To pull together our gift guides this year we're asking the experts: YOU! You know best what gifts your children have enjoyed at different stages of their lives. Share your wisdom with fellow parents, aunties, uncles, and grandparents. Rattles, books, something to chew on?
Wouldn't it be sweet to eat breakfast under a cloud of warm holiday wishes? And wouldn't it be fun to see the streams of cards grow over the years, with lovely new cards added each winter? And wouldn't it be great to have gloriously high ceilings like this in the first place?
We asked, and you answered. Inspired by the party-appropriate finds you hope to unwrap this holiday season, we pulled together a list of no-fail gifts that are hostess-approved. Here's what the entertainers among us want most:
Every winter, my husband and I ask the same question: "why don't our friends put themselves in their holiday photos?" We get lots of photo cards, and inevitably, at least half of the pictures are of kids only. In some cases, we've never even met the kids; we know the parents from pre-children days, so we want to see them! Yes, your kids are cute, and we're happy to see a photo of them, but we want to see you in the picture, too.
Holidays are that time of the year when you traditionally gather with your beloved friends and family to celebrate. If they live far away, it might be the only time all year you see each other face to face. Some people cherish this time, while others dread it. What I'm wondering is, do any of you just skip it altogether?
It's that time of year again: my annual dinner party marathon. Between work and family and friends - I have no less than 10 events in 2 weeks. In order to fully enjoy and appreciate these memorable holiday outings, I thought I'd take a refresher course on proper tech etiquette.
We asked, and you answered. Inspired by the travel-friendly finds you hope to unwrap this holiday season, we pulled together a list of no-fail gifts that are passport approved. Here's what the jetsetters among us want most:
Lighting the menorah may be a Hanukkah tradition – but that doesn't mean the menorah has to be traditional. For those of us with a more contemporary aesthetic, it's nice to see that the menorah has gone modern, too. As we did last year, we've rounded up our favorite menorahs for 2012 just in time for the start of Hanukkah later this week.
Getting kids involved in creating homemade giftwrap is an all-around win: it's a fun activity, recipients will love the child-decorated presents, and the cheapest white or kraft paper gets turned into something special. Over at Red Ted Art there is an entire series with DIY wrapping paper ideas.