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  1. #1
    Heather Herber
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    Default Getting Into The Christmas Spirit

    Some quick tips I wrote up last year on how to get into the Christmas spirit- for those who want to, anyway. enjoy! <FONT color="#c00000" size="4">Christmas Spirit Christmas is coming. Let's face it, we can't stop it, and we can't slow it down. It's being pulled at top speed towards us with a steam engine run by elves. Every store you shop at has aisles of Christmas decorations, candies, and gifts. Towns and shopping centers are already putting up the Christmas lights. Give it another week, and individual houses will be doing the same. Yesterday, I saw a car with two Christmas tree's strapped to the roof. Yes, Christmas is
    coming, quickly. But what if you just are not "in the mood" yet? Well, here are some idea's on how to set the mood in your house. These can be used all season long, during parties, while putting out the decorations, and much more. First, put on some Christmas music. If you don't have any (and really, most people don't), then find some- online, at the grocery store, at Good Will, heck, I bought a Christmas CD yesterday for $.49 at the gas station! Ask friends for copies of any CD's they might have, and burn a copy for yourself. Once the music is playing, light some candles- pine scent, peppermint, or apples & cinnamon are all great winter scents. Spread them through out the house to spread the scent further. The Dollar
    Tree has fantastic scents for $1 per jar, or votive candles at 4/$1. Next, bake something. It can be a loaf of bread, muffins, cookies, or heck, even cinnamon rolls. The scent of baked goods will fill the house, and it will just feel good. Not to mention getting to eat the goodies. Add to the whole set up amug of hot cocoa, and if you like peppermint, stir it with a candy cane. <FONT color="#c00000" size="4">Now, you'll really be in the mood for Christmas.

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    Gypsum Moon
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    At 01:53 PM 11/26/2007, Heather wrote:


    <blockquote type="cite" class="cite" cite><font color="#FF0000">Next, bake
    something. It can be a loaf of bread, muffins, cookies, or heck, even
    cinnamon rolls. The scent of baked goods will fill the house, and it will
    just feel good. [/quote]

    If you don't have time to bake, put some cinnamon in a small

    saucepan and heat it gently on the stove. The scent will

    fill your house just as if you were baking something yummy.

    You can add water to it and a few drops of vanilla extract to

    extend its life, too.


    Cindy in KS




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    Shawnee
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    Default Getting Into The Christmas Spirit

    A great way to add the scents of the season is to get some of the

    pinecones that are scented with cinnamon (or make your own) and place

    them in a basket near the entrance so it is the first thing people

    notice.



    Another cheapo way to make things smell yummy if you do not have time

    to bake, heat up some store bought rolls or cinnamon buns in the oven

    when you know you are expecting company, add some butter and icecream

    to the cinnamon rolls and YUM...









    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Heather Herber <herberkids3@...>

    wrote:

    >

    > Some quick tips I wrote up last year on how to get into the

    Christmas spirit- for those who want to, anyway. enjoy!

    > Christmas Spirit

    >

    > Christmas is coming. Let's face it, we can't stop it, and we

    can't slow it down. It's being pulled at top speed towards us with a

    steam engine run by elves.

    >

    > Every store you shop at has aisles of Christmas decorations,

    candies, and gifts. Towns and shopping centers are already putting up

    the Christmas lights.

    >

    > Give it another week, and individual houses will be doing the

    same. Yesterday, I saw a car with two Christmas tree's strapped to

    the roof. Yes, Christmas is coming, quickly.

    >

    > But what if you just are not "in the mood" yet? Well, here are

    some idea's on how to set the mood in your house. These can be used

    all season long, during parties, while putting out the decorations,

    and much more.

    >

    > First, put on some Christmas music. If you don't have any (and

    really, most people don't), then find some- online, at the grocery

    store, at Good Will, heck, I bought a Christmas CD yesterday for $.49

    at the gas station! Ask friends for copies of any CD's they might

    have, and burn a copy for yourself.

    >

    > Once the music is playing, light some candles- pine scent,

    peppermint, or apples & cinnamon are all great winter scents. Spread

    them through out the house to spread the scent further. The Dollar

    Tree has fantastic scents for $1 per jar, or votive candles at 4/$1.

    > Next, bake something. It can be a loaf of bread, muffins,

    cookies, or heck, even cinnamon rolls. The scent of baked goods will

    fill the house, and it will just feel good. Not to mention getting to

    eat the goodies.

    >

    > Add to the whole set up a mug of hot cocoa, and if you like

    peppermint, stir it with a candy cane.

    >

    > Now, you'll really be in the mood for Christmas.

    >

    >

    > ---------------------------------

    > Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your homepage.

    >










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    herberkids3
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    Default Getting Into The Christmas Spirit

    Be careful with how many of those pinecones you use. I'm allergic to

    the cinnamon used, and I know of quite a few others who are as well.

    Walking into a craft store during the Christmas shopping season means I

    have to actually hold my breath, or I'll break out from breathing the

    scent in.





    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Shawnee" <sketch7511@...> wrote:

    >

    > A great way to add the scents of the season is to get some of the

    > pinecones that are scented with cinnamon (or make your own) and place

    > them in a basket near the entrance so it is the first thing people

    > notice.

    >

    > Another cheapo way to make things smell yummy if you do not have time

    > to bake, heat up some store bought rolls or cinnamon buns in the oven

    > when you know you are expecting company, add some butter and icecream

    > to the cinnamon rolls and YUM...


    >












 

 

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