Category: Holidays

Tips for Getting Organized To Send Holiday Cards

Whether you send cards to family, friends, business associates, or clients between Thanksgiving and New Years, being organized will streamline this important task.

How to Have a Great Halloween

Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year. Children come out dressed in colorful costumes. Parents walk along with them from house to house in the crisp fall leaves. Everyone seems to be in a truly generous, happy mood. Trick or Treating is truly a fantastic way to kick off the entire upcoming holiday season. Going door to door in even a neighborhood you know well isn’t without its safety risks, however. Here are some tips to a healthy, happy, and above all safe trick or treat night, “witch”-ever side of the door you are on.

Five Alternatives to Halloween Candy

Halloween is right around the corner. What are some alternatives to Halloween candy that you can give out to trick or treaters this year? With so many allergies to be concerned about, why risk throwing your money away with candy that may just end up in the trash? Here are a few suggestions for non-candy ideas to give out this year.

Honoring Dad

Father’s Day is this coming weekend. Here are several “off the beaten path” ways of honoring Dad or the father figure in your life, be it Dad, Dad-in-Law, your grown up son with his own children, your brother, Grandad, or even the Mom who is both mother and father to you.

Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a time to appreciate your Mom, whether it be your biological mother, your stepmother, the dad who was both mother and father, or the person most like a mom to you. Here are some creative and original ideas to make Mom feel special.

Unique, inexpensive, and simple ideas for celebrating Mom: handwritten cards (no one writes these days it seems), lists of things you love about Mom, plants, a personalized letter to Mom, a slide show of Mom’s greatest moments, a scrapbook of pictures of you and Mom (Hint: don’t buy a fancy scrapbook for this – grab one of those $4.99 inspirational journals at TX Maxx or Home Goods).

How to Give Gifts Without Breaking Your Budget

Seems like we just finished our December holiday shopping and here comes Valentine’s day. The stores are full of gifts for the occasion. Advertisements saying, “Follow Your Heart” and “Share The Love With [Insert Gift Suggestion]” abound. Just because the calendar says it’s February 14thand Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you have to be sucked into the Hallmark holiday. Gifts and experiences don’t have to break the bank. There ar

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! Enjoy this patriotic holiday if you live in the United States by taking the day to celebrate our country’s history and freedom. Photo: HuffingtonPost

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!. May it be filled with love, laugher, and good health!

Life Lessons: Taking the Time to Be Present

Be present. This is a mantra I hear often throughout the holidays. As cliché as it sounds, it holds much truth. Life is busy, especially this time of year, but it’s important to maintain a level of calm, enjoy the

Do or Don’t – Holiday cards

This is the time of year when people are frantically trying to find the perfect holiday card. Get your family photo taken, or buy holiday card set. Assemble the address list. Address each envelope. Buy stamps. Go to the dreaded

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