Plan your Galentine’s Day

Plan your Galentine’s Day

Plan to celebrate an alternative to Valentine’s Day, with friends. Sarah Ban Breathnach suggests a tea party the week before the day. The TV show Parks and Recreation celebrated “Galentines Day” on February 13, celebrating “lady friends”, and this has now caught on...
February week one

February week one

Hello, February! Today, February 2, is a lesser known holiday called Candlemas. In some cultures, Candlemas marks the last day of the Christmas season. In the Christian church, Candlemas is a day to bless candles that are to be used throughout the year. You can read...
January week 5

January week 5

Where I live, we are only getting about 10 hours of daylight each day. It feels like we’ve barely gotten the day going before the sun sets again. I know the solstice has passed and allegedly the days are getting longer now, but it really doesn’t seem like...
January week 4

January week 4

Our big planning month is winding down. I have a couple more planning/organizing prompts for you this week, and the rest are just some prompts toward relaxation and self care. On Friday I’m sharing a hot milk recipe that is an alternative to hot chocolate. You...
Start a Christmas Club account

Start a Christmas Club account

In the United States in the early part of the 20th century, banks advertised “Christmas Club” accounts to encourage people to save for Christmas. It was a simple enough concept, in which people deposited a little bit each month, and then withdrew it in...
Plan your entire calendar

Plan your entire calendar

Take a day to plan out your calendar for the year, as much as you can. This may not feel very Christmas-y, but you are giving yourself the gift of time and lower stress. Schedule everything you can think of.  Birthdays, anniversaries, other celebrations Important...