Category: Holiday

30 Gift Ideas Making Christmas More Meaningful

While I was doing some research, I came across an old McCalls article from December 1959. I know, how could something written more than 50 years ago possibly have anything relevant about Christmas today? As it turns out their suggestions for making Christmas more meaningful seemed to be just what …

Celebrating Christmas: the Birth, Gifts, and Symbols

When I was a little girl, I loved Christmas!  The anticipation of Christmas morning was almost more than I could bear.  On Christmas Eve I would wake several times in the night and tiptoe from my bed to the window, looking and listening for any signs or sounds of the …

Why Family Traditions are Proven to be so Valuable

When I think of family traditions, the movie “Fiddler on the Roof” is the first to come to mind. Growing up, it was one of my dad’s favorite movies and plays. I remember him singing the Tradition song all around the house. Waving his hands and doing the fiddler jig — …

Why Mother’s Day Can Be Different This Year

Does Mother’s Day fill you with dread or a sense of contentment? Years ago, I decided Mother’s Day was not one of my favorite holidays. Do I sound strange?  My husband was baffled. What’s not to love about breakfast in bed, a day off from dishes, with hugs, kisses, and …

How to Make Easter More Meaningful this Year

When the kids were little, it was a real struggle to help them see beyond the bunny and candy to understand what Easter was really about. I always tried to be purposeful in the way we celebrated the Holiday. One way was to share what makes Easter meaningful to me.  …

2 Traditions to Give our Children more #Light

There are snowflakes falling, people caroling, and delicious food baking in the kitchen. It’s little wonder why right now is known as the most “wonderful time of the year”. People are simply more cheery. I’m reminded of the traditions of yesteryear which shaped how I view this special season. My …

Christmas Cowgirl

Christmas permits people to dream and wish for gifts no matter what their age. For me as a senior, wanting cowboy boots represented a yearning for new adventure.

7 Meaningful Christmas Reminders

So many of us want Christmas to feel like Christmas again. We are tired of the commercialization of every aspect of the holiday. In an effort to remind us of all the feelings we’d like to create in our homes for Christmas, I’ve compiled my favorites to share.