Holiday Planning

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

Guest Blogs, Holiday Planning, Top

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


Christmas on a Budget: Decorating on a Dime

Guest Blogs, Holiday Planning, Spirit of Christmas, Top

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

10 things not to do During a Christmas Party

Christmas Greetings, Christmas Parties, Holiday Planning, Spirit of Christmas, Top

  It’s the holiday time of the year; which calls for mouthwatering food, drink and, of course, multiple invitations to the best Christmas parties. This is for those who are still recovering from past shameful Christmas party experiences or those who are attending a Christmas party for the first time and need some tips on

5 Money Saving Tips for the Holidays

Guest Blogs, Holiday Planning

It may seem early, but now is the time to consider how you’re going to finance the upcoming holiday expenditures. It starts with Thanksgiving dinner and the travel to get there. Immediately following is the Christmas season with gift giving, party hosting, and more travel. Then, we top it all off with New Year’s Eve.

10 Tips for a More Meaningful and Less Stressful Holiday

Holiday Planning

10 Tips for a More Meaningful and Less Stressful Holiday For most people, the holiday season is filled with frenzied activity, stress, and frustration. It’s enough to make even Bob Cratchit tear his hair out and scream “Bah! Humbug!” Is there a person alive who can’t benefit from some simple suggestions to make this season

100 Christmas Gift Suggestions (51 – 75)

Gift Suggestions, Holiday Planning

100 Christmas Gift Suggestions (51 – 75) Previous Set | Next Set 51. Holidays mean food and reminiscing good times. Give a food basket that will remind the receiver of a favorite place or vacation. Make the wrapping paper using travel brochures or maps to hint at the treasure inside. 52. A mini Zen stone

The Well Lit Christmas Tree

Christmas Trees & Decorations, Holiday Planning

The Well Lit Christmas Tree by Julie Ann Bennet Lighting is a critical part of decorating your tree. To get a designer effect you need to add many more lights than average. You will get a big result for the dollars you invest. I recall a time when I tossed 2-3 light strings loosely around

Creating Unique Christmas Tree Themes

Christmas Trees & Decorations, Holiday Planning

Creating Unique Christmas Tree Themes by Julie Ann Bennet Uniquely themed trees that break from tradition have grown in popularity the past few years. They are a fabulous way to bring a touch of whimsy to holiday celebrations. Your Christmas tree can be used to reflect special hobbies such as doll, angel or teddy-bear collecting,

Use Feng Shui to Make Christmas Lunch Truly Special

Christmas Parties, Holiday Planning

USE FENG SHUI TO MAKE CHRISTMAS LUNCH TRULY SPECIAL by Sarah Shurety Christmas lunch is one of the most special times of the year, whether it is an intimate lunch for two or a huge family gathering. You have put all that energy into planning the food, spending hours in the supermarket, unloading all the