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Holiday Gift Making!

Are you in a festive & creative mood? Take a look at the fabulous & easy gift ideas in these books:
Best of Christmas Ideas by Better Homes & Gardens
Call # 745.59412 BES
Look for the article on Well Rounded Wreaths (pg 80-83)
My favorite is the Candy-Cane Wreath- Yum!
Country Living: Merry & Bright: 301 festive ideas for celebrating Christmas
Call # 745.59412 COU
Add whimsy to your holiday gifts- Think outside the box (literally) and run ribbons lengthwise across the gift packages. A triple row of these ribbons adds a whimsical & delightful touch.
You’ll find 300 more ideas in this cheery holiday book.
I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas: Gifts, Decorations, and Recipes that Use Less and Mean More by Anna Getty
Call # 745.59412 GET
It’s a win-win book! You’ll enjoy the ideas and recipes while reducing waste & leaving less of a carbon footprint.
For a sea inspired gift: Mini glitter –shell tea light candles (pg 67)
Gooseberry Patch Christmas Book 12
Call #745.59412 GOO
Don’t forget your favorite feathered friends this holiday season!
The Hanging Birdfeeder made from a clay pot & saucer will brighten up those gray winter days. (pg 64 & 134)
Swedish Christmas Crafts by Helene S. Lundberg
Call # 745.59412 LUN
Designs and instructions for festive paper snowflakes, pretty glass lanterns, and fabric cones to hang on doorknobs (fill them with tiny treats)!
Victoria, 500 Christmas Ideas: Celebrate the Season in Splendor
Call # 745.59412 MEI
Browse through this book! Enjoy the sparkling decorating ideas and lovely gift suggestions:
“Genuine sand dollars and dried starfish are decorating treasures for an ocean inspired Christmas. Ink them to print on plain butcher paper for your own custom wrapping or make a striking statement by painting them gold or silver.”
P.S. Don’t forget to sign up for the Holiday Gift Workshop on Tuesday December 6 at 6:30 PM!

Did I mention the over 35 Christmas cookbooks in our collection?
Find them on the shelves at 641.5686 or browse through the Holiday books on display!
Here’s a sample:
Debbie Macomber’s Christmas Cookbook: favorite recipes and holiday traditions from my home to yours by Debbie Macomber; photographs by Andy Ryan.
Very Merry Cookie Party: How to Plan and Host a Christmas Cookie Exchange by Barbara Grunes & Virginia Van Vynckt ; photographs by France Ruffenach.
Southern Living Big Book of Christmas edited by Rebecca Brennan.
Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook.
Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen by Georgeanne Brennan.
Fix-it and Forget-it Christmas Cookbook: 600 slow cooker holiday recipes by Phyllis Pellman Good.

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