Christmas Nostalgia

Sometimes the holidays seem to get away from us. You get too busy to enjoy the simple aspects that make the holidays so special. Marketing messages barrage us from every corner. We forget that Christmas isn’t about buying the latest and greatest toy or device. If you want to get back to basics, consider having a fun, old-fashioned Christmas this year.


There’s nothing more old-fashioned than Christmas caroling. Gather a group of friends or join a community or church group. Dress warmly, brush up on your carol lyrics, and make it a special night. Plan to go out for cocoa and treats afterward. It may become a tradition your family looks forward to every year. Continue reading

A tradition is something that a person or family does year after year. Traditions are often the one thing that stands out when an adult looks back on their childhood. They bring smiles to their faces and help them remember their family and where they come from. Holidays are one of the times when traditions become prominent. It’s easy to create a tradition during the holidays because they are annual events and because they are special.

Why Traditions Matter

For a parent, a tradition may seem silly. Everything changes so why bother creating a tradition? Also, there’s the pressure that you’ll have to uphold the tradition every year. Your children will come to expect it. That’s also the amazing power of traditions. They provide children with a sense of unity. Continue reading

Decorating for the holidays is often one of events people most look forward to. There’s just something special about the twinkling lights, the smell of pine in the air and the festivity. If you’re tired of fancy decorations or want to take your holiday decorating in a new direction, why not go au naturel? Give your home a pure and simple holiday feel this Christmas.

Pine Cones

Pine cones are a natural element of the holidays. People often place pine trees in their home and decorate them for the holidays, so it’s only natural that pine cones are also part of the season. You can go on a family hunt for pine cones in the woods and make it a true homemade decoration. You can also purchase pine cones at most craft stores during the holidays. Continue reading