Showing posts from December, 2018

Shopping, Shopping, and More Shopping

The Holiday Season Can be Costly, Busy, and Stressful.
What type of shopper are you?
A. I shop for hours, comb the ads and racks for great deals, and enjoy every minute of it. B. I make a list and shop only for items on my list with military precision--shopping is not fun. C. I shop online. I can find everything I need without the crowded stores and stressed customers. D. I find someone else to shop for me. I'm not a shopper and never will be. E. I shop early. I shop throughout the year and stash items throughout my home. F. I wait until the last minute to shop. My recipients are lucky to get whatever I can find moments before they open them. G. I wrap my own purchases. H. I have my purchases gift-wrapped at the store.

I love the holidays. I look forward to November 1st so I might put up my tree, lights, and sprinkle in Christmas music. As for shopping, I am not a shopper. I attempt to do as much shopping online as I can. For other items, I make a list and quickly shop for only the items on…

Our Diversity Shines During the Holiday Season.

Hoping your Holidays Hold Good Health, Happiness, and Heartwarming Moments.
Our diversity shines during the holiday season. 
Do you say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays" to others this time of year? Does your "Happy Holidays" mean only Christmas and New Year's?

I challenge you to learn at least one new item about a holiday not your own.
Saint Nicholas Day (Christian)Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexican)St. Lucia Day (Swedish)Hanukkah (Jewish)Christmas Day (Christian)Three Kings Day/Epiphany (Christian)Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, English, Irish)Kwanzaa (African American)Omisoka (Japanese)Yule (Pagan)Saturnalia (Pagan)

Holiday Shopping
As you seek the perfect presents for everyone on your list, remember books make a great gift. Let's consider adopting the Icelandic tradition of Jólabókaflóð, or “Yule Book Flood”. What is Jolabokafloo? (Find out more on this link.)

Book Sale
Great gifts at great prices. Five books are on sale for 99¢ for the hol…