Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus Lane. I hope Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeers won’t freeze in pain! This cold front, aka Christmas Miracle, is no joke. I wouldn’t want be Santa or one of his reindeers right now.
This week, I’ll share a few random Christmas tips that always seem to make things extra special over the holidays.
First, let’s talk gifts. I’m often late buying gifts, so I usually shop local. Who wants to worry about delivery delays anyway? World Market is my go-to spot for small unique gifts, but when I have time to drive around, I like supporting local businesses. It’s fun driving to neighborhoods known for their small shops and finding that handmade candle in a cool glass, barista gadgets for a coffee drinker, or that super funky hat. Lately though, I have been enjoying gifting experiences. Massage sessions, movie date certificates, or an hour of skydiving forces people to live a little.
Now let’s talk grubs. I find cooking to be creative and washing dishes therapeutic. They get me away from my phone and my computer so it’s always a win! My go to recipe is this 3 ingredient cookie that’s delicious, hard to screw up, and healthy. Whether you are hosting or visiting family, this cookie never fails to please everyone as it is not only delicious, but vegan and gluten free as well. Looking for other ideas? Here are some healthy options for all skill levels.
How about having an awesome time? The first rule is avoiding serious topics like politics or why uncle Jim is the way he is. How about watching Christmas movies instead? Here is Rotten Tomato’s top 100 Christmas movies of all time. When not watching a movie, maybe a family game in order? I found a lot of fun ones here, but keep in mind some require prep time. Looking for more? Here are 30+ fun Christmas activities to help you enjoy the holidays.
Whatever your plans may be for this weekend, I hope you give your worries and troubles time off and make beautiful memories.
– Burak Sarac, Team Lead
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