I wrote a post a few days ago about Secret Santa gift exchanges and how they’re a fantastic means to save a couple of bucks during the holidays. I’ve been thinking about the costs affiliated with Christmas quite a bit since I wrote that blog post, and in brainstorming other ways to save some costs … More Get crafty this Christmas
Christmas is often recognized as the most wonderful time of the year, but for many of us, this isn’t the case because of the financial stress that often presents itself before and throughout the holiday season. Feelings of guilt and worry consume many of us come Christmas because of costs, and unfortunately, the consumeristic attitude … More Here’s why Secret Santa is the best way to do Christmas
Since Halloween is my favourite holiday, as I’ve mentioned several times, I thought it might be interesting to do a little research about this spooky celebration. I visited a website called FactRetriever, and as it turns out, there’s a whole lot of interesting information pertaining to Halloween I wasn’t aware of. The following information comes … More How much do you really know about Halloween?
Eating disorders are hell on their own, but dealing with one during the holidays adds an extra emphasis of anxiety that most people are unfamiliar with. While I have been in remission of my own eating disorder for a couple of years now, I still have thoughts that arise almost daily, attempting to convince me … More Dealing with an eating disorder during the holidays
I’d like to imagine that you’re reading this while sipping on a hot cup of coffee, at the table, just finishing breakfast. The crumbs from your meal are on a plate beneath your hand, holding your phone, or maybe they’re on a plate, off to the side, because you’re reading this on your laptop. I … More Enjoying the moment
Today is Christmas, and what better way to discuss the significance of this day than with a blog post dedicated to the subject. The countdowns are over, the advent calendars have been eaten, and the day is finally here. There is something rather magical about waking up on Christmas morning. You may feel well-rested, and … More Merry Christmas, you filthy animals
For most of us, Christmas hardly seems like the time of year during which hardships rise and emotions overwhelm. Perhaps this is because we are fortunate enough to spend the holidays with ones we love and ones who love us. Perhaps we are privileged and have always spent Christmas morning around a tree, in a … More Mental health support during the holidays
One of the perks that come with my sister being a small business owner is the other small businesses I’m able to learn more about when my sister has a show. A couple of weeks ago, my sister had a booth at a relatively large craft show in Ancaster, at the fairgrounds. My mom and … More Sweet Villa Creations
Controversy regarding the widely-known Christmas song, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, has a lot of people sharing their somewhat heated opinions across social media as of late. In case you haven’t heard of this controversy, people are upset with certain lyrics in the song that implies male patriarchy and female submission/oppression. Prior to the onset of … More Baby, it’s … getting real heated outside?
The other day, I was chatting with my mom about how expensive Christmas is for the average Joe. I was telling her all of the people I need to purchase gifts for, and we agreed that gift exchanges really are a great way to save money during the Christmas season. Think about it. Say that … More The beauty of gift exchanges
Yes, it’s early to be writing this post, but Christmas tends to creep up on us far quicker than we may have anticipated. So, I thought it may be useful to share some tips and tricks I use to save a few bucks when doing my Christmas shopping. I think one of the most important … More How to save money this Christmas season
This post comes from a blog post I wrote for CAA Niagara when I was interning there in April. I realize the subject matter of this post is affiliated with Christmastime, but it really is a great story. Enjoy! “What is it about Paris, France, during Christmastime that is so magical? Is it the whimsical … More Why Travel Insurance Is Always A Good Idea