Tis’ the season to test your holiday trivia knowledge.
For many of us, the winter holidays are the most wonderful time of the year. From family gatherings to gift-giving to religious observances, there are many ways to find meaning and create memories.
Whether you observe Chanukah, Christmas or Kwanzaa, you have a wealth of customs and traditions to carry you through the season. Before things get too hectic, take a few moments to test your knowledge about the holidays with this winter holiday quiz:
During the holidays, to show love and appreciation for our loved ones, we often spend lots of time pondering and selecting just the right gifts.
We want our gifts to enhance the lives of the people we care about, and sure, we need to stay within budget. What better way to make an impact than with a present that promotes good health?
Here are some ideas for inexpensive holiday gifts centered on what really matters: the well-being of your family and friends.
The holidays are high season for generosity and goodwill. We donate to toy drives, volunteer at soup kitchens, and find reasons to smile at strangers.
Yet consumerism also takes hold at this time of year. Mom wants spa services and “bling,” dad wants the latest tech toy, and the kids want everything under the sun. Spending takes priority over saving and living within one’s budget, and we brace for a blizzard of bills in the new year.
The year-end holidays are all about family togetherness. Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa are among the best times of the year to celebrate the joys of home and hearth.
Having our homes reflect holiday themes and colors is certainly heartwarming, but we really stoke up the spirit of the season when we make decorating a family affair.
So grab the kids, roll up your sleeves, and get into your design groove. The following holiday craft projects will provide family fun … and some nice decorations for your home:
Chances are that you already know ways to save money. For example, foregoing a drive-thru latte each morning can add up to a cool $1,000 every year, and saving your loose change at the end of the day could generate enough cash to cover the cost of a round-trip domestic plane ticket. Whether you are saving for college or looking to build an emergency fund, here are a few lesser-known tips for saving money throughout the year: