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Using Children’s Stationery for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and your children may already be agonizing over who will be giving them a Valentine at school, and who won’t. Help your children think beyond whether they are part of the “in” crowd by encouraging them to think beyond their schoolmates in terms of who gets a Valentine. […]

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Be My Crafty Valentine: Festive Floral Flair

No matter what your stance on Valentine’s Day might be if it’s over-commercialized or heavenly the crafting opportunities it provides are endless. Never mind tacky drug store chocolates and neon-pink plastic roses, Valentine’s Day is a time to focus on simple elegance and celebrate your loved ones. According to, there are over 110 million […]

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Hanukkah and Christmas: A Jewish Perspective on The Holiday Season

Many Americans assume that Hanukkah is the Jewish equivalent of Christmas. They put it on par with other major Jewish holidays like Rosh Hashanah, Passover, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot. Some just assume that Hanukkah is the most significant Jewish holiday, because it falls around Christmas time. But the menorah isn’t the Jewish equivalent of an […]

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Trick or Treating Safety Tips

Here are some tips for your trick or treating adventures tomorrow! The FDA posted an article on Halloween food safety for parents. They suggest what you probably already know…  make it clear with your kids that they should avoid snacking while trick-or-treating so you can inspect their goody bags (of course, it helps if they […]

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Be Mine, Valentine

Though it’s still early January, it’s not too early to begin planning for Valentine’s Day,  just a few weeks away. Here are some of our favorite Valentine’s Day-themed finds from around the internet: Valentines Tree of Love: Love at First Bite Valentine Brownies: Paper Heart Wreath: Valentines Love Cupcakes: Valentines Centerpieces: Some of Amy’s Valentine’s […]

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Happy New Years Resolutions!

Do you make resolutions at the start of each year? Do you generally keep them, break them, win-some/lose-some? Some people will tell you you shouldn’t make resolutions — “If you really want to do something, you can do it at any time, why wait for New Year’s?” But I look at January 1st as a […]

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Using Words in Family Photos

Here’s a trend we love — using letters and words in family photos. It’s so simple, yet it makes such a statement.  (With special thanks to Stacy Rank on Pinterest). From From From From   Some of Amy Adele’s Family Photo Cards: Find more photo cards HERE.  

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Care to Exchange?

Tis the season for exchanges. No, silly, not exchanging gifts you don’t want. We’re talking about Cookie Exchange and Ornament Exchange parties!! Christmas Cookie Exchange Party   Love Christmas cookies but don’t want to do all that baking? Then host a cookie swap. The rules are simple: bake a half dozen or full dozen of […]

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Thoughts and Reflections on Thanksgiving

The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts.  No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.  ~H.U. Westermayer If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.  ~Meister Eckhart On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.  ~William Jennings Bryan […]

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Ideas for Wording on Your Personalized Christmas and Holiday Cards

Just the other day, some Amy Adele staffers were talking about how much we love to create our own Christmas and holiday cards, but sometimes we’re just not clever enough to think of just the perfect thing to say in our cards. So this year, we’ve collected some of our favorite messages and quotes as possible […]

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