Christmas Traditions

Things We Love About Christmas That Have Nothing To Do With Christmas

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 12.20.2014 | Canada Living

So many of the things we associate with Christmas have other origins. For example, while modern Christmas trees originated in Germany during the Renai...

Why 'Elf on the Shelf' Has a Place in My Heart

Lori Gard | Posted 02.20.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

At first, I was a skeptic. I'd read the blogs, the warnings and the curses that were written about Elf on the Shelf. I could feel the hate. This elf would leave terror and anarchy in his wake. He'd behave badly. In short, he'd be a pain in the...

Savvy and Original Holiday Cards

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.23.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Don't panic. It's still early enough to get organized with your annual Christmas cards. We know you want your beautiful family to stand out from the rest. That's why we rounded up a list of the 18 Best Holiday Cards. It won't take long to find something fabulous and original -- just for you.

I'll Admit it: I Use Santa to Keep the Kids in Line

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

I've been using the power of Santa Claus for a few weeks now, and things are looking good. For maximum effectiveness, the use of Santa and his omnipresence is good for the window directly following Halloween until December 25. During this time, I enjoy the increased attentiveness, dearth of meltdowns and general calm that precedes Christmas day.

Give Less, Donate More

Anne Day | Posted 02.22.2012 | Canada Living
Anne Day

Like my parents before me, I have tended to go a bit overboard in the present department, vowing each year that I would buy less, and give more. Well, this year I can proudly say I've done it. I am not sure whether it was the weather, the state of the economy, or losing some special friends this year, but I've found it harder to get into the Christmas mood, so I have shopped less and donated more.