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by Susan Twombly, Dec. 2007

If there doesn't seem to be even one silent night during your holiday season, it's time to take a rest from the rush. There's no need to wait in line when you can be on line at the HP Activity Center.

There, you'll find hundreds of FREE print projects to make right at home - from personalized holiday cards and gifts to decorations, keepsakes, wrapping supplies and more.

So, there's no time like the present to heat up the cocoa, crank up the carols and gather the girls and boys for these fun family projects yule all love.

Spread the cheer: Personalized cards and newsletters

4x8 Holiday Photo Cards
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Frame your family photos in beautifully decorated 4x8 Holiday Photo Cards. Choose a heartfelt sentiment or add your own words, then seal your cards in custom-printed floral, paisley, reindeer or snowflake envelopes.

Holiday Greeting Cards
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Check out the HP Activity Center for other creative Holiday Greeting Cards - from the crafty and eclectic to fantasy-inspired winter wonderlands.

Arctic Animals Photo Newsletter
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Share family news with an Arctic Animals Photo Newsletter. It's a customizable newsletter template that lets you add your own text and photos to update family and friends about your loved ones' latest happenings.

It's never too early to instill good habits for your children, like sending Holiday Thank-You Cards for gifts received. Choose from a range of winter designs and bursts of soft color to simply print and send.

Season your party: Kits and decorations

3-D Color-Burst Holiday Ornaments
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There's no better way to lift holiday spirits than these 3-D Color-Burst Holiday Ornaments. Choose a vibrant snowball or vivid teardrop design, or a festive origami photo frame to showcase the year's most precious moments.

Beauty and simplicity combine in these 3-D Winter Holiday Decorations. Choose to make a bird ornament, a dreidel or a star tree topper.

Holiday Blossom Gift Box Ornaments
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Holiday Blossom Gift Box Ornaments double as handy wrappings for your small trinkets.

New Year's Party Kit
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Gather your friends and ring in the new year with this New Year's Party Kit. It includes just what you need to perk up your party - from an activity planner, invitations, banners, hats and noisemakers to photo frames and shrinkable charms for everyone's glass as they toast the coming year.

Present your best: Gifts and keepsakes

Heirloom Photo Cookbook
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Origami-style Date-keeper Photo Calendar
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Give the gift of giggles with a Wintery T-shirt, featuring a jolly snowman or a fun-loving penguin trio you can print out and iron-on.

Mix your favorite recipes and photos into a flavorful festive present with an Heirloom Photo Cookbook. Or, blend your recipes and photos with international holiday designs to create World Holiday Photo Recipe Cards, which can be great gifts for the cooks in your family.

Delight recipients every day with a beautiful and customizable Origami-style Date-keeper Photo Calendar, featuring traditional Japanese paper designs and your personal photos.

Festive Holiday CD DVD Photo Labels
Festive Holiday CD/DVD Photo Labels
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Get the grandparents grinning with Festive Holiday CD/DVD Photo Labels or Festive Holiday CD/DVD Jewel Case Inserts that hold the year's best photo, video or musical moments.

Preserve the best of the season with a Winter Holiday Scrapbook. HP makes it easy with a colorful array of holiday backgrounds, borders, accents and photo corners to showcase your memories for many seasons to come.

Wrap it up: Boxes, paper, labels and tags

Winter Wonderland Gift Tags and Stickers
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Wrap your presents in these printable Gift Wrap and Boxes for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and other seasonal events. Add the finishing touch with customizable Winter Wonderland Gift Tags and Stickers.

Vintage Handcrafted Product Labels
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Affix these Vintage Handcrafted Product Labels and tags to your own specialty beverages, foods, baked goods and other homemade gifts to further customize your unique creations.

Keep your elves busy

Visit the HP Activity center today to print and create these no-fuss, all-fun holiday projects that can bring all the elves in your house together - both big and small.

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(2) Pricing and product availability are subject to change without notice.

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HP Photosmart R742 Digital Camera in Ruby Red

A great way to capture special moments to personalize your holiday projects.

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HP Photosmart C6280 All-in-One Printer

Print lab-quality, fade-resistant(1) photos and laser-quality, colorful results to make your projects sparkle.

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