Really young children just don't understand the concept of giving on particular holidays . Buying dad a tie or a coffee mug just doesn't mean much to them. Young kids love to make things, though, so here are some common crafts that kids make for Father's Day that you could try.
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With all the stress and high expectations surrounding the holidays, it's easy to get overwhelmed and lose sight of what makes this time of year so special. This becomes abundantly clear when you are standing shoulder to shoulder with 100 desperate shoppers all vying for the last must-have gadget or fantastic sale item.
The pressure of picking... Read More
I learned the truth about Santa Claus from our big brother. I was skeptical at first, so we sneaked out to my grandparents' trailer and he showed me all the gifts we had asked Santa to bring. He was telling the truth! My brother had somehow stumbled upon an amazing secret. Thinking that my little sister would also want to know about this amazing discovery, I immediately went to tell her Santa didn't exist.
I don't remember her... Read More
The holidays tend to bring out the best in some people. Generosity and goodwill are at an all-time high, and people usually are in the giving mood. And at some point, all the gifting that goes on during the holidays can go completely awry with a present that's odd, hideous, inappropriate or just not your style at all. When you get a gift you hate, how do you react? Ideally, we should all remember the old adage, "It's the thought... Read More
Perhaps it's your first holiday together away from your families. Or maybe you and your significant other are planning to travel during the holidays. Either way, these stocking stuffers and naughty gifts are meant to be opened in private - not in front of Grandma! For a woman trying to stuff a guy's stocking, it can be tough to think of sexy, fun gifts that he'll enjoy - and perhaps you'll get a little present from filling his... Read More
Is it just me or does it get more and more difficult every year to find those special gifts that stand apart from the traditional mall fodder as unique or original?
A candle -- even for a candle lover -- seems predictable, overdone and just plain blah after so many seasons of giving. The same can be said for bath sets, food baskets, calendars, etc. For many of us the decision to "keep it modest this year" means that we find... Read More