Hanukkah may not enjoy the same name recognition (or consistent spelling) as Christmas, but it is a fun holiday with its own family traditions. And gifts and chocolate. What’s not to like? For kids, the gift giving is a particular appeal, and one of Hanukkah’s many assets (at least from a kid-friendly point of view) is eight nights of presents. For parents, this can be a bit of a nightmare, worsened when you have more than one kid. You have to satisfy your kids night after night. Some of ... Continue Reading
Learn the traditions surrounding Hanukkah celebrations.
Make a holiday wreath using items from around the house and the dollar store.
I will admit it. I am as frugal as they come and I'm always on the look-out for great deals on clothes, shoes, food, and definitely on my holiday decorating. I am not willing to put out $50 for a beautifully decorated wreath, so we make our own. We also make wreaths for our relatives too, because, along with being frugal, I am green. I don't want to throw away anything I can continue to use. My kids can even take the wreaths when they start their own families. Until then, we use them ... Continue Reading
It’s never too late to create new holiday traditions for your family.
I adore the holidays; the sights, smells and the warm fuzzy feelings. With the current economy, now is a great time to bring back the real reason for the holidays (which is not retail shopping). Our children's favourite things about the holidays are not the gifts ... no, really! Their favourite things are the traditions we have made together as a family. They talk about the foods, activities and yearly activities. Here are a few ideas that might work for your family. Start the ... Continue Reading