Christmas News

Christmas With Teens: 3 Ways To Keep The Holiday Sparkle Alive

As the holiday season kicks off, it is safe to say Christmas this year may look a bit different. However, with a survey by RetailMeNot showing that  66 percent of consumers plan to spend the same or more than last year. With eCommerce giants like Amazon kicking off their deal events later this month, it looks like Americans the country are still gearing up for a festive holiday season. For many families,  Christmas is a time for family and filled with magic, joy, and celebrations. For parents, the look of wonder and joy on their young children’s faces are some of their most…

Christmas Around the World

A Multicultural Christmas Celebration with My Dreamality

Guest Post by Yaya of My Dreamality Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, they say. Well, it is, but only once the stress of preparing for it is over and it's time to enjoy oneself! That's what I find anyway - I'm not one to revel too much in the pre-Christmas rush. But what I can say is that in our family, Christmas is a lot more than gifts and turkey - wonderful though gifts and turkey can be! I'm very fortunate to have a very multicultural immediate family and Christmas is a time when all the…

Christmas Traditions

Our Family Christmas Traditions with Champagne & Petals

This is a Guest Post by Sarah of Champagne & Petals I love Christmas, it’s my favourite time of the year. I have always loved Christmas, my parents always made it a special time of the year. I have wonderful memories of waking up on Christmas morning to see that Santa had left us giant stockings full of gifts, playing games eating chocolate for breakfast, going to church, a wonderful roast dinner before the Queens speech and then presents from under the tree. It was so important to me that our children have magical Christmas’ and they can look back…

Family Christmas Traditions

4 Ways to Give Back to your Community this Christmas

Guest Post by Dan Kihato Christmas time is giving time. It’s the time of the year when we show how much we appreciate the ones closest to us. However, the commercialized version of Christmas we celebrate today defines appreciation of your loved ones as showering them with gifts, while acts of kindness and sacrifice (the essence of Christmas) fall into the background. Why would you want to do something good for the community? It’s not just for karma points. As was very neatly illustrated in the book “Outliers: The Story Of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell, even the most successful people…