Earth Friendly Wrapping Paper

Many Americans are striving for a green winter holiday. Eco-friendly toys and environmental holiday craft projects are just the beginning. Consider adding a few finishing touches by using green gift wrapping. Reconsidering your wrapping paper choices this holiday season can make a world of difference. The amount of U.S. household…

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7 Festive Hot Cocoas

Tired of the usual hot cocoa? Want something a bit different this holiday season? You can jazz up your usual cup of hot cocoa with a few items from your fridge and your pantry. The History of Hot Cocoa Hot cocoa has become a beloved holiday drink that is often…

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Snappy Holiday Shopping Tips

One of the most stressful tasks of the holidays is shopping. While there are many stressors, two of the key triggers are “mall mania” and staying on a budget. “Mall mania” refers to the stress that comes from waiting in line and fighting the crowds during this busy retail season.…

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Stress Less this Holiday Season

This is the most stressful time of the year. A recent survey reveals that 69 percent of Americans would skip exchanging gifts if their family and friends agreed to it and about half of us dread the holidays this year. We just have too much to do during this time…

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Eco DIY Crafts for the Holidays

With the change in weather and seasons, we can all anticipate long evenings spent in our cozy homes with family and friends. If you’re looking for indoor activities to pass the time why not try some of these holiday craft ideas? You’ll be recycling and entertaining the whole family at…

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Stress-Proof Your Holidays

The greatest challenge of the holiday season is staying balanced. From gift giving, parties, to in-laws and traveling, stress is inextricably woven into the holiday celebration. Don’t worry try our stress-proof holiday tips. 6 Stress-Proof Holiday Tips 1. Write it Down The brain can get overwhelmed with too much to…

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Bah Humbug

There Are Many Reasons For Your Bah Humbug Do you want to turn the feelings of Bah Humbug to Ho Ho Ho this year? There are several causes if the holiday blues. Typical sources of holiday sadness are stress, fatigue, financial stress, the grief of an old relationship, loss of…

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Why Advent Is Important To You

Advent is an important season for you. Advent begins on December 2 and ends on Christmas Eve. Advent has traditionally been a significant, ancient theological time of year. I believe the nonreligious, spiritual, and religious alike are called into these 24 days of reflection and introspection as we leave 2018 and…

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