your Area Vehicle manufacturer rebates are based on the region where you live in the U.S. If you see an offer on a rebate for a vehicle, be sure to check with your local dealers to see if you qualify for a rebate. While some rebates are nationwide, many are…

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