The Gift of the Christmas Present

The practice of exchanging gifts at a winter celebration is can be traced back before the birth of Christ to the Roman celebration Saturnalia. They would exchange lucky fruit gifts called Stenae, and would have a big feast, just as most people do today. But Christmas gift giving grew following the birth of Christ when the Three Wise Men traveled a long distance to bring gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the newborn baby Jesus....

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Affordable Christmas Treats and Decorations
Dec10

Affordable Christmas Treats and Decorations

Affordable Christmas Treats and Decorations When you ask people what their favorite part of the holiday season is, often they answer enthusiastically it’s all the great food and the decorations. Cookies, candies, pies, and other special sweet treats are at the top of most everyone’s list, and everyone loves a festively decorated home to make Christmas even merrier. But you don’t have to be a Christmas grinch worrying about how much...

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Handle the Heavy Work Early and Head off Holiday Stress
Dec09

Handle the Heavy Work Early and Head off Holiday Stress

You know from previous holiday seasons that there is always a long list of things to get done in order to properly prepare for the holidays. Instead of waiting until the holidays are upon you, try tackling some of the bigger jobs earlier when time isn’t so pressing, and relieve some stress in the process. Have you completed all of your fall housecleaning chores yet? If your garage is a mess and you have no idea where you buried the...

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Host a Christmas Goody Exchange
Dec07

Host a Christmas Goody Exchange

Admit it. One of your favorite parts of the holidays is all the sweet treats! They’re available at your office, at your child’s holiday school party, and at the open houses and parties your neighbors and friends are hosting. Yet baking can consume a great chunk of your time if you’re trying to make a host of goodies for your family and friends to sample. Invite your friends and family members that love baking these sweet treats to...

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Keep it Simple When Decorating for your Christmas Party
Dec06

Keep it Simple When Decorating for your Christmas Party

The holidays are a natural time for gathering with friends and family to celebrate the season. Set a shining example of the perfectly set table and decorated home by following a few of these simple tips. The first thing you’ll want to do is to choose a favorite color scheme or theme for the party. If you’re on a snug budget, take inventory of what you’ve already got to decorate with, and go from there. Once you’ve decided on a theme,...

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