Category Archive: Christmas

Happy Holidays!

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Happy Holidays Whichever ones apply: Jewish, Christian, Pagan, secular! People of goodwill aren’t particular. At our indoor Winter Solstice celebration year we have a “peace tree” or, if you prefer, a “wishes tree”.

Homemade Greeting Cards

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Have you ever tried making your own greetings cards? I’ve been making homemade greeting cards for years and each year I rise to the challenge to try new materials and new styles of… Continue reading

Canada Post Delivers Lump of Coal for Christmas

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Letter volumes are down and online bill payment billing has replaced most snail mail payments, but Canada Post’s financial situation is not as dire as one might think, so the plan to cut… Continue reading

Sweet Recipes for the Winter Holidays

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I like making a few Christmas goodies to eat and have published some seasonal celebration recipes in this blog.  Every year I try some new recipes friends recommend and I’m rarely disappointed with… Continue reading

Spiritual Music – Winter Solstice

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Our Winter Solstice features renewing relationships through feasting, music and traditional storytelling. We always have such a wonderful time that I found myself searching for some Winter Solstice music online to kick-start the season.

Shop Local this Holiday Season

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Local business people and charities make a significant positive contribution to the quality of life in our communities all year round. Shopping local is the first step towards ensuring community success and security in a competitive global market and I’m shopping local. How about you?

Winter Solstice Seasonal Traditions

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Winter Solstice officially occurred at 5.30am on 22 December 2011. At Winter Solstice the sun is closer to horizon than any other time of the year. The shortest day of the year, with… Continue reading

The Season of Good Cheer

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The seasons go by so quickly. It’s winter and four gale force wind storms took out the power lines this month. We even had snow.  Aside from being wet, which is guaranteed, who… Continue reading

Simple Pleasures: Homemade Cards

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A form of Christmas card began in England when young boys practiced their writing skills by creating Christmas greetings for their parents, but it is Sir Henry Cole, the first director of London’s… Continue reading

One Red Candle and Seasonal Favorites

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This Winter Solstice on the eve of December 21, please consider joining me. Go outside and settle into the night.  Listen. Think about the night as if it were an island. Have in… Continue reading

Hardtimes celebrations

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Happy Holidays

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Happy Holidays Happy Holidays! Whichever ones apply: Jewish, Christian, Pagan, secular! People of goodwill are not particular, Perhaps because all people yearn for friends. Year’s end’s a time of darkness, true, but when… Continue reading