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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.

The Holidays Don’t Have to Be Boring – Perhaps It’s Time for Something Completely Different!
2 years ago

The Holidays Don’t Have to Be Boring – Perhaps It’s Time for Something Completely Different!

The holidays are filled with predicable patterns that give meaning to the season. There is something comforting about doing the same thing year after year; it gives a sense of consistency and ritual. Read More

Are You Going with an Artificial or Natural Christmas Tree this Year? (Video)
2 years ago

Are You Going with an Artificial or Natural Christmas Tree this Year? (Video)

Christmas can be a time of conflicting emotions. Some people have deep personal associations with the holidays that are just too painful to release – so they reject the holidays all together. Others embrace all the festivities of the season, from bright holiday lights to Christmas trees and New Year parties.

One of the most popular holiday traditions is decorating the Christmas tree. For many families, turning on of the tree lights is a sign that the holiday season has begun. Read More

These Stunning Pumpkin Carving Ideas Will Amaze Your Grandkids
3 years ago

These Stunning Pumpkin Carving Ideas Will Amaze Your Grandkids

Halloween is a bitter-sweet time of the year for me. On the one hand, I love seeing all of the kids in my neighborhood dress up. I simply adore seeing their faces when they open my door to collect candy and see how I have decorated. They are so cute! Read More

Gift Giving Can be Fun! What is the Wackiest Gift You Ever Received?
3 years ago

Gift Giving Can be Fun! What is the Wackiest Gift You Ever Received?

The tradition of gift giving is an important part of the holidays and some people take it very seriously. Grandchildren produce long and detailed fantasy lists with items that they know are pushing every possible button. Where exactly can one buy teleportation machines these days? Unless you start planning in July, you might be waiting in long lines for those in demand gifts. Read More

Connecting Modern Families through Magical Holiday Traditions
3 years ago

Connecting Modern Families through Magical Holiday Traditions

Even though families are spread across the world these days, the holiday season offers an opportunity to connect even the most tenuous dots. Many families live close enough to visit each other. This is great because everyone can connect physically with great food, entertainment, walks or fun planned activities. Read More

Pink Knitted Gloves and the Meaning of Christmas
3 years ago

Pink Knitted Gloves and the Meaning of Christmas

Sleigh bells, holiday lights, Christmas markets, carols, Santa Claus, high street displays and gingerbread houses. December is here and the holidays have officially started. No matter where you live, the holiday season is about to take over your life for the next few weeks. Read More

6 New Holiday Traditions to Consider this Year
4 years ago

6 New Holiday Traditions to Consider this Year

Family traditions are the foundation of a happy holiday season, whether that means decorating a Christmas tree or sharing Christmas dinner, or giving gifts and lighting menorah candles for Hanukkah, or whatever your family does together to make the holidays special.

One of the privileges of being women over 60 is that we often are assuming the role of matriarchs for our families and extended families – and we get to be the leaders at the center of our family celebrations. So if you would like to try Read More

6 Easy Christmas Dinner Ideas that Will Get Your Guests Talking
4 years ago

6 Easy Christmas Dinner Ideas that Will Get Your Guests Talking

Christmas dinner is a cherished tradition and, for women over 60, we often feel the urge to go “above and beyond” with unique Christmas dinner ideas.

Especially with so many lifestyle gurus like Martha Stewart showing us how to make beautiful things for our homes and create warm, welcoming experiences for our guests, many women over sixty might find themselves wanting to do something really special for Christmas dinner this year.

But, how can you create a one-of-a-kind Christmas dinner experience without a lot of unnecessary clutter, work and expenses? Read More

6 Hip Winter Holiday Ideas that Won’t Cost an Arm and a Leg
4 years ago

6 Hip Winter Holiday Ideas that Won’t Cost an Arm and a Leg

Traveling in winter holds a special allure – it can be fun to get away from home if you live in a cold weather climate and enjoy sunnier days. Or even if you don’t want to go to the beach, traveling in winter can also be an ideal opportunity to explore new cities or enjoy some “indoor sights,” whether that means restaurants, cinema, museums, concerts or nightlife.

Here are a few ideas for how women over 60 can enjoy cheap winter holidays – maximizing your travel fun while minimizing the cost: Read More

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