Tag Archives: Christmas

4 Xmas Presents to WOW the Whole Family

Christmas is coming up really quickly, and a lot of moms and dads are still wondering what to get for their kiddos. While the kids and teens probably have plenty of items on their wish lists, it can also be … Continue reading

Christmas with Wee Ones

By Pam Dillon
Baby’s first Christmas? TIMBEEEEER! Just kidding. But folks? Keep an eye on that tree.
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Enjoy your fresh Christmas tree

Christmas is just around the corner and for many families, a visit to a local Christmas tree farm is a wonderful part of the family tradition.  Freshly cut Christmas trees are just like plants and children: give them tender loving care and they will give you joy in return. Continue reading

Forest of Elves

by Lynn Rees Lambert

Sending letters to Santa Claus has never been quite like this: Children can hand-deliver their wish list to the CEO—that’s Chief Elf Officer—who guarantees it will go straight to the North Pole. Continue reading

Get Personal with Holiday Décor

Design expert and TV personality Amanda Forrest tells us how to spiff up our surroundings for the season. If she can do it—with nine kids and dog—well … What’s your approach to seasonal décor? AF: I like to create a … Continue reading

Help Thy Neighbour

Christmas Exchange Program is a Local Tradition
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Holding onto holiday traditions (maybe a little too tightly)

While Becky Stanisic and her family cherish traditions, they also welcome new ones. She offers timely advice for introducing new customs or getting rid of old ones.

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Holiday Recipes

Are you hosting this holiday season? Planning special meals or get togethers with the special people in your life? These recipes will fit the bill delectably. Continue reading

I am Santa

By Alan Viau

“There’s Santa,” a little girl exclaimed as I walked into the photo studio. Yes, I am Santa. For those few moments with the kids I symbolize a whole lot of myths. And it takes a lot more than Ho Ho Ho to win them over. Continue reading

My Christmas Battle

Tammy’s View is a column written by me, Ottawa resident Tammy Culhane, to help create awareness of people with disabilities and the issues that surround our daily lives.  I am a 39-year-old woman who has Cerebral Palsy. And sometimes Christmas shopping can be Ho Ho Horrible… Continue reading

Presents for Her and Him

Are you crossing people off your Presents List (and checking it twice)? Tis the time of year when folks can get in a tissy over what to get whom. Chocolates? Sooo generic. Perfume? Cologne? Sooo intimate. Unless you’re absolutely sure … Continue reading

See The Lights!

Get your family all bundled up and head to Parliament Hill Thursday evening, December 6, for some yuletide magic. Continue reading

Teach Kids to Receive Gifts Graciously

Holiday gift giving offers a terrific opportunity to teach children how to receive gifts graciously. #mannersmatter Continue reading

The Wine of the Week is … A Divine Bubbly!

Each Friday, #‎Ottawa sommelier Monique Ippolito introduces us to a new wine worth savouring and sharing. by Monique Ippolito Season’s Greetings Folks!  This is my last #WineoftheWeek instalment for 2015 and we are going out with a blast! Here are … Continue reading

The Wine of the Week is … Ideal for your Holiday Feast

Each Friday, #‎Ottawa sommelier Monique Ippolito introduces us to a new wine worth savouring and sharing. by Monique Ippolito Season’s Greetings folks! This is my second last #wineoftheweek blog posting for 2015, so I am making sure it is well … Continue reading

Twice the Celebration (Not Double the Trouble)

by Caroline Wissing
photos by John Major

For most of us, the holidays are a busy time of year, taken up with decorating, baking, buying and wrapping gifts, cooking, and generally making spirits bright. But imagine if your family celebrated two different holiday traditions. Continue reading

Winter Road Trip Safety

  The holidays are a time for family, celebration, presents, and travel. Seasonal gatherings can take you across the country or just a few miles from home. Even if your holiday destination is just an hour or two away, the … Continue reading