Decorate for the Holidays

Written by Cyd Klein

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A bowl filled with tree ornaments has be done, but nothing bringsrepparttar flavor ofrepparttar 116093 holidays long ago as does a large glass bowl of bright red apples and tangy smelling oranges. Or how about a metal pail filled with mixed nuts inrepparttar 116094 shell next torepparttar 116095 fireplace. Throw in a couple of nutcrackers andrepparttar 116096 kids will be at them allrepparttar 116097 time instead ofrepparttar 116098 candy.

Speaking of candy, that holiday favorite candy canes are for more that eating or hanging on your tree. Think of using them in floral arrangements, or tie together using a packing string to make a garland. Tie a string of candy canes around big fat candle (make sure no paper is nearrepparttar 116099 wick). Of course you can always attach a candy cane to package bows and invitations too.

Donít forget our little furry friends duringrepparttar 116100 holiday season. ornament-fidos-sock.html has a Free sewing pattern for Fidoís very own Goodie Sock forrepparttar 116101 fireplace.

There are endless ways to make your home festive forrepparttar 116102 holidays. The key word is it is YOUR home. Decorate for you. Seasonal decorating can be a way to help you and your family get intorepparttar 116103 holiday spirit. When there is joy inrepparttar 116104 home, all visitors to that home experience and take a little of that joy with them when they leave.

Cyd Klein has 21 years experience sewing for others. Her vocation is designing and manufacturing Costumes which are then marketed locally and on-line at Ms Klein also maintains a sewing help site at

Wedding Photography: Preserving the Memories

Written by Colin Hartness

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Experience & Samples

Aside from samples from people you know, you can askrepparttar photographer himself about samples. You can callrepparttar 116092 photographers on your list and do an interview overrepparttar 116093 phone or make an appointment to meet in person. This is your chance to askrepparttar 116094 photographer any questions you may have such as their experience, what training they have and what different types of photography they have studied. If you are doing an in-person interview,repparttar 116095 photographer can show you portfolios of samples of their work. If doing a phone interview, that ends well, you may want to go in person and see a portfolio.

Schedule and Appointment

When you have choserepparttar 116096 photographer you think you want to use, you will have to schedule several appointments. The bride and groom,repparttar 116097 brideís parents and anyone else who may be taking part in paying forrepparttar 116098 wedding should be present at these meetings regardingrepparttar 116099 wedding photography.

At these meetings, you will discuss price, payment schedule and possible deposits. Next you will discussrepparttar 116100 plan for takingrepparttar 116101 photos. Many people also get video and digital photographs now. Do you want these? Will your photographer be able to provide these? Will there be extra fees?

Many people have specific plans as to what they want pictures of (e.g. bride and father coming downrepparttar 116102 aisle, bride and groom, rings exchanging,repparttar 116103 kiss,repparttar 116104 bridesmaids, etc.) This is your chance to get all this written down so thatrepparttar 116105 photographer is sure to get allrepparttar 116106 shots you want. Other people give their photographers a little more freedom to decide what pictures will be good to take.

Be sure to ask any questions you have about this important event. Your wedding photography is important to you so donít hesitate to be clear about what you want.

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