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If you're looking for inspiration for your holiday photos, these ideas will help.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer continues to be a popular Christmas special. Although the stop-action movie based on a song about a reindeer with a glowing nose was originally released in 1964, both kids and adults still...
Why should Santa have all the fun? Rudolph loves to write Christmas letters to kids, too.
For many people, smartphone cameras have become the easy way to share photos on Facebook. But most camera phones can't compare with the quality of a good point-and-shoot camera. So camera manufacturers are developing...
We all know Rudolph's nose helps Santa's reindeer find their way in the dark, but how do they know exactly which homes have children, and how do they keep up their energy during that long flight? Magic reindeer food, of...
Need an easy and inexpensive gift for a coworker or a neighbor? Want a quick holiday project for the kids? Then these printable "Christmas poop" poems can help you out. Add one of these poems to a bag, box,...
Kids love writing letters to Santa Claus, and these free downloads will make it easy and fun to write to St. Nick.
Who's on Santa's Nice List? If your children have been good this year, surprise them with a special certificate from St. Nick himself. You can create them online in minutes.
Technology has created great new ways to keep your kids believing in Santa Claus, from believable photos of St. Nick in your home to personalized videos. But, shhh! don't tell the kids!
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The underwater digital camera market has exploded in recent years with waterproof models that are great for swimming, snorkeling or other water sports. But most of these must be used in shallow water. Fortunately, there...
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If you're looking for a 35mm slide scanner to digitize your collection of old slides, the Epson V600 is a good choice.
There's no need to print out your annual holiday letter anymore. It's quick, easy and fun to create an electronic Christmas letter you can send via email. Here's how.
Seeing your child's face light up when they get a letter from Santa Claus is a priceless moment for any parent, and you don't need to pay someone else to create the letter for you. With some fun Santa letter paper, you...
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Find out where to get free and premium Santa letters to print at home.
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Google's free personalized Santa phone calls are a great way to keep kids believing in Santa Claus.
A personal video message from Santa Claus will keep your kids believing in St. Nick.
Do you dread writing your annual Christmas letter? Is it a chore to put words to paper? Then forget everything you learned in high school about writing and just have fun! these creative Christmas letter ideas will help...
During the Christmas season, you don't have to look far to find holiday decorations. Homes, offices and shopping malls get decked out with lights, ornaments, Christmas trees and yard decorations, and in many towns...
Twas the night before Christmas when all through the land all the writers were busy trying their hand at penning a poem that would certainly make everyone laugh 'til their funny bones ached... With apologies to...
You've been BOO'ed! That's the message that seems to be getting more common each year as neighbors leave gifts or treats on each other's doorsteps with a Halloween boo poem. If you haven't been the giver or recipient of...
These poems can help you remember how Christmas candy canes symbolize the birth of Jesus Christ.
So you're not Kristen Stewart and people don't immediately imagine your face when they think of vampires and werewolves. But that's no reason you can't appear in a movie poster with Edward, Jasper or other members of...
It all started with Elf Yourself. Office Depot started the now-wildly-popular site that allows you to add your face to a dancing elf, and now animated holiday cards that let you to add your face to dancing characters...
He's elusive and fast, but with a little planning, you can get a photo of Santa Clause in your home. Here's how.
Are you struggling to write a letter from Santa Claus? Sometimes the simplest things seem the hardest to write. So if you're having trouble with a Christmas letter from Santa, here are some Santa sample letters to help...
The first Christmas stamp issued by the United States Postal Service wasn't released until 1962, and it was so popular that the initial print run sold out quickly. As a result, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing had...
Not everyone enjoys regular Christmas cards with beautiful angels and scenic winter snow. Here are some places to get offbeat cards designed to make you smile.
Where to create free animated holiday cards online in minutes - often for free.
How many times have you told your children they better watch out, they better not cry and they better be on their best behavior because Santa is watching? The fear of not making Santa's Nice List has undoubtedly kept...
Need some ideas for Halloween? Here are some easy-to-make funny costume ideas, as well as a few creative costumes you can buy online.
Christmas is a very busy time of year for Santa Claus. He has to get the sleigh ready, make sure the elves have finished all the toys, and check his list twice to be sure he hasn't forgotten any good girls and boys. But...
Have fun with this easy-to-make "recipe" that turns chocolate candy into a fun Christmas gag gift.
At the end of the year, it's customary for businesses to send holiday greetings or letters to clients, vendors, and other business associates. But what should you write that will sound professional and sincere without...
When I was a little girl, my mom planted a pine tree in our side yard. Today that tree towers well over 100 feet, and I love to drive by the old house just to see it. Planting gift trees in someone's name is a great way...
Have some fun online with sites that help you create fun characters using your own photos.
Who was the inventor of chocolate? Well, you could give credit to many people, from the Olmec, Maya and Aztec civilizations that discovered the cacao bean, to the Dutch inventor who created a press to make cocoa powder,...
Even Santa needs a little help! Here's some advice on how to help the Jolly Old Elf send a Santa letter to your little one, complete with a postmark from the North Pole. Read on to learn how to create your own free...
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Need some ideas and inspiration to create an annual holiday letter for your friends and family? Here's help!