Toledo Christmas 2021 Countdown- Activities to Enjoy with Your Kiddos

“It’s that time of year, when the world falls in love…every song you hear seems to say, Merry Christmas…”, The Christmas Waltz, by Frank Sinatra hums in the background, spiced pumpkin latte candles fill the air, as the fire in the fireplace envelops the space like a warm hug.  The children put the finishing touches on their gingerbread house before changing into their cozy matching PJs to watch the classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, and string (and eat) popcorn to hang on the Christmas Tree. That is how I have always envisioned spending Christmas time, when in reality it’s more like a cyclone of ‘to do’ lists…clean house, decorate house, buy gifts, etc.

There is a lot on our minds this time of year and sadly the things that slip away are usually the things we would really enjoy doing with our children, like decorating a gingerbread house, stringing popcorn, decorating cookies, etc. Not this year! PLANNING and making the time is the key to ensure that what really matters most, quality time making special memories with your family, doesn’t slip away. Here’s a fun way to not only countdown to Christmas but to ensure that you are making those special memories with your family throughout the advent season.  Read more

Win a Family 4-Pack Tickets to Elf on the Shelf

What’s one of the best gifts you can give your kids and grandkids? The gift of an experience. Why? Because, an experience is an extra special gift, you see, it’s not just one gift, but three. The first gift being the anticipation. The excitement begins the moment you purchase those tickets and builds with each passing day. The second gift is the actual experience, the performance. And the third gift is the memory. The amazing memory of the experience, the loved ones you shared it with, the glances and  nods you gave each other as you watched it, the way your youngest laughed so hard they had to go potty. Those special intimate moments that occur during the experience that bonds loved ones and freezes them in that space and time to be treasured for the rest of their lives. And what if I told you you could start that gift giving as early as today? (Remember the first gift of an experience is the anticipation). Let’s get that anticipation started! 

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