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Date: 11/20/11 2:23 PM

Last year I brought home my Mom's old NOEL set. They are made of ceramic and each letter can be moved around to great a new word. I changed "Noel" to "Leon". My husband changed it to "El No". As you can guess, with only 4 letters in my 50 year old set, you can't make very many words. I think we came up with at least 4 and maybe 5 words.

This year I would like individual letters with the words Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays, or Happy New Year or something with a lot of letters so we can make lots of words. We try to out-do each other and it can be a lot of fun. We loved playing the game and it was a challenge to see who came up with what word first.

Can someone tell me what to call the letters I want and where I might go shopping for them? It is hard to Google it, as I am not sure of what it is called and just looking for anything Christams can take all day. I would like ceramic, wood, but not paper. It has to stand on its own and be 4 inches tall. Three inches tall is ok too. Smaller than that and we do not see it when coming in the room.

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Date: 11/20/11 2:44 PM

Hobby Lobby has unfinished letters in different sizes you could get some and paint them red and green.

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Date: 11/20/11 3:19 PM

Neat idea. We like the magnet words on the fridge, etc, so I know we would have fun playing your holiday word game too.

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Thanks for sharing your tradition. I'm on it, 'Pull out the table saw, honey, we got work to do.' These look so great that we'll incorporate them in wrapping up our baked goods for our friends.

Check out this site for more ideas on DIY. You may be just a cookie cutter set away from making your own in clay or salt dough. We have salt dough ornaments that are about 30 years old; painted and sealed, of course. I haven't worked with clay, but salt dough is amazing and can be carved and sculpted before baking. I used some Christmas cards as guides to sculpt out some detailed angles. And, of course, made the usual photo frames etc. using cookie cutter wreaths and other shapes for homeroom parties.

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I have no idea what Apple thought I was saying so be a Peach and credit anything bizarre to auto correct.

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Date: 11/20/11 4:27 PM

What a fun idea!
I googled "ceramic alphabet letters" and found this site.ceramics nayy and I know absolutely nothing about them.

I remember painting ceramics back in the '70's, when it was popular and there were ceramic shops around. I made some unique vases and African violet pots back then. Thanks for the memories. My Mom made a matching horse lamp and vase for me and also a beautiful ceramic christmas tree, where you insert the lights at the ends (her items I treasure and have kept).
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Date: 11/23/11 11:45 AM

I'm still trying to find things like this, but with other Christmas words. Anyone have suggestions of where to look?

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Date: 11/23/11 11:51 AM

Seems to me I've seen large paper mache' letters at Michael's... they might have some wooden ones too, I have kept myself out of craft stores lately so don't know. (Craft stores are far too dangerous to my purse, and I always overestimate the time I have available and underestimate the time and space it takes to complete a project....)

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2009 fabric in 41 1/4 yds, sewn 29 yds, given away 22 1/2 yds -10 1/4 = -12 3/4 yd
2010 fabric in 91 1/2 yds, sewn 27 yds, given away 1 1/2 yds; +63 yd = +50 1/4 yd
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Date: 11/23/11 12:24 PM

I am in the UK, but when I put in a google search for Wooden, Acrylic or Ceramic alphabet letters, I got lots of results. The wooden ones were the cheapest, around 50 pence each for 12 cm size [?75 cents each for 5 inch size]

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Date: 11/27/11 10:54 AM

Try teacher supply stores in your area if you have them or talk to teacher friends. Many primary teachers have letters the kids can manipulate.

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Date: 11/27/11 12:22 PM

I did find what I was looking for yesterday at Michael's, but I did not want to spend $42 plus tax for 14 letters. They were a plain white letter, and not all of them would stand up without help.

I went into a toy store yesterday looking for wooden blocks and saw a cute train set made in letters. I would end up spending $100 for it, but it had a lot of class to it. Each of the letters had a magnet at both ends so they could easily be joined together. However at $4.97 each, I could not afford them. They would have been here many years and given us a lot of enjoyment. I just could not afford them. I guess you would call them an alphabet train.

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Date: 11/27/11 12:24 PM

wooden train letters

Something like this.

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Bernina 1200DA serger
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