Category: Christmas

Michelle’s Christmas Cookies For Seniors

| December 20, 2011 | 0 Comments
Michelle’s Christmas Cookies For Seniors

Written By: Michelle Bayno BSW, BA   Total Time: 22 min Prep 10 min Cook 12 min Makes About: about 2 dozen cookies Level: Easy 1. Beat 1 1/4 cups sugar and 11/2 stick butter with a mixer until fluffy. 2. Beat in 1 egg and 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. 3. 1 cup of [...]

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A Christmas Memory

| December 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

  Written by: Michelle Bayno BSW, BA For myself and my family Christmas time is a magical time of year. It is a time of joy, secrets, and spending time with loved ones. It is a time of Christmas shopping and tackling crowded  shopping centers. I love hiding as I wrap Christmas presents with festive [...]

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Talking Turkey: Managing Unhappy Relatives at Holiday Time

| December 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

By Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. http://psychcentral.com/lib/2006/talking-turkey-managing-unhappy-relatives-at-holiday-time/ Almost all families seem to have at least one member who has made a career of being unhappy. In their distress, these people accuse, complain, sigh, and make it difficult for others to enjoy the moment. In their misery, it’s hard for them to let others be happy. In their [...]

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6 Tips for Dealing With Difficult Family During the Holidays

| December 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
6 Tips for Dealing With Difficult Family During the Holidays

By Therese J. Borchard Associate Editor http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/12/09/6-tips-for-dealing-with-difficult-family-during-the-holidays/   George Burns once said: “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family… in another city.” So that would explain why the holidays are so stressful. Those dear relatives who live in San Francisco suddenly are lingering in front of your refrigerator in Cincinnati, Ohio and you [...]

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The Holidays Can Be A Lonely Time if You are Elderly

| December 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Article Written by Michele Bayno BSW, BA Are you an elderly person who is feeling lonely during the Christmas holiday? Instead of Christmas cheer, you may be feeling sad and lonely. It could be that you are living in a different city from your family members. Possibly, you are estranged from your family. Whatever the [...]

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How to Deal with Toxic, Dysfunctional Families During Christmas and the Holidays

| December 9, 2011 | 0 Comments
How to Deal with Toxic, Dysfunctional Families During Christmas and the Holidays

How to Set Boundaries with Your Family Shana Dines, Yahoo! Contributor Network http://voices.yahoo.com/how-deal-toxic-dysfunctional-families-during-5060188.html?cat=41 How to Deal with Toxic Parents and Family at Christmas Christmas brings out the best and the worst in families. It is important to know that you don’t have to accept bad behavior at Christmas anymore than you do any other time. [...]

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6 Ways to Design a More Festive Holiday Letter

| December 7, 2011 | 0 Comments
6 Ways to Design a More Festive Holiday Letter

Dress up the annual family holiday newsletter this year By Jacci Howard Bear, About.com Guide http://desktoppub.about.com/od/designprojects/tp/Design-a-Festive-Family-Holiday-Letter.htm?nl=1 Do you send holiday letters out to family and friends? This year, why not make it a little fancier, a little more fun than just a typed letter. Treat your holiday letter as an annual newsletter full of family member updates, photos [...]

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How to Make Stitched Holiday Cards

| December 2, 2011 | 0 Comments
How to Make Stitched Holiday Cards

Follow these instructions by Mary Ayres to make these whimsical and creative holiday cards to give to your family and friends.   Stitched Tree Card and Envelope Materials and Tools: white and yellow/gold card stock printed or textured light green paper white envelope to fit a 5″ x 7″ card sheer green ribbon silver star [...]

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How to Make a Mitten Garland Advent Calendar

| December 2, 2011 | 0 Comments
How to Make a Mitten Garland Advent Calendar

Count down the days till Christmas with a fun and festive mitten garland. Hang it below the mantel for a pretty way to spruce up any fireplace. By Layla Palmer, The Lettered Cottage + Materials Needed: 24 toddler-sized mittens spool of twine hot glue gun and glue sticks several 8.5″ x 11″ sheets of white [...]

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Feliz Navidad Handmade Holiday Card

| December 2, 2011 | 0 Comments
Feliz Navidad Handmade Holiday Card

Layer ribbon and fabric trims to create a colorful piñata-inspired handmade Christmas card. By Camille Styles, editor of CamilleStyles.com Materials Needed: 12″ x 12″ textured pink card stock scissors hot glue gun and glue sticks wide-tip black marker assorted ribbon metallic trim hot pink patterned fabric Prepare Card and Ribbon Cut 12″ x 12″ sheet [...]

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