Sweet Words Make Easy Valentine’s Day Gifts

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”      -Rudyard Kipling   If words are the most powerful drug, then Valentine’s Day is the holiday that knocks us out. Sure, Christmas is the biggest holiday and Halloween and Easter top the list for candy sales.  But you’d be hard-pressed to find another […]

Favorite Teacher Gifts to Give…and to Avoid

What was your second grade teacher’s name?  Which teacher made you work the hardest, but taught you the most?* Got’em?  Great!  Now thank them! Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-8, is dedicated to recognizing all that our teachers do to make a difference. Once upon a time they may have taught us reading, writing and ‘rithmetic, […]

Egg-stra Special Easter Gift Ideas

Other than children hoping the Easter Bunny remembered them, few people regard Easter as a big gift-giving holiday. This is part of the reason why I love Easter…there’s no expectation that you HAVE to get a gift for someone; you get something for someone only if you WANT to. As such it’s hard to mess […]

Gotta Get a Gift? Holiday Ideas You Can Put into Action Now

My daughter sat down at breakfast this morning and announced, “FINALLY! I can start counting the days until Christmas using my fingers.” Sure, if you’re a ten-year-old waiting for Santa come, this news IS very exciting. If, however, you are someone who has yet to decorate the tree, bake the cookies and select holiday gifts…panic […]