Parents You Should Check This Out! The Christmas Registry #parents #christmas

I was introduced to a new website called The Christmas Registry and wanted to share a bit about it with you because it is that time of year; the time in which children are making those wish lists and their eyes are bright ready for that big red suit man to come down the chimney leaving surprise gifts for Christmas morning.

Let’s get started, of course you can watch the video tutorial on TheChristmasRegistry.com but I want to share my experiences and details with you personally. A grown up must created a username and password for children to log in for starters. Once you have created a login for your child they can enter the details and enter the North Pole area. The North Pole has three options; The Activity Center, The Wish List Center and The North Pole Post Office. In this same screen your child can check their naughty/nice level. I love the idea of having a naughty/nice level, this is the easiest time of year to encourage my children to be nice rather than naughty. While, as a parent, I encourage giving and being nice all year round it seems that big red suit man seems to be more of an incentive to get the children to think twice before reacting. Maybe I should start wearing a big red suit?

The Christmas Registry Grown Up page

The Activity Center

Here you can learn to make crafts, play games and even see recipe ideas all geared towards the holiday season. The craft ideas are so cute and something that all three of my children would love to make together. Each weekend when we have my three kids and the boyfriend’s two kids here, we try to find crafts to do together. I think The Christmas Registry is really going to help us out on the next weekend all of the kids are here. Moving on from crafts, my middle child is a big gamer and he would love the choices of games offered in the activity center on this website! I would have fun watching him race Santa and partake in the other game options available. Last but not least, check out the recipes from Mrs Claus, I know my daughter and my boyfriend’s daughter enjoy baking together in the kitchen so this would be their one stop spot on a weekend when they get bored.

The Wish List Center

 Here your child can explore 22 different toy categories or search directly for their favorite toy. As your child goes through all of the toys they can click the “add to wish list” button which in turn will add that toy to their Christmas wish list. Your child can send their wish list to Santa.

North Pole Post Office and Naughty/Nice Meter

Your child can check into the naughty/nice meter from time to time and see what Santa thinks of their behavior this holiday season. Next they can actually send a letter directly to Santa in the North Pole post office center. Santa will even write your child back!

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This is a free to join site, but a grown up  must set up their child’s account.

As with most sites geared towards children, you want to ensure that your child is safe utilizing a website like this, that is where I share the note from one of the creators of the site;

We have gone to great lengths to make this site safe for children. We only gather the bare minimum of information from the child and grown-up users. Furthermore, we’ve designed the site in a manner that puts the grown-up in complete control of the child log-ins. We pull a feed from Amazon.com for the toys & books that we display in the wish list section on the child side of the site (We have approximately 60,000 Items). If you’ve ever gone to Amazon and looked in the toy section (example: Fantasy Figures) you’ll notice that there are a lot of toys that are not for children. We’ve made extensive efforts to filter out all those inappropriate items. As a parent of two children I value all these efforts and I hope that the users of the site will as well.

What are you waiting for? Get on over to The Christmas Registry today and sign up your child or children {you can have more than one child under your grown up account}, watch as they have a blast surfing around the site, playing games, checking how nice they have been or even looking at crafts they want to do with you as a family! It’s free to join so there’s no risk just to give it a whirl.

If you try this site please leave a comment below telling me what your child and you thought of it! The owners would love to hear feedback!

{Holiday Gift Idea} Santa Paws 2 – The Santa Pups Combo Pack

I am a sucker for Christmas movies so when I was pitched to review a possible copy of the new Santa Paws Combo Pack – Disney Santa Paws 2 The Santa Pups, well how could I resist? The kids and I love the first Santa Paws DVD so were very excited to see the pups be featured in Santa Paws 2.

This movie features a brand new litter of the most adorable talking pups. The Christmas Spirit starts to disappear and now it’s up to the Santa Pups and Mrs Claus to race and save Christmas. Travel along in this adorable holiday film for a family movie night.

Blu-ray Feature Film + bonus

  • Santa Pups Music Mash-up
  • Blooper Scooper
  • Movie Plays in English, Spanish and French

DVD Feature Film + bonus

  • Santa Pups Music Mash-up
  • Blooper Scooper
  • Movie plays in English, Spanish and French

Make a cute wish book with the kids —

download Santa Paws 2 Holiday Activities!

Download fun Santa Paws 2 activities —

download Santa Paws 2 Holiday Activities!

Watch the movie trailer —

Stay connected with the latest news and information about “Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups.” “Like” them on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheDisneyBuddies. View exciting trailers, games, video clips and more at www.Disney.com/SantaPups.

Disclosure: I received product mentioned free. All opinions are my own.

The Four Year old is HAPPY – Gummibar is on DVD

The Yummy Gummy Search for Santa is out on DVD for you all to enjoy. I have a huge Gummibar fan here in the house, his name is K-man and he has always enjoyed watching the Gummibar song on YouTube so it’s no surprise when I opened the mail and he saw this DVD, he jumped for joy.

The best Holiday Gift Idea, ever. Okay well I am sure there are others I would recommend too, but K-man would recommend this one for you all. Gummibar: The Yummy Gummy Search for Santa DVD is fun for all ages and really anyone who loves Christmas movies. This DVD is for sale now with a suggested retail price of $14.99.

Synopsis

When Santa is reported missing on Christmas Eve, Gummibar and his band of wacky, misfit friends shake their booties from the North Pole to the tropics on a madcap search. But when they discover Santa was abducted by a dance-crazed alien, the fate of Christmas morning rests int he hands — and feet — of our lovable green gummy bear!

Dance with the Gummibar and his friends as they go on a search for Santa this holiday season!

Mess-Free & Kid-Friendly Holiday Décor

When you involve your children in the holiday decorating, you build long lasting memories and fantastic keepsakes. If you’re looking for kid-friendly, mess-free holiday decorating projects for you and your kids with step-by-step instructions, I am excited to pass on these ideas to you.

Be sure to put the date on the back of your crafts to turn them into timeless keepsakes. Next year, your kids will see the artwork from the previous year (and the fun that they had) when you unpack the holiday ornaments and decorations. Just the memories of the fun times that they had will inspire them to create new holiday crafts year after year. They may even come up with some great ideas on their own!

Mess-Free & Kid-Friendly Holiday Décor:

Decorate pictures with Santa: Craft some homemade frames to adorn the pictures of your kids on Santa’s lap. Decorate them with holiday foam, pieces of wrapped candy, holiday colored buttons, scraps of ribbon, mini bows made with the mini Bowdabra , and other creative embellishments to give them a festive appeal.

North Pole sign: Look around the house for recyclable materials, such as wrapping paper tubes. Wrap some white and red ribbons around the tub to create an innovatively made candy-cane looking pole. A cardboard box can be
cut to add the sign to the top of the pole with any creative decorations you choose and write the words, “North Pole” on the sign with glittery glue.

Handprints: Children’s handprints are the best keepsakes, as they change in size every year. Cut out handprints from holiday fabrics, green and red construction paper, or other materials of your choice. You can glue a bunch
of the handprints together (in a mish-mash way) to make an adorable holiday wreath.
Getting your kids involved in the decorating for the holidays will open up their imaginations and encourage them to get their creative juices flowing.

For more creative ideas, visit www.C4K555.org to download free projects at Crafters 4 Kids or www.Bowdabrablog.com

About the Author:

Sandy Sandler is founder of non-profit Crafters 4 Kids and the do-it-yourself craft site, Bowdabrablog.com and creator of the QVC best-seller, the Bowdabra. Her frugal craft projects and activity ideas are designed to transform the creatively-challenged into creative pros. Sandy’s focus is on creative and easy projects that parents can do with their kids and that kids can even do on their own that are both frugal and green in nature. Crafters 4 Kids focuses on projects that can be done under 5 minutes and under $5. Visit www.C4K555.org or www.Bowdabrablog.com.

Christmas, a Time of Joy

Spent fun times with my kids over the weekend and here is our collage of being silly with our Christmas hats and my web cam. Can’t figure out how to get web cam to work again for recording, but pictures it will take easily.

We also went to see Santa and Mrs Claus at a local home in New Hampshire. It was a fun time, and although it is a beautiful tradition that my kids expect to see every year I am not sharing many pics from it due to the camera not getting good quality images to create a collage with.

Christmas is only 7 days away…… oh my!

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