• What Fun Things to Do on Christmas Day 2012 aside from the Traditional Celebrating Ways?

    Posted on November 27th, 2012 David Brooks | 1 comment

    Traditionally a Christian holiday, Christmas in many countries is now also a celebration of the secular part of the holiday, with lots of shopping, entertainment, Christmas lights, and Santa showing up in full furs despite the fact that some are smack in the middle of the tropics.


    For most people, Christmas is a time to be with family, but if you don’t celebrate the holiday or you are just looking for something different to do on Christmas Day, you can find alternative activities

    The packages are unwrapped, the cookies are eaten, and everyone’s looking for something to do. There are alternatives to spending the day at home, and not surprisingly, a lot of them include the outdoors.

    Merry Christmas

    1. Take in a Movie

    For some families, seeing a movie on Christmas Day is part of their holiday tradition. The season features family films and holiday themed stories, and movies provide a great place to relax and unwind. So many people do this that theaters tend to be crowded. But there are a lot of choices this year, you can watch take a hot movie at home actually. Convert Christmas movie video to your iPad or and video players, or even you have the right to watch Christmas DVD movies on iPad mini for ultimate film enjoyment.

    2. Take a hike

    You’ll find a variety of hiking trails, nature trails, and picnic facilities all over the central Arizona area, many of which are open on Christmas Day. Check online or call before you go. If you got new hiking boots, a GPS or a camera this holiday season, these are a great spots to test them out.

    3. Fish in an urban lake

    We have lots of lakes in and around Phoenix just made for that new fishing pole. It isn’t bass or salmon fishing, but it’s fun. Don’t forget — catch and release.

    4. Visit the Monuments and Memorials

    Christmas Day is a good time to see the monuments and memorials in DC and Northern Virginia. Although the visitor centers are not open, you can still get up close and enjoy the majestic views. It’s also an easy day to find parking close by!

    Not everyone spends Christmas Day opening presents and singing Christmas carols. For some folks, Christmas feels much like any other day, except without as much to do. Need a break from shopping, baking and mailing holiday cards? Then why not try out the fun Christmas activities above.

  • Creative Christmas Card Made out of iPhone: the Initiative Christmas Gift Idea for You

    Posted on December 9th, 2010 Irene | 2 comments

    The red warm Christmas hat, the green gifts-dressed Christmas tree and the golden delicious Christmas ham… Christmas spirit is blooming around us. Yes! The joyfulness and happiness featured Xmas is just around the corner. In such a festival full of cheerfulness, the deluge of warm wishes to parents, lovers and friends are indispensable. And a practical and creative Christmas gift is a necessary part when sending your wishes.

    Sending Christmas gifts on Christmas Day is a tradition for people to express wishes and blessings. The following element should be taken into account when considering Christmas gift: Christmas gifts must be of emotional value, practicality, suitability and creativeness. The process of picking up a Christmas present is like sticking in the mire. Last night, when I was hanging around on the Internet an initiative Christmas gift idea came into my sight: a homemade Christmas card which is made out of iPhone.

    The whole process is quite simple. Let me get you across the procedure:
    The stuffs you need: iPhone, iPhone Video Converter, cardboard, color papers, glue and the ornamental decals.

    The step-by-step tutorials:
    1. Folding the cardboard in half, and then the cardboard will be shaped the way a greeting card looks like.

    2. Making an outline drawing for the iPhone. In order to make sure that you can fasten the iPhone on the card, the outline you draw should be smaller than the actual size. Then plucking out the iPhone shape.

    3. For the sake of beauty, color papers of different shapes such as Christmas tree, Christmas bell or Christmas snowflake can be pasted.

    4. If you want to have your Christmas card with more individual characters, just add some creative elements to iPhone. You can transfer some Christmas-themed videos to iPhone by using iPhone Video Converter which can convert videos to iPhone compatible video formats. What’s more, if you want to extract audios from videos you shot in those good old days when you were getting together. This all-inclusive smart tool that can also convert audios to iPhone compatible audio formats is able to give you a hand.

    5. Since all things are settled down, fix the iPhone on the cardboard. Keep playing it until you send this creative Christmas card to your beloved one.

    The general budget of this Christmas card:
    iPhone4 (16GB): $199
    Cardboard + color papers + glue + ornamental decals: $5
    iPhone Video Converter: $19.95 (33% off on Christmas special offer)

    If you have been thinking about Christmas gift ideas for days or weeks, try to DIY a creative Christmas card as the above one. I am sure this Christmas card can meet the receiver’s absolute satisfaction. Have fun, my friends!