covid santa

When we sat down to write our customized letters from Santa this year, the news of COVID-19 was just emerging as front-page news. Little did we know then that a global pandemic was looming, one which would fundamentally alter everything around us. What we realized that children did want to know that at this unusual…

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Canadian Christmas Shopping Tips

What Canadians Need To Know Regarding Holiday Shopping So, you are thinking about starting your Christmas shopping. Well, we all know that Canadians love the holidays and part of the celebration is finding the perfect gift. However, before you start you might want to check our previous blog: Summer: A Great Time To Think About…

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budgeting for Christmas

Budgeting For Christmas We all are enjoying the warm relaxing days of summer, but it’s not too early to think about budgeting for Christmas. Yes, Christmas shopping seems months away, but you will be surprised how fast it comes galloping up on us. Few of us like to work on a budget but with a little…

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Stress Free Christmas

Tips on how to avoid stress this Christmas The holiday season is for 99% of us the most stressful part of the year. With so many moving parts it can easily become a logistical nightmare. Juggling children’s concerts, home parties, work parties, financial strain, baking, gift buying, extra work commitments, holiday home decorating, the stress…

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Christmas tree in village

Finding the Perfect Tree In an earlier blog post we talked about how the tradition of a Christmas tree evolved from it beginnings in Europe. Now, let’s look at more contemporary times. The tree has become such a quintessential symbol of Christmas. Here in North America in the early 20th century, most towns and cities…

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