It's too late to "get a jump" on saving in advance for this holiday season, but that doesn't mean you're stuck paying through the nose.
He's a creepy little informant with a creepy little smile that looks like he just peed in someone's Solo cup. This elf's sole job, his raison d'etre, is to report your kids' behavior to Santa. He's like a one-man magical surveillance team.
Tis the season for holiday parties, never-ending buffets and sugary markers of time (I'm talking about you pumpkin pie, candy canes and sugar cookies). And with it comes the traditional (and exhausting) battle between well-intentioned parents and dessert-loving children.
After a time, the holidays do get easier and sadness lessens. I believe we each need to make our own presence known in present time and blend it with the past in order to have a break from grieving.
With the busiest travel week of the year - Thanksgiving -- coming momentarily, now is the time to invest in a nice piece or set of luggage that will i...
It is a brutal war. One that pits brother against brother, elf against gnome, reindeer against reindeer, and worst of all, Santa Claus vs. the Martians.
This summer before Labor Day, I saw plenty of Halloween stuff out in the stores. No big deal right? Then I saw Christmas Trees displayed before Tha...
Deck the halls with boughs of holly, whatever the hell that means. Break out the ugly sweaters. Get those antlers on the SUV. Tis the season to be jolly. Put a smile on your face. It could be worse. Christmas could be a Jewish Holiday.
I have loved being able to create magical and memorable holidays for my kids, and now my partner's two grandkids as well. Last year they redecorated my tree -- another precious memory to hold onto!
Some places like to take this idea and run with it, making over-the-top decorations and stringing along lights that go on for miles at a time. These well known light shows will awe and entertain you the minute the sun goes down.
Recently on Facebook there has been a petition going around from sumofus.org asking Starbucks and Green Coffee to withdraw their support for the lawsu...
But the holidays do not have to be so stressful. If we open up our minds a little bit and heighten our awareness to how blindly we subscribe to holiday dogma, we may be able to alter our reaction to it. So, if indeed the drama is partly self-inflicted, then we have the power to "un-inflict" ourselves and let go of the traps we easily fall into.
This is the time of year that we think of others. We want the holidays to be memorable for those we love. Make it memorable for you as well. When you care for yourself, you'll enjoy the season without wishing for a quick ending.
The best time to buy wrapping paper is undoubtedly the end of December. But if didn't do that last year and you're still in need, then try these options. Although free gift wrapping services at stores are no longer the norm, you can still find it at some high-end jewelers stores.