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Today is the 11th day of Blogmas and I wanted to do something fun so I thought I’d doΒ The Christmas Tag.Β  I was tagged byΒ A Sun on a Cloudy DayΒ  and Manic`TeodoraΒ to doΒ The Christmas TagΒ .Β  I want to thankΒ A Sun on a Cloudy DayΒ andΒ Manic` TeodoraΒ for tagging me. I will be answering 2 sets of questions since I was tagged twice.

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RULES

  • Add The Picture In Your Blog.
  • Copy These Rules In Your Post.
  • Add A Link To ThisΒ Original Post.Β  The Link To The Original Post isΒ littlediyprojects.wordpress.com/thechristmastag
  • Answer The 10 Questions( You Can Add Extra Christmas-Related Questions If You Want).
  • Tag At Least 3 Other Bloggers With Links To Their Blogs.
  • Have Fun.

THE CHRISTMAS TAG QUESTIONS FROM A SUN ON A CLOUDY DAY

  1. What’s Your Favorite Thing About Christmas?Β I like getting together with family to celebrate Jesus’ Birthday.
  2. What’s Your Favorite Christmas Memory?Β I really don’t have one. My birthday is a week before Christmas(on the 19th) but just beingΒ  with my family is great. However I do remember when my Dad’s work went on strike my grandfather played Santa Clause and boy was he noisy.
  3. Are There Special Traditions Your Family Has For Christmas?Β (Can Be Personal Or General)Mom, Dad and I like to watch The Grinch That Stole Christmas, Rudolph, Frosty and if they come again that Christmas Season and they usually do we watch them again. Also another tradition my family has is getting together and having Christmas together.
  4. What’s Your Christmas Wish?Β I have so many Christmas wishes. My Christmas wishes are, Peace on earth, Everyone has a great Christmas, A Computer( which I got already) and so much more.
  5. What’s Your Favorite Christmas Dish?Β My Dad’s mashed potatoes and the ham.
  6. What’s Your Favorite Christmas Decoration?Β The Nativity.
  7. What’s Your Favorite Christmas Song?Β I really don’t have one. I like so many.
  8. Where Do You Usually Celebrate Christmas?Β My parent’s house.
  9. What Does The ‘Christmas Spirit’ Mean To You?Β The “Christmas Spirit’ means that you help others that don’t have as much as you. It also means to help others even if you don’t really want to. When someone wishes me Happy Holidays I respond back Merry Christmas. I want everyone to have a terrific Christmas so Merry Christmas Everyone.
  10. Who Out Of Anybody In The World Would Want To Spend Your Christmas With?Β Jesus and Family And Friends.
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THE CHRISTMAS TAG QUESTIONS FROM MANIC` TEODORA

  1. What Was Your Favourite Christmas Film?Β I really don’t have a favorite film.
  2. What is your Favourite Christmas song?Β I have so many.
  3. Where Do You Spend Your Holiday?Β With my parents.
  4. What Is Your Favorite Thing About Christmas?Β Celebrating Jesus’ Birthday.
  5. What Would Be Your Dream Place To Visit For The Holiday Season?Β Ireland.
  6. What Makes The Holiday Special For You?Β My birthday is on December 19thΒ  so that’s special, Celebrating Jesus’ Birthday, the Christmas Tree and Christmas lights.
  7. Be Honest: Do You Like Giving Gifts Or Receiving Gifts Better?Β Who doesn’t like to get gifts. I know I do. I have a blast buying for my family of 11 too.
  8. Is Your Christmas Tree Real Or Fake?Β I have a fake Christmas Tree. My youngest sister is allergic to pine so my family and I must have a fake Christmas Tree.
  9. What Is One Thing You Asked For Christmas?Β The Original Nintendo DS Handheld Game. I had one before and played it so much that it finally died.):):πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺ😒πŸ˜ͺ

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Merry Blogmas Everyone: Day 10 – Don’t Forget To Elf Yourself

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Now that your doneΒ ChristmasΒ shopping and hopefully stayed within your budget, It’s time toΒ Elf Yourself.Β What do I mean by don’t forget toΒ Elf Yourself?Β It means that when you’re done shopping for others and have money left over go buy yourself something to reward yourself or just because you deserve it. If you choose not to buy anything for yourself, you can always use the following ideas.

  1. Put The Extra Money In Your Checking And/Or Savings Account.
  2. Hide It Somewhere In Your House.
  3. Give The Excess Money Away.

I remember when I was working I would start myΒ ChristmasΒ shopping inΒ JanuaryΒ and have it completed byΒ October. Now I start later likeΒ JulyΒ and finish by the middle ofΒ December.Β Β A Big difference I know. At the end of the post I’m adding a contact form so you can let me know when you start yourΒ ChristmasΒ shopping and finish it. You can leave it in the comment section too.

HappyΒ ChristmasΒ shopping and don’t forget toΒ Elf yourself.

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πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„Merry Blogmas: Day 9 – Finding And Buying A Christmas Gift That Is With Your Budget

This is that wonderful time of the year that we buy gifts for our friends and family. We are willing to go out and join the hustle and bustle of the season just to buy the perfect gift. Now the hard part and that’s buying a gift within your budget.Β  It can be done and I figured out some ways to stay within your budget. I will list some ways that can help you and I know they work because I’ve tried them.

A lot of us buy online instead of in store now days mostly for convenience sake and that is all well and good but have you ever compared the prices online to the in store prices? I have and most of the time I found that in store prices were lower. Yes I’m taking in consideration of coupons too. You see a lot of times when buying online whether it beΒ  onΒ “Black Friday”Β orΒ Sometime Else,Β the prices will be different. Sure they’re supposed to be lower onΒ “Black Friday”Β but are they really?Β  For Example, you go online find an item you want to give someone then you find the same item on the same site an hour or so later for a lower price. Even worse you find out you could have bought the same item in store for a way lower price than for what you paid. Has this ever happened to you. Let me know in the comments or by using the contact form at the end of the post. Now onto my tips for staying within your budget.

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11 TIPS TO GIVE NICE CHRISTMAS GIFTS WHEN YOU’RE ON A BUDGET

  1. Write Down The People And/Or Animals You Want To Give Gifts To.
  2. Figure Out A Reasonable Base Price For Each Person And Don’t Go Over It.
  3. Find Something The Person Will Really Like That Is Within Your Budget.
  4. If You Find That You Might Be Going Over Budget Change Your Gift(there is Nothing Wrong With Changing Your Gift).
  5. If You Find Everything You Want To Buy Is Over Your Budget Then You Can Make A Gift For Your People Who You Are Giving To If You’re A Crafty Person.
  6. Remember It’s The Thought That Counts Not How Much Money You Spend.Β 
  7. After You Found Gifts on Your Budget For The People And/Or Animals, Now The Waiting Begins To Get The Gifts If You Ordered them. If Not, You Can Start Wrapping If You Please.
  8. If You Found Only Some Of Your Gifts-No Problem. I Am Sure You Will Keep Looking Till All Gifts Are Bought.
  9. Another Thing I Do Each Year And Have Found It Helpful Is I Write Down On Index Cards Or A Note Pad The Names Of People And/Or Animals I’m Giving A Gift To, What Their Gift Or Gifts Are, Have I Ordered Or Bought Them And Finally Whether Or Not I Got Them. If I Haven’t Got Them I Don’t Write Anything Down.
  10. Animals Mean A Lot To Us So Like People We Over Spend. Set A Set Price For Your Cat Or Dog. Yes I Said Set A Price For Your Pet. If there Is A Pet Carrier, A Scratching Post Or A Cage For Your Dog Set It At A Price You Can Afford. Your Pet Might Get That Perfect Gift From You/Santa Paws After All.
  11. After Getting All Your Gifts Hopefully On Budget too, You’re ready To Start Your Christmas Wrapping. Don’t Wait To The Last Minute.

When I buy for my family of 11+people, I have to follow these tips. Only problem is I always go over budget with my Mom and Dad but everybody else I stay within my budget.

Now the next 2 sections will be about Cats and Dogs.

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Some good gifts for your cat are:

  1. Adoption.
  2. Cardboard Boxes.
  3. Catnip.
  4. Cat Grass.
  5. Cat Toys To Exercise Your Cat.
  6. Cat Food.
  7. A New Pet Bed.
  8. A New Blanket For Your Cat To Sleep On.
  9. Balls Of Yarn.
  10. More Catnip.
  11. A Heated House.
  12. A New Scratch Post
  13. A New Cat Tree.
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Now For Gifts For Dogs. Since Dogs and Cats are different but both likeΒ ChristmasΒ their gift list is somewhat different too. What a dog might want is:

  1. Dog Food.
  2. Dog Toys To Exercise Your Dog.
  3. A New Collar.
  4. A New Pet Bed.
  5. A New Pet Carrier.
  6. A New Crate Or Cage.
  7. A Heated House.
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Now that I’ve given you some tips to stay within your budget when you buy gifts, I certainly hope these tips help you. Happy Shopping Everyone.

 

 

 

πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽπŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„Merry Blogmas Everyone: Day 7 – Making A Gingerbread House At ChristmasπŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽπŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

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LastΒ ChristmasΒ my sister and family brought a Gingerbread House kit for them and their cousins to put together. Was that ever a sight to see and hear.Β  They did manage to put the gingerbread house kit together but realized to late and I mean to late they put it together wrong. In fact, it was after they had the house was already put together they realized this. Like I said way to late. No big deal it still looked good. Yes it is still standing to this day too. We have kept it in the freezer.

My 4 nieces and 1 nephew had fun trying to put it together. Oh the giggling we heard and the talking. It was so nice to have them together making something and knowing they were working together even made it better.Β  A picture of the finished product is below.

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You see the Stewart household is usually busy atΒ ChristmasΒ and with 3 kids in college, 1 about to graduate high school and ready to go to college and 1 is still in high school.Β  So getting together isn’t easy. We’re always thrilled when all of us can get together even if that means doing Christmas a day early. I love the laughter that goes throughout the house.

Merry Blogmas Everyone.

 

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Merry Blogmas Everyone: Day 8 – The Making Of Christmas Cookies – A Yearly Fun Tradition

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Twas the 8th day ofΒ  Blogmas and what are we doing? We are makingΒ Christmas cookies at theΒ StewartΒ  household and having fun making the cookies we are.

The week before ChristmasΒ is always busy with makingΒ ChristmasΒ cookies and whatever else comes up. Despite the ChristmasΒ hustle and bustle, making cookies with momΒ has become a fun tradition I look forward to eachΒ Christmas.Β 

My favoriteΒ Christmas CookieΒ is the Orange Cookie and everyone else’s too so they’re the first to get eaten. ):πŸ˜ͺ):πŸ˜ͺ

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Merry Blogmas Everyone: Day 6 – My Favorite Christmas Songs And My Cat’s Favorite Christmas Songs

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Today is day 6 of Blogmas. 19 days to go. I decided to write onΒ My Favorite Christmas Songs And My Cat’s Favorite Christmas Songs.Β You read right my cat has favorite Christmas songs. I thought I would start with my cat’s favorite Christmas songs. They are listed on the image below.

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My cat told me she had some more favorite Christmas songs. they are on the images below. Does your cat or dog have favorite Christmas songs like my cat, Daisy Mae? Please let me know in the comment section or by using the contact form at the end of this post.

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Now my Favorite Christmas Songs. They are as follows:

  1. Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer.
  2. Santa Clause Is Coming To Town.
  3. Up On The Housetop.
  4. Handel’s Messiah.
  5. Joy To The World.
  6. Hark The Herald Angels Sing.
  7. Mary Did You Know?
  8. Here Comes Santa Clause, Here Comes Santa Clause.
  9. O Christmas Tree.
  10. Jingle Bells.
  11. We Wish You A Merry Christmas.

I could list more because I have several favorite Christmas Songs. What are your favorite Christmas songs? Please tell me in the comment section or contact me by the contact form I’m adding at the end of this post. Yes I’m really interested in knowing.

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Merry Blogmas: Day 5 – What Is It Like To Work Retail During The Christmas Season?

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I’m excited, I only have 20 days to go until Merry Blogmas ends for 2017. ☹☹ I’m happy I made it this far and if you’re participating and I know some of you are you should be happy you made it this far so give yourself an atta girl or atta boy.

I decided to write onΒ What’s It Like To Work Retail For The Christmas Season?

Β You see for 18 Christmas Seasons I worked during Christmas. No it wasn’t seasonal work either. I either worked full-time, part-time or part-time but worked full-time hours. I saw 18 Christmas Seasons go by until the store closed their doors in January of 2015. The stories I could tell you.

In fact, right after I started working retail I had this mother and her kids. She told me that they were on their way to the airport. She got mad at me when I told her she needed her receipt to return her items. She wasn’t happy she had to wait in line. Due to the fact it was the Christmas season there were a lot of people in line which didn’t make this woman happy either. She didn’t have the Christmas spirit despite our Christmas music and Christmas displays. She eventually went and got her receipt but it was unreadable because her one kid vomited on the receipt. She did pay cash but it went to the manager’s desk and the result is unknown. Every Christmas there was at least one Story if not more.

In the Same Christmas Season I had this elderly woman who wanted me to be her personal shopper. Had I done it for her before? Yes when it wasn’t as busy. However, this particular day it was not only busy but there were people waiting in line before her. What did I do? I took her aside and explained she had to wait her turn in line like the others and I would take care of her when it was her turn. The result? She was not happy. I asked my boss if what I did was the right thing to do and she agreed with me and she needed put in her place.

Each Christmas season the men would wait to the 23rd or 24th of December to do their shopping. They would come in and say to me she’s about your height and weight and money is no object. The result? I would take them to the most expensive sweater and show them the size I would buy if I were buying the sweater and they always walked away happy. It gave me the satisfaction to know I helped them find a Christmas gift. This happened every Christmas season. What I had to look forward to!!

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Merry Blogmas Everyone: Day 4 – The Supermoon, Frost Moon, Harvest Moon Or Yule Moon

What Is A Supermoon?:

It’s the last full moon that occurred on December 3rd, 2017. It also is the last Supermoon or yule moon of 2017.

What Is The Supermoon Also called?:

The Supermoon is also called a Yule Moon, A Harvest moon and A Frost Moon. To learn how the moon got these names click on the link below. I suggest you do it’s interesting.

When Does The Supermoon Or Yule Moon Happen?:Β 

The Supermoon or yule happens when the moon is closest to the earth and this time it will appear for 3 days (Friday to Monday).

How Large Will The Supermoon Be And How Bright Will The Supermoon Be?:Β 

Β The full moon or Supermoon will be a mere 492 km (306 miles) away from Earth, making it appear 13.6% larger in diameter and 29% larger in the area. It will also appear 7% more intense and brighter because the Earth will be closest to the sun.

What Was It Like To Witness The Supermoon or Yule Moon?:

It was an awesome sight. It was not only beautiful but bright too. It was framed or surrounded with colors of pinks, reds, greens, blues and yellows. So pretty to witness. It could have been a beacon in the sky it was so bright. I took pictures from 3 different angles. One on Zoom, One on Medium Zoom and One from far away.

Conclusion:

It was a beautiful, bright moon framed in color. How appropriate, a colorful frame for a big and bright moon that shined like beacon in the sky. Also if you get the chance, click on the provided link and read about the Yule moon and how it got it name. The history behind it is interesting. I really hope you click on the link to read it. You’ll see pictures of the moon that appeared on December 3, 2017 above.

Links Used In My Research:

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For Day 3 of Merry Blogmas I have decided to do Christmas Childhood Memories. One of my first childhood memories is of a silver artificial Christmas that my 2 younger sisters and I would help put up but that wasn’t the cool part. The cool part was this color wheel with the colors of blues, yellows, greens and red. The color wheel we set up was shined on the silver Christmas tree. So when the wheel stopped on a certain color that’s what color the tree looked like. It was really pretty. The best part though was we opened 1 Christmas present on Christmas Eve and opened the rest on Christmas.

My 2nd childhood memory as a kid was when my Dad’s place of work went on strike and my grandfather helped mom get Santa’s gifts out of the attic. This particular Christmas Santa’s gifts were dolls that were as tall as my sisters and I if not taller. The dolls fell down the attic steps. We had a noisy Santa Clause that year.

My 3rd childhood memory was when my sisters and I were older I put a red Santa’s hat on my Grandfather’s head and then I took a picture as did someone else because I have that picture of him in the Santa’s hat with Grandma in the background framed. I look at it every morning.

These are the three childhood memories that stand out. I have plenty more memories but feel it in the best interest of time, I’m not listing them.

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For Blogmas Day 2, Daisy Mae and I have decided to do our Christmas Wish Lists.

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The things on my grown up wish list that I’m asking for from Santa are as follows:

  1. A computer.
  2. A Diamond Ring.
  3. Some Mystery/Suspense Books.
  4. To Be With My Family.
  5. Peace On Earth And Goodwill Toward Everyone.
  6. Another Good Year Blogging.
  7. To See The New Year And Enjoy It.
  8. Β To Get A Full-Time Job With Benefits.
  9. To Understand My Computer More.
  10. Not To Judge But Respect Peoples Opinions/Choices Even If I Think They Are Wrong.
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Daisy Mae’s Christmas wish list.

  1. Cat Nip.
  2. Lots Of Kitty Treats.
  3. Kitty Litter That Clumps.
  4. Cat Nip Toys.
  5. Cat Grass.
  6. More Cat Nip.
  7. Lots Of Cuddling And Snuggling.
  8. Lots Of Love.
  9. Lots Of Meow Mix And Fancy Feast Cat Food.
  10. I Hope Everyone Gets What They Asked Santa For And More Especially My Human.
  11. I Want Lots Of Companionship.