Archive for the ‘For Kids’ Category

Naughty or Nice? An email from Santa

December 11, 2011

Personalize a video from Santa¬†for your favorite youngsters… or young-at-heartsters.


“Quick, some stocking stuffers!”

December 9, 2011

I’m gonna break with tradition here, and suggest that you stock up on “new” stocking stuffers at this Read the rest of this entry »

May your boot be filled with Lebenkuchen, not potatoes.

December 6, 2011

St. Nicholas Day is December 6, and is celebrated by modest gifts, often tucked into a boot, much like we Read the rest of this entry »

Are ‘tweens too cool to recycle? Not with this idea!

November 30, 2011

What’s that you say? Your ‘tweens are a bit too old to make that gift wrap so beloved of grandparents, the “hand prints on paper bags” idea? They wouldn’t be caught dead doing things with tempera paint and grocery sacks? Well here’s something I (almost) guarantee a bunch of ‘tweens will enjoy: Read the rest of this entry »

Give a child the ultimate gift: Your attention

November 26, 2011

There's nothing a child wants more than time with youWhich option do you think just about any child on your holiday gift list like:

  • Another plastic toy made in China that they’ll play with for 20 minutes and forget (imagine the earth’s resources…not to mention yours…that brought that “toy” all the way just to bore your beloved child, nephew, granddaughter…)
  • Or an hour and an activity with you that makes a memory they carry for the rest of their lives?

I think we all know Read the rest of this entry »

How to keep kids happy while the turkey’s in the oven

November 23, 2011

Kids can be poets tooIt’s a fact of life that kids get bored… especially on Thanksgiving, when they’re thrown Read the rest of this entry »

Let the kids help MAKE the holidays

November 17, 2011

So many families feel their children are audience members at the holidays, rather than participants. xmaspostcardsolo

But there’s nothing so memorable, and so just-plain-fun, as participating in the preparations and plans for the big day. Don’t deprive your child of the opportunity to learn to give, as well as receive, in this season.

Let the kids Read the rest of this entry »

Is there a toddler on your holiday gift list?

November 8, 2011

091011ChildChristmasLet’s take a look at the whole custom of giving elaborate gifts to children who would be perfectly happy with something much simpler and much more Earth-friendly.

What does a 3-year-old “want” for Christmas?

As it says over there:

not only are you saving Read the rest of this entry »