Why do we kiss under the mistletoe? What’s the big idea? We dove into the interwebs to find out exactly where this tradition originated. We found some interesting stuff regarding ancient rituals and medicinal usage on top of the current-day tradition of just hanging it in the doorway and waiting...
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Introducing… YOUR HOLIDAY LIGHTS! A Window Genie company. At Window Genie, we clean windows… and a whole lot more. That “whole lot more” now includes “making spirits bright” this holiday season through our full-service lighting and decor service. Continue...
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It’s hard to imagine a tradition so old that we don’t really know when or where it began… but that is exactly the case of the snowman. For thousands of years children and adults have been packing snow, rolling it into large mounds and then stacking them to form bodies like their own. They...
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When we think of Christmas more than likely we think about the many different traditions that come with the holiday. Traditions reach several parts of our holiday life. We watch the same programs every year. We decorate inside and out. We cook our favorite foods. It is all just part of embracing...
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One of my favorite holiday pastimes is going to see Christmas light displays; I can remember piling in the car with my family and fighting my cousins for a window seat. Christmas light displays are as essential to Christmastime as fireworks are on the Fourth of July… But which ones are the best...
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Bing Crosby sang of a white Christmas, and also a Hawaiian Christmas… If you’re sick of the cold weather – escaping the norm and heading to a warm, sunny beach destination can be a great alternative way to spend the holidays… But if you’re actually a fan of cold and snowy weather, and...
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While Pinterest is generally overwhelming, (how many times have you done the whole “pin now, read later” thing and never actually tried the recipe or craft?) it really does house some phenomenal craft ideas. When it comes to keeping the kids under control and from getting too stir-crazy on a...
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Decorating for Christmas is a part of most family traditions. Fighting over who gets to put the star on top of the tree or forcing the kids to help untangle the lights is all part of the “fun”. No matter how your family celebrates Christmas, there’s no doubt your home is decked out in red...
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Hanging Christmas lights seems like your run of the mill holiday tradition… but schlepping all those lights and decor up a ladder is actually as dangerous as it is tedious. Each holiday season we see almost 15,000 holiday decor related injuries across America. Most homeowners aren’t taking...
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While the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year… it can get a bit hectic as you grow older. As a child, your biggest worry around Christmas was whether or not Santa remembered to get you that ONE gift you wanted SO BADLY. Now you’re juggling the rush of shopping,...
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