Fresh Ideas for the New Year

The ultimate guide for celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas filled with innovative ideas for holiday decorating, party hosting, thoughtful gifting, and much more.
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Laurey W. Glenn


Ba Humbug: I’m not sure if my friends and I are exchanging gifts this year. But if someone shows up with a present, I’ll just tell them, “Yours is on the way,” and drop off something when I have the time.

Happy Holidays: This is one of the easiest ways to create an awkward situation during the holidays. Because you never know who’s going to ring your doorbell bearing gifts, be prepared! Keep a few small presents, such as scented candles, hand towels, and stationary, at the ready so that no one is left empty-handed.


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