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The 3 Kings Day Gift Snafu
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The 3 Kings Day Gift Snafu
January 7, 2015 at 9:22 am 0

Yesterday the 3 kings came to our house. It's the first time they've ever come. And it didn't go that well.

You see, my husband is from Argentina...and there it's common for the 3 kings to come and leave a small present for children in their shoes on January 6th. It's actually the 12th day of Christmas, and is known as “Feast of the Epiphany” or "Three Kings Day".

It's a whole new tradition for me!

So after I tucked myself into bed and I started to drift off I realized I forgot to put the present out! But I also really didn't know what to do. Where do you put the present? In the shoes? On the shoes? Under the shoes? Are the presents wrapped? And where do you put the shoes? 

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Craft: How to Make A Christmas Cookie House
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Craft: How to Make A Christmas Cookie House
December 10, 2014 at 10:05 pm 0

This year I wanted to do a Christmas activity every week to try and bring in the season. One of our activities was making a Christmas cookie house. Here's what we did and how it turned out.

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Life
Christmas Procrastination: What To Do To Get Motivated
December 17, 2010 at 6:59 pm 0
Christmas-Fireplace-Decorations I'm not sure that I'm fully in the grinch category...but Christmas does not excite me at all, which means I wait until the last possible moment to buy gifts and do all the preparations necessary. I'm not into complaining, so I'll leave the long list of things wrong with Christmas off this post (hint, hint, it's freezing, expensive, stressful, involves terrible music and forced encounters with work mates you'd probably rather avoid.....just to name a few). Regardless, the fact remains, a little coaxing is required to bring out the "ho-ho" feeling. To get ready to get in the Christmas spirit here's what this (faux) Doctor orders. 1. make yourself some wonderful hot chocolate with marshmallows. Add lots of cream, and things you wouldn't normally drink. 2. put on a warm sweater. 3. curl up on the sofa. 4. make mental notes of memories you've shared with all the people on your Christmas list. 5. Enjoy those memories. Savour the fun times...when you laughed together, beautiful meals you shared together, maybe getting out of some sad times together. Enjoy the *real* moments you shared. 6. Then think of what each of those people would like for Christmas. Not some fancy, new, hot thing...but something meaningful, and set yourself a nice modest budget for each person. Maybe their grandmother's favourite vase broke this year and you know a guy who can fix it - get it repaired for them and wrap it up for Christmas. Or maybe they are always losing their golf balls when playing - get them a golf ball personalizer (you can type your initialls on the ball!) At the end of your list if you have some empty names make an effort to do some good this year - buy gifts from great (& charitable) organizations such as Me To We, or Unicef. Give your friends a gift & the proceeds will go to the charity! Doesn't that make you feel excited about Christmas already?? See, it's not so bad after all.
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Travel
Christmas Travels
December 23, 2009 at 12:00 pm 0
Like most people my family is spread all over. Some are in England, some are in Montreal,Toronto, Vancouver and all the places in between. Inevitably spending time with family for Christmas involves a lot of travel. This year we're heading to Washington, DC to spend some time with my fiance's family (Hi Matias!). So this morning we hit the road, and we'll drive, drive, drive for 10 hours or so for our family visit. How far do you travel for Christmas?
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Style
The Perfect Christmas Dress
December 11, 2009 at 12:37 pm 0


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Not sure what to wear to a holiday party? Tired of your Christmas sweater with jumping red reindeer your Aunt Ethel got you? Why not have a little fashion fun with this well lit light dress? This dress is sure to turn heads! Photo Credit: Urban Sardines
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