November 2007 archive

The True Meaning of Christmas

Tis the season for sending out Christmas cards,shopping for Christmas dresses, and lots of fun activities that keep us all loving this time of year. With all of the hussel and bustle of the holidays and weeks of preparation, it is very easy to forget the true meaning of Christmas and how important it is to teach our children that Christmas is not all about Santa Claus and his eight tiny reindeer. Here are my ideas for keeping the meaning of Christmas alive while still participating in the activities that bring us all so much joy.

A good way of teaching your children the meaning of good ole December 25th is to read them the Christmas Story. The story tells the remembrance of the birth of baby Jesus and the journey that the Virgin Mary and her husband Joseph made on a donkey to Bethlehem. They were denied lodging at every inn. The family eventually settled into a manger, where the Mary gave birth to her son without the help of a physician. Although this story is based on Christian faith it may help answer questions your child may have regarding the holiday, or give them a sense of meaning for Christmas and the reason for the celebration.

The Internet may also be a great way for helping your children to understand the true meaning of Christmas. Northpolesantaclaus.com is a great web page for kids to explore during Christmas time. It has a link for the kids to email Santa Claus if they so choose, but there are also web pages that they can go to learn about the ways that children in other countries celebrate their Christmas holiday, including the different versions of Santa Claus that they incorporate into their celebration.

So whether you are wrapped up in shopping for cute gifts for girls or searching for the perfect Christmas dress for your little angel remember Christmas has many meanings…you choose.

How To Take Great Pictures of Children

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As many of you parents know children grow up so quickly. It may seem like only yesterday you were holding him or her in your arms, but from baby to toddler and toddler to child time seems to pass in a blink of an eye. They grow and change and although we have no control over this, we can hold on to these memories in pictures. Pictures that will last and last and create memories for many generations to come.
Although we all may not be professional photographers taking a simple picture can be fun and easy. Whether you are taking the photo for a special occasion or you are snapping shots for fun, here are some good tips that will help you take great pictures of children.
1.Get Close and Slow Down
The biggest and most common mistake people make is not getting close enough to the subject that they are trying to capture. Don’t be afraid to step up and fill the entire frame with the most important information. Carefully compose the scene and wait for the perfect opportunity to take your picture. Don’t rush through this, remember you are creating priceless photographs.
2. Be aware of all angles.
A simple change in perspective will help you create the best photo. Try shooting from a higher angle, this will help you stay away from obstacles that may have a negative affect on your work. Also if you are taking a candid or a spontaneous picture, you may be able to get a better angle by moving either to the right or left. For a more natural view of you little one try kneeling down.
3.Timing is Everything
Always keep in mind the time of day. Try to shoot photographs within one hour after sunrise and inside of an hour before sunset. The natural lighting is warm and soft during these times. You might also consider looking at the light yourself to determine how it will affect your picture. Is the light flat? Where is the light coming from? Are there harsh shadows? Overcast days are said to be the best days to photograph on, the intensity of the film increases, therefore making the colors in your prints and slides look more intense. Avoid taking pictures in the middle of the day, the light at this time is much to bright and will create muted colors and uneven skin tones. Also be sue to set your camera to the appropriate setting. You can find information on your camera in the owners manual.
4.Take lots of Pictures
Most of the time you won’t get the exact shot or pose on the first try. I recommend that you take several photographs, in different lighting, or other changes to make sure you get a good one. The more pictures you take the more practice you will have and as the saying goes. Practice makes Perfect!
5. Comfortable Clothes and Girls Clothing.
There is nothing worse than stuffing your child into an uncomfortable piece of clothing. This will set the stage for the photo session and it may become the reason for fussing, whining and non participation. Make sure the tags are removed and the fabric is soft, that way there will be no rubbing or discomfort. Try SophiasStyle.com for a huge selection of comfortable and cute girls clothing.
Your on your way! You have learned the simplicity of how to take great pictures of children. Have fun and be creative and you will truly make memories one picture at a time.

Children’s Activities | Handmade Aprons and Oven Mitts

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Try these simple handmade Christmas gift ideas for kids!

What a fun way to keep little hands busy during Thanksgiving break! Make adorable hand-decorated aprons and oven mitts. Aprons can be found at your local craft or fabric store.

The kids can color right on them, and they make wonderful holiday gifts for family members, to be treasured for a lifetime. This is a wonderful family holiday tradition.

Create family memories while making personalized gifts for loved ones. They’re easy to make, and easy to care for – completely washable, and made 100% with love!

Girls Fashion | The Latest Styles in Fashion for Girls

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Look at what’s new in girls fashion at SophiasStyle.com! Search no further if you want the latest styles in fashion for girls! With our unique designs and smart style, your little girl will be the epitome of fashionable chic!
Whether she’s playing outside with the puppy, or pretending to be a fancy princess, you’ll find just the right thing with our delightful variety of girls fashions. We also offer adorable baby girl fashion, for the stylish new addition to the family!
You love to dress her in elegant clothing with a distinctive, fun flair. Then shop at SophiasStyle.com girls clothing store to find what you’re looking for!

Discount Childrens Clothes and Discount Baby Clothes at SophiasStyle.com Sale

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Baby and children’s clothes sale!

We have more clothes available at discounted prices.

Now you can find adorable, high-quality cheap baby clothes at SophiasStyle.com.

Already a bargain, our discount baby clothes and cheap children’s clothes are reduced even further – save up to 70% off retail!! At SophiasStyle.com girls clothing store, you won’t have to sacrifice quality and workmanship to find inexpensive baby and children’s clothes. Parents on a budget will find plenty of wonderful, stylish clothing for their little darlings. You won’t have to shell out a mint for them to look like a million bucks!

Shop now and snap up the bargains at our childrens clothes sale!
For auction style bargains, visit our discount girls clothing outlet on eBay.

Personalized Baby Clothes and Personalized Childrens Clothes

Now you can have your baby’s name embroidered on a charming outfit from Sophias Style girls clothing store!

You dreamed of your sweet baby’s name for nine months, and now that she’s here, what better way to show the world how happy you are than with personalized baby clothes from SophiasStyle.com?

The holidays are a perfect time for personalized baby gifts. Bring joyful tidings to the happy new family with such a special gift – they’ll be delighted!

The delicate embroidery recalls another time, yet the bold colors and styling add a fun, modern twist.

We also carry personalized childrens clothes for the older child in your life. Little girls – and big sisters – love to see their names in print!

The letters may be stitched with thread, but your little one’s name is surely written on your heart with love!

Photo Ornaments | A New Holiday Tradition Your Family will Love

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Start a new holiday tradition your entire family will love, and make wonderful photo ornaments with pictures of your little Christmas angels!

In a girl’s holiday dress from Sophias Style girls clothing store, your little holiday princess will be the very picture of holiday charm! Treasure the moment for years to come and capture the spirit of how adorable she looks right now in a photo ornament. They grow up so fast, but you can cherish these precious holiday memories each year as you decorate your Christmas tree.

It’s a wonderful gift idea for family and friends!

With their stylish elegance and one-of-a-kind designs, our girls holidays dresses from SophiasStyle.com are just the right choice for preserving these perfect moments in a photo that will last forever.

Click here for tips on making your own photo ornaments.

Girl’s Holiday Dresses | Sweet Holiday Dresses for Girls at SophiasStyle.com

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Herald the yuletide season with the girls holiday dresses at SophiasStyle.com!

Find a variety of creative, fun fashions here in girl’s holiday dresses! Your sweet girl will be a petite style icon in our trendsetting girls’ designs.

Whether it’s a trip to Grandma’s house or the school holiday pageant, your little Christmas princess will shine in her girl’s holiday dress.

She’ll be the picture of chic elegance…with a twist of fun!

Shop our holiday dresses for girls now to find just the right stylish holiday fashion for your little snow angel!

Bonnie Jean Dresses | A Bonnie Jean Dress is Perfect for the Holiday Season

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Bonnie Jean dresses just in time for the holidays!

Your lovable little lass won’t be able to stop dancing in this exquisite bonnie jean dress, perfect for the Christmas season!

With the a touch of the Highlands, all she needs is a little imagination to travel to Brigadoon, but all you’ll be able to see is how delightful she looks in plaid bows and posies!

An ideal combination of style and sass, our bonnie jean dresses are a perfect example of why SophiasStyle.com girls clothing store is just the right location for all of your little angel’s fashion needs.

Rare Editions Dresses | Find a Rare Editions Dress at SophiasStyle.com Girls Clothing Store

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Capture timeless elegance in our Rare Editions dresses from SophiasStyle.com.

There’s no better way to dress up a very special occasion than a Rare Editions dress, with its classic lines and stylish grace. Your little girl will be the essence of adorable sophistication at any gathering.

Our Rare Editions line features elegant Christmas dresses at affordable prices. And with such lovely details, these beautiful dresses can be worn at many other events as well. She’ll want to wear it everywhere she goes!

We also have our gorgeous Rare Editions dresses in girl’s and plus sizes, and dresses for baby.

With its elegant simplicity and quality, a Rare Editions dress from SophiasStyle.com girls clothing store is definitely one you’ll want to add to your collection.

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