Valentine’s Day is a holiday rife with opportunities to make crafts. There is no better way for a kid to show their affection for family and friends than by sending a homemade valentine or other craft.
One of my favorite places in the world I have been to is New Zealand. I did a study abroad a number of years ago, and I had a short layover in New Zealand. In the Auckland airport there is a written quote centrally located on the wall. It reads; “Every flyer who ventures across oceans to distant lands is a potential explorer; in his or her breast burns the same fire that urged adventurers of old to set forth in their sailing-ships for foreign lands.” This quote made me want to travel even more. I wasn’t able to spend much time there and I decided I would come back to visit as soon as I could. So, several years later I saved some money for a plane ticket, and took off for New Zealand.
Coming out of the water onto the deck of the boat, I felt like I had chunks of salt on my skin. It was warm, the sun was bright, laughing people were swimming all around, I was in paradise. Actually, I was in Croatia.
Doesn’t everybody love a delightful holiday party? A holiday party can be the very best part of the entire season. Anticipation and excitement fills the air when holiday parties are being scheduled and planned. The excitement escalates with thoughts of get-togethers with family, friends and co-workers. Including parties in their annual holiday events give most people something to look forward to. The planning, the decorating and the menu items keep the good cheer (and sometimes the stress) at a high level. Good cheer, good people and good food make a delightful holiday party.
It is the holiday season and for many of us, that means giving gifts. The best gifts are often ones that we make ourselves. However, you don’t need to spend hours making each gift to come up with something nice and that people will appreciate. Here are some ideas for easy gifts that you can make yourself:
One of the best things about being in a new place, whether a transplant, a tourist or an au pair is exploring the area and community.