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Holidays

Holidays like Christmas, Grandparents Day, Halloween and New Years offer opportunities to spend time with the people we care about most. In this section, we will discuss holiday ideas to bring you closer to your friends and family.

Gifts for Grandkids: How to Turn Christmas Gift No-No-Nos into Hearty Ho-Ho-Hos
10 months ago

Gifts for Grandkids: How to Turn Christmas Gift No-No-Nos into Hearty Ho-Ho-Hos

By  •  Family

With less than a week left until Christmas, family members all over the world are making silent, solemn, last-minute promises to be nice and not naughty this season when they gather together to celebrate the holidays. Read More

7 Unique Holiday Gift Ideas That Will Never Go Out of Style
10 months ago

7 Unique Holiday Gift Ideas That Will Never Go Out of Style

By  •  Family

It is our favourite time of the year again! The holiday spirit is taking over and we feel our hearts getting warm and filled with love, gratitude and joy.

It is a season when we remind ourselves of just how little it takes to be happy with our loved ones by our side. However, it might be a bit puzzling to figure out the perfect gift that would be thoughtful and serve as a sign of affection. Read More

How to Fight the Feeling of Being Alone During the Holidays (Video)
10 months ago

How to Fight the Feeling of Being Alone During the Holidays (Video)

By  •  Lifestyle

Living solo is more common than most of us want to admit.

Over 25 percent of people over the age of 65 live alone in the United States and the statistic grows throughout the world. And in some U.S cities, the numbers swell to over 40 percent. Read More

How to Give and Receive Gifts Graciously During the Holidays
10 months ago

How to Give and Receive Gifts Graciously During the Holidays

Writing about the 12 Days of Christmas, presents, trees, decorations and even the gorgeous lights in the different towns we visit sometimes seems a little pointless. So many other people are doing the same thing! It’s almost overload. Read More

Family Gatherings Not Your Thing? You Can Still Have a Happy Holidays!
10 months ago

Family Gatherings Not Your Thing? You Can Still Have a Happy Holidays!

By  •  Family

There’s usually no way to avoid a holiday get-together. If you’ve got a large family or live far from your parents or siblings, chances are you’re heading to a relative’s house this month.

Or, perhaps you’ve got your own circle of friends and prefer a more sedate dinner rather than a house full of children of varying ages, along with the obligatory exchange of gifts. Read More

4 Fun and Fabulous Holiday Looks for Women Over 60
10 months ago

4 Fun and Fabulous Holiday Looks for Women Over 60

By this time in our lives, we probably don’t need to go buy something new for any of the holidays coming up on the calendar. I’m sure most of us have many items in our closet that could work for either a dressy occasion or a casual event. But there are times we all panic and think “I have nothing to wear!” Read More

Pause, Reflect and Give Thanks: The Power of Gratitude During the Holidays
10 months ago

Pause, Reflect and Give Thanks: The Power of Gratitude During the Holidays

Meister Eckhart, a 13th century mystic, wrote, “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” Read More

Give Yourself a Personal Retreat this December. You Deserve it!
10 months ago

Give Yourself a Personal Retreat this December. You Deserve it!

December is not my favorite month. I call it the lost month. Why? Everyone is busy putting everything off until “after the holidays.” You saw the irony in that sentence, right? “Busy putting things off.” Read More

How to Keep Your Poinsettia Looking its Best Through the Holidays
10 months ago

How to Keep Your Poinsettia Looking its Best Through the Holidays

Poinsettias are a favorite holiday plant to give and receive, but they can present a bit of a challenge – and perhaps some frustration – as you watch this beautiful plant decline each day.

If it makes you feel any better, you are not alone. Read More

3 Ways to Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Fashion Choices
10 months ago

3 Ways to Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Fashion Choices

I have a confession to make: I don’t own a little black dress. For some time, I’ve been wearing navy and other dark neutrals for my evening attire. Navy is more flattering to my skin tone. Read More