Family Tree Gal

Family Tree Gal
Carolyn Calton welcomes YOU!


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.

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,, Nuance (Dragon Naturally Speaking 11), and Kodak.