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Muscovado and Red Fruit Cheesecake, 50p a serving with the fruit, 33p without
Christmas Pie at the WI, not a 50p one!

20142014 Photo Calendar in PDF format Do you remember the calendars you made for your parents in the early years of school? We would make a picture, maybe painted or some kind of stick on creation, with glitter and cotton wool snow, proudly and painstakingly write our name somewhere, then stick a tiny calendar on the bottom. Aaah, how I treasured those when my own children brought them home.

I have had a little look at Word etc to find a calendar for 2014. I tried to load the Publisher file, but WordPress wasn’t having any of it. If you are au fait with desk top publishers, most of them will have this kind of photo calendar. You can then load digital copies of your photos before printing the pages off.

Try and have some kind of card weight paper on the front if you can. Maybe with (your name) Family Calendar 2014 on it in big letters – maybe letters cut from magazines, or decoupage the whole page, or watercolour wash it and stick your best picture in the top third. Or you could make one of those cut out snowflakes from a sheet of paper and stick that on, or a pretty paper napkin, unfolded, ironed straight and the sheets separated. If you are handy with a needle, you could maybe do something in cross-stitch and stick that on, or a simple patchwork thing the right size. Or make a pot holder for the recipient and attach the calendar to the back of that in such a way that s/he can detach the pot holder from the calendar so s/he can use both. Or you could scan something interesting, or find an image on the web, or use a photo of the recipient, or maybe a picture of you/the kids/the whole family/the house in last winters snow

You can then punch holes in the pages along the top, with a hole punch, or screwdriver on a chopping board (one for the adults this, the kids can do the artwork, but this needs an adults steady hand). Then thread some colourful string/raffia/wool/whatever through the holes to keep the whole thing together

The attached one can be printed off, (it is also on the Greetings Cads tab) then you can add your own pictures. Of your children or pets maybe, or any images that you like. Or maybe the children could make little pictures and stick them on. You could write on  family birthdays, a date that you are inviting them round for dinner, planned family celebrations, anything that you think important. Nans and Grandads usually love this kind of thing and  it hardly costs anything in cash terms

If you want to use those tiny calendars to stick on, all stationers will have them and they cost very little

 

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Christmas Pie at the WI, not a 50p one!
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