Posts tagged "Christmas"

Searching for a Hiding Place for Holiday Gifts

Searching for a Hiding Place for Holiday Gifts
I really try to be a minimalist.  I feel overwhelmed by the amount of kids’ stuff crowding my house and honestly do not think my kids need anything.  But, my husband tells me I’m being a Scrooge and I should allow our offspring to enjoy the excitement of the holiday, like we did when we were little.  Per his... Read more »

Isn't Happy Holidays More Inclusive Than Merry Christmas?

Isn't Happy Holidays More Inclusive Than Merry Christmas?
 The day after Thanksgiving two words come out of hibernation: Merry Christmas.  I appreciate the kindness from strangers, but I don’t celebrate Christmas.  Can’t everyone say Happy Holidays; doesn’t it mean the same, yet not make others feel excluded? When driving my three year old to her friend’s house, I pointed out her beautiful Christmas tree... Read more »

Celebrating Hanukkah in a Christmas World

Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah and I nearly forgot. There wasn’t a reminder every time I walked in a store or turned on the television or computer. I was at Costco today and saw rows of Christmas decorations and not even a corner dedicated for Hanukkah.  No menorah, candles, latkes, nothing.  Since I needed wrapping paper, I... Read more »
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