Recently, Calgary’s Child received a special invitation from Santa and his elves to visit their workshop at the North Pole to get the inside scoop on the hottest holiday toys. It was an offer we couldn’t refuse! So we quickly flew to the North Pole, tested, tinkered, toyed, made a list, and checked it twice. And here they are, our top pick of toys, the best of the best for 2017, all shiny and bright!
Cookie exchanges are inherently rewarding. Not only do you have a chance to share one of your family favorites, a cookie swap is a festive way to feed your guests’ spirits with sweet cheer. Nothing beats the lovely afterglow of time spent with friends and a plate brimming with homemade goodies to gift each other’s families. At first glance, a cookie exchange may seem complicated - I certainly thought so - but with this handy how-to, you’ll pull it off without a hitch, just like I did.
The bright lights, festive music, and culmination of weeks of anticipation; unwrapping a toy under the Christmas tree is a magical moment for any child. And unwrapping an upcoming experience is just as wonderful, and gives kids something to look forward to. With some imagination and thought as to what your kids enjoy, fabulous holiday experiences can be given as gifts, too.
October would not be complete without the smell of apple cider, hayrides, and pumpkin spice. Bringing these things, as well as many others, into your home can be an easy and fun way to get into the Fall craze. Try a few of these suggestions or go down the list and do all of them with your kiddos. Chances are you will have just as much fun carving those pumpkins as they will. Here are 13 ideas to get your house ready for Halloween night.
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