The idea of family holiday togetherness may warm your heart. Reality might fill you with another emotion -- dread. These tips can help keep the "holly, jolly" in the holiday.
Holidays and Celebrations
When you're facing a busy morning opening gifts and even busier one cleaning up after the frenzy, you may be searching for a simple menu. We've chosen one that requires just enough "big day" kitchen time to prepare risotto and it delivers an elegant and comforting meal.
We know that with the economy, everyone's trying to stretch their holiday dollar a bit more so we've put together some last minute tips to help you out.
Decorate the tree and hang the stockings. Then, heat up the cocoa and snuggle up together with a good story. Holiday books seem to offer a special magic -- opening doors of childhood imagination just waiting to explore.
These familiar scents associate with the holidays don't just trigger memories; they also aid with relaxation and heal during this sometimes stressful season. Learn how to use essential oils for holiday aromatherapy.
Try out these kids' activities -- a whirlwind of opportunities for your child to get involved -- learning about tradition, helping others or simply having fun during the holiday season.
Are the kids getting twitchy? Is the tree rather barren? Do you need a creative gift idea? We've got a solution for you! Start getting into the holiday spirit by turning "stuff" around the house into fantastic holiday decorations.
Your preschooler ripped off the wrapping paper, peeked in the box, set the carefully chosen item aside and spend the next two hours playing with...you guessed it...the box. There are toys kids may enjoy more that the wrappings. Which of these will grab your child's attention?
National Regifting Day occurs every third Thursday of December -- it revolves around sharing. Go through the toy box and closet with your child and allow someone else to enjoy their gently used items. The joy in giving is well worth the time investment.
Is it time for the annual family holiday portrait? Take our fool proof tips to heart and get some brag-worthy pictures this season!