Share some neighborly love this holiday season. What’s your good neighbor policy?
Ho, ho, ho!
Have you considered your apartment neighbors this holiday season?
Whether it’s a token for the season or “welcome to the neighborhood” timing, a small gift given in friendship can create warm feelings between neighbors, especially at this time of the year.
Check out these ideas about gifting for your good neighbors!
Being green doesn’t have to mean sacrificing fun — gifts can still look festive and fun while remaining eco-friendly.
Is there anything more satisfying than ripping the paper off a neatly wrapped present, uncovering a hidden treasure inside? Probably not – but have you seen your living room after a morning spent unwrapping what Santa brought you? It’s an environmentalist’s nightmare; all that trash is hardly eco-friendly. On the other hand, you have to wrap your gifts in something. So what’s a tree-hugging Santa to do?
Fortunately, there are ways to keep all the fun of Christmas morning while remaining environmentally responsible. Check out these alternatives to wrapping paper so you can keep your holiday season green – not Grinch green, but earth-friendly green.
You’re in the homestretch. The holiday season halfway over. You’ve almost made it. All you have to do it get through the end of December. You love your family dearly, we know that. But sitting around the fireplace and pretending to be excited about grandma’s hand-knit holiday sweater that you technically only have 15 more hours to wear isn’t exactly your idea of a joyous holiday.
Not only that, the people you have to deal with are a pain! But they’re your family, so slap on a smile and read on to find out how to deal with your most difficult relatives over the next couple of weeks.
When it comes to gift giving, it’s the thought that counts, right?
We’ve been busy sharing with you a ton of gift ideas that will wow your loved ones. You can thank us later. But let’s not ignore that fact that some items should never be given as gifts. Ever.
Good gifts can truly cement a relationship while bad or thoughtless gifts can cause it to fizzle. Not only that, a bad gift will make you appear tactless, and the person on the receiving end won’t feel so great either. Bah humbug!
‘Tis the season to give, and you must keep in mind that giving unto others is actually a very strong form of communication. What message are you sending with the gifts you’ve picked out this year? Hopefully none of these are on your shopping list:
Wracking your brain to find the perfect gift that won’t clutter up a small apartment? We’ve brewed up some fun ideas!
‘Tis the season!
Let’s say you want to share a seasonal gift or two with your friend, partner, family member, coworker… but that person lives in a, let’s say, space-challenged apartment.
There is no need to fret, dear, generous celebrant.
Check out a dozen options to spread good cheer to a few lucky folks in your life. Sometimes, less truly can be more!
The trunk of a sedan is a perfect place to hide holiday presents so prying little eyes won’t find them.
‘Tis the season to do lots of shopping. And if you’re the type to get all your presents in one trip, you’re going to come home with a carload of gifts, unwrapped and out in the open, where anyone – even nosey little children – can see them.
You know they’re going to look for them … so, Santa? You’d better have a game plan. Where can you find places to hide presents before you get a chance to wrap them? Inquiring little minds want to know what’s in store for them this holiday season, but fortunately for you, we’re one step ahead of them.
Parade Central in New York City: the setting for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!
According to travel service giant AAA, over 40 million people will take a weekend vacation this Thanksgiving.
This year, you may want to hit up one of these towns where popular parades bring people together to celebrate all they are thankful for.
According to the Travel Channel, these cities are where you’ll find the Top Five Thanksgiving Day parades. If you want to enjoy a little ticker tape before your turkey, these towns are your best bets!
If you like your turkey with a side of latkes, you’re in for a very rare treat this year: The second night of Hanukkah is also Thanksgiving.
Hanukkah begins on the exact same date every year in the Hebrew calendar, but because that’s different from the 365-day Gregorian calendar commonly used in the United States, the eight-day Festival of Lights starts at different times in November or December each year. This year, the two holidays overlap – an exceedingly rare occurrence. The last time this happened was in 1888, and by one estimate, it won’t happen again for another 77,798 years!
Of course, this hasn’t gone unnoticed. There’s a full-blown “Thanksgivukkah” movement afoot – and we didn’t make that up; there’s even a Thanksgivukkah Facebook page. And while Thanksgiving and Hanukkah aren’t usually connected, they have more in common than you might think. Both relate to religious freedom: The Pilgrims celebrated Thanksgiving as they sought liberty in the New World, and Hanukkah marks the ancient Jews’ fight against their Greek oppressors.
So, whether you’re celebrating both holidays anyway or you just want to mark this rare occasion on November 28, we have some ideas for how to combine these two holidays into a special once-in-a-lifetime day.
When you think of Thanksgiving, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Cheesy thoughts of an overly happy family gathered around a perfectly golden turkey and heaping mounds of mashed potatoes is probably what you imagine.
But that’s not the case for everyone. Believe it or not, some people do choose to spend Thanksgiving without their friends and family.
No matter how you choose to arrange your Thanksgiving feast, always make sure there’s a utensil in every dish.
When it comes to Thanksgiving, the food takes center stage. Each November, there’s nothing we love more than seeing a perfectly roasted turkey surrounded by stuffing, cranberry sauce, casseroles and more pecan pie than you can shake a Pilgrim at. It’s a feast for our eyes before it even get to our stomachs.
Depending on the size of your kitchen and your family, it can be daunting to arrange all that food. Do you go for the formal setting and set everything on the dining room table, resigning yourself to a neverending chorus of “Pass the yams, please”? Or do you throw formality to the wind and set up everything in the kitchen, buffet-style, and let everyone get their own gosh-darn yams?
Either way is OK by us. No matter your Thanksgiving style, here are some pointers to arrange the food so everyone gets to gobble to their heart’s content.