Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

Ahhh, the holidays will be shortly be upon us and one of the most enjoyable parts of the holidays is the holiday baking!  The gobs and piles of homemade chewy cookies that you can’t wait to sink your teeth into!  Ah, happiness.  I am not sure if it’s my age talking, but Christmas is not about how many gifts you get, but rather its about family.  Spending time with your family during the holidays is such a precious thing that I always treasure.  Talking, sharing stories, and just being together is priceless.  For me, I don’t have much, so I tend to find myself making handmade gifts for the family.  Each year, I try to come up with something unique and special for each person and I love watching their faces as they open my handmade gift.  Ah, success…they smiled! Phew!   I would love to create one holiday, some really neat handmade necklaces with loving stamped messages in them, as this would be something that the recipients would treasure for sure!  Life is all about the little things that make you happy, not about how many things you get as those are all material things.  Enjoying the ones that surround you in your life, and giving them love unconditionally is what makes life all worth it.  Some people just don’t get it.  They spend their days worrying – about everything, and where does that get them?  Nowhere, except heartache.  Enjoy each and every day as if it was your last, enjoy life and the one you are with this holiday – why spend another minute complaining, arguing, or worrying as all this makes you is bitter.  So go make yourself and your loved one happy – give them a hug and tell them that you love them (and mean it) and let them know that you appreciate all that they have done for you throughout the year.  Remember, the little things mean a lot, but when you are a grouch all the time, it changes the people you are around.  Be nice & loving and love will be returned in the same manner.  If your head is in the clouds and you are constantly worrying about “everything”, then you are not paying any attention to the ones you love, the people that should matter the most to you.  Think about it.  Do you want to be a grouch or do you want to be loved?  It’s all up to you!

Holiday entertaining is a joyful time, so enjoy each and every minute of it – love the one you are with and happiness will abound!  Check out some of our holiday entertaining essentials at


Thank God it’s Friday, eh?  We wanted to share with you something to inspire your mind with some great seasonal decorating tips from Themes N Things.  We all need a little inpiration sometimes, so we put together this 4-Page PDF of some of our favorite & simple decorating tips for the holidays from Halloween to Christmas.  Enjoy! 

Click TIPS AND TRICKS FOR ALL SEASONS 2 for PDF.  We love bringing you new products and creative ideas for all your Seasons!  We hope that you will think of us when it comes time to haunt your home or deck the halls, we’ve got you covered! 

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One thing for sure is, that holidays are always overwhelming.  The sprucing up of the house for holidays guests, family get togethers, and the decorating.  You always want your house to look its best, but sometimes you may think that you have to be extravagant in your decorations, and you don’t.  Adding something as simple as a porch light cover will welcome your guests and start your holiday cheer flowing. 

You don’t always have to think “big” to impress your guests, even the simpliest decoration will do.  Just by adding a few items to your table, mantel, or front door will do the trick.  Sometimes, less is more! 

Halloween is only 130 days away, and you might be thinking that is enough time to shop – not exactly!  The Witching Season is even bigger than Christmas and the Halloween items are flying off all websites as we speak, only for you to find that what you’re looking for is now “out of stock”.  Shop early, start now, to pick up your Halloween items before they are gone.  And, when the Halloween items start reaching the retail stores near you, just remember that what they put out on the shelves…. is ALL they have.  They do not restock as they only get a limited supply of each item.  Once it’s gone, it’s gone, so when you are out and about and find that one truly gruesome item that turns your head, purchase it immediately.  If you leave the store, go home and “think about it”, it will normally not be there when you go back.  Just some good advice from someone who has experienced it! 

As always, we are here to help and love bringing you some of the most creative seasonal items to enhance your holidays.  Stop by our website to see if you can find yourself something unique!

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Quick way to store Christmas Lights

Happy New Year!  Next year, don’t spend a minute sorting through tangled webs of holiday decorations. Keep lights organized by winding each strand around a piece of cardboard cut to fit in a plastic bin (our pieces were 20 by 14 inches). Use scissors to cut a 1-inch slit at the top of one long side and the bottom of the other long side of the cardboard. Secure one end of the lights in a slit, wind lights around, and secure the other end in the other slit. Store stacked light between layers of bubble wrap in bins.  –  Your One-Stop Shop for all Your Seasonal Needs

As we approach the end of yet another year, we at Themes N Things would like to wish you a wonderful holiday season & to express our appreciation for your continued confidence in our services during this year.  We value you as our customer and hope that we see you again in the coming year as we stock our shelves with more great seasonal items to make your holidays bright. 

Happy Holidays to you & your family and we wish you a prosperous new year! 

Roy, Valerie & Nikita too

Organize your Cords!

Just when you’ve unplugged the wrong cord, time and time again, here is a simple way to know which cord to unplug!

When you are crawling under a desk, all the power cords look the same. To save yourself some trouble when searching for the one you want to unplug, make labels from leftover bread-bag clips. Just write the name of each device on the unprinted side of a clip with a permanent marker, and attach the clip to the proper cord.  You can also color-code the bread bag clips too!  Great way to reduce and reuse!
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Pet Accessories too!

Dress your dog up in Cuddly Fleece for the holidays!

Cuddly Fleece Dog Sweatshirts – Now Available at THEMES N THINGS!  Any dog will look extra adorable indoors or outside in one of these cuddly fleece sweatshirts!  The Polyester fleece is extra soft too and has roomy neck and sleeves which makes it easy to put it on and take it off!  Fleece is machine washable too!  Available in Small, Medium, Large, & X-Large.

THEMES N THINGS is your one-stop shop for all your seasonal needs, now you can also pickup something great for your dog too!

Holiday Special Bachmann Big Hauelrs Train Set

It’s that magical time of the year and  THEMES N THINGS is filled with all the things you need to help make the holiday magic happen. The place to start is with your home. Set the stage for Santa with a beautiful Christmas tree with all the trimmings. Then add lights and colorful seasonal décor inside and out. Make this the holiday you’ve always dreamed of and add a train set under your tree today!   Find this train set at  (This is a Limited Edition Train Set & Bachmann does not sell them any longer)

Two complete and ready to run electric trains included!

* Christmas street car with directional headlight and Santa figure.
* 4-6-0 Steam locomotive and coal load tender with metal wheels, siderods, and detail parts
* Operating headlight
* Realistic smoke
* Speed-Synchronized steam sound
* Coach and observation cars
* 40 running feet of track can build TWO layouts from 4′ circle to giant 10′ X 6′ oval
* Two power pack and speed controller systems for independant operation of train and street car
* Illustrated instruction manual
* DVD format video instructions
* Authentic large scale
* Easy to set up


Animated Christmas Tale Teddy

What better way to ring in the Holidays by having this Christmas Tale Teddy sit under your Christmas tree, reciting The Night Before Christmas! 

Recites “The Night Before Christmas”
Dimensions:  12″ x 9″

Just push the button on this Teddy Bear’s foot and he recites “The Night Before Christmas” story.  When activated, the Teddy Bear’s head moves back and forth and his mouth opens and closes as he recites the story.

Teddy Bear holds an open book with the words to The Night Before Christmas printed on it. 

Great addition to your Seasonal display or as a gift! Requires 3 AA batteries.

Stop by our website to see if we have something to make your home merry this holiday!