Welcome to Christmas Three-Six-Five

Christmas Three-Six-Five is dedicated to inpiring you with all things Christmas, three hundred and sixty-five days a year.

We offer tips, crafts, activities, recipes and shopping all right here for your convenience. Check the Christmas countdown ticker to the right to see how many shopping days you have left!

Sunday, 26 December 2010

The best time to buy your Christmas Cards and gifts is Now!!!

We sincerely hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and that you are enjoying your Boxing Day. But don't become too relaxed because now is the time to start buying up your cards and gifts for next Christmas - Whilst the massive post-Christmas sales are on.

Zazzle are currently offering a whopping 50% Off all cards and you can completely personalize them. View their Chrismas Cards here, or their full range here.

Were you lucky enough to get an iPhone or iPad for Christmas? If so you may not want to miss this opportunity to totally customise your kit with stunning Speck(TM) cases from zazzle. Each one can be customized by you to make it 100% unique and personal.  Right now until 31st December, Zazzle are offering 25% off all Speck(TM) cases!! Use Code : ZAZZLEACSALE at the checkout.


They are also offering a massive 50% Off Invitations, Photocards and Business Cards and 15% Off T-Shirts and Mugs.


Now, it's time to enjoy some leftovers and television and relax!

50% of the card, photo card, invitation, postcard, and/or business card pack net sale price will be deducted when one or more qualifying cards, photo cards, invitations, postcards, and/or business card packs are purchased. 25% of the iPad and/or iPhone case net sale price will be deducted when one or more qualifying iPad and/or iPhone cases are purchased. 15% of the t-shirt and/or mug net sale price will be deducted when one or more qualifying t-shirts and/or mugs are purchased. The coupon code ZAZZLEACSALE must be entered during checkout to receive the offer. The net sale price is the price of the product (excluding shipping and taxes). Offer is valid through December 31, 2010 at 11:59 PM PT. This offer does not apply to past purchases and may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or volume discount offers. If a volume discount applies to your order, you will receive either the discount set forth in this offer or the standard volume discount, whichever is greater. Offer valid on Zazzle.com only.




Friday, 17 December 2010

Wishing You All a Merry Christmas




Today only, zazzle are offering free 2 Day shipping when you enter the code JINGLESALE71 at the checkout. There's no minimum order so take advantage to grab your last minute Christmas gifts!

*To qualify for this free shipping offer, one or more Zazzle products must be purchased and 2-day shipping must be selected as the shipping option. The coupon code JINGLESALE71 must be entered during checkout to receive the offer. The free shipping offer is for 2-day shipping to U.S. addresses only. Offer does not apply to shoes. Shipping charges will apply to oversized orders and orders being shipped on an expedited basis or outside the U.S. Offer is valid through December 17, 2010 at 11:59pm PT. Your order must be placed during that time to qualify for this special offer. This promotional offer may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or discount offers. Offer valid on Zazzle.com only.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Christmas Carol Sing Along - Away in a Manger


Away in a manger,
No crib for His bed
The little Lord Jesus
Laid down His sweet head

The stars in the bright sky
Looked down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus
Asleep on the hay

The cattle are lowing
The poor Baby wakes
But little Lord Jesus
No crying He makes

I love Thee, Lord Jesus
Look down from the sky
And stay by my side,
'Til morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus,
I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever
And love me I pray

Bless all the dear children
In Thy tender care
And take us to heaven
To live with Thee there

Friday, 3 December 2010

Easy Christmas Eggnog Recipe

Easy Holiday Eggnog Recipe (with Alcohol)


Ingredients:

6 Eggs
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Cups Milk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
1 Cup Heavy Cream
1/2 Cup Rum
1/2 Cup Brandy
Nutmeg for sprinkling
Cinnamon for sprinkling

Directions:
  • Separate the egg yolks and whites. Beat the egg yolks using an electric mixer for one minute.
  • Add 1/2 of the sugar a little at a time. Beat this mixture 2-3 minutes. Add in the milk and the vanilla. Place mixture in the refrigerator to chill.
  • Beat the egg whites and the remaining sugar together until peaks form. Put aside.
  • In a large bowl, whip the heavy cream for about two minutes.
  • Add the egg white mixture to the cream. Add the egg yolk mixture slowly, mixing a little at a time.
  • Mix in the rum and brandy.
  • Pour into a large punch bowl or serving jug.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg when serving.

 Pair this great festive drink with some super Eggnog cookies (recipe can be found here).

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Sing Along Christmas Carol - The Holly & The Ivy





The holly and the ivy,

When they are both full grown

Of all the trees that are in the wood

The holly bears the crown

O the rising of the sun

And the running of the deer

The playing of the merry organ

Sweet singing of the choir



The holly bears a blossom

As white as lily flower

And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ

To be our sweet Saviour

O the rising of the sun

And the running of the deer

The playing of the merry organ

Sweet singing of the choir



The holly bears a berry

As red as any blood

And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ

To do poor sinners good

O the rising of the sun

And the running of the deer

The playing of the merry organ

Sweet singing of the choir



The holly bears a prickle

As sharp as any thorn;

And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ

On Christmas Day in the morn.

O the rising of the sun

And the running of the deer

The playing of the merry organ

Sweet singing of the choir



The holly bears a bark

As bitter as any gall;

And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ

For to redeem us all.

O the rising of the sun

And the running of the deer

The playing of the merry organ

Sweet singing of the choir



The holly and the ivy

Now both are full well grown,

Of all the trees that are in the wood,

The holly bears the crown.

O the rising of the sun

And the running of the deer

The playing of the merry organ

Sweet singing of the choir

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Christmas Quotes to brighten your day.

"Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect."

Oren Arnold

"There has been only one Christmas - the rest are anniversaries."

W.J. Cameron

"The joy of brightening other lives, bearing others' burdens, easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas."

W. C. Jones

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

The Twelve Days of Christmas - huh?

We all know the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas", or at least parts of it, but what are the roots of this festive tune and what actually are the twelve days of Christmas?


Although the song predates it, the earliest known printed version of it is in the 1780 book "Mirth without Mischief" which presented the song as a forfeit game whereby in each round an additional verse was added to the song. Whomever made an error in recalling the previous verses, had to pay a forfeit. Some make claim that the song is a actually a catechism song, written in England during a time when the Catholic faith was prohibited but no evidence has been shown to support this claim and furthermore there is evidence that there may well be French origins to the song.



The Twelve Days actually refers to the festive days beginning Christmas Day (25 December). This period is also known as Christmastide. The Twelfth Day of Christmas is 5 January, the day by which you should take down your Christmas decorations and tree. The twelve days of Christmas are followed by the Feast of the Epiphany on 6 January.

St. Stephen's Day is 26th December in the Western Church and 27th December in the Eastern Church. Boxing Day, the first weekday after Christmas, is observed as a legal holiday in the United Kingdom and parts of the Commonwealth. It was traditionally marked by the giving of Christmas boxes to service workers. The 28th December is Childermas or the Feast of the Innocents (a commemoration of The Massacre of the Innocents; an episode of infanticide by Herod the Great.

The comedy play “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare is believed to have been written specifically for the close of the festive season.









Monday, 29 November 2010

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Sunday, 28 November 2010

White Christmas

The song White Christmas is one of my personal favourites. Although it was originall written (by Irving Berlin) for the movie Holiday Inn, it is undoubtedly most famously associated with the movie named after it's title - White Christmas. The film White Christmas starred Bing Crosby together with Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen and is a Chrismas classic.

This isn't the best video out there of the song, but it's the only one I could find featuring the finale of the movie.



I'm dreaming of a white christmas,

just like the ones I used to know

Where the treetops glisten and children listen

to hear sleigh bells in the snow


I'm dreaming of a white christmas,

just like the ones I used to know

Where the treetops glisten and children listen

to hear sleigh bells in the snow


I'm dreaming of a white christmas,

with every christmas card I write

May your days be merry and bright,

and may all your christmases be white


I'm dreaming of a white christmas,

just like the ones I used to know

May your days be merry and bright,

and may all your christmases be white


I'm dreaming of a white christmas,

with every christmas card I write

May your days be merry and bright,

and may all your christmases be white


May your days be merry and bright,

and may all your christmases be white




Incidentally, if you are just desperate to watch the movie again after this, it is available to watch on youtube in 12 parts, well worth the effort!!

Friday, 26 November 2010

Fun Children's Christmas Story

This is an original short story by Animatastic about their cute little donkey character Dinky. Dinky is available on a range of both Christmas and non-Christmas themed products here, he's even available on a Christmas card with the full story printed on the inside.

Christmas was one of Dinky the Donkey's favourite times of year. He of course loved summertime too, when he would give children rides on his back along the sandy beach close to where he lived. But Christmas was his favourite time of all with the snow on the ground, sparkling Christmas lights and decorations, and most of all, a visit from Santa Claus. Dinky loved Santa Claus, he thought him to be a jolly fellow who made all of the children happy by bringing them gifts. And every year Santa would bring Dinky a present too; a large bag of fresh juicy carrots and a piece of peppermint candy. Because Dinky himself loved to make children happy, it had always been his dream to lead Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve. He dreamed about it each night in the days and weeks before Christmas and every year he tried very hard to stay awake until Santa came to his stable. But every year he fell asleep and by the time that he awoke, Santa had already visited and left Dinky his gifts.
On this Christmas Eve however, Dinky was determined to stay awake. He left his stable door open to let in the cold night air. He sat in the most uncomfortable corner of his stall. And he sang his favourite Christmas Carol, "Little Donkey". When it got very late, very dark and very cold, and when Dinky was very tired, he suddenly heard a noise outside. First he heard a "WHOOSH" and then he heard "CRUNCH" on the snow. Dinky began to get very excited as he made his way to the stable door. Outside, to his surprise and joy, he saw Santa Claus complete with his sleigh and all of the reindeer! Dinky rushed outside, slipped on the snow and went skidding across the yard, only coming to a stop when he stood directly in front of Santa's sleigh.
"Oh boy, I did it!" exclaimed Dinky. "I stayed awake to see Santa!"
"Ho, Ho, Ho!" said Santa in reply. "Hello there Dinky, it's very good to see you again."
"Again?" questioned Dinky.
"Yes Dinky, again. Every Christmas Eve I come here and find you sleeping snugly in your stable." explained Santa.
"But this year I stayed awake!" exclaimed Dinky with a beaming smile.
"Yes you did Dinky." said Santa, "And that may be a very good thing. You see, I have misplaced my list of all the boys and girls and I don't know who has been naughty and who has been nice. Since you work with the children here all summer long, I thought that you may be able to help me decide which children deserve gifts."
Dinky gasped. And then he blinked. And then he smiled the biggest smile he had ever smiled. "Oh yes Santa! I would love nothing better than to help you."
And so Santa helped Dinky into a harness at the very front of all of the reindeer so that Dinky may lead the sleigh.
"But Santa, I can't fly. I'm just a simple donkey, not a reindeer.
"Don't worry Dinky" Santa told him, reaching into his pocket and pulling out a bag filled with Elf Dust. He sprinkled some of the magical dust on Dinky's head and said "There, we are ready to go. Lead the way Dinky and remember that we only give gifts to the good boys and girls!"
And with that, Dinky led the way. He ran across the snow and before he even knew how he did it, they were all up in the air, flying. "Oh Santa, I can fly!" he exclaimed.
"Yes Dinky, you can. My magic Elf Dust can make any creature fly."
They flew from house to house, rooftop to rooftop, and Santa left gifts at every house they visited. Dinky had a wonderful time. He decided that he liked flying very much. Swooshing through the air, soaring in the sky. He didn't think that he had ever had so much fun. Finally, after they had visited all of the houses in town, Dinky, Santa and all of the reindeer landed back on the ground outside of Dinky's stable.
"My, my Dinky. That was a lot of houses!" said Santa.
"Yes Santa" smiled Dinky in reply, "all of the children here are good boys and girls!"
"Thank you Dinky, for all of your help" said Santa as he unhitched Dinky from the sleigh and led him back to his stable. Dinky yawned and blinked sleepy eyes as Santa bid him "Goodnight".
"Santa, I had so much fun tonight" again Dinky yawned. "Do you think that I could help you deliver presents again next Christmas Eve?" But before he heard Santa's reply, Dinky was fast asleep.
When he awoke in the morning, Dinky saw his carrots and candy hanging from the stable door and above them a note that read "Dinky, you shall see me next year. Merry Christmas, with love from Santa."

Copyright Animatastic 2010, all rights reserved. Reproduced here by the Author for promotional purposes.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Let's get ready to Party! Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

Let's start getting into the Christmas Party mood with this modern 'classic' from Mel Smith and Kim Wilde, never fails to bring a smile and get those toes-a-tapping!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

An alternative to expensive Christmas Gift Boxes.

Instead of spending a fortune on store bought Christmas gift boxes this festive season, why not try this inexpensive alternative? It will definately take you more time when wrapping presents, but the personal touch can make the end result worth it.

In the run up to Christmas, save any old shoe boxes you have, or any other boxes that have a base and a seperate lid part to them. Choose some good quality gift wrap that suits your budget and co-ordinating gift ribbon.

I usually cut a rectangle of paper to cover the inside base of the box and one for the lid to make sure the inside of the box looks as good as the outside. Cut extra large pieces wrapping paper and wrap the lid and base of your box seperately, making sure the paper covers the full depth of the box on the inside.

Add your gift and tie the box with your co-ordinating ribbon, perhaps using one of the tutorials below to make an extra special bow or ornament to decorate.


Shoe boxes are much sturdier than gift boxes so they can hold heavier gifts, or be used for multiple smaller gifts. And if you tie you box with ribbon instead of taping the lid on, it has the added bonus that the recipient can reuse the box next christmas.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Easy Peasy Cinnamon Rolls for Christmas Morning

This is a great recipe, very simple and wonderfully tasty!!

Ingredients:


1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
2/3 cups (130g) brown sugar
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup (70g) sifted powdered (icing) sugar
1 tablespoon milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract


Directions:

1. Roll the dough into an oblong/rectangle shape and brush with the melted butter.
2. In a large bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon, then sprinkle over the entire ssurface of the dough. 3. Starting with the long end, roll the dough up into a sausage shape - moisten the edges with a little water or milk to help seal the end.
4. Cut the roll into slices. Place the slices into a lightly buttered cake pan, leaving a space between each one and set aside at room temperature.
5. Allow to rise for approximately 1 hour (the dough will have doubled in size).
6. Bake at 350F (180C, Gas Mark 4) for approximately 25 to 30 minutes.
7. Remove the rolls from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
8. Mix the sugar, milk and vanilla and drizzle over the rolls whilst still warm.

Why not copy some of our recipes onto one of these great festive stationery sets and save them all in a fun Christmas recipes binder? (You can even save $9 on great binders at zazzle by using coupon code: AVERYCUSTOM1 at the checkout until 31st December 2010*)









Christmas Recipe binder binder
Christmas Recipe binder by xmasstore
Browse for a custom binder at zazzle.com


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Monday, 25 October 2010

Quick Tips and Tricks for Presents if you Have Sneaky Kids that like to peek!

Do you have children (or adults) who just can't resist searching for their gifts in the weeks before Christmas? They'll squeeze, shake smell the parcels in the hopes of finding out what's inside before the big day. Perhaps they will even peel back a corner of the wrapping paper to take a peek? Do they always find your secret hiding places? If so then this tip is for you. It does work, I have personally used it successfuly in the past.

Gather together some random junk items; small empty boxes, strange-shaped existing but forgotten toys, old jars, cardboard inserts from toilets tissue rolls, basically anything that is not a present and won't be missed for a few weeks. Wrap them in Christmas paper and label them to the particularly bad offenders, then place them under your Christmas Tree exclaiming that you have given up on hiding the presents this year as they always get found!

I have wrapped anything from stones, to old individual portion sized cereal boxes filled with sand (for some added weight) to existing but un-listened-to CDs, one of my own sweaters, and much, much more. It worked, the kids were fooled enough to do all their poking and prodding with the fake gifts and never once thought to look elsewhere for their real gifts!







See more gift ideas here or go to the zazzle gift finder.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

A Christmas Wedding

What better time of the year to make your vows than the season of cheer and goodwill to all? Do you need some hints and ideas for your winter wedding? Then we at Christmas Three-Six-Five are here to help.

If you happen to get engaged around Christmas time, you may want to send out festive themed Save the Date Cards/Announcements, here are a few examples from the vast selection available on zazzle:

Red Winter Wedding Save the Date Announcement invitation


Winter / Christmas Snowflake Wedding Save the Date card


Winter Snowflake Save the Date invitation


And here are some winter Wedding invitations:

Snowflake Winter Wedding Invitation invitation


Snowflakes, Winter Wedding Invitations invitation


Customizable Snowflake Wedding Invitation invitation

Create an invitation on zazzle


Some ideas for decorating your Christmas Wedding Venue:

During the festive period you may find that many venues are already decorated with a Christmas theme and this may save you both time and expense. If you find that you do have to decorate your own venue however, here are some simple and creative ideas for a romantic, festive theme.

  • Use clear or white Christmas lights draped behind a white voile as a backdrop for the ceremony
  • Small holly wreathes placed flat on the table with a large, white Church candle in the middle make a simple yet elegant centrepiece for your reception venue
  • If your budget can stretch to it, a Bride and Groom snowglobe with festive base makes a great alternative centrpiece
More Tips and Ideas:

  • For wedding favors you can give out Christmas ornaments personalized with the Bride and Grooms' names or make personalized Christmas Crackers (see here for a 'how to' video).

  • Red roses, calla lilies, and poinsettia are wonderful winter wedding flowers

  • Order a decadent ice-sculpture to decorate the entrance of your Reception venue

View more winter Wedding products on zazzle.com


Sunday, 17 October 2010

Christmas Cracker Craft

Not well know in the USA and often difficult to find in stores, these fun Christmas crackers are a MUST in British households, and those of other Commonwealth Countires, at Christmas time.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Get Your Personalized Christmas Cards at 60% Off - Hurry, 4 hour Sale!!

Zazzle.com are offering a massive 60% off greetings cards right now!!

Buy your greeting cards early! If you order now, then you will have four hours to get 60% off of Greeting Cards. Order one of everything to send unique and customized messages to your friends and family, or your coworkers!


As always, if you don't have time to shop or you get this message after the allotted time, then don't worry! After four hours has passed, Greeting Cards will be 40% off for the rest of the weekend, just don't forget!

Use code FFHSCARD2010 at the Checkout

* 60% of the greeting card net sale price will be deducted when one or more qualifying greeting card are purchased and the coupon code FFHSCARD2010 is applied at checkout. The net sale price is the price of the product (excluding shipping and taxes). Offer is valid from October 15, 2010 12:01pm PT through October 15, 2010 4:00pm PT. This offer does not apply to past purchases and may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or volume discount offers. If a volume discount applies to your order, you will receive either the discount set forth in this offer or the standard volume discount, whichever is greater. Offer valid on Zazzle.com only.



* 40% of the greeting card net sale price will be deducted when one or more qualifying bags are purchased and the coupon code FFHSCARD2010 is applied at checkout. The net sale price is the price of the product (excluding shipping and taxes). Offer is valid from October 15, 2010 4:00pm PT through October 17, 2010 11:59pm PT. This offer does not apply to past purchases and may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or volume discount offers. If a volume discount applies to your order, you will receive either the discount set forth in this offer or the standard volume discount, whichever is greater. Offer valid on Zazzle.com only.








Sunday, 10 October 2010

Santa Claus, who is he really?

The name Santa Claus is a  derived from the Dutch Sinterklaas, which means Saint Nicholas. Nicholas was the Bishop of Myra, in modern day Turkey, during the fourth century AD. He was noted for the care of Children and the giving of gifts. Saint Nicholas traditionally appeared in bishoply attire, accompanied by helpers, asking about the behaviour of children during the past year before deciding whether they deserved a gift or not. By the 13th century Saint Nicholas was well known throughout the Netherlands, and the practice of gift-giving in his name spread to other parts of central and southern Europe. At the Reformation in 16th–17th century Europe, many Protestants changed the gift bringer to the 'Christ Child' or Christkindl, corrupted in English to Kris Kringle, and the date of giving gifts changed from December the 6th to Christmas Eve. In early depictions, Santa Claus was shown wearing Bishop's robes.

Father Christmas, a jolly, well nourished, bearded man who typified the spirit of good cheer at Christmas, predates the Santa Claus character and is first recorded in early 17th century England. However rather than being the bearer of gifts, Father Christmas was more associated with holiday merrymaking and drunkenness.

The many names seem to have become synonymous around 1920 at which time the appearance was also standardised.

source: Wikipedia

View our gift section here, or browse a selection of Santa gifts below.


Santa Claus magnet

Santa Claus magnet





Santa's Hotline mousepad

Santa's Hotline mousepad







In the UK you can order your child a 'letter from Santa' via the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) and help to support their cause.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Christmas Card Facts

The first commercially available Christmas cards were commissioned by Sir Henry Cole (whom had introduced the 'Penny Post' three years earlier) in London in 1843. The card featured an illustration by John Callcott Horsley - a picture of a family gathering with a small child drinking from a glass of wine. The card proved controversial, however a total of 2,050 were printed and sold that year.

"Official" Christmas cards began in the UK with Queen Victoria in the 1840s. The British royal family's cards are generally portraits reflecting significant personal events of the year. In 1953, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first official White House card.

View our Christmas cards page here, or view the selection below.










Noel card

Noel Photo Template Card




Christmas Postage (USA)