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There are many ways we can celebrate special days with those that we care for. Simple acts of kindness can brighten the day of anyone. However, one of my favorite ways to make a day special for my friends and family is to give them handmade greeting cards. Personal cards like this show that you have put some extra thought into their creation.
Taking advantage of a the baby newspaper business and Candy Bar Business can afford you many benefits. There are not only the monetary benefits, but lifestyle benefits as well. Whether lifestyle or monetary, these benefits can be far greater than the benefits you receive working for an employer. If you are already working in your own Personalized Baby Newspaper and birthday announcments or just entertaining the idea, be sure to evaluate your options and consider the value of the benefits you will receive. The birthday announcments and Candy Bar Business can provide you with independence and financial freedom if you make smart decisions.

Card making is becoming more and more popular. Anyone can walk into a shop and buy a greeting card. It is even easier to find an online card and simply email it. However, it takes time and effort to make a card yourself, so it demonstrates to the receiver that they are indeed special. Handmade cards aren’t restricted to any particular occasion. They can be made for birthdays, anniversaries, valentines or simply to say ‘I care’.

Over time it is useful to collect various card making supplies, such as fabric and buttons, which you can incorporate into the cards. It is also useful to collect card-making ideas and store these in a special folder which you can refer to when needed. You don’t have to be an artistic person. An easy way to be creative is to use simple shapes and to trace patterns such as a cat or a fish. Another easy way to create fabric shapes is to use cookie cutters as a template. Using the patterns you can trace them on to fabric and cut out the appropriate shapes. Then you can use fabric paint to outline the shape on the card. Fabric paint is raised so it gives texture. The paints come in a wide range of colors and may include glitter for extra sparkle. The card can take on an even more 3d appearance by using wire, buttons or other materials.

If you are interested in calligraphy you can make the text look special. However, if you aren’t good at this there are many computer programs which can print out text in great looking fonts. Nevertheless, it is your personalized message that will mean the most, so take some time to express just the right words.

The final product can have your own acknowledgment by using a rubber stamp with “Handcrafted by (YOUR NAME)” on the back. Another nice feature is that no two handmade cards are ever exactly alike. Making greeting cards is not only a wonderful hobby, but is also a way to let your family and friends know just how much you care.

Craft Blog Online


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Finding your craft blogs niche should be one of the aspects of blogging which the blogger carefully considers before starting a blog. This is especially important if the blogging is being done for the purpose of financial compensation. Ideally a blog owner should select a blog subject about which they are passionate and knowledgeable. However, bloggers should also carefully consider the direct competition as well as the purpose of the blog before starting their blog. This article will discuss these considerations in greater detail in an attempt to assists bloggers in choosing a subject for a new blog. This information is applicable to both bloggers who are completely new to blogging as well as experienced bloggers who are considering starting a new blog.

Isolating Your Interests

One of the first considerations for a new blogger is his personal interests. This is important because a blogger who is passionate and knowledgeable about a craft subject will not only have an easy time coming up with ideas for new craft blog posts but will also likely be highly successful. This success will likely be attributable to the fact that blog visitors can sense his passion for the subject matter and greatly appreciate the knowledgeable posts which are informative and accurate.

The interests of the blogger may run the gamut from subjects like a craft blogs, a recipe blog, etc which are widely popular subjects which are of interest to only a small subset of the population. However, there will likely be interested readers regardless of the subject of the blog. Therefore bloggers are not discouraged from opting to blog about even the most obscure subjects. However, bloggers who are seeking financial gain through high blog traffic should consider selecting a topic which appeals to a larger audience.

Evaluating the Competition

Once a blogger has selected one or more subjects like a craft blogs he is considering for a blog, it is time to begin evaluating the competition. This includes viewing other blogs covering the same subject matter. This will not only give the blogger a good indication of whether or not the market is already saturated with blogs on this subject and the quality of the existing blogs on this subject. Based on this information the blogger can make an informed decision about whether or not he feels capable of competing for blog traffic with the existing blogs.

Considering the Purpose of the Blog

Another important consideration for bloggers is the purpose of the blogs. Blogs can be created for a variety of reasons including financial compensation, personal use or to promote a cause. Bloggers who are starting a blog for personal use may only wish to consider their own interests when starting a blog because they are not likely seeking high blog traffic. However, bloggers who are creating a blog for purposes of generating a profit or promoting a cause do have to consider factors such as the ability to generate blog traffic. In these cases the blogger should choose a subject which appeals to a large audience. Additionally, the Internet should not already be saturated with blogs on this subject because it will likely be difficult for the new blog to garner a share of blog traffic. Finally, blog owners should consider the quality of the blog they are capable of creating on a particular subject. The blogger should choose a subject where he is confident he can not only make regular posts but also ensure these posts are original, informative and interesting.

Happy Thanksgiving!!


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Could there be a better way to scrapbook or make a craft this holiday season!?! I am not sure that I would
have ever thought of it, but, the proclamation is a beautiful thing to share with our families. It could be read or saved in a scrapbook or craft project.
Take a minute and share the Proclamation of Thanksgiving with your family & friends.
Proclamation of Thanksgiving
Washington, D.C.
October 3, 1863

By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation

Abraham LincolnThe year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln

William H. Seward, Secretary of State

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