July 5th, 2013 by admin
Christmas is such a colorful, fun, festive time of the year that decorating only one or two rooms doesn’t give you ample opportunity to fully experience the joy of the season. Using some of the following suggestions, you can add some holiday decor to every room of your home so that the spirit of the season fills your entire home.
Traditionally, the living room is decorated with a Christmas tree, holiday accessories and table top holiday themed displays. In the kitchen, you Read the rest of this entry »
May 14th, 2013 by admin
The perfect Christmas meal for your family will be one that makes the holidays a joyful time to remember. Although there are certain types of food that are traditional for Christmas meals, you may prefer to do something different each year. To plan the perfect Christmas meal, here are a few things for you to consider.
First, you will need to create a guest list that informs you of how many people you will be serving. If it is possible that someone might bring a guest, then you Read the rest of this entry »
March 20th, 2013 by admin
You don’t have to wait until Christmas to spread holiday cheer to your neighbors in need. These five suggestions will help you bring warmth and joy to others throughout the year.
1. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Soup kitchens are overrun with volunteers during the holidays but people need to each every day. Agencies that feed hungry families are always in need of help. By giving your time mid-year, you will be helping while the need is the greatest.
2. Visit a nursing home. Senior citizens love when families come to spend time and Read the rest of this entry »
March 26th, 2012 by admin
Christmas is the season often typified as a time of giving – where we invite our loved ones into our homes or travel across great distances just to be together, a time where we think of those less fortunate than us and maybe even consider doing some volunteer work over the holidays. For some, the holidays are always the toughest and with the recession really widening the gap between those who have and those who have not, the holidays have never been a better time to think about protecting your home and your family – whether you are home or traveling abroad.
There are a number of ways this can be done. You could invest in a Tuscon home security system or the like, but if you feel you can’t afford one there are other things you can do to make your home seem less opulent. You can arrange to have a neighbor pick up your mail and newspaper while you are away, but if you decide to spend the holidays in you might need to do more. Consider drawing the shades or curtains in rooms where you keep some of your more expensive equipment and look into replacing the locks on your door if you feel they are too old. These may not seem like much, but if you follow these tips you can take the necessary steps toward preventing a home invasion before it even starts.
July 21st, 2011 by admin
Teenagers are sometimes hard to get interested in Christmas activities. A great way to get them involved is by helping other people. Sometimes we forget to realize it but children of this age have great hearts and having them involved in community activities can bring this trait out of them. This is especially true at holiday times.
Find out from community resources if there are families in the area that need help. You may know someone your self that is lonely or having a hard time financially. Your teenagers can make cookies, find inexpensive gifts or make decorations for these Read the rest of this entry »
July 20th, 2011 by admin
Christmas is a time to spend with family and friends and share stories, make traditions and give gifts. But, Christmas is also a time of the year when many people wait to the last minute and over spend on gifts that they could have gotten cheaper and also didn’t have to wait crazy lines right before Christmas. Here are a few simple tips to stay on budget this Christmas and keep your money and sanity.
July 16th, 2011 by www.gandlchristmasbarn.com
Christmas is a favorite time of year for many people and planning for it year round can ease stress and be fun. In today’s harsh economy it is great when we can find things on sale. Buying Christmas decorations after the holiday is always a good idea. You will be able to save from fifty to seventy five percent on these items. Sometimes it is hard to get into the spirit of buying decorations after a big holiday, but it will save you so much money. You will be happy when Read the rest of this entry »
July 14th, 2011 by admin
Christmas is a festive time of year, but it can be a hectic one as well. Usually December can be full of parties, shopping, decorating, baking, and other activities as well. You may want to figure out a timeline before the Christmas season starts so you can get everything in, and be able to enjoy all the activities during the Christmas season as well.
To get the most out of the Christmas season, you may want to get your tree up Read the rest of this entry »