25 Days of Christmas


Christmas.2011

Buon.Natale.2011

HOLIDAY FIND:

Last minute decorating tip – making decorations with Duct Tape!

GIFT WE WANT:

A rocking horse from Stevenson Brothers. 

WAY TO GIVE BACK:

Help build specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans by supporting Homes for Our Troops.

Despite two rather large snow storms this fall – one over Halloween and the other right before Thanksgiving – it has been an unusually mild fall and early winter here in New England.  Earlier this week temperature were mostly in the high 40’s and the prospects for a white Christmas were slim.

However, as if right on schedule, we had a nice snow fall over night with about six inches of snow that added a holiday hue to everything.  The forecast is calling for a little more snow tonight and temperatures well below freezing until after Christmas – which means we will have a white Christmas after all.

As Lost Cowboy fans know, I have an irrational fear of winter weather.  However, I was so happy to see the snow in time for Christmas.  So happy in fact, I jumped right outside this morning and built a good old fashioned snow man to keep watch in the yard.

Snowman.12.23.2011

HOLIDAY FIND:

The holiday market at Holley New York’s Hurd Orchards.

GIFT WE WANT:

“Almost Famous – the Bootleg Cut” recently released on Blu-Ray DVD for the first time.

WAY TO GIVE BACK:

Help a child smile for the first time by buying a holiday gift in support of Operation Smile.

HOLIDAY FIND:

Trixie and Peanut’s holiday shop with specialty items for our pets and those who love them.

GIFT WE WANT:

An iVictrola – old school record player horns modified for the iPod = very cool!

WAY TO GIVE BACK:

Help No Kid Hungry eliminate childhood hunger in America.

HOLIDAY FIND:

Snowflake Doily Placemats from the Curiosity Shoppe.

GIFT WE WANT:

A membership to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

WAY TO GIVE BACK:

Support music education for children through Little Kids Rock.

HOLIDAY FIND:

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.

GIFT WE WANT:

A guitar shaped cast iron skillet from Lodge Cast Iron.

WAY TO GIVE BACK:

Make a donation in a friends name and help homeless pets with Petsmart Charities.

HOLIDAY FIND:

The 12 Days of Christmas Plates from Olive and Cocoa.

GIFT WE WANT:

New pajamas from Brooks Brothers.

WAY TO GIVE BACK:

Adopt a gorilla in the wild and support the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.

HOLIDAY FIND:

Everything you need to celebrate Hanukkah at Hanukkah Sale.

GIFT WE WANT:

Anything from Cartier – even if it is just to support their wonderful Winter Tale advertising campaign featuring the most beautiful leopard ever.

WAY TO GIVE BACK:

Support Create Now and help “transform lives through arts mentoring.”

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