All Blog Posts Tagged 'christmas' (136)

Everyday Spirit - Keeping the Holiday Spirit All Year Long

By Jennifer Urezzio, Contributor – Spiritual Affairs

Over the next couple of weeks, you will be seeing a lot of articles on the holiday spirit, getting through the holidays stress free, and what gifts to purchase for loved ones.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if this year, you let the joy and the true spirit of this joyous season carry forward…

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Added by Audreyvp on November 26, 2011 at 5:04pm — No Comments

The Beautiful Gift - Luxurious Gift Presentation Made Simple

Nancy Hoerdemann has always had a knack for presentation. Her studies and experience in fashion merchandising confirmed that she intuitively understood how a beautiful presentation immediately inspires the recipient to positively perceive the object she/he is about to receive. Today, Nancy’s professional experience has culminated in the creation of…

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Added by Audreyvp on November 26, 2011 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Fiverr.com - $5.00 Gift Ideas

Need that clever gift idea under $10? How about one at just $5? Fiverr is the perfect place to look for stocking stuffers, Secret Santa gifts,…

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Added by Audreyvp on November 26, 2011 at 4:41pm — No Comments

2011 GGAB Holiday Gift Guide

The Gift Giving Advisory Board (GGAB for short) is announcing our top holiday gift recommendations of 2011! Our board members have been working hard the entire year to seek out the most meaningful, unique and one-of-a-kind gift ideas and have compiled them into our sponsored, but oh-so-highly-curated, 2011 Holiday Gift Guide.…

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Added by Audreyvp on November 18, 2011 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Add Flair to Your Holiday Greeting Cards with Photo Stamps

These days, we know how special it is to receive a real note card in the mail. Like with a stamp on it. Handwritten and all… It’s even more special if it’s also addressed by hand… And how about if it was personalized with a photo stamp to identify to sender? Even more charming.

PJ Greetings has a very unique offering:…

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Added by Audreyvp on November 11, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments

UncommonGoods For Great Gift Ideas and Stocking Stuffers

We’ve loved UncommonGoods for a long time. Probably as long as they’ve been established (in 1999). UncommonGoods.com is a unique online store that offers truly unique gift ideas that range from beautiful to fun, quirky and light-hearted. Never a boring gift idea in their catalog pages… We also love that UncommonGoods is an independent business that supports independent artists and creators.…

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Added by Audreyvp on November 9, 2011 at 5:52pm — No Comments

UNICEF Halloween Trick or Treat Boxes and Beyond



We have all heard about UNICEF, an acronym for the United Nations Children’s Fund (the I for International and the E for Emergency were dropped in 1953).UNICEF has been around since the 1940′s and was initially created to provide for children in countries that had been devastated by WWII. Today, UNICEF operates in more than 150 countries and provide humanitarian relief to focus on saving children’s…

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Added by Audreyvp on October 28, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments

The Hanging Carrot

Packing up, leaving the house in a cluttered disarray of wrapping paper and toy pieces, and hurrying off to the airport at 8 a.m. just before the holidays, I felt nothing but dread as I looked ahead to our day of travel.



First a two-hour car ride to Orlando where we would drop the car off and wait for a shuttle to the airport.  Once there, we would have to check the bags in, go through security, and wait around to board the plane while trying to keep two toddlers amused and calm.  The… Continue

Added by Darlena Cunha on January 3, 2011 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Holiday Intensity

Christmas is for the memories.  Christmas is for the anticipation.  Christmas, at least when you're the parent of two year olds, is not for the day, itself.



On Christmas Eve, I excitedly brought down my horribly wrapped presents and placed them carefully under the tree in the most eye-pleasing manner I could manage.  I stepped back to view my work, envisioning the happy day that was surely awaiting us.…



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Added by Darlena Cunha on December 29, 2010 at 11:49am — No Comments

The Santa Concept

Christmas has been so hectic.  Dragging babies across the country, presents, presents, different foods, different people, presents, a massive snow storm, and, well, presents.





It's amazing how quickly the girls took to the idea of Santa.  We hadn't prepared them for it throughout the season.  We mentioned Christmas.  We told them about presents.  But we…

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Added by Darlena Cunha on December 28, 2010 at 11:47am — No Comments

Happy End of Holidays

Tonight The Bear and I went out to do some last minute shopping for some friends. MISTAKE! Big mistake. It was raining and crowded and absolutely ridiculous. Baby Bear was awful, which is pretty typical this

month. Probably because her nap schedule, that I worked so hard to

enforce the first 15 months of her life, has been totally up in the air

while we run errands and I give into her fits of clingy not wanting to

nap-ness. So, let me say, I cannot wait for Christmas to…

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Added by Melissa LaVange on December 23, 2010 at 1:50am — No Comments

Is Santa Real? Don't Ask, Don't Tell

When it comes to the…
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Added by Momniscient on December 22, 2010 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Christmas Confession

Most people have holiday rituals that they do every year (omg, is she blogging about sacrificing goats again?). For some, it's Black Friday, for others it's a certain movie that they watch every year, complete with a cup of hot chocolate and some Christmas cookies. I, too, have a ritual that I do every holiday season, several times during this time of year, that I never thought was bizarre... until this year. Now that my kids are older, and with the introduction of Z this year, I seem…

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Added by Morgan M on December 17, 2010 at 11:43am — No Comments

Gift Guide for the Impossible to Buy For

Where do you start with these folks? They already have everything, they don’t want anything, they’re difficult and picky… We have some in our family too. What to do? Ignoring them is not a sensible option, whether the “impossible” person in question is the mother-in-law or the boss. So, then, we thought that these types should probably be receiving virtual gifts. No, not a virtual Facebook cupcake, but rather something that…
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Added by Audreyvp on December 16, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Where the Heck is the Tape?

I am the worst wrapper in the history of present wrapping. I always start out with such good intentions. I'm going to cut my lines straight and even. I'm going to line the corners up and crease my folds. I'm going to use very little tape so that you can't even see it. I'm going to put ribbons and bows on every present. They are going to be beautiful.



These ideals last only until I lose the scissors the first time, which is to say, the first time I put them down. They're scissors.…

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Added by Darlena Cunha on December 15, 2010 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Christmas Ideas To Stay Stress Free

Christmas can be the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, but it can also be the Most Stressful Time of the Year. All that shopping, planning, decorating, baking and traveling can turn a lovely holiday season into an anxiety-filled nightmare.



I'm as guilty as the next perfectionist. I want everything to look, smell, and feel just as it did when I was growing up. And when it doesn't, it means I am a failure. I have failed to "do" Christmas well.



I can't tell you how many times I…

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Added by Momniscient on December 14, 2010 at 10:25pm — No Comments

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