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.

9 months ago

How Storytelling Can Bring Families Together During the Holidays

Like many others this year, my husband and I will not be traveling across the country to celebrate the holidays with our family. Instead, our plan is to have a small gathering of family members who live nearby, whom we’ve been…

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9 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…

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9 months ago

How We Celebrated Thanksgiving at My CCRC

Tom and I had a one o’clock reservation for a traditional Thanksgiving meal in the dining room. We were seated at one end of a rectangular table, with another couple we knew slightly at the other end. Although socially distanced…

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10 months ago

No New Year’s Resolutions for Me! The Confessions of a Mature Woman

Smile if you have made New Year’s resolutions in the past. Now smile again if you have kept them all year. It is truly difficult to keep those ‘promises’ going for an entire year, isn’t it? That was me until 3 years ago – until I read a book…

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10 months ago

Safe Installation of Christmas Decoration – Inside and Outside

With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s time to start preparing for the holiday season. Even if your kids and grandkids decide not to drop in this year, you still may want to make sure that your home is merry inside and out. This means setting up…

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10 months ago

Great Christmas Gift Ideas for Knitters

Do you have a knitter in your life? Are you a knitter yourself? Knitting is a very popular hobby and is gaining a notable following. It once was thought of as a “grandma passtime,” but now younger generations are getting in on the trend…

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10 months ago

White Elephant Gift Exchange Ideas

We all love to receive and give gifts during the holiday season. Gift exchanges are very common between people who work together or between family members and friends. There are gift exchanges where you pick a name…

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10 months ago

What Makes a Perfect Gift for a Caregiver: 4 Ideas You Can Consider This Christmas

Most of us have at least one or two caregivers in our lives. As the holidays arrive and gift lists are being made, we often come at a loss when we need to think of an appropriate gift for caregivers. I want to share 4 spectacular…

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10 months ago

These Decadent Christmas Bauble Cookie Delights Make Great Gifts… If You Don’t Eat them All First!

Christmas is a time of year I love. For me, as a sugar crafter and cake designer, it is a time of year when I embrace the challenge of creating something new and different to WOW my family and friends during the festivities…

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10 months ago

Best Christmas Gifts for Mom

Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your mom or your mother-in-law? Or maybe your kids need some hints as to what to get YOU for Christmas. We’ve compiled a list that we personally feel will help with your holiday shopping…

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