13 Easy DIY Christmas Gifts & Stocking Stuffers

13 DIY Christmas Gifts

Struggling to find that perfect Christmas Gift? You and many others are in the same confined stocking. Everything is so commercialized and mass produced that nothing feels really special anymore. Not to mention that the bank accounts are often so low that buying a gift is more overwhelming than fun. You could carry on the tradition of worrying, struggling with ideas and fighting crowds, or you could do something new such as making the gifts this year. I always find that making a Christmas gift is far more meaningful than items I can find in a store because I can make them for each individual and personalize it.

There are so many ideas out there for DIY Christmas gifts, simply do a search on Pinterest and you will find tons of examples and creations. I have compiled a list of 13 DIY Christmas Gifts that are quick and easy to make. You can find Pom Pom Bookmarks for the readers in the family, soap (who doesn’t need that), Sugar scrub, edible plants and more in the list below.

  1. Make Pom Pom Bookmarks for that special reader. For those of us that like the feeling and smell of paper books, this is a great gift! Easy to make as well! Get the instructions from Design Mom
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  3. Mini Origami Books are great stocking stuffers. How this little book should be used is left to the imagination of the recipient (perhaps an awesome flip book). Learn to make one at Paper Kawaii
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  5. Another Pom Pom idea is the DIY Pom Pom Bag Charms. Take the pom poms from the bookmarks and create keychains, charms and other unique gifts. A little Yarn can make the fluffiest items. The bag charm instructions can be found on a pair & a spare
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  7. Need a somewhat quick gift that will actually be used and enjoyed? Try the 10-Minute DIY Milk & Honey Soap. A very useful gift and extremely special because it was made by you. Instructions can be found on Happiness is Homemade
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  9. Winter is here and naturally hands get cold. You could buy those “use once and throw away” hand warmers but that gets expensive. I think the best thing you could do is DIY! Some fabric, a little rice and a sewing machine makes a reusable hand warmer. Give them as gifts with fabric styled after each persons personality to make them special. Be sure to make one for yourself! Learn to make these hot little items at Little House Living
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  11. These little Hot Chocolate Spoons are great for the connoisseurs of Chocolate. I always feel like there is not enough chocolate in my hot cocoa and these certainly help add an extra touch of deliciousness. A great Christmas gift and fast and easy to make. For more information and the instructions see The Nerds Wife
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  13. Want to make something useful and luxurious? Then Body Butter is the place to start. Bring the spa home for Christmas with moisturizing Body Butter. Anyone who has used this stuff knows it is luxury in a jar. Learn how to make it at My Frugal Adventures
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  15. A Quick and easy gift to make is the Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix in a Jar. Add the ingredients, seal the jar and give as a gift. Add a candy cane stirrer for that extra Christmasy touch. Recipe is available at The Yummy Life
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  17. For those with a sweet tooth make Peppermints lollipops. Simply bake peppermint candies together and you get the perfect candy for the holidays! Get the instructions at Find it Make it Love it
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  19. I find the Frosty the Snowman Candy Gift Pots totally adorable. Take a flower pot and paint it to look like Frosty the Snowman. Then fill it with their favorite goodies to make this the perfect Christmas Present. Get the instructions from Live Laugh Rowe
  20. DIY Simple Snowman Candy Gift Pots!  Perfect for a holiday party favor or secret santa gift!  More details at livelaughrowe.com

  21. Lips have to be protected this time of year and what better way to do that then with Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm. These are the perfect size for stocking stuffers and they will be very appreciated. Learn how to create these at Hip 2 Save
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  23. Get really crafty and make Rustic Wood Craft Stick Coasters with a beautiful silhouette featuring whatever you want. Make four of these and give them as a gift. They will look great in any setting. Kids can also have fun creating their own sets for friends or family members (adult supervision required). Learn to make these table savers from By Dawn Nicole
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  25. Plants are always a great gift. they are beautiful, fun to watch as they grow, and useful. This Christmas get creative by replanting the bottom of the celery stalk to create a beautiful kitchen plant that will grow yummy celery. Learn how to Grow Your Own Celery at SKGaleana

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Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves on Digital HD

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Forever enchanting and inspiring, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs embodies The Walt Disney Signature Collection’s legacy of animation. In this epic story of love and friendship, the kind and beautiful princess Snow White wins the hearts of the Seven Dwarfs and triumphs over the evil plans of a wicked Queen. Share the movie called “The Greatest Animated Film Of All Time,” (American Film Institute) on Blu-ray February 2nd and on Digital HD January 19th, with special features for the entire family!

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarves will be available for the First Time Ever on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) January 19th and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack February 2nd Marking the launch of The Walt Disney Signature Collection.

Featuring In-Depth Brand New Bonus Material Including:

  • In Walt’s Words: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – For the first time ever, hear Walt himself talk about Snow White.
  • Iconography – Explore how this film influences pop culture, art, and fashion.
  • @DisneyAnimation: Designing Disney’s First Princess – Modern day Disney artists discuss the design of Snow White and how it influenced the look of some of your favorite Disney characters.
  • The Fairest Facts of Them All: 7 Facts You May Now Know About Snow White – Disney Channel star Sofia Carson reveals seven intriguing facts about Snow White.
  • Snow White in Seventy Seconds – Rap along with this hip reimagining of the story.
  • Alternate Sequence: The Prince Meets Snow White – A never–before-seen story board sequence where the Prince meets Snow White.

and Much More!

*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer

Voice Cast: Adriana Caselotti (“The Wizard of Oz”) as Snow White; Roy Atwell (“A Powder Romance”) as Doc; Stuart Buchanan (“Super-Speed”) as Huntsman; Lucille La Verne (“Abraham Lincoln”) as Queen/Witch; Moroni Olsen (“Notorious”) as Magic Mirror; Harry Stockwell (“Here Comes the Band”) as Prince; Eddie Collins (“Drums Along the Mohawk”) as Dopey; Pinto Colvig (“Mickey and the Beanstalk”) as Sleepy/Grumpy; Billy Gilbert (“The Great Dictator”) as Sneezy; Otis Harlan (“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”) as Happy; and Scotty Mattraw (“In Old Chicago”) as Bashful.

Producer: Walt Disney

Directors: William Cottrell (Sequence Director); David Hand (Supervising Director); Wilfred Jackson (Sequence Director); Larry Morey (Sequence Director); Perce Pearce (Sequence Director); Ben Sharpsteen (Sequence Director).

Writers: Ted Sears (Story Adaptation); Richard Creedon (Story Adaption); Otto Englander (Story Adaption); Dick Rickard (Story Adaption); Earl Hurd (Story Adaptation); Merrill De Maris (Story Adaptation); Dorothy Ann Blank (Story Adaptation); Webb Smith (Story Adaptation).

Based on: “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” written by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm

Composers: Frank Churchill (“Bambi”); Leigh Harline (“Pinocchio”); Paul Smith (“Cinderella”)

Release Dates: January 19, 2016 (Digital HD) & February 2, 2016 (Physical & Digital SD)

Product SKUs: Disney Movies Anywhere, Digital HD & SD, Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital)

Ratings: G in US & Canada (bonus materials are not rated)

Feature Run Time: Approximately 83 Minutes

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook
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Kung Fu Panda 3 Sweepstakes and Free Printables

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Starting November 26, 2015 Kung Fu Panda fans can enter The Journey Home Dreamworks Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to the King Fu Panda 3 Premiere in Los Angeles! However, this is no ordinary Sweepstakes. While fans will be able to enter the sweepstakes via an online entry form here, we also get an exciting Fortune Cookie hunt! At participating theaters fans can get a free fortune cookie to open and see if they won.

Visit a participating Movie Theater in the Territory during the In-Theater Sweepstakes Entry Period to obtain a Kung Fu Panda 3 Fortune Cookie while supplies last. Look at the fortune inside the Kung Fu Panda 3 Sweepstakes Fortune Cookie to determine if it is a winning fortune or a non-winning fortune. Winning fortunes will state “YOU ARE A WINNER”, will include a unique code and 800 number, and must be retained in order to claim the prize. Non-winning fortunes do not include these items.

The prize is a trip for the winner and up to three (3) guests to Los Angeles, California for the Premiere Screening of Kung Fu Panda 3 (“Premiere”) on or about January 16, 2016. Prize includes round trip Delta Airlines tickets to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), ground transportation between airport and hotel, two (2) consecutive nights at a participating Delta Vacations hotel, four (4) tickets to Movie Premiere, and a total of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) spending money. Total Approximate Retail Value of all Prizes: $19,375.00 Please read Kung Fu Panda 3: The Journey Home Sweepstakes Official Rules for more details about the prizes, how to enter and other technical need-to-know information.

The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who are 13 or older at the time of participation. The Sweepstakes begins on 11/26/15 at 12:00:00 a.m PST and ends on 12/4/15 at 11:59:59 p.m. PST, or while supplies last. Approximate odds of winning are 1 in 2,120,000.

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Not only has Dreamworks given fans this awesome opportunity for a chance to win a trip to the Kung Fu Panda Premiere, they have also given all their fans awesome free Kung Fu Panda 3 Free Printables, available on their website www.dreamworks.com! Click the images below to download the printables and crafts. Then just print and create for some AWESOME Kung Fu Panda Fun!

Coloring Pages
Connect the Dots
Halloween Cards
Holiday Gift Tags
Mazes
PaperToy Tigress
Party Pack
Spot the Difference Face to Face
Spot the Difference Panda Pool
SKGaleana Kung Fu Panda 3 Printables


Over 60 Free Christmas Fonts

I like to make Homemade Christmas cards. The personal touches and the ability to make it for a certain person just makes the cards extra special and less commercialized. My parents get a special card every year with popups, glitter and a little love. It quite literally is a tradition because I have been making them a Christmas Card since I was itty bitty. This year I have been working on a card using Photoshop. It was all going really well until I realized that I have absolutely no Christmas Fonts. Out of the gazillions of fonts I have, Candy Canes, snow flake, and Santa Claus fonts were no where to be found. Well this just wouldn’t do. I had to have Christmas fonts to make my cards. Even if I had to pay for them I was gonna at least have a candy cane font.

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Amazingly enough, fonts are not really that hard to find, or I had the greatest stroke of luck and found just the right site in under 30 seconds. A quick search for Christmas Fonts led me to theholidayspot.com where they have OVER 60 Christmas fonts anyone can download and install into their computer. And as an added Christmas Bonus, they are all free! Trust me when I tell you, it is like getting Christmas Presents early!

theholidayspot.com makes the whole thing rather simple. Click the image below and head over to the site. Using the images provided, find the font you want and click the image and save the zip to your computer. After the download is complete extract the files from the zip. Then in a new window open your fonts file under the control panel and slide the recently downloaded font file into your fonts folder. That’s it, extremely easy. Just the way I like it!

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SKGaleana’s Sugar Cookie Lemon Drops Recipe

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I had a ‘light bulb’ moment while watching a Christmas Movie called “Ice Sculpture Christmas” on the Hallmark Channel the other day. Callie, the main character and an aspiring chef, was teaching her friend David how to make Thumbprint Cookies. She had him roll the cookie dough into little balls, flatten it down, place a thumbprint into the disk and fill it with jam. Trust me, my eyes bulged from my head. I had never thought of placing JAM in the thumbprint crater. When I make Thumbprint Cookies, I usually place a small bit of peanut butter in the center followed by a Hershey Kiss after it is baked. You would think I would have tried Jam at least once. And ironically, I still haven’t.

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While I have perfectly good Organic Strawberry Jam ready to put into cookies, I wanted to take this idea a step further. I have recently learned how to make a Lemon Meringue Pie and the filling I make is out of this world delicious. I mean it is so yummy it makes you drool all over yourself in anticipation. This type of filling should not be limited to one pie, it needs to be in a bite-size sugary-goodness cookie. Sugary being the Key word. So in a stroke of sugar madness I created what I like to call the SKGaleana’s Sugar Cookie Lemon Drops.

These little morsels are pretty easy to make, all that is required is some Sugar Cookie Dough that has been chilled (either store bought or homemade) and Lemon Pie Filling. Then it is a simple as roll, flatten, thumbprint, fill and bake! Feel free to print the recipe and share it with your friends and family. You will find that these are so addictive that you will want more people to create them so you will have more around.

SKGaleana's Sugar Cookie Lemon Drops

  • Servings: makes about 36
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • Chilled Sugar Cookie Dough
  • Lemon Filling (or use your own lemon filling)

  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup of lemon juice (fresh is best)
  • 1.5 tbsp. Butter
Directions

    Note: Make the Lemon Filling first

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, flour, salt, and water. Stir Constantly.
  2. Once the mixture boils, stir vigorously for 1 minute, then remove from heat
  3. Slightly beat yolks in a separate bowl with a fork. Add 1/3 of the boiled sugar mixture to the yolks and stir together. Add the egg yolk mixture back into the saucepan. Cook mixture for one more minute on medium heat while stirring constantly.
  4. Remove the mixture from the heat and add the cube of butter. Stir until the butter is completely melted.
  5. Add the Lemon Juice to the egg and sugar mixture and stir until both are completely mixed together. Set aside.
  6. Preheat oven to the required temp to bake your regular sugar cookies
  7. Roll the cookie dough in your hands to form 1 to 1.5 inch balls
  8. on a floured surface, flatten the balls to about 1/2 inch
  9. Using your Thumb, press an indentation into the dough to make a small bowl. The larger the indent, the more filling it will hold.
  10. Place a large dollop of Lemon Filling you just made in the thumbprint
  11. Place the cookies on a cookie sheet and bake for the same amount of time you would bake regular sugar cookies.
  12. When they are done, let them cool then place on a tray and serve. These are also delicious cold.


Star Wars Dinnerware Set Giveaway from Zak.com

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zak.com has created the most out of this world giveaway for every Star Wars fan out there! Feast your eyes on the beautiful Star Wars ceramics line Dinnerware Set featuring Ice Cream Bowls, Soup Bowls, Appetizer Plates, Dinner Plates, Coffee Mugs, and Glass Tumblers! If the image above doesn’t make you drool for the most epic Star Wars Kitchen Set ever to grace this universe, than nothing will.

What zak.com has to say about their Dinnerware Set:

Here is a simple and undeniable truth that holds fast from one end of the galaxy to the other – Star Wars never goes out of style. From the moment the unforgettable cast characters first appeared on the silver screen, they have become woven into the lives of fans everywhere. Now we are giving fans of all ages an opportunity to showcase just how stylish Star Wars really is with this new line of ceramic plates and bowls that are designed to be as timeless as the characters featured on them. To create an even more timeless feel throughout the Star Wars dinnerware line, all of the characters are stylishly portrayed in black and white. So whether it’s a fashionable dinner party or a simple meal in front of the TV, the Star Wars ceramics line is designed to be at home in any situation. Because just like Star Wars, good taste never goes out of style.

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The characters displayed on the Dinnerware are Han Solo, Boba Fett, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, R2-D2, Princess Leia, C-3PO, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Yoda. They are all elegant enough for nice dinner parties but epic enough to be used for anytime of the day!

To enter for a chance to win this epic giveaway, head over to zak.com by clicking the image below and fill in your name and email address. It is that easy! The giveaway ends 12/21/2015 so get your entries in as soon as possible!

Star Wars Dinnerware set giveaway


Christmas Classics the Whole Family can Enjoy


Do you remember when Reindeer were made fun of for having red noses? Do you recall how Kris Kringle became Santa Claus? Was it only once upon a time that snowmen could come alive and dance through the streets? Perhaps all these stories only happened in our dreams as visions of sugar plums danced through our heads. Or maybe, they are memories of some of the most classic Christmas Movies the holiday has ever seen. Hold onto your elf hats because you are about to be snowball pelted with the biggest Christmas nostalgic moment you will ever have this side of the North Pole!

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That’s right, avalanching to the shelves this Christmas is the Original Christmas Classics Anniversary Collectors Edition! Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, the Little Drummer Boy, Cricket on the Hearth, Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, and Frosty Returns are all collected together in one Christmas Classic Bundle. All those childhood stories once again come to life for a whole new generation on Blu-Ray! That is, if the new generation can pry it from my fingers.

I will be honest, the moment I received the blu-ray collection, I tore off the plastic faster than Rudolph could light his nose in a fog of peanut butter. I grew up with these films plastered all over the VCR every Christmas. We always had one Christmas Classic or another playing. So when this blu-ray collection landed in my hands, I couldn’t wait to restart the tradition of Christmas movies playing in the background or the family gathering around the TV, drinking hot cocoa and watching some of my favorite movies.

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I could continue my ramblings of my love for these Classic Christmas movies, but it would probably become more long winded than Yukon Cornelius. So let me make it clear and simple: I love these stories. The adventures each character goes through to grow and become something more than just an image on the screen is far beyond what we see today…Or at least I think so. Take Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, it is a perfect movie to show what bullying can do to someone who is just a little different. It also shows how one needs to be strong because a brilliant light could be around the next iceberg. Frosty the Snowman teaches us to share and be kind, Santa Claus is coming to Town teaches us that a little kindness can melt even the coldest hearts and that everyone needs a little fun in their life. No matter how old you are, these films not only have a message, they are entertaining and contain the most lovable Christmas Characters.

This collection comes in a two disc collection with the seven timeless Christmas Stories and wonderful bonus features.
The Christmas Classics included are:

  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • the Little Drummer Boy
  • Cricket on the Hearth
  • Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol
  • Frosty Returns

Each of these films have been Digitally remastered for wonderful sound and crisp vibrant images. They have been dusted off, cleaned up, and repainted so that a whole new generation can enjoy the masterpieces of the Christmas Classics. All I can say is, Beautiful. To see my favorite films reborn made my Christmas Season glow brighter than Rudolph’s nose.

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With a line up like that, you may already be thinking this is the greatest thing since the downfall of the Burgermeister Meisterburger, but it gets better. Not possible? Oh but it is. Try adding epic bonus features that will engage the audience, child or adult, for even more Christmasy fun! You can become an artist, make toys read the facts, sing-along to some of the most classic songs and more!
Bonus Features include:

  • Be an Artist & create
  • Learn to draw Rudolph, Santa, Frosty and more from a professional animator. Plus fun craft activities for the whole family.
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  • Santa Special Delivery
  • Enjoy 45 jolly notes about Santa and what makes the holidays so special.
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  • Rudolph unwrapped
  • Gift boxes are unwrapped to reveal 50 magical facts about Rudolph and all his friends
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  • Magical Melody and Kringle Jingle
  • Sing along to the memorable holiday tunes, Frosty the Snowman and Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
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  • Frosty Snowflake Surprises
  • Magical snowflakes reveal 45 fun facts about everyone’s favorite snowman
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  • Sam the Snowman’s Sing-alongs
  • Join the fun and sing along to Holly Jolly and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

You too can share the wonder and the joy of these seven timeless stories with your children and grandchildren and create new memories and holiday traditions that you will cherish through the years. Simply purchase Original Christmas Classics Anniversary Collectors Edition from Amazon.com and begin the magical Christmas Journey with Rudolph, Frosty, Santa Claus and more.

Be sure to check out all the cool Christmas Crafts that dreamworksholidays.com features on their Holiday Website. Build Toys, print activity pages, solve mazes, connect the dots, write a letter to Santa and so much more can be found ready to print for you and your family to create. You can even build a rocking horse, make some delicious REESE’S PIECES COOKIES, or make Popcorn Snowmen (click the images below to fly over to the craft). How cool is that!?!?
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REESE’S PIECES COOKIES

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Free Shaun the Sheep Movie Activity Pages

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Shaun The Sheep Movie is now available on Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) from Lionsgate Home Entertainment! This baaaa-rilliant movie will have you grazing at the screen with anticipation as you watch Shaun the Sheep combat boredom by taking a day off for some fun in the Big City.

In celebration of Shaun The Sheep Movie blu-ray and DVD release, we have a handful of new clips from the bonus features you can watch an enjoy! Lean about the Voice of Shaun, Importance of the Music, Meet Shaun the Sheep, and see how some of the models were created.

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Once you have finished watching the bonus features, download the printable Activity Pages. They are fun for the whole family with adorable Christmas Ornaments, Printable Cupcake Toppers, paper crafts, party decorations, coloring pages and more! Simply click the images below to start your own adventure!

Shaun the Sheep Activity pages

Shaun the sheep free movie printables

Purchase Shaun the Sheep The movie from Amazon.com and begin your own adventure.

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What Rights Are You Most Thankful For?

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Before the shopping, the mad rush for the stores and the best deals, before people go insane for sales and Black Friday door busters, I would like to take a moment and remind everyone that this week is much more than consumerism. This week is a time to reflect on what we have, what we have gained and what we are most thankful for. Like so many, I will admit that I sometimes forget to look at what I have and give thanks. That is why we need this day. Sure the food is wonderful and the shopping is…chaotic.. but there is nothing like family and friends getting together to spend time with each other and being thankful for everything we have and the blessings we receive.

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Being thankful is not limited to physical items, it can also be for something not necessarily tangible but just as important. For example we can be thankful for the love in our lives, our health and even the rights we posses. It wasn’t long ago when women were not considered equal to men. Women had to fight for their rights and make their voice heard. That is why it is so important to recognize what we have and what we need to do to keep moving forward.

I have spent most of the #19DaysofSuffrage asking all of you to think about what it means to you to be a woman, what changes need to occur to make it better and how these changes can be made. There have been some amazing answers from many of you! Here are just a few that I find incredible.

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These comments are awesome and I would like to continue this amazing momentum. Therefore, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, this week I want to change it up a bit. I want all of us to reflect on what rights we are thankful to have. Comment your answers below. Is it the right to vote? The right to free speech? Or perhaps you are simply thankful for the right to choose?

Day 17 What Rights are you most thankful for

I will start with my personal thanks. I am most thankful for the right to speak my mind through writing and/or speaking. There was a time when women were seen and not heard. Women suffered in silence and scorned if they spoke. With my loud voice and my love of writing, if I had lived in that time, I think I would have died a little inside each day. I say, “Thank You” to the women before me, who struggled and fought to give me and the women of today a voice.

Unfortunately, not all women enjoy the rights much of us have. So While you are thinking of the rights you are most thankful for, remember that many women are still struggling for even the most basic rights the #fightsnotover yet!

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Suffragette will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD February 2, 2016. Pre-order your copy from Amazon.com

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Hotel Transylvania 2 Goes Digital for Christmas!

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The Drac Pack is back and coming to Digital HD when Hotel Transylvania 2 arrives Dec. 22! That is just in time for Christmas! It will be released on Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on Jan. 12 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment! Special Features Include Fifth Harmony’a Music Video, Sing-Along Scary-oke, Deleted Scenes, and more!

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Culver City, Calif. (Nov. 23, 2015) – Sony Pictures Animation’s monster family box-office hit HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2, which grossed more than $430 million in theaters worldwide to date, will debut on Digital HD Dec. 22, just in time for holiday viewing and on Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on Jan. 12 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The Hotel Transylvania sequel reunites ‘Drac’s Pack’ of loveable characters, led by “Vampa” Drac (Adam Sandler, Grown-Ups) as they try to put Mavis (Selena Gomez, Spring Breakers) and Johnny’s (Andy Samberg, TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) son Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp to bring out his vampire side. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad (comedy legend Mel Brooks) is about to pay the family a visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania, it doesn’t take long for things to get batty!

The record-breaking film, which scored the best September opening of all-time previously held by the original Hotel Transylvania and was the #1 family film internationally for eight consecutive weeks, also features Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), David Spade (TV’s “Rules of Engagement”), Steve Buscemi (TV’s “Boardwalk Empire”), Keegan-Michael Key (TV’s “Key and Peele”), Molly Shannon (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”) and Fran Drescher (TV’s “The Nanny”). HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 marks the return of 3-time Primetime Emmy winning director Genndy Tartakovsky (Star Wars: Clone Wars), along with producer Michelle Murdocca (Hotel Transylvania). The screenplay is by Adam Sandler and Robert Smigel (TV’s “SNL”).

The Blu-ray combo pack and DVD are full of extras, including Fifth Harmony’s “I’m in Love With a Monster” music video, a character sketch gallery, an inside look at how the filmmakers and animators created Hotel Transylvania 2 and director commentary with Genndy Tartakovsky. Exclusive to the Blu-ray are interactive featurettes on how to throw the ultimate monster party and draw your favorite characters from the film, a special Monster Scary-oke, which gives viewers the chance to sing along with Dennisovitch to spooky versions of three classic songs, must-see deleted scenes and much more.

Synopsis: In this all-new monster comedy adventure, everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania! However, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is on vacation, things get batty as Drac enlists his monster friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp!

DVD Special Features (also on Blu-ray & Digital*)

  • Fifth Harmony Music Video: “I’m In Love With A Monster”
  • Character Sketch Gallery
  • Feature Commentary with Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel and Allen Covert
  • Feature Commentary with Director Genndy Tartakovsky

Blu-ray & Digital Exclusives*
All DVD Bonus Features Plus…

  • Sing Along with Monster Scary-Oke!
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Make the Scary, Silly Sounds of Hotel Transylvania 2
  • How to Throw The Ultimate Monster Party
  • How to Draw Your Favorite Characters
  • The New Guys: Meet Vlad, Dennis, Kakie and More

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HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 has a running time of 89 minutes and is rated PG for some scary images, action and rude humor.

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Grab the FREE Hotel Transylvania 2 Printables here. There are Recipes, bookmarks, masks and more! Get the free printable Cubeecrafts I made of Mavis, Johnny, Denis and the Drac Pack to help celebrate the epic release of Hotel Transylvania 2 by clicking the image below!
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