Canada Holidays

The Top Geek Gifts For The Techie In Your Life

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

Our editorial team at PTPA Media had the opportunity to evaluate some pretty amazing tech that is making waves and will definitely be leaving it's mark for 2015. No need to wait for the Consumer Electronics Show to get all geeky and excited about tech.

Kindness Is The Best Gift This Holiday Season

Natasha Koifman | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

It is my hope that the gift of giving back is something we're going to see a lot of this holiday season. From sponsoring an immigrant family escaping a war-torn nation to lending a helping hand at a local soup kitchen, there's always a way to give back.

Some Sweet Inspiration For Your Holiday Home Decor

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Style
Tiffany Leigh

Leading décor and lifestyle maven Janette Ewen believes that you and I can craft a holiday-worthy home. While I appreciate her optimism, I'm uncertain about my skill set in this department -- but -- when an abundance of decadent chocolate is involved, hesitancy dissolves.

Inventing A Holiday Dish For The Ages

Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Living

We all know the standard holiday spread, from a stuffed turkey to bowls full of cranberry sauce. But sometimes, you want to create your own tradition ...

15 Gorgeous Party Heels To Get You Through The Holidays

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung and Monika Markovinovic | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Style

Get ready to dance the night away!

Be A Conscious Consumer Over The Holidays

Lisa Borden | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

On Black Friday, we are all encouraged to over-consume. This intense promotion continues right through the holidays (and then there are clearance specials, Boxing Day promotions and New Year kick-off deals). But what happens if we stop, think and don't react impulsively? What do we really need?

Save The Environment, Chop Down A Real Christmas Tree

Michael Rosen | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Living
Michael Rosen

As the president of Tree Canada, an organization that's helped plant more than 80 million trees over the past 20 years, you might expect an argument against cutting down a "live tree," but make no mistake -- you are helping both the environment and the community you live in when you choose a real tree.

Healthy Financial Habits Make For A Happy Holidays

Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Business
Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada

CPA Canada released a Summer Spending Followup Survey, which revealed that 42 per cent of those surveyed were essentially on-budget this past summer. What does this have to do with holiday spending? Quite a bit, actually. Those who fared better followed a few basic principles we might all want to remember.

This Year, Make And Stick To A Holiday Budget

Wade Stayzer | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Business
Wade Stayzer

For most households, the holiday season is an enjoyable time of year to spend with friends and family but it can also be one of the most stressful -- with travelling, hosting and gift-buying all being a major drain on the household finances. Follow these tips to have an enjoyable holiday season while keeping your wallet intact.

Green Beauty Essentials To Get You Through Holiday Party Season

The Huffington Post Canada | Charlotte Singmin | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Style

These 10 green beauty must-haves will put a little extra sparkle in your on-the-go party-girl look.

These Holiday Dresses Will Get You Through The Party Circuit

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Style

Sequins, velvet and sparkles, oh my!

20 Christmas Gifts Your Boyfriend Will Actually Like

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Style

Guaranteed he'll think you're the best girlfriend/boyfriend ever.

The Women In Your Life Will Love These Holiday Gift Ideas

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 11.06.2015 | Canada Style

You'll be a winner in her books, guaranteed!

3 Tips For Creating Joyful Holidays As Co-Parents

Anna Giannone | Posted 11.04.2015 | Canada Parents
Anna Giannone

Divorce is hard to navigate. It's tough for both parents and kids. Many of you in this situation know that holidays can be tough. Sharing a child at any time of year is heartbreaking. Sharing a child during the holidays is heart wrenching, given that it's a time of fun and joy.

Take The 'Boo' Out Of Halloween Spending

David Lester | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Living
David Lester

Halloween is getting more popular than Christmas and almost more expensive. I'm going back to the days of making my own costumes and having cheap and cheerful parties that are super fun. Here are some savvy strategies to take the "Boo" out of Halloween spending!

6 Reasons You Seriously Should Visit Snowy Finland This Winter

Allison Eberle | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

We've almost programmed our minds to link tropical climates to holiday time and travel. But have you ever considered taking the winter holidays to go out and adventure through a winter wonderland? Embrace winter this year and take a look at why we believe Finland is one of the most fantastic places to visit.

Discover Canada's Small Charities This Giving Season

Marina Glogovac | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Impact
Marina Glogovac

Twenty-four per cent of our donations go to small charities that make up 80 per cent of the sector. I personally was not aware of the vital work they do until my family needed the services of one. They provided services that a larger charity -- which often focuses on bigger picture work -- couldn't provide.

Here's What Happens When The 'Picasso Of Pastry' Creates A Skincare Collection

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Style

It's a collection good enough to eat.

Charity Isn't Just About Giving Money

Gillian Farber | Posted 10.21.2015 | Canada Impact
Gillian Farber

Charity should not just be about giving away money, rather, one can give away almost anything to anyone in need. I'm not saying don't give -- I'm saying to do your research to find something that has importance and to give with thoughtfulness, true spirit and a genuine desire to help.

3 Holiday Marketing Trends to Watch This Season

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada
Sharon Vinderine

Tested Parent Approved and anticipate what the following year will bring. As the seasons change, so does the way we shop for new products, market our businesses and spend time online, so I wanted to take a few minutes to keep your eyes focused on the holiday marketing trends that will shape your business this holiday season.

Going on Holiday May Save Our Minds and Our Economy

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 07.05.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Shimi Kang

Who killed summer vacation? That's the million dollar question -- literally. Long gone are the days of casually taking a few weeks off with the family to go on a road trip, or jetting off to a remote destination where the real world ceases to exist. This is a problem.

How to Unplug This Summer

Alyson Jones | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

We experience our greatest joy when we are in the moment, and we are truly present in our lives. From a place of presence we can connect with ourselves and others. It is time to unplug from my technology and plug back into my actual life. So this summer I have a plan to dig in deeper, go outside, and stay present and reconnect with what is truly important.

Hottest Baby Name Predictions For 2015

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Parents

As we near the end of 2014, it's time to start looking ahead at what the New Year has in store. As far as baby names go, the new emerging trends point...

Five Places to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Around the World

Lisa Jackson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

No matter where you are in the world, March 17 will likely be marked with a St. Patrick's Day celebration. The date marks the death of Saint Patrick, Ireland's most celebrated patron saint. If you're travelling overseas, here are a few international sites where you can get your St. Paddy's Day on.

Take Time to Enjoy the Winter Wonderland This Holiday

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 03.02.2015 | Canada Living
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

With the mercury dropping from coast to coast, it's easy to want to huddle inside by the fireplace. But most of us find that we're happier when we get outside. For my family, some of our happiest memories have been when we've been exploring nature and the outdoors together.