Friday, July 15, 2016

3 Book by Emily Gibbs that Should Be Turned into Movies

As an avid reader, I have tons of books ranging from romance novels to science fiction. I also have two children so I have read plenty of children’s books as well. If I was given a choice to have 3 books made into a movie, I would have to choose the following three books that are all written by Emily Griffin. I believe it’s only a matter of time until a producer tumbles upon these novels and makes them into major motion pictures. Each book would target a different group of people. The first book, Love The One Your With would target women in their later twenties, and newlyweds. The second book is for women in their thirties, starting to come to terms with what is going on with their life. The last book is for younger women looking for love, and trying to settle down and begin their lives.

1. Love The One Your With: This book is about a young wife, who has a chance encounter with the “one” who broke her heart. Throughout the story she is conflicted to whether or not she is married to the wrong man. This book flashes continually back through the past and also takes place in the present. If turned into a movie this book should be directed by Nick Cassavetas, who has directed other movies such as the notebook. Ellen, the main charterer is a small town girl from Pittsburgh who married money. I believe she would best be played by Jenifer Garner.

2. Baby Proof: This story is about a woman in her thirties who is happily married until her husband approaches her with his desire for a child. After living without him and being in a world surrounded by babies she has to decide what sacrifices she will make for her own happiness. This movie could be directed by Robert Schwentke, and I see Anne Hatheway as a great choice for the leading role.

3. Something Borrowed: This book offers everything a great movie needs: a love triangle, jealousy, deceit, best friends, comedy, and entertainment. Friendships and relationships are tested and destroyed. This book is a story of two best friends, and the affair one of them has with others fiancé. Director Donald Petrie could really do a great job with this story line. A great person to play the fiancé who is sleeping with both of the best friends would be Matt Damon.

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3 Biggest Misconceptions of Christianity

Even though there are many people who call themselves Christian or live by Christian teachings, there are many misconceptions about Christianity.

Myth 1:
One of the biggest misconceptions is that all Christians are loving, perfect people. In fact, one of the marks of the Christian faith is the honest realization that humans are not perfect and that falling short is a normal and expected event. Even the nicest Christian can act hateful or spiteful because of their human nature.

One of the marks of Christianity is that despite people’s flaws, there is relief in the practice of Christianity. This is because Christians believe that asking for forgiveness is part of being Christian, both in asking forgiveness of others and from God. In addition, not all people who proclaim their Christian faith behave in a Christian manner-thus you can’t always judge how good or nice people are based on whether or not they say they are Christian. Hypocrisy is alive and well in every religion, and Christianity is not exempt.

To overcome this myth, when someone says that they are Christian, you might ask them what this means and how they struggle to live their faith. Most Christian are open to discussing their struggles. One resource on the web is Ask Christian Men which allows men or women to understand the struggles men face while trying to live a Christ-like life. Here is also a great article that discusses the challenges of being Christian and a good person.

Myth 2:
Another misconception is the belief that all Christian faiths are the same. While many Christians believe that Jesus was the son of God and that the teachings of Jesus should guide everyone’s lives, the practices of various Christian faiths differ in many aspects. Some of these aspects are minor while others involve totally different perceptions about what it means to be Christian.

For example, there are the large differences such as between Catholics and Protestants, whose church services involve different rituals. Or there is the difference between evangelical Christians who actively preach the gospel, or teachings of Christ, and some other types of Christians who believe that conversion is an entirely private experience. Just because someone says they are Christian doesn’t mean that they practice the same sort of Christianity as someone else.

To overcome this myth, people need to be educated in the different types of Christianity. Interact with different Christians from all sorts of denominations or types of Christian faiths such as on this Christian forum. If you meet someone who is Christian, feel free to ask them what type of Christian they are and how it differs from other Christian faiths. For a complete overview of the different aspects of the Christian faith, check out God Bless This Mess.

Myth 3:
Another misconception is that Christians never have doubts about the existence of God. Like any religion, Christianity is based on the notion of faith, which can ebb and wane over a person’s lifetime.

Different events in a person’s life can strengthen or shatter a Christian’s faith. Some Christians put more stock in belief than others-some believe that performing the rituals of a faith leads to a stronger belief system, while others believe that faith is a matter of grace given directly by God. Even the most devout Christians struggle with faith in God but seek solace in the Bible, their community, and prayer to deepen their faith.

To overcome this myth, it helps to learn about people’s struggle with their Christian faith. Many Christian writers have written elegantly on their own struggles to have faith in the face of tragedy, such as Madeleine L’ Engle and C.S. Lewis. Check out this site which discusses the struggle or this blog which is devote to strengthening Christian faith.

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3 Best Orlando Resort Spas for a Massage

Whether you’re traveling to Orlando to play at the theme parks or enjoy a few days at a resort, take a break and treat yourself to a relaxing massage at one of the resort spas in the area. Most of the larger resorts in Orlando have full-service spas on site, along with steam rooms, whirlpools, Jacuzzis, and saunas. These amenities are usually included with any spa treatment — spend a few hours before or after your treatment to take full advantage of resort privileges.

These three Orlando resort spas offer some of the best massage treatments:

Mandara Spa at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

This luxury spa is tucked inside the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and features an exotic menu of services inspired by Balinese techniques and European methods. The massages here are among the best in the city. Get the combination body polish with a massage to exfoliate and recondition the skin with one of the signature moisturizers. The add-on will make your massage experience that much more memorable and is a great skin-reviving treatment during any season.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

5601 Universal Boulevard

Orlando, FL 32819

(407) 503-1244

www.mandaraspa.com

Relache Spa at the Gaylord Palms

Relache is one of my favorite spas in Orlando because the facilities are so new and you can spend an entire day sitting by the pool, hit the steam room and sauna, and unwind in their spacious relaxation area. The massage services and body treatments here are perfect for de-stressing and pampering. If you want to sleep really well, book the 80-minute Aromatherapy Massage and request a lavender-based oil for your treatment. Another specialty treatment here is the hydro-therapy treatment which is great for detoxing.

Relache Spa at the Gaylord Palms

6000 West Osceola Parkway

Kissimmee, FL 34746

(407) 586-2000

www.gaylordpalms.com

Spa at the Omni Orlando Resort Championsgate

If you’re battling fatigue and stress, don’t miss the chance to try the Dragonfly Signature massage at the spa at the Omni Orlando Resort ChampionsGate. The service uses warm coconut oil instead of massage lotion and a hot towel treatment to reduce tension and relax tight muscles. You’ll definitely want to book this treatment later in the day because it makes you very relaxed. Plan on staying at the resort for a few hours after your treatment to make the most of your experience.

Spa at the Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate

1500 Masters Boulevard

ChampionsGate, FL 33896

(407) 390-6664

www.omnihotels.com

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3 Career Tips | I Wish I Knew Then.

Ever wish you could go back in time and give yourself helpful advice? I do. Mine would relate entirely what to, and not to do regarding jobs, careers, and the workplace. Read more to learn 3 tips to always remember as a young job-seeker.

1. Keep your mouth shut. Back when I used to work in starter jobs (Waiter, Pizza Delivery, Call Centers) I did not really understand or was too naive to apply “inner monologue.” I would just say whatever as if it were with my own family, and I learned very quickly this is a bad idea. People would usually think I was weird, too open, unprofessional, or annoying. Best way to go about it? Just go to work, keep your opinions to yourself unless asked, and just do your job. Once real friendships have been established, then you might start venturing out. Most people like the guy who is nice and friendly, but doesn’t talk too much.

2. Stick with it. I am a VERY impatient person. I cannot begin to tell you how many times I quit a job because someone made me mad or I had a bad day. Looking for a new job, re-training, and the time all associated with that was way worse than just having a bad day. Bad days will happen with any job, and you just need to rub some dirt on it, and move on. Don’t let it get under your skin and don’t let petty things ruin your positive energy in life.

3. Life isn’t fair. I used to know more than the CEO and the VP and everyone in any company I worked. (or at least I thought) and I would fight policy or the way something was done because I thought I knew more. If you know more or better, then start your own company. my grandfather once told me, “Boy, when it’s your company or you are at Burger King, you can have it your way. Otherwise, shut up, sit down, and just do your job the way the are asking.” My father put it this way: He who writes the check, also writes the rules. Remember, if you are going to work, it isn’t your way or the highway, it’s theirs.

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3 Best Open Mic Nights Around St. Louis, MO

Open mic nights are a great way for a singer or other type of musician to build his performance skills. You’ve often got an attentive, helpful audience, you learn the best ways to gain their attention, and you may even get a perk from the bar or coffee shop hosting the open mic in the form of a free drink or coupon. The St. Louis area has some of the best open mic nights in the Illinois-Missouri area. Here are three of the best open mic nights held on a weekly basis in and around the St. Louis metro area.


1. Chippewa Chapel Traveling Guitar Circle & Open Mic –
Thursdays – A very long running open mic night, Thursday’s at Frederick’s Music Lounge attracted the best musicians from the St. Louis area, resulting in some outstanding blues and Americana music as well as great contributions from alternative and rock open mic explorers. After Frederick’s Music Lounge closed in 2006, the open mic crew kept playing, and continues today, leading some of the best open mic nights in the area at different venues around the city. You can find out where they’re playing–and where you can be playing–on their myspace page, http://ift.tt/29CJPSi.

2. The Stagger Inn – Monday and Wednesday nights – A great bar located in Edwardsville near the SIUE campus, the Stagger Inn is pretty much what an Irish bar should be, atmospheric, alcoholic, and loaded with great food and booze. The open mic nights on Sundays and Wednesdays are friendly, engaging, and consistent, and you’ll receive a few kind words from the local performers every time that you play there. Be sure to get there a little bit early, or be prepared to play late–but you’ll always have a spot. Good open mic night performances have been known to result in bookings for the best performers.


3. The Venice Cafe
– Monday nights – This bar/cafe has a great, unique atmosphere, it’s friendly to younger players and older players alike, and the MC of the open mic night is professional and moves things along quickly. The food is good, too, so you can snack on some falafel or jerk chicken before you get up to play your songs. Located at 1903 Pestalozzi Street in Saint Louis.

Do you know of another great open mic night in the Saint Louis area? Post about it in the comments section below.

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3 Books I'd like to Be Seen Made into Movies

The Confidence Man by Herman Melville

I have to be honest and say that I think this book would be a slow moving movie, rather than an action packed special effects film, but then again I rather prefer that.It is more important to have a great story and great dialogue.

Ironically the The Confidence Man was published on April 1, 1857, which is the exact date of when the story takes place. The book takes place aboard a Mississippi steamboat to which our main character has snuck aboard. Think of the movie Lifeboat in this sense. The man tests the confidence (he is a con man after all)of passengers aboard the steamboat.

One part of the book deals with the Stock Market crash of 1857….something I think people today can relate to. I can’t really give you too much more or you won’t read the book.

The book leaves you wondering who the Confidence Man really is.

I’m not sure who would play the main character. I wouldn’t want someone rough looking or prone to playing a mafia type. I think somone with a soft face and trusting look about him.

Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne

This is a short story rather than a full length novel, but I think Hollywood, if done correctly, could lengthen the plot to two hours.

The setting is Salem, Massachusetts. Our main character, the young Goodman Brown (in the 17th Century men were referred to as Goodman instead of Mister and women were referred to as Goody instead of Miss or Missus) leaving his home and his wife, Faith to meet with a mysterious figure in the forest. The forest in 19th century literature (and earlier) is not place where nature roams free and is gorgeous and calming. No it is a place of uncertainty and danger. One does not walk through the forest alone at night for danger might be behind any tree. At first Goodman Brown does not want to walk with this mysterious figure, but he is tempted, and goes.

Along the way he sees his minister and his church deacon who taught him the fundamentals of Christianity, along with other Christians.. He hears his wife’s voice in the distance and realizes that she is the one who initiated the meeting with the mysterious figure. Essentially he loses his Faith (his wife and his belief in Christianity).Who is the mysterious figure? Read the book to find out.

The story basically deals with temptation and there is all sorts of symbolism to play with. I pray I did not give away too much. This is one of my favorite stories.

I think you see why this would make a great film. I’m thinking for the main character of Young Goodman Brown, maybe someone like Elijah Wood. His wife Faith, maybe Claire Forlani orpossibly Kate Winslett. For the devil, we need someone who can scare the living daylights out of us I think. It’s a shame Peter Lorre isn’t alive because his voice alone would do it, or even Vincent Price. I’m thinking Christopher Walken or someone like him.

The Last Templar by Michael Jecks

There are two novels with this title, and one recently was made into one of the most boring made for TV movies I have ever seen. That was not the novel by Michael Jecks.

Michael Jecks writes mysteries set in Medieval England and dealing with the Knights Templar. In The Last Templar the new bailiff, Simon Puttock, investigates the remains of a cottagethat has burned down, and where a body is found. It is said that the man who is found was wealthy and hiding treasure. Sir Baldwin Furnshill, a knight, persuades Simon that it was no accident. The two look for more evidence. The word comes down that a clergyman was burned alive as well. The two try to find a connection for the two killings. I am not telling you anymore than that because it will give away the ending.

This is the first novel in the Templar series by Jecks, and I can see this being a series of films as well, if not for the big screen than for something like Masterpiece Mystery! I can see Simonbeing played by someone like Orlando Bloom or Gerard Butler- two very different men I know , but I see Simon as being played by either one of them. Sir Baldwin Furnshill I am thinking Colin Firth or Ray Fiennes-again two totally different men…but they both can bring Baldwin to life in different ways.

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3 Cannes Selections to Look for in Theaters

COMMENTARY | On May 11, one of the most highly regarded film events in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, opens up with the new Woody Allen film “Midnight in Paris,” starring Owen Wilson and others. At Cannes, many films such as Allen’s will be showcased only, but 19 will be in competition for the coveted Golden Palm as the festival runs from May 11 to May 22. Since trying to see all 19 films is a bit ambitious, here’s a few of the contenders I am especially excited about.

Drive

Directed by Nicolas Winding Ref
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Christina Hendricks, Carey Mulligan

This film was originally supposed to star Hugh Jackman, but I do think Ryan Gosling is a good choice. Gosling is more notably a dramatic actor (Lars and the Real Girl, Blue Valentine, Half Nelson) and Drive is his first action role. He plays a stunt driver who moonlights as a criminal getaway driver. When one of the heists goes wrong, the real trouble begins.

The film also stars Christina Hendricks from television’s award winning Madmen and Carey Mulligan, who received critical acclaim for her roles in An Education and Never Let Me Go. The 2004 novel “Drive,” by James Sallis, on which the film is based has been called “masterly convoluted neo-noir “by Publisher’s Weekly and, if done well, this movie could really go places.

Sleeping Beauty

Directed by Julia Leigh
Starring Emily Browning

This is one of the few competition selections that actually has a trailer, which leaves the viewer with possibly more questions than they started with. Emily Browning plays a university student who gets caught up in a very dangerous world. It definitely seems intriguing as it looks into the complexities of high-end prostitution — certainly a far cry from any Disney fairytale. I’m curious to see how it unfolds.

Although Julia Leigh is new to directing and screenwriting (she also wrote the film), her efforts have already been lauded by serious veterans. Of course, being selected to make your grand debut at Cannes is nothing to sneeze at. The award-winning Australian novelist of “The Hunter” and “Disquiet” has taken her creativity to the next level with training that involved following her instincts and paying attention. Sounds like a good strategy to me.

Browning, also Australian, began her acting career as a child, but has grown into a beautiful young woman. Her film credits include Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events and Sucker Punch.

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Directed by Lynne Ramsay
Starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, and Ezra Miller

The horrific events of the Columbine and Virginia Tech shootings left most of us asking questions about how and why, but these questions never really got answered. While I’m not sure if it is possible for anyone to really succeed in giving any answers, We Need to Talk About Kevin at least makes the attempt to try. The novel, first published in 2004 and the winner of the Orange Prize, takes the reader through a series of letters that Kevin’s mother writes to her estranged ex-husband looking for some understanding after her son shoots seven of his classmates.

Swinton has a long list of film credits, including her recent role as The White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia films. Reilly is truly one of my favorite actors, giving strong performances in Magnolia and Chicago, although his characters in those films were not spotlighted. Ramsay takes a risk in casting actors in the lead roles who are more commonly known as character actors, really driving home the point that these people could be one of us.

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3 Classic Christmas Movies, Black and White Oldies

With each Christmas season in the U.S. comes an array of television specials from cartoons to full length movies. Three movies stand out as classics, remembered and enjoyed by both old and young. Viewed over and over, these black and white oldies depict the wonders of the holiday season.

It’s a Wonderful Life

This 1947 movie, directed by Frank Capra, garnered five Oscar nominations and won four of them: best sound, best film editing, best director, and best actor for Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey. Also starring in the movie were Donna Read (Mary, George’s wife), Lionel Barrymore (Henry Potter), Thomas Mitchell (George’s Uncle Billy) and Henry Travers (Clarence, angel in training).

This inspirational movie walks George through a life where he never existed, showing him what a tremendous impact his life had on family, friends, and the community. With the guidance of Clarence the angel, George realizes how important his life is to the betterment of all.

This movie is 130 minutes long, and does contain some scenes of fighting.

Miracle on 34th Street

Maureen O’Hara as Doris Walker is the female lead in this movie. John Payne plays lawyer Fred Gailey, Gene Lockhart play Judge Henry X. Harper, and Kris Kringle is played by Edmund Gwenn. A young Natalie Wood plays Doris’ daughter Susan, who doesn’t believe in Santa Claus.

With Christmas rapidly approaching, we believers in Santa are anxious for the sweet old man who has been institutionalized as insane. No one believes he is Santa, not even little Susan, whom he has befriended – or do she?

The court scene brings a cheer to all, but the most heartwarming event comes at the end of the movie. You will believe too!

The movie was released in 1947 and in 1948, won Oscars for best actor in a supporting role (Kris Kringle, Edmund Gwenn), and best writing for both the original story and the screenplay. Golden Globe awards were won for best screenplay and best supporting actor. The movie is 96 minutes long.

Scrooge (also known as A Christmas Carol)

This 1951 movie based on a Charles Dickens story stars Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge, Mervyn Johns as Bob Cratchit, and Michael Hordern as Jacob Marley.

Miserly, tightwad, penny pitcher, stingy all describe Scrooge. The movie takes place in 19xx London where we see the frugal Cratchit family (including crippled Tiny Tim) trying to make ends meet. The wealthy old man endures a troubled, nightmarish sleep on Christmas Eve when three ghosts walk him through his selfish past and give him a glimpse of the future.

This 87 minute movie does have one segment, in the graveyard, which could be a little scary for younger children.

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3 Cheap and Easy to Knit and Crochet Christmas Presents

As Christmas and Hanukkah rapidly approach, consumers may be interested in saving a few dollars and making some Christmas presents this year. Even individuals who aren’t especially crafty may be excited by the concept of making gifts instead of shelling out exorbitant amounts of money on store bought items that might end up in the back of someone’s closet. These three Christmas gift ideas are easily knitted or crocheted, are fashionable, and will help you save money this Christmas!

Wrist Warmers
Wrist warmers are perhaps the easiest thing to knit or crochet. Using a skein of chunky yarn or wool and 6-8mm knitting needles or a crochet hook, knit or crochet a rectangle. Cast on or start with a chain of about 15 stitches, and then knit a rectangle about 6 inches long, or long enough to wrap around your wrist when pulled tightly. Cast off and finish your piece, and then use a needle to sew up the seams. These fashionable accessories can be knitted or crocheted in an hour or so, and are an easy project for beginners, too!

Long, Skinny Scarf
A long and skinny scarf, knitted in the garter stitch (knit every row) or crocheted with single crochet can go very quickly and will only require 1-2 skeins of yarn. Again, using chunky yarn and larger needles (8mm or greater) will make the project go faster. The easy and repetitive stitches can be done while watching a television show or a movie, or when you are the passenger in a car. Keeping the scarf skinny is a great idea for novice knitters/crocheters, because your progress is quick and visible.

Beer Cozies or Soda Cozies
Knitting or crocheting a beer cozy is another really easy option. In fact, if you leave off the bottom and make your rectangle a bit bigger, all you really have to do is knit a wrist warmer that will fit around your beer can! Adding a bottom can be done easily by those who knit in the round and use decreasing stitches. However, it isn’t necessary, especially if you are a beginner and are looking for quick Christmas presents instead of major projects.

These three Christmas projects are easy to knit or crochet, and can be handled by even the novice or beginning knitter or crocheter. Visit Nexstitch for instructional videos to help you learn to crochet, and Knitting Help for videos to help you learn to knit! With a skein of yarn and some needles or crochet hooks, your Christmas crafts are halfway done!

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3 Common Mistakes Parents Unknowingly Make with Child Car Seats

Thousands of babies, toddlers, and children who ride in a car today will be in danger of injury, despite the fact that they are sitting in a car seat while the vehicle is in motion. This is because a disturbing number of infant and child car seats are not being used properly. A car seat is a little more complicated than just shoving it onto the seat and making sure it is secured by the car’s seat belt. Unfortunately, an alarming number of parents and caregivers do not have their car seats correctly installed. Others do not have the car seat assembled correctly, and some are not using the seat appropriately. Read further to find out if you might be making any of the 3 common mistakes that parents unknowingly make with car seats that can result in serious injury or death.

First, it’s critical to know for sure whether or not the car seat that your child uses is even assembled correctly. Some aspects of car seat assembly, particularly when it comes to the straps, can be particularly complicated and confusing. For example, some car seats come with an adjustable headrest that require only that that two bars, a plastic one and a metal one, in the back of the car seat be squeezed and lifted. Many families are using this car seat incorrectly because they didn’t notice the sticker on the back of the seat that says the strap needs to be over the metal bar, not under it. One family had their car seat straps incorrectly assembled for five years without ever realizing it! Fortunately they never had an accident while using the car seat, but they were understandably shaken when they realized that an injury could have resulted from such a seemingly small oversight. Read your directions very carefully and double check to be absolutely certain that your child car seats are assembled exactly according to the instructions.

Second, it is extremely important that your child’s car seat be properly tethered to your vehicle. Unstable tethering can have disastrous consequences in the event of a crash. Check your local baby stores such as Babies R Us for scheduled car seat installation days, during which you can have your car seat inspected by an officer trained to install car seats securely. You can also do a google search for car seat inspections in your area.

Third, be absolutely certain that you are fastening the car seat straps securely and properly. The straps need to be positioned at the proper height, clips need to be in proper working order, and know when it is time to switch from the 5-point harness straps to your vehicle’s lap and shoulder belt. Continuing to use the car seat straps when the child is heavier and taller than they are designed for can lead to the child breaking free of the straps in the event of a crash. Check the instruction manual that came with your car seat for weight and height restrictions regarding the straps that came with the car seat. If you no longer have the instruction manual, call the company that manufactured the car seat model you are using and request one.

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3 Cheap Christmas Decoration Ideas

Christmas decorations can be expensive each year. There are a variety of cheap Christmas decoration ideas that can help cut down the expense of the holiday. I’m going to discuss 3 Christmas decorating ideas that can not only help you save money, but can possibly start some new family traditions that will help bring the entire family together each year.

1. Make your Own Christmas Decorations
Grab some paper, glue. scissors and glitter and start decorating. Use colored construction paper to cut out decorations like Christmas balls. snowflakes, Christmas trees, bows or any other decoration that you want. Use the glue and glitter to sparkle them up, cut a small hole at the top and use a ribbon to hang them on the tree.

You can also string popcorn or use paper to make rings and loop them together to hang around the tree like garland. These are great Christmas activities that the kids and parents can have fun doing together. Forget about having to budget for decorations and get creative by making your own this year.

2. Go for a Christmas Walk in the Woods
No, I’m not crazy! You can find greenery, pine cones and even some berries that can be used to make Christmas decorations and you never even have to go to a store. These can be used to make center pieces, wreaths and even tree ornaments. Pine cones can be kept natural or you can spray paint them silver, gold or any other color that will match your Christmas decorations.

3. Shop for Christmas Decorations after Christmas
If you aren’t a creative artsy person that enjoys making their own decorations, that’s okay. Shop for next years Christmas decoration after Christmas. All the stores cut the prices on all their leftover Christmas items after the holiday. So you can get many of the traditional items for Christmas decorating at hugely discounted prices.

Christmas can be a stressful time for many families due to financial struggles. These cheap Christmas decoration ideas can hopefully help eliminate some of that stress this year and for years to come.

Sources:
39 Frugal Tips for Saving Money at Christmas
16 Budget-Friendly Christmas Decorating Ideas

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