FIRST: Our entire Christmas section will be 20% off all day (but only today). No need to use codes, the discount is already applied!
SECOND: We have 8 BRAND NEW Christmas products! So make sure to throw them in your cart while you're getting the discount. :)
THIRD: Here's a tutorial on how to put together the Printable Nativity Playset:
First you'll have to buy the playset, download and print it. On thick paper, preferably. Then cut the pieces apart by groups. Like so:
Then cover both sides with clear contact paper. You could also laminate them, but I like clear contact paper better. (It's cheaper, and I can do it at home.)
Then, you'll want to cut out the pieces on the lines. Except, AND THIS IS IMPORTANT, don't mix up your pieces. Because there are a gabillion of them, and you don't want to confuse who's feet are whose and stuff like that. This is how I kept mine organized:
Then, take a big fat needle and poke through all the x's on each piece, like this:
This will make it SO MUCH EASIER to put your brads in. Trust me on this, I have experience. Once your x's have been prepped, you'll want to line up your pieces and push a brad through the holes on both layers.
And then, you just repeat the process for each character.
I suggest poking holes and inserting brads a character at a time - you know, that whole organization/confusing feet thing. I also suggest using some kind of mini-brad. The big gold ones are way too clunky and huge-ish.
Once you have your characters complete, you can play! The brads allow for movement, which is super fun.
FOURTH: You can win a Free Christmas Album Download!!
Jason is a fantastic concert pianist that has been featured on the Ellen Degeneres Show, CNN and has played several concerts with Jon Schmidt. He plays the piano backwards (and upside down!) and is known for his delightful parodies and inventive playing. (Here are some videos of Jason from his YouTube page http://www.youtube.com/user/jasonlyleblack)
We're giving away Jason's brand new album of original arrangements of Christmas songs (the album has 9 MP3's)! All you have to do to enter is comment on this post about how much you want one. (EASY PEASY.) We'll be randomly choosing FOUR WINNERS on saturday, December 17th at 10:59 PM.
And if you don't win the whole album, here's a single of "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" that you can download FOR FREE: http://jasonlyleblack.com/free/
Check back tomorrow for day two of our Christmas Deal Week!