My husband and I save during the year in order to pay for Christmas presents in December. This requires adhering to a pretty tight budget when buying gifts.
Below is a list I created largely based on experiences I had and questions I have asked of friends. Some of the suggestions below are solely for the holiday season leading up to the new year, while other suggestions can be applied throughout the year.
When should you bring a new partner into your family Christmas? And how should you broach it with your kids? These parenting tips from blended families will help navigate tricky situations.
Let's put it this way, I have more makeup than you could ever imagine and I still want the Tarte holiday signature item every year. Why? Well, the makeup is fabulous.
The white Christmas I'm thinking about this season has nothing to do with snow. Rather, it's all about a site specific art installation that occurred this October.
At the season finale of Dragnificent, Atlanta's premier drag competition, I saw the most offensive number I believe exists. Celeste Holmes, host of Dragnificent, introduced the performer by telling the audience, "You are not prepared for this." Celeste was right.
There's perhaps nothing cozier and more likely to get you into the holiday spirit than to curl up beside the Christmas tree, nestle under a blanket with a mug of something warm to drink and dive into the pages of a beloved book.
This type of outpouring of creativity, fun and group effort is what makes a company a great culture. It's what proves the point that employees are more than the roles they fill in any company.
We're giving to a person who is working hard and trying to support her family on minimum wage and $2 tips. But this moment of giving is not just for her -- it's also for us.
Why do I ever need to tell my son Santa isn't real? Who am I to make that decision for him? And furthermore, what if I'm wrong?
It's hard to believe these colossal trees once began as small seedlings and have blossomed into festive holiday symbols after half of a century or more.
Despite what Bill O'Reilly and Dr. Seuss would have you believe, nobody stole or declared war on Christmas this year -- neither a fairy-tale Grinch nor a puritan-like individual who cannot be happy because of complaints about the secularization of the season.
Don't assume something is going to be hard or easy for yourself or someone else who is grieving. Triggers may not be what you think. There is no specific formula for finding just the right combination of maintaining some traditions and creating new ones.
In December we do a little work And anticipate a lot of pleasure And December is the one month of the year Where I always change what I measure From ...
Have you ever wondered what your favorite Christmas classics would look like as Christmas trees? Well, you're about to!
Not a blog post title I've ever read before...although the reality will likely be familiar to many. As I sit now overlooking the beautiful Clee Hill countryside my internal environment is slowly simmering down to match the tranquillity of my external environment.