Caught in the Web

'Twas days before Christmas and all through the house,

People went online with a click of their mouse...

by Laura Emery, Field Editor

 

Holiday Arts & Crafts

www.imagitek.com/xmas/crafts

From toothpick ornaments to tin can toys, this site offers a wide variety of unique and simple holiday crafts.

www.craftcentralstation.com

Craft Central Station — the title says it all.  

For the Little Ones

www.northpole.com

Here you can write to Santa Claus, read stories, enjoy karaoke, send e-cards, find recipes, play games and puzzles, print stories to color — even put you or your child in a personalized story. This Web site’s stories and activities combine traditional feelings of Christmas goodwill with state-of-the-art computer technology for a child-safe family-friendly online holiday experience.

http://crafts.kaboose.com

With over 37 easy-to-make Christmas projects and crafts, there’s sure to be some craft that will appeal to your child. The projects include everything from Sparkles the Snowman to a waterless snow globe.

www.merry-christmas.com/games/index.htm

www.lil-fingers.com/holidays/christmas

Want to keep the kids busy while you prepare for the holidays? These are great interactive, kid-friendly Web sites with a load of fun games for everyone. 

Christmas Animations, Clip Art, Virtual Cards, Christmas Music, Holiday Recipes, Christmas Events and Links

www.saint-nick.com/index.html

In the spirit of the season, this Web site brings you tasty recipes, Christmas trivia, a tale of Santa Claus, postcards to send to friends and family around the world and more.

www.navidad-christmas.com

Here the spirit of the holiday is celebrated and shared with others worldwide.

www.the-north-pole.com/carols/index.htm

Here you can listen to a variety of Christmas music and sing along.

Virtual Holiday Greetings & E-Cards

www.webmaniadesigns.com/cards/christmas

You can send a recipe with your card — maybe double-layered pumpkin pie? Or mint snowballs?

www.hallmark.com

Make somebody’s holiday special -— send them a surprise virtual card at work or across many miles.

Enticing Holiday Treats & Recipes  

www.fabulousfoods.com/holidays/xmas/xmas.html

www.robinsweb.com/cookies/index.html

Nothing says Christmastime like a freshly baked batch of sugar cookies, drizzled in chocolate or sprinkled with red and green sugar. This site provides visitors with baking secrets and an assortment of delectable cookie recipes.

Getting into the Spirit

www.itschristmas.com

If you’re up for a huge Christmas celebration, this Web site offers a multitude of features to get you into the holiday spirit with a music box, photography tips, games, Christmas decorating ideas, and more.

www.christmas-carols.net

An online Christmas songbook, with hymns and carols for you to sing and play. Perfect for group caroling, this site is open source and has an extensive selection of music that can be printed out and enjoyed with loved ones.

Christmas Stories, Poems, Customs, and Traditions

www.merry-christmas.com

With sophisticated, elegant graphics, this Web site offers recipes, cookies, music, movies, holiday stories and traditions, and kids’ games.

www.christmas.com

Christmas.com helps visitors share their personal Christmas experience with family, friends, co-workers and others worldwide.

www.uglychristmaslights.com

Take a few minutes and look through the posted Christmas light photos here. Some will awe you; others will make you laugh. The Web site says it best: “This site is here to show those houses where the residents are likely celebrating a happy holiday, but have no sense of decency in how they choose to celebrate. We will show the garish, the ugly, the weird. For your own sake, and the sake of your neighbors, do not try this at home.”

‘Tis Better to Give Than to Receive

www.samaritanpurse.org

This site brings the season’s joy to children suffering from war, poverty, disease, and natural disaster all over the world through gift-filled shoeboxes and Christian literature.

 

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