How will your business mark Christmas?

Running your own business already gives you plenty to think about. However, with less than two months to go before Christmas, have you thought about how you’ll be marking the festive season as a company? Maybe you’re planning a small office party if you have some staff or regular freelance workers. It’s also a time to remember your clients, to remind them of your brand and services as they look towards the new year. Here are some of the things you should be thinking about as the Christmas … [Read more...]

Why You Don’t Always Have to Take Your Children on Vacation

Family vacations are important. It is an opportunity to spend some quality time together, reconnecting and enjoying downtime as a family. Most families take at least one vacation a year, typically in the school holidays, but not always. However, what you need to remember as a parent is that it’s OK to take a vacation without your children. Parental Guilt Guilt is a parent’s best friend. We feel guilty about working while someone else takes care of our children. We feel guilty for not … [Read more...]

Four Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Husband or Partner

For many women, this time of year is an important one when it comes to their relationships with those closest to them. In the run up to Christmas, many women are spending their time finding the perfect gifts, planning the festive season and ensuring that everything is going to be special and memorable for their families. But, gift selecting isn’t always easy, and a lot of women get stuck when it comes to purchasing the perfect Christmas gift for their husband. If you’re preparing for the festive … [Read more...]

Canada Day celebrated July 1

Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is the national day of Canada, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united three colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire. Originally called Dominion Day (French: Le Jour de la Confédération), the holiday was renamed in 1982, the year the Canada Act was passed. Canada Day observances take … [Read more...]

Celebrating Samhain, OCT 31

As October turns to November, thousands of Witches, Wiccans, Druids, and other Pagans across America, Canada, Europe, and elsewhere observe the sacred time of Samhain. Samhain is a festival of the Dead. Meaning "Summer's End" and pronounced saah-win or saa-ween, Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest and the start of the coldest half of the year. For many practitioners, myself included, Samhain also is the beginning of the spiritual new year. Originating in ancient Europe as … [Read more...]

Easter 2015 and Good Friday, April 3 – 6

Good Friday is on April 3 in 2015 and Easter Monday is on April 6. Good Friday is the Friday before Easter Sunday and it is a federal statutory holiday across Canada. It's a complicated but precise foruma that determines the day Easter Sunday is celebrated: It is the first Sunday after the first full moon in spring (after March 21st) which can occur as early March 22 and as late as April 25. Good Friday marks the death of Jesus Christ according to the Christian religion. It is a … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day – MAR 17

St. Patrick's Day in Canada St Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador on the nearest Monday to March 17 each year. It remembers St Patrick, a missionary who converted many of Ireland's inhabitants to Christianity in the 5th century. His feast day also celebrates Irish culture. St Patrick's Day, which is an official holiday in Newfoundland and Labrador, celebrates Irish culture, history and traditions. ©iStockphoto.com/Garth … [Read more...]

Celebrating Chinese New Year, Feb 19, 2015

Chinese Spring Festival, also called Lunar New Year, has more than 4,000 years of history. Being one of the traditional Chinese festivals, it is the grandest and the most important festival for Chinese people. It is also the time for the whole families to get together, which is similar with Christmas Day to the westerners. Originating during the Shang Dynasty (about 17th - 11th century BC), Spring Festival, which celebrates family reunion, is full of rich and colorful activities, and … [Read more...]

DEC 26 celebrates Boxing Day/St. Stephen’s Day

Boxing Day is a holiday traditionally celebrated the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradespeople would receive gifts, known as a "Christmas box", from their bosses or employers, in the United Kingdom, Barbados, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Kenya, South Africa, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and other former British colonies. Today, Boxing Day is the bank holiday that generally takes place on 26 December. In South Africa, Boxing Day was renamed Day of … [Read more...]

The Best Gift for Your Holiday Honey

Are you wondering, what is the best gift for your honey this holiday season? Relationships and marriages become stressed around the holidays. Too much to do and not enough time. What tends to fall to the bottom of our lists is making time to connect with our partners. It doesn’t have to be this way. With just a little thoughtfulness, your relationship can flourish during the holidays. Several years ago Bob and I wrote about what we call “Holi-Dates.” Holi-Date – A short, sweet date with … [Read more...]

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree‏

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree by Larry James Direct Export Company, Guest Author A Christmas tree should reflect the personality of the family and coordinate with the room in which it is placed. The variety of decorating styles is as varied as the number of people decorating the tree. Whether starting with a cut tree or everlasting tree, here are some basic rules that will help the decorator achieve the desired look. The folks at Direct Export Company have provided us with some … [Read more...]

Merry back into your Marry, NOV 12 – DEC 17

TAKING DIVORCE OFF THE TABLE 3 Serious Mistakes Even Smart Professional Moms Make That Keep Them Secretly Worrying About Divorce Mistake #1: Wronging versus Longing Too often couples argue or silently see the over common complaints such as parenting, household tasks, sex and finances without arriving at healthier dynamics that last; with many reverting back to original patterns, causing a familiar reoccurring down ward spiral. You will learn to identify the … [Read more...]

Ramadan, celebrated in ninth month of Islamic Calendar

Some homes have lit lanterns in the evenings during the month of Ramadan. May this festival of lights fill your heart and soul, With blessings, joy and prosperity and make you whole, Wishing you and your family, Ramadan Kareem Mubarak Ramadan (also known as Ramadhan or Ramzan) is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It is a period of prayer, fasting, charity-giving and self-accountability for Muslims in Canada. The first verses of the Koran (Qu'ran) were revealed to the Prophet … [Read more...]

Happy Easter to all Celebrating April 20!

Easter 2014 is now on its way and all Christians are getting set to celebrate their one of the biggest festival of the year. Easter is going to be celebrated on 20th April 2014 and its not not more far. As we said that Easter is one of the biggest festival so why not start it by sharing our happiness in the form of greetings with other people and to make your work easy we are here with some good Easter Greetings 2014 which you can you use to wish your family members, friends and other … [Read more...]

Kung Hei Fat Choi, Chinese NEW YEAR celebrated JAN 31, 2014

Chinese NEW YEAR - JAN 31, 2014 The Blessings of this year of the Horse~! Chinese New Year Eve usually is on 30th lunar day of 12th lunar month. However, a lunar month might have only 29 days. In this case, the Chinese New Year Eve becomes on 29th day of 12th lunar month. The next day will be a new moon day, which is the Chinese New Year Day. 2014 Chinese new year will falls on Jan. 31, 2014 (Friday). It will be the year of the wood horse. In Chinese, Chinese New Year Eve … [Read more...]

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