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Gift giving blunders

Guest Blogs, Spirit of Christmas

Whether it’s an office party, secret Santa or any sort of gift giving, remember to get specific details on what your recipient would really like in order to avoid gift-giving blunders. As you have no doubt experienced at some point, nothing is worse than opening a present that you don’t like, trying to hide the

Avoiding the Urge to Overspend this Christmas

Guest Blogs, Holiday Planning

A Rule of thumb for all you shopaholics at Christmas time is to know when to stay at home and to resist the temptation of sales. We all know those sales are tempting but the key to success is knowing when not to shop. Christmas guidelines are essential in helping you decipher when to shop

5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Office Christmas Party

Gift Suggestions, Guest Blogs, Top

How to avoid the stress of the secret Santa with 5 gift ideas that will be sure to please your colleagues.     As one of the most highly anticipated times of the year, Christmas poses a potential stress as the office Christmas party draws ever closer and you are stuck for ideas on what

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7 Tips for Surviving Christmas Dinner

Guest Blogs, Holiday Planning, Spirit of Christmas

Christmas dinner with all the family and the in-laws can be a roaring success or a dismal failure! Whether you are cooking for it or simply attending one, it can result in sleepless nights and the stories of what happened will haunt you for years. Here are seven simple tips to avoid try and ensure

The Santa Diet

Christmas Greetings, Guest Blogs

You’re sitting at your kitchen table staring at the last cookie that’s left in the cookie jar. You notice its golden brown color and the chocolate is oozing out of its sides. Temptation sets in; you try to resist as best as you can, but finally you give up, self-motivation fails you and you eat

5 Simple Games for your Christmas Party

Christmas Parties, Company News, Guest Blogs, Holiday Planning

Christmas parties are a great way to introduce new friends to old, eat some great food, and celebrate the holiday season! Make sure your guests don’t forget your party with these fun and festive games!   The Santa Hat Game:   The best part of this game is that it has no formal start time

How to avoid Christmas Burnout

Guest Blogs, Holiday Planning

When you are feeling less than jolly during the holidays, it’s time to take a moment and relax. With all the demands from friends and family and the time spent shopping and preparing the home and food it is easy to see how one can feel burned out during the Christmas season. Here are some

Christmas Shopping Horror Stories

Guest Blogs, Holiday Planning

Every Christmas shopper has their own story or two about the heated moments in the checkout line up or fighting over the last remaining item. The stress of trying to find a suitable gift and the hard hits to one’s bank account can make the merry season seem less than joyful. As the days count down to Christmas day,

10 Christmas traditions for Newlyweds

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Being just married is a wonderful phase of life. Every part of life has a new and exciting side to it, as now life is shared and experienced between two people. Christmas is especially an exciting time for newlyweds; here are ten Christmas traditions to start with your loved one you can cherish together year

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Christmas on a Budget: Decorating on a Dime

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Christmas is one of the most expensive times of the year, so how can you save some extra money this year without scrimping on any of your favorite parts? Use these helpful hints and tricks to decorate without spending all of your hard earned dough!     1: Go to a nearby wood and collect