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25 Days of Self-Care To Treat Yourself During The Holidays

Self-care is often overlooked. Especially this year, as stress and uncertainty has taken over a majority of our lives. Nonetheless, the concept of self-care is extremely important, as it helps encourage maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself and others.  With the holidays coming up, stress seems to consume us even more due to the pressures that accompany the holiday season — travel plans, hosting relatives and finding the perfect gifts for all your friends and family. So this year, gift yourself by filling your December calendar with some holiday self-care ! Below is a list of self-care ideas to get you started so you can nourish yourself for the holidays. Write Yourself a Love Letter An important aspect of self-care is being kind to yourself and practicing self-love, so start by writing yourself a thoughtful love letter. Write down things you love and admire about yourself, no matter how big or small they might be. If you are in need of a place to begin, check out this prin

Celebrate Start of School with Personalized Supplies & Memory Makers


Many kids don’t get arts and crafts in school, but these back-to-school projects are fun and easy ways to personalize a few school supplies and capture school memories,” Sandy says.

 

Sandy has created 7 easy Back to School Crafts that include pencil toppers, a time capsule project, a bookmark, a notebook cover, a magnetic frame for lockers, and two types of handmade fidget toys.

 

“Typically, fidgets are made to be manipulated or held in the hands. They come in many shapes and materials. They help decrease stress and anxiety, and provide an outlet for anxious, restless, or nervous behaviors,” Sandy explains. “Fidget toys/tools are often incorporated in the classroom to help children focus and improve learning. They can also help to calm an anxious student.”

 

These projects are easy for even the youngest student to create! The back-to-school bookmark only uses 3 craft supplies and one of the fidget toys uses 2! 

 

Pencils top the school supply list! Why not personalize with creative pencil toppers? Below is a link to step-by-step instructions and supplies needed for this and all of the back-to-school craft projects!

 Here are 7 easy back 2 school craft projects: (click on each link for step-by-step instructions)



Pencil Toppers Project

Back to School Bookmark

Back to School Time Capsule Project

Notebook Cover Project

Magnetic Photo Frame Project

Hair Tie Fidget Toy

Yarn Doll Fidget Toy

 

Back 2 School High-Res Project Images:

Pencil Toppers

Back to School Bookmark

Back to School Time Capsule

Notebook Cover

Magnetic Photo Frame

Hair Tie Fidget Toy

Yarn Doll Fidget Toy

 

There are so many proven benefits of crafts for children. “Crafts give children, the ability to get artistic and work together in a ‘hands on’ capacity. It teaches them to stick to a task and accomplish it, in their own way,” Sandy explains. “There is no right or wrong way to create. If your child created it, then it is awesome!  Plus, when the crafts are completed, children are rewarded with a huge sense of accomplishment.”

 

For more creative ideas, visit: https://www.bowdabra.com/blog/

 

For past broadcast segments with Sandy, click here: https://www.bowdabra.com/tv/

 

For a Media One Pager with additional story ideas, click here: Bowdabra Media One-final (presskit247.com)

 

About:

Sandy Sandler is creator of the QVC best-seller, the Bowdabra. Her frugal craft projects and activity ideas are designed to transform the creatively-challenged into creative pros. Sandy’s focus is on creative and easy projects that parents can do with their kids and that kids can even do on their own that are both frugal and green in nature. Visit: 

https://www.bowdabra.com

 

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