If you’re one of the many people hosting a holiday party this December, it’s time to start thinking about invitations. Between cocktail events, family dinners, ugly sweater parties and Secret Santas, people get invited to a lot of things...
Have you ever prepared that perfect Christmas greeting and then realized you’ve made a typo? As a child, I had trouble spelling my own name — let alone the names of other people — and one year, I accidentally...
Family Christmas traditions are what make the holiday so special for me. I have vivid memories of hunting round and round my childhood home with my siblings in our quest to find the shiny pickle ornament that guaranteed the...
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; And when St. Nicholas comes, he...
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Having the kids at home for an extended period of time is never a good idea…especially in winter when it is freezing outside and snow covers the ground. I have two boys who have so much energy that we have...
What’s your favorite part of the holiday season? Is it Christmas songs playing every time you turn on the radio? Is it the red poinsettia that appears throughout the mall? Is it your child’s extra good behavior in hopes...
When I was a little girl I was the ultimate gift wrapper in my house. Every time we had a party or a dinner to attend my mom would call me over, hand me the gift and ask me...
I love that time of year when it starts to get chilly outside. Everyone is pulling out their winter sweaters after a hot summer of flip-flops and shorts. Before too long the snow arrives and covers the streets in...
There’s nothing like entering a home for a Christmas meal. The smell of gingerbread cookies and holly wafts from the front door, the toasty fireplace beckons your guests inside, and, of course, a delicious feast awaits with family and friends. But...

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