Posts Tagged ‘children’

The Wassail Bowl


– 1 cup brown sugar
– 12 whole cloves
– 2 Tbsp (or more) ground cinnamon
– 2 lemons, sliced thin
– 2 oranges, sliced thin
– 1 apple, sliced thin
– 1 gallon sweet cider
– 1 pint 7-Up or ginger ale

Make syrup of brown sugar and 1 cup water; add cloves and cinnamon.
Simmer for 10 minutes; add fruit. Simmer for 10 minutes longer with
cider; do not boil. Add 7-Up just before serving. Serve in mugs with
cinnamon stick. Yield: 20 servings.


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Toys for Tots Toy Drive for Children in Need, Whatcom County, Nov. 22-Dec. 18, 2008

What: Toys for Tots drive for new, unwrapped toys and cash donations to buy toys for children of families in need.

Where: Whatcom County Haggen locations; NW Hot Spring Spas; all Whatcom County Little Caesar’s Pizza locations; Whidbey Island Bank locations, and Quizno’s locations.

When: Now until Dec. 18  Haggen & NW Hot Spring Spa locations accepting toys and cash donations until Dec. 20 [via KGMI radio morning show, 11-21].

A concurrent Toys for Tots drive is taking place at Haggen locations in Stanwood, Arlington, Marysville and Lake Stevens until Dec. 20th. (read more)

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  • What: To help make a foster kid’s holiday wish come true, bring your gift of NEW, unwrapped toys and games to any Sleep Country location and it will be matched with a foster child in need!
  • Where: Bring toys to any Sleep Country store. There are over 40 locations throughout Western Washington, including Bellingham. [store locator] [Oregon locations]
  • When: Now until December 14. See Sleep Country’s official website for more information and holiday toy suggestions.

"I'm Father Christmas, and I approve this message."

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Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Coloring PagesChristmas Coloring Pages Added!

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Here’s a fun little online flash utility, for making a digital snowflake. The program folds it for you, and you cut it out with digital scissors. It may take a few trys to get the hang of it, but “undo” and “start over” buttons are provided. Kids will really enjoy this.


After creating and saving your flake, you have the option of saving it in .JPG format, or as an .EPS file (opens in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator), for further editing. You may also e-mail it to a friend directly from the website.

Don’t forget to view the gallery! There are literally thousands of snowflakes there, and they are all downloadable.

Here are two I just created (click on thumbnails to enlarge):

Starman Jones’ snowflake, #1Starman Jones’ Snowflake, #2

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