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As many of us spend time with good friends and loved ones this week, remember those who are unable to do so. Whether old age, military service or distance prevent doing so, take a moment to smile at someone this holiday season. Brighten someone else’s day; do a random act of kindness for no other reason than to make a difference in someone’s life. Take a moment to offer kindness and compassion to someone.
In this season of giving, give of yourself. That’s the true spirit of the season.
Happy holidays everyone.
True giving is to give something that you’d rather keep foe yourself and/or that makes a difference. If you still have a few gifts to get, consider giving something that in some way gives to others. Here is my list of reputable ”give back” suggestions for this holiday season. Most if not all are tax-deductible and offer an array of choices.
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With holiday-related “to do’s” dancing in our heads, the scurrying and worrying has begun. What to get for family members who are impossible to buy for? Where to find classy or unique gift for your husband, wife or that special someone?
If you want to be more green with this year’s gifts, check out Hipcycle.com, one of the leading online retailers for upcycled items.
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For those beginning to think about Christmas decorating – and it’s getting close to that time, folks – holiday lights are a key component. If you haven’t switched over to LED holiday lights, this can be your year.
There are a variety of gorgeous options available right now from EnvironmentalLights.com. I wrote about them last year but for many it was too late to take advantage of what they had to offer. But I’m ahead of the curve this time around.
Things that are “delectable” play a crucial role in creating wonderful holiday memories. And nothing helps do this like the exquisite toffees and confections from Bliss Candy Company.