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Gift Giving? Simple Solution to Wrapping Presents with Ease

Do you like the idea of a craft room, but only have inches of space to spare? I love this from our friends at The Container Store. Gift Wrapping Station
When not in use it hangs in the closet and holds everything needed for gift wrapping including scissors, gift cards, bags, rolls of paper, and ribbons. Then any table is quickly converted into a work room as the station stands on its own and holds the paper roll at table height making wrapping a snap.
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If you are like me, there is never enough ribbon. Throughout the year like to pick up all types of ribbon I find in retailers and boutiques. My final tip is to keep extra rolls of ribbon is a container that makes it easy to handle and see the supplies.
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Like anything else, if you are organized in a task it will save time and make the work more fun. Now wrap it up!

Create Memories for Holiday Gifts

Family History Holiday Gifts

Not sure what to give this holiday?  If the current economic situation is making calls to Santa too expensive, here is an idea for a gift that is priceless.  Create a photo book on line that can become a modern scrapbook.  All you need is photos, a scanner, the ability to point and click and some time.

Many programs are available for free downloads and books can be created ranging from paperbacks to leather bound albums.  Cost range from $15 to $75 per book.  I like MyPublisher.com.  Simple directions and several options for book styles, page layouts and even text can be added.

My colleague Peter Walsh went a step further for online book ideas last week on the Oprah Winfrey Show.  Peter suggested taking digital pictures of your kids art work and creating a photo book for the most favorite items.  If parents try to keep every thing from kindergarten on, your children will not learn the importance of decision making.book-scan-2-web

Over Thanksgiving spend time reviewing old pictures with family members and get the scoop on your history.  Then make a gift that the entire family can enjoy and keep for generations.