Family Tree Gal

Family Tree Gal
Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton welcomes YOU!

Motto

In every home, frame a family tree to help strengthen your posterity.

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I am committed to acknowledging connections throughout the generations--past, present, and future--and igniting a sense of extraordinary family purpose in individuals in THIS generation. Let me help you discover your "roots" as well as strengthen the "branches" of your family tree. If you have had painful experiences in your family line, then this is the blog for you! In fact, all of us will see that as we strengthen ourselves, we strenthen our entire FAMILY TREE through the power of our positive influence.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Creative Irish Gifts




I got my Shop Irish catalog.  I'm usually drawn toward the beautiful platters or serving dishes (like the Christmas Irish Christmas Blessing Platter on page 4.)  I just love the style.  I think the catalog has pretty classy products. 


This year, I was excited to see "Christmas Crackers".  They look like something we'd use at New Years.  The caption says "An Irish tradition at Christmas.  Each contains a snap, a joke, a surprise novelty, and a party hat."  Box of eight.  HK230 $13.99


We have Irish heritage, and my husband lived in Ireland for two years.  I think this would be fun for the grandchildren!  Please comment:  Has anyone heard of this tradition before? (Wondering if it's really a tradition.)  Click here to check out Shop Irish- The premier store on the web for Irish-themed gifts.
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Other Family History Gift-giving ideas:  Check out:

House of Names
. Coats of Arms (Family Crests) and Surname Histories.
 
Candy you ate as a kid. Old fashioned candy from the 1950s, 60s, 70s or 80s, still available after all these years!
Flip-Pal™ mobile scanner –  Portable, easy flip-and-scan-technology.  You can even scan pictures in the frame or while they remain in their photo albums!  I sit on the sofa in comfort and scan to my hearts delight.

Digital cameras, scanners, photo frames, printers, etc. to capture those amazing memoriesI love my Zi8 camcorder. It plugs straight into my USB port.  Great for family historians.  Easy to use.  Pocket-sized.






Disclosure of Material Connection: I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  As founder of Family Tree Quest [dot] com, I am an affiliate of Flip-Pal mobile scanner along with House of Names, Candy You Ate as a Kid, Shop Irish, Ancestry.com, Nuance (Dragon Naturally Speaking 11), and Kodak.


Monday, November 28, 2011

Legacy Family Tree announces biggest Christmas Sale ever!

Just this morning, one of my affiliates, Legacy Family Tree, announced their biggest Christmas Sale ever.  Get the details by viewing my article CLICK HERE, or click the banner below and go straight to Legacy Family Tree.
Great gift(s) for yourself or your loved ones.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Relief for family, holiday gift-giving decisions


A few years ago, my girlfriend sent us a "Fresh Balsam Jingle Bell Wreath by Valerie" offered by QVC.  Since we had an artificial tree, we hung the wreath inside as part of our decor, and the smell of evergreen trees filled the air.  It was WONDERFUL!  One of the favorite gifts we've ever received.


Since then, we've made it part of our family TRADITION to send wreaths to out-of-town relatives (mother/mother-in-law, sister/sister-in law, brother/brother-in-laws, niece/nephews, etc.)  Our older children also "chip in" and contribute to the expense.  The out-of-town relatives now look forward to receiving their wreaths.  Last year, we sent a fresh evergreen candle centerpiece for our niece and nephew's family.  It has simplified our gift-giving, we have saved time shopping, wrapping, and going to the mail service.  They're happy, we're happy.  It's a win-win.


We did purchase from another online company last year and one recipient said the product was falling apart when delivered.  I plan to stick with QVC now.  

I highly recommend checking out QVC for the "Fresh Balsam Jingle Bell Wreath by Valerie" along with their other time-saving, quality, holiday offerings.  Be sure to notice the variety of SHIPPING dates.


How to you save time and money at holiday time?  Feel free to comment on some of your favorite holiday gift-giving traditions below.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”   Because of my positive experiences with QVC,  I am now one of their affiliates.   

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Aspire by Kevin Hall inspires positive change in family lines

As genealogists and family historians, many of us are consciously creating positive change in our family lines.  Every once in awhile, a book strikes at the heart of inspiring that kind of positive change, by helping shift paradigms and adding perspective to our fast-paced lives.  We use our personal journals to record our own history-in-the-making, and, as we do, we discover the incredible power of words to convey our stories.

I am thoroughly enjoying Kevin Hall’s book Aspire--discovering your purpose through the power of words. SEE WHY. CLICK HERE to see the entire article
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” With appreciation, I received a gift copy of Aspire from Kevin Hall. The thoughts and feelings expressed in this review are my own. As founder of Family Tree Quest [dot] com, I am an affiliate Amazon [dot] com.